New black piste and new lift at the ski area Alpe Lusia-San Pellegrino, but also renewed cabins and slopes widening at the ski areas Belvedere in Canazei and Carezza. Here are the main news for the upcoming winter season 2016-2017
While last season novelties, such as funifor "Alba-Col dei Rossi" connecting Sellaronda Tour with Buffaure ski area, are still fresh in everybody’s minds, the upcoming winter season 2016-2017 is getting closer with further news. The latest arrival is definitely the new black piste "Volata" (sprint in Italian) in the ski area San Pellegrino. The new fast and technical slope starts from the uphill station of the cable car Col Margherita (2,510 m a.s.l.) running till to the pass (1,879 m a.s.l.) the piste is 2,350 m long with 631 m of drop. Actually, the track is not completely new, part of it was already there along the piste leading to Lago di Cavia, and, at the end, when joining with the slope "Col Margherita". This is the new track "Volata", just before the final part, the piste presents a max grade point of 57% (30% on average). The track is varied and wonderful just like the Dolomites panorama and the fairy woods surrounding it.
But it is not over, the ski area Alpe Lusia-San Pellegrino has something else set aside for ski lovers, the old chair lifts Castelir-Fassane and Fassane-Morea have been replaced by a modern cabin lift with intermediate station (1,800 m a.s.l.). Those who want to reach the top station only have to remain into the cabins. The new lift carries 10 people per cabin and about 2,200 p/h (people per hour). The cabin is definitely eco-friendly, thanks to its modern design but especially to the removal of 13 out of 28 structures of support and 4 out of the 5 pillars of the old chair lift in the middle of the ski track. All these important modifications improve the quality of the entire ski area that added some 300 m to the sledge-slope "Fraina" (served by a lift) that reaches now 2.1 km.
Moving up through the valley, from Moena to Canazei and Campitello, reaching the area Belvedere-Col Rodella guests will be surprised to find more news. Indeed, the lift Pradel-Rodella has been replaced by a brand new model with panoramic cabins. The black ski run "Diego" from "Col dei Rossi" is now wider and the slopes close to the Dolomiti Snowpark, "Kristiania", "Pordoi" and "Belvedere", have been modified. Do you think it’s over? Is not! The real heart of Val di Fassa, the ski area Buffaure, underwent several improvements; the pistes "Buffaure di Sotto" and the "Panorama" were widened and enhanced, but also the "Buffaure Snowpark" holds several surprises for snowboard and jumping aficionados.
Also the district Carezza, above Vigo di Fassa, experienced several changes with the enlargement of the snow park and of the kinderpark "Naniland" and least but not last, the new restaurant at the uphill station of the cabin lift Laurin I.