SKIING: THE SEASON IS DRAWING NEAR!
For ski-lovers the most exciting season of the year is nearly here. If you’re looking for a new destination it’s a good idea to get in early and start looking around, for example in the beautiful Alps! Here are the most recent new openings and changes at skiing facilities, for a mind-blowing start to the season!
PAGANELLA (DOLOMITES): The La Rocca piste has just been renovated and extended, and thanks to this now offers 3 hectares of extra skiing area. This will make it easier for less experienced skiers to make it down the mountain, with increased room for wider curves and a more regular downward slope. The programmed snowmaking system has also been improved, now with 10 new snow cannons. The ski season in the Paganella Ski Area should begin as early as 25 November, weather permitting.
ARABBA (DOLOMITES): Arabba is a wonderful locality located in the Sellaronda, well-known for the magnificent slopes of Porta Vescovo). Its new Fodom gondola lift is ready for action this winter. This extra facility will further improve an area that has already seen big innovations in recent years, notably Arabba Fly, the chairlift built last year to cover a stretch of Sellaronda that previously could only be crossed on foot. The 10-seater Fodom cabin replaces the chairlift of the same name on the Vauz Pordoi trail. The facility will have an hourly capacity of 2,800 people, rising to 3,200 in the future. This facility too will serve to improve connections within the Sellaronda, particularly between Arabba and Val di Fassa.
CERVINIA (BREUIL VALLE D’AOSTA) – The facilities here are already in action, open from 14 October! Lying at the foot of the majestic Monte Cervino is this Val d’Aosta ski area of just over 2,000 metres’ altitude that, with more than 150 km of slopes spectacularly linked to the Valtournenche, is one of the most important centres in Europe.
Can’t wait to start this week? Many facilities will be opening on 25 November, including:
TESERO TRENTINO, IT
COMPRENSORIO SKI CIVETTA VENETO, IT
CAVALESE – Alpe CermisDolomiti Superski, IT
PASSO ROLLE DOLOMITI SUPERSKI, IT
ANDALO – Fai della Paganella Trentino, IT
CASPOGGIO – Valmalenco- Lombardia, IT
ALAGNA VALSESIA – Monterosa Ski- Monterosa, IT
GRESSONEY-LA-TRINITE – Monterosa Ski- Monterosa, IT
PILA-Valle d’Aosta, IT
ARABBA MARMOLADA- Dolomiti Superski, IT
OBEREGGEN – Ski Center Latemar- Dolomiti Superski, IT
DOLOMITI SUPERSKI, IT-Pontedilegno-Tonale, IT
CAREZZA SKI-Alto Adige, IT
LA THUILE- Espace San Bernardo, IT