Val di Fassa is one of the “tourist excellences”in Trentino, thanks to the splendid view of the Dolomites and the Ladin hospitality that offers hotels and apartments in characteristic locations to suit your every need, whether your stay revolves around sports or going skiing in the heart of nature.
Val di Fassa is located at the heart of the Dolomites. The Ladin community has learned how to safeguard their own language as well as the beauty of the mountains. Various groups are on the UNESCO World Heritage list: Catinaccio with the Torri del Vajolet, Latemar, Marmolada. Don’t miss out on the Dolomite sunset, when the sun rays paint the mountain faces red, causing the Enrosadira phenomenon.
The tradition of hospitality has deep ties to this land: the facilities are state of the art, the services efficientand the range of things to do is wide and well thought-out. Lively locations like Moena and Canazei, Ladin gastronomy, wine barsand après ski for your evening entertainment… in Val di Fassa you will find opportunities that will suit everyone.
In summer Val di Fassa is a real power-house for enjoying the great outdoors: excursions and high altitude trekking, mountain biking, free-climbing will satisfy the expectations of anyone who is looking for an active holiday close to nature, with a calendar full of high level sporting events during the entire summer season.
Val di Fassa is one of the capitals of international skiing thanks to its over 200km of slopes for Alpine skiing. At the heart of the Dolomiti Superski carousel, the largest in the world, the skiing area is one of the most advanced, with the latest ski lifts, that guarantee the maximum amount of ski time during the season. It is also possible to do snowboarding, night time skiing, free riding and ski mountaineering, in addition to cross-country skiing and snow pole excursions.
With its three localities of Gries, Alba and Penia, Canazei is one of the most well-known tourist resorts throughout the Alps, thanks also to its strategic position next to the largest ski area throughout the Alps. Directly linked to the Sellaronda Tour, Canazei is part of the Dolomites Superski circuit, with 4 ski areas within easy access from the village. The Belvedere, the Ciampac, the Col Rodella and the Marmolada are actually included in the wide offer dedicated to ski and snowboard lovers.
Opportunities offered to cross-country skiers are numerous too: ski-trails for any difficulty level and at all altitudes, such as the Ciampac ring at 2,100 meters a.s.l. Canazei is an important Alpine centre renowned for its international sport events, such as the Sellaronda Skimarathon, a night-time downhill ski race.
Located in a beautiful natural basin, Canazei has always remained close to its origins and traditions; great attention is paid to the safeguarding and care of the habits and customs featured by Ladin people, who are used to get together in dancing, theatre and culture groups.
Canazei represents an ideal combination of nature and sports, entertainment and culture, relax and night life featuring numerous local restaurants, pubs, après-ski, piano bars crowded until dawn. The leisure-time facilities are various, such as the new Dòlaondes Water Center, near the Eghes Wellness Center, and the Ice Arena at Alba di Canazei – base for ice-hockey meetings of the local Ice Hockey team HC Val di Fassa, which is always top-of-the-list of the National A-league Championships.
Located in a beautiful alluvial basin, Moena is surrounded by some of the most evocative groups of the Dolomites, such as Latemar, Monzoni and the offshoots of the Costalunga Pass.
Point of departure of the Marcialonga of Fiemme and Fassa, with its cross-country centre of Alochet, 2 kilometres away from San Pellegrino Pass, Moena offers cross-country lovers gorgeous tracks winding their way through wide glades, surrounded by forests and bushes covered in snow. The place is champion Christian Zorzi’s birthplace and training venue. It is also the beating heart of the TreValli ski area, a ski resort which stands out for its up-to-date and functional network of lifts and marvellous slopes, always perfectly covered in snow. This ski area combines the Alpe di Lusia – ideal for fast bends’ lovers – with San Pellegrino Pass, the spectacular balcony of Col Margherita peak and the Valle del Bios valley, on the Belluno Dolomites.
