In the heart of the ancient Dolomites, surrounded by mountain peaks covered with eternal snow, there is a valley of fabulous beauty – Val di Fassa. The region includes 13 resort towns – each with its own history, its own characteristics and picturesque landscapes, ancient architecture and modern comfortable hotels, restaurants with varied cuisine and bars serving fine wine from the province of Trentino. 1,200 km of ski slopes, sparkling snowy slopes, dense green forests, emerald sun-drenched plains, clear lakes and fast-flowing rivers… Val di Fassa, an entire state with its own traditions and culture, is a real paradise for skiers and mountain lovers.
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Val di Fassa is located in the heart of the Dolomites, in the northeastern part of the province of Trentino, on the border of the regions of Bolzano and Veneto.
The nearest international airports are Bolzano (50 km), Verona (180 km), Venice (175 km).
Slopes, slopes, lifts
The Val di Fassa region has three main ski areas, each of which combines towns and adjacent slopes:
The first ski area includes the towns of Canazei (1460 m), Campitello (1460 m), Alba and Penia. This is the most prestigious and beautiful part of Val di Fassa, part of the famous carousel “Sella Ronda”, the length of the tracks here is 120 km. In addition to Val di Fassa, this includes three more resorts: Alta Badia, Arabba and Val Gardena.
The second skiing region combines the cities of Pozza di Fassa (1320m) and Vigo di Fasa (1390m), occupying a central position in the Fassa valley.
The third skiing region, Tre Vali, includes the resort towns of Moena and San Pellegrino, as well as the Alpe di Luzia, Passo San Pellegrino and Falcade valleys.
The variety of slopes of Val di Fassa allows you to ski for a week without ever repeating the route. 200 km of pistes (20% beginner, 70% intermediate, 10% expert) are located in the Faça valley alone. Beginners will enjoy the training slopes in Canazei, but most skiers will be happy that the bulk of the slopes in the valley are red. There are also many serious black slopes and beautiful off-piste slopes. The world famous carousel Sella Ronda passes through 4 passes and valleys of the region. You can ski here with the Dolomiti Super-ski ski pass, which gives you access to 38 ski centers in 11 valleys in the Dolomites.
All pistes are equipped with snow cannons, which guarantee perfect coverage of the slopes. You should definitely ski in the Arabba region (1636-2550 m), where there are black and red slopes for experienced skiers. Skiing on the Marmolada glacier (3340 m) – the famous peak of the Dolomites, covered with eternal snows – will also be unforgettable.
Above the towns of Pozza di Fassa and Vigo di Fassa, there is a skiing region of medium difficulty – Ciampedie. You can get there from Vigo di Fassa by cable car. In Pozza di Fassa there is a superbly lit night track, open 4 times a week.
The Alpe di Luzia area has excellent pistes that can be reached from the Ronchi station (10 minutes drive from the town of Moena). From here you can take the cable car to the Palais di San Martino and Civetta. The area is home to the Alpe Luzia ski carousel, which attracts intermediate skiers.
For snowboarders, there are 3 board parks and 3 halfpipes in the region.
Ski schools and kindergartens
Kindergartens, parks and mini-clubs from 18 months old are open in many towns of Val di Fassa (Alba di Canazei, Canazei, Pozza di Fassa, Vigo di Fassa, Moena, Passo San Pellegrino, etc.), they also work ski schools for children and adults.
Val di Fassa provides ample opportunities for all kinds of winter and all kinds of summer sports: mountain and flat skiing, snowboarding, skating, climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, rafting, fishing, paragliding, hiking trails, golf and much more. Also, many resorts have sports centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, squash courts and other conditions for sports for every taste.
The most popular resort towns
Canazei is one of the most famous towns and resorts of the valley, located at an altitude of 1460 m and surrounded by the mountain slopes of Marmolada and Sella. Canazei became a popular resort in the 1950s, there are numerous ski slopes, various winter and summer sports are offered, and in July there is a festival with wine, local dishes and folk music, and in August the Gran Festa da d’Istà.
Campitello di Fassa – the town is located at an altitude of 1450 m, at the foot of Mount Rodella (2400 m). One of the quarters of the city – Plan is an ancient Roman settlement, which is under the protection of the state. The delicacy local cheese Ciampedel de Fascia is also produced here.
Moena – the town is located at the entrance to the valley, in the center of the Tre Valli ski area and is surrounded by the Catinaccio, Sassolungo, Monzoni and Latemar mountains. The city is home to ancient churches, such as the church of San Vigilio with a Gothic tower or Sal Volfango with baroque ceilings. It also hosts the Val di Fassa Bike cycling race, which attracts cyclists from all over the world, and produces Puzzone di Moena cheese, the production of which is under the strictest control.
Pozza di Fassa – the name of the place comes from the Latin word Puteus. Surrounded by the peaks of Undici and Dodici, the resort is a great place for all kinds of winter sports, with a picturesque ski stadium with night lighting – Ski Stadium Aloch. Also here is the local Institute of Arts, where sculptors and artists learn their skills.
Soraga is one of the oldest towns in the valley, located on the banks of the Avisio River. The resort is great for families and is known for its handicraft traditions.
Vigo di Fassa – the resort is located in a sunny place, in the center of the valley, at an altitude of 1390 m, at the foot of Mount Catinaccio. At one time, the town was the administrative and religious center of the Val di Fassa, and today there is an institute where the Romansh language and culture are studied. This place is an ideal starting point for hiking trails through the Dolomites, and there is also an amusement park for children.
Mazzin is a picturesque town located in a sunny corner in the center of the valley. Mazzin became famous thanks to archaeological excavations, during which traces of the settlements of the ancient Reti tribes were discovered. Also in the town is the Casa Batte castle, decorated with ancient frescoes, and not far from the resort is the beautiful lake Antermoia, mentioned in Romansh legends.
San Pellegrino is a picturesque place located 11 km from Moena and surrounded by forests and mountain peaks. There is an amazingly beautiful lake and ancient buildings – the pilgrims’ shelter and the church of St. Anthony.
Restaurants, bars, shops The
resorts of Val di Fassa abound with restaurants representing local cuisine, cozy bars and lively nightclubs. Here you can taste Tyrolean cuisine, Italian delicacies, freshly baked pizza and excellent wines from the province of Trentino, and visit gastronomic festivals in Canazei and Moena. The region’s shops sell all sorts of souvenirs, local artisans, and local produce, including rare cheeses such as Puzzone di Moena or Ciampedel de Fascia.