Winter in Val di Fassa ... a Winter dream.
These are the variants to alpine skiing that here, on the skiing areas of the Fassa Valley, will find their best expression. Here, about 230 ski teachers are ready to reveal you all the secrets of the "Snow Planet".
Cross-country ski lovers will profit instead of more than 70 km of runs in the different villages of the valley. The track of the "Marcialonga" is particularly interesting: starting from Moena it touches all the towns situated on the axis of the Avisio torrent and passes through many woods and meadows of the valley. Furthermore, every town disposes of rings of different difficulty-levels. Near the skiing areas you will also find the enchanting Alochet centre, near the "San Pellegrino" Pass; the "Ciampac" ring in Alba di Canazei and at the "Passo di Costalunga", above Vigo. The rings of Pozza and Fontanazzo are enlightened and are opened until 11 P.M. to be surrounded by the silent of the night: a suggestive way to spend the evening.
To whoever would like to try some less known but absolutely fascinating sport activities on the snow, will not miss the emotion of the alpinism-skiing: thousands of ways to run along with the help of sealskins. You will climb up on the top of a mountain and enjoy a breathless panoramic view: all thanks to this peculiar sport enabling a privileged contact with the mountain, in silence and without any confusion.
A less tiring but as much suggestive activity is the walk with snow-shoes: a nice and original way to adventure along the meadows and the woods of the Fassa Valley, totally plunged into a marvellous landscape and in deep contact with nature.
For people preferring more simple proposals, the innumerable walks in the valley, both in winter and in summer, offer some hours of absolute relax: listening to the sounds of nature or to the foot-steps on the snow.
Thriller fans will certainly profit of the exciting flight by paraglide, accompanied by the lessons of the local flight school of Campitello.
Naturally, for more quite activities there are also various ice-skating rinks in the valley or the Ice stadium in Alba di Canazei...just to spend some pleasant hours on the ice or assisting to some exciting hockey matches.
The winter sporting offer in the Fassa Valley has not reached its final point: squash, indoor climbing practise opportunities, fitness centres and a swimming pool are always at your disposal for recovering a perfect form during the holiday time.
Fassa Valley in winter has not only the meaning of practising sports: the après-ski represents a continuous discovery thanks to plenty of shops, bars, restaurants, typical meeting places, pubs and discos. All these places contribute to enrich the lively nights of the valley. The Fassa Valley by night covers itself with thousands of lights, colours...and life! It is not difficult to find out the most suitable place for one's personal needs: from the quiet restaurant where you can taste the typical dishes of the local gastronomic tradition, to the disco, where you can dance till the morning. Then something you really have to try, is the emotion of a night descent on a sleigh after a nice evening in one of the alpine refuges of the lateral valleys: a particular way of spending some hours with your friends.These are only some of the uncountable proposals that contribute to make of the Fassa Valley a real paradise for your winter holidays.