5 things to do in Val di Fiemme

It happens every year that at the turn of spring  the Val di Fiemme (Trentino), hosts a series of high-altitude concerts. Famous artists such as Javier Girotto, Francesco Bearzatti, Scott Hamilton are the protagonists of this festival along with the views of the white Dolomites.

For a week, during the day in the shelters between the slopes and in the evening in the theaters of the beautiful alpine villages, bands that play jazz are almost always free, whose notes go hand in hand with the atmospheres of the Val di Fiemme .

To find out more, this is a useful link to the official website of Val di Fiemme >> www.visitfiemme.it

Go cross-country skiing at the Lavazè pass

I am an ex-skier downhill snowboarder and I have always seen cross-country skiing with a skeptical eye, imagining it as a hard sport with few emotions. After having had the chance to try it I can only confirm my first point: yes, it is tiring but not boring.

If like me you are a beginner in this sport, Lavazè is the right place to start. Here, at the beginning of the track there are training areas where you can try, perhaps for the first time accompanied by an instructor, to slide along the slopes. Even if you are a beginner the fun is not lacking, it is a fairly simple sport and already after 4/5 lessons you reach a sufficient level of skill to deal with the many kilometers of slopes in the area.

For those who know how to ski the 80 km of cross-country trails of the Lavazè area are defined by many professionals among the most beautiful in Italy and beyond. The slopes are traced according to different degrees of difficulty but all are joined by the great spectacle of the landscapes, in the presence of the great giants of Pietra. Of these tracks, the quality of the bottom is especially appreciated, treated with avant-garde equipment.

4 black slopes, 8 red and two blue runs of lengths ranging from 3.5 to 15 km are all indicated in maps that can be consulted at this link >> https://www.lavaze.com/it/inverno/piste

Where to park and the ski school

At Passo di Lavazè there is a large free car park, right next to where the cross-country ski school is located. The teachers are also specialized in teaching cross-country skiing to children and the disabled; this sport is for everyone.

Ski rental

Renting cross-country skiing for a day does not cost much: the kit includes skis and boots as well as skis. The cost? Less than 20 euros. The rental is the  Vuerich Shop and is located in the parking lot, easily identifiable given the triangular shape of the store.

How to get to the center of Fondo di passo Lavazè

This is the navigation link with the Google Maps navigator to get to the Fund center.

Eat at the Fuciade refuge

Fuciade is located in the beautiful valley of Fuciade, surrounded by the Costabella chain, with a breathtaking view of the legendary Pale di San Martino and the Margherita hill.

The refuge can be reached on foot from the path that takes you near the Miralago hotel. I recommend leaving the car in the free municipal parking located about 50 meters from the hotel. This is the parking position on Google Maps

From here you have 2 possibilities to reach the Fulciade refuge and if you want to have lunch there I highly recommend you to book in advance due to the great demand.

Take a snowmobile ride

I reached the shelter with a “snowmobile taxi”, it was an experience that I recommend and that gives a smile. The weather was not the best but even under an intense snowfall, darting up and down along the meandering path that leads to the shelter is sensational.

The snowmobile takes about 7 minutes to get to the shelter and the cost is 5 euros per person, the frequency of the races is about one every half hour but I recommend booking the lift to the number 0462 574281 (number of refuge Fuciade).

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