VAL DI FIEMME – WINTER 2007/08
The Fiemme Valley, streching for 35 km over North-East Trentino, is one of the most attractive territories in the Dolomites. Surrounded by famous mountains as Lagorai chain, Pale di S. Martino and Latemar Dolomites, it stands out for its natural beauty, important history and culture as well as for its particularly healthy and temperate climate. It is also noticeable for the double opportunity of practicing downhill and cross country skiing at the highest levels.
Its five ski areas allow to explore every day a different Dolomite mountain resort. From the Ski Center Latemar, to the Pale di San Martino, Bellamonte-Passo Lusia and Rolle ski area, till Alpe Cermis with a 360 degree viewing over the whole Alps.
From one valley branches off 100 km of breathtaking downhill runs, served by 50 last generation lift facilities, 2 tobbogan runs and many snowboard parks. The ski resort also features one of the longest slopes of the Alpine area, the famous Olimpia (7.5 km). Fiemme’s ski winter starts every year late November through April, and is one of the first resorts opening the ski season and the last closing, also thanks to the modern snow making system. The skipass can be extended to the world’s biggest ski area the Dolomiti Superski. A well-organised skibus service free of charge, connects all Fiemme’s ski resorts and the valley’s towns.
Particular attention is paid to children through efficient services, welcoming kindergardens, funny snow-parks and first step camps.
After skiing the valley offers wine-bars, pubs, discotheques, typical restaurants and refugees on the slopes to be reached by night on a rumbling snowmobile.
Among the other sport facilities of the valley: the two indoor swimming pools, the indoor ice stadium in Cavalese, the two outdoor ice rink (in Lago and in Ziano), the sport centre provided with tennis courts, Italian bowling, billiards, shooting, gym, fitness centre are to be mentioned. Most of them have free access with the multiday skipass (more than 2 days)
The Nordic ski centres of Val di Fiemme are part of the “Trentino Nordic Skipass”. 150 km of trails stretch along the Avisio , on Lavazè Pass and throughout the eleven villages of the valley. Thanks to the favourable altitude (1600-2150 m), the ski centre on Passo Lavazè is open until April. In Lago di Tesero, also open for night skiing, covers the Marcialonga track. Val di Fiemme hosted the FIS World Championship of Nordic Ski in 1991 and 2003, and is now proposing to organise again the big event in the year 2013.
Val di Fiemme is also ideal destination for ski touring or for snowshoe walking and nordic walking, crossing trails with wide breathtaking panoramas.
Last but not least, a full calendar of original events complete the holidays in Val di Fiemme: to mention “Tesero and its Christmas Crips”, the witch trial of Cavalese, the Matoci Carnival of Valfloriana etc.
Highlight of all events is “Fiemme Ski Jazz”. From 8 to 16 March, 2008 Fiemme’s ski slopes become the setting of the most famous jazz muscicians.