This wide ski area includes Belvedere, Col Rodella, Pordoi and Sella Pass, all linked up by skiable connections. The ski resort of Canazei and Campitello, most renowned winter destinations of Val di Fassa as concerns alpine skiing, freestyle and freeride, refuges, après-ski and night life. Here all lifts are of cutting-edge technology, as well as the preparation and maintenance of the ski runs. The ski instructors of local ski schools will guarantee assistance and safety on the slopes; ski lessons are then enriched by the enchanting beauty of the landscape, fresh air and an extraordinary panorama.
The ski area of Canazei is called Belvedere (namely "nice view") because of the fantastic view over the Dolomites: Sassolungo, Sella, Sass Pordoi, Tofane, Marmolada, Catinaccio-Rosengarten, all legendary mountains belonging to the Unesco World Heritage. Belvedere can be reached: from the centre of Canazei by means of gondola; by car along the "Road of Dolomites" (S.S. 48) up to "Pecol"; with the lift "Funifor" starting from Alba and getting to "Col dei Rossi". This ski resort has 21 km of slopes of each difficulty level (mostly red), the Dolomiti Familypark & Funslope reserved to freestyle enthusiasts, the Enrosadira Funpark with a track especially designed for little skiers, many hotels directly located on the slopes boasting panoramic wellbeing areas and amazing refuges with "solarium terraces" to relax and lay pleasantly in the sun. From Belvedere hollow skiers con move to Col Rodella through the slopes descending to "Pian de Frataces-Lupo Bianco", and then go back to Canazei along the run crossing the wood or ski over to Arabba. Belvedere ski area is also the departure point of the legendary Sellaronda, a 40 km long ski tour which is considered among the most spectacular in the world.
"Col dei Rossi’s" area at the Belvedere is a favourite take-off point as concerns paragliding and hand-gliding enthusiasts, who use to fly above the valley also in winter time painting the blue sky with colourful wings.
From Belvedere skiers can pass over to Pordoi Pass, squeezed between Sass Pordoi and Sass Becé, right at the border between Trento and Belluno province. From the pass the access to the Boè Group is immediate, thanks to a cable car that in few minutes reaches the 2,950 m of Sass Pordoi, a dazzlingly beautiful natural terrace offering an unrivalled all-round view over the Alps. From the summit most expert skiers can face the thrilling descent in the homonymous saddle or ski down along the wild Val Lastìes and Val Mezdì (because of the peculiar features of this tracks, they should be faced only with the right weather and snow-cover conditions and with the assistance of an Alpine Guide). The ski slopes of Belvedere are easily reachable from the pass by following the Sass Becé Tour.
As concerns those who want to stay in town, Canazei offers many nursery slopes for beginners and playgrounds on the snow for children.
Col Rodella is reachable from Campitello di Fassa by a modern 100 passenger cableway departing from "Ischia", in the town’s sports area, and goes up to the Sassolungo Group. Skiers can enjoy 10 km of runs which are served by first rate lifts. The snow making system of cutting-edge technology, guarantees a top level snow cover since the beginning of the winter season. At Col Rodella most competitive skiers will also find a "self-timer" race run, while beginners, on the other hand, can practice on the nursery slope "Col de Lin", managed by the local ski school and located on the edge of the town. Here kids will have lot of fun on snow in the Kinderpark Banzimalia or in the indoor kindergarten, near the cable car’s departure in the area of "Ischia".
Col Rodella and Belvedere-Canazei can be regarded as twin ski areas, connected by the 3,3 km red slope called "3-Tre" descending along Salei valley to "Pian Frataces-Lupo Bianco" on the "Grande Strada delle Dolomiti".
Col Rodella is an open gate to Sella Pass, nestled between the Sassolungo Group, its majestic towers and the Mesules ridge. As a result it is a strategic ski area: cosy refuges on the slopes, many of which are within easy walking distance, medium difficulty runs and quick connections to the Dolomiti Superski and Sellaronda ski carousels.
Top ski slope: Diego (Belvedere - Canazei). A 1,359 m long black slope, starting at "Col dei Rossi" (2,383 m) and arriving to "Pecol" (1,926 m). The fast and technical track, now wider, presents a max grade point of 56% (32% on average). You ski in the sunny and wide hollow of Belvedere, reachable from Canazei downtown with the ropeway getting to "Pecol". Here you will find both a gondola and a 8-seater chairlift connecting the plain of "Gherdecia", where you can enjoy one of the best panoramas of the Dolomites. From "Pecol" you can also take a cable car and ascend to "Col dei Rossi". Do not forget the Sass Becé Tour and, above all, do not miss the famous Sellaronda, also known as "The 4 Passes Tour".
Top ski slope: 3-Tre (Col Rodella - Campitello di Fassa). It really gives you the feeling of a never-ending slope: thanks to the many track’s variants, you can start skiing from Col Rodella and directly reach the downtown of Canazei. The first stretch has to be regarded as a warm-up part. The piste is broad and unwinds through wide curves, which make it extremely varying and dynamic. Let your ski run before crossing the wood and facing some steep slopes, giving a touch of sprightly to the track. Before "Pian de Frataces" ("Lupo Bianco"), the departure-point of cable cars returning to Col Rodella or getting to Belvedere ski area, take the left variant, characterized by steep slopes and "black" stretches, that quickly lead you to the return slope ending in Canazei.
Skiing safety: the for skiers on the slopes of Val di Fassa.