Known as the "Queen of the Dolomites" thanks to its majestic 3343 m, the Marmolada dominates the entire panorama of Val di Fassa. It can be identified by its glacier characterized by a 800 m high vertical wall at the south face and by the Fedaia Lake on the north side.
Slope and lift details
From Canazei follow the signs to the pass (about 13 km), driving through Alba and Penia, until you reach the lake. For those who don't want to waste a second of precious mountain time, you can stay in the refuge at the Fedaia Pass. Take this option and you'll wake up early in the morning and reach Pian dei Fiacconi (2626 m) with the touring skis.
After 45 years of activity, having reached its service life limit, the historic lift has been dismissed. Now the Marmolada, on the north-western side, has returned to offer impressive views of unspoilt nature.
The Marmolada (recognized as World Natural Heritage by Unesco in 2009), 3343 metres high, is the highest mountain in the Dolomites. Isolated, but at the same time surrounded by a court of other magnificent peaks, the "Queen" can be admired from all the panoramic viewpoints in Val di Fassa.
Skiing on the wodest glacier in the Dolomites (from March to May) is always an unforgettable experience: it means immersing oneself in the pure white of pistes, that are constantly repainted by nature during the winter.
To access the ski lifts, it is necessary to reach Malga Ciapela, on the other side of the pass, in Veneto territory. From here, you can take the legendary Great War Ski Tour that leads across famous peaks as the mounts Civetta, Pelmo, Tofane, Col di Lana and Lagazuoi.
ski map val di fassa/carezza
Passo Fedaia - Marmolada - Gran Vernel. Col dei Rossi.Altitude: 2413m
Marmolada glacier and the Gran Vernel peak (on the right). The Marmolada, designated the "Queen of the Dolomites" by Don Luigi Baroldi in 1883, is today one of the Unesco World Heritage sites.See
Passo Fedaia - Marmolada. Col dei Rossi.Altitude: 2413m
Passo Fedaia and Lake (2 054 m). On the right side you can see the Marmolada glacier, the Queen of the Dolomites, scene of many First World War cruel battles and, since June 2009, Unesco World Heritage site. The pass is located between the provinces of Trento and Belluno.See