The biggest town of Val di Fassa, Moena is known as the Fairy of the Dolomites, an expression synthesising its fairy-tale charm and age-old flavour. Very well taken care of from the architectural point of view, the town stands out for its captivating elegance. Yet Moena also proves to be very sensitive to the the Ladin cuisine tradition, and hosts successful gastronomic exhibitions such as “A tavola con la Fata delle Dolomiti” (At the table with the fairy of the Dolomites), organized by famous restaurants of the area. Protagonist of numerous recipes is the famous cheese called “Puzzone di Moena D.O.P.”, which has been acknowledged Slow Food Brand for many years now.
Vigo di Fassa
Perched on a large terraced zone overlooking the valley, Vigo di Fassa boasts a view that takes in the entire area from the Cima Undici and the Cima Dodici peaks all the way to the Marmolada glacier.
In winter Vigo is a welcoming ski tourist centre, thanks to the cable car that leaves the village and takes skiers to the 16 km slopes of the Catinaccio ski area. Thanks to state-of-the-art artificial snow-system, snow is guaranteed from the beginning of December. Here runs of champions can be found and areas for families and children with the Kinderpark Laurin at Ciampedìe (1,998 m): a terrace naturally sun kissed that offers an exceptional view over the Fassa Dolomites.
Vigo hosts the Ladin de Fascia Museum and the Ladin Cultural Institute, which promotes the study and care of the Ladin culture.
Though destroyed by a fire in 1921, the town still features numerous traces of its former rural and handicrafting culture. On the hill at the edge of the wood, the sacred path of the Santa Giuliana Church guards over Vigo di Fassa.
Pozza di Fassa
The residential area of Pozza di Fassa – featuring also Pera hamlet – is located in the widest plain of the valley where the Avisio river and the San Nicolò creek meet, and is crowned by the Cima Undici and the Cima Dodici peaks. Pozza is an oasis of wellness and tranquillity, with its Terme Dolomia spring waters gushing out at 1,320 metres from a sulphurous spring featuring skincare properties, which is the only one in the province of Trentino. Restyled ski area of Buffaure is famous for its panoramic view and the tranquillity of its slopes.
The Buffaure ski area boasts long slopes – the longest in Val di Fassa – departing from Buffaure at 2,050 metres and arrive down into the valley. A trip on board the Buffaure cabin lift offers unforgettable views over the Catinaccio, the Latemar and the Sassolungo group. The Panorama Ski Tour leads to the Ciampac ski area in Alba di Canazei that offers the ski enthusiasts over 25 km of slopes kept in perfect snow condition, and the possibility to reach easily the Belvedere ski area in Canazei thanks to the ski bus service.
Quite popular and rather crowded is the downhill run of Aloch at the Val di Fassa Ski Stadium, perfectly lit for night-time skiing: a true snow arena featuring slopes which are ideal for international downhill ski competitions. For cross-country ski enthusiasts, Pozza devotes both access to the Marcialonga circuit, and the Ciancoal rink, a funny alternative to the former, featuring various rhythms and snow guaranteed all the times.
Campitello di Fassa
The village of Campitello is massively overlooked by majestic Sassolungo and Col Rodella, where it is possible to admire one of the most breath-taking landscapes of the Dolomites. The peak can be reached directly from the village by cable-way. An historical Alpine resort, Campitello was the first tourist centre featured by Val di Fassa, and has always given hospitality to alpinists and renowned personalities of the international scientific world.
In winter, Campitello proposes the most exciting skiing experiences with the Col Rodella/Belvedere carousel, served by up-to-date equipments as well as a state-of-the-art artificial snow system, which guarantees the best snow conditions for skiing since from the very beginning of the season. From there you can reach in a few minutes the lifts and the slopes going from Sella Pass towards Val Gardena and the Sellaronda circuit.
Near the valley cable-way station, in the locality of Ischia, a very up-to-date and well-equipped sporting centre has been developed in recent years. Among other things, the centre features a permanent structure for rock climbing and an open-air ice rink.
In the past, in Val di Fassa the dairy production of butter, milk and cheese used to represent one of the main activities. Nowadays, with the love and care of bygone times, these Fassa products featuring scents and aromas of high altitude pastures, are still successfully manufactured.