Val di Fassa?

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  1. Crank

    Crank Out on the slopes Skier

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    Anyone been?

    My ski club is going next March. Thinking about joining the trip but details are still sketchy at this point.

    Has anyone been?

    What should I know?

    Should I stay or should I go?
     
  2. sbooker

    sbooker Getting on the lift Skier

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    I've stayed in the neighbouring village of Arabba.
    Many people say it is the best mountain scenery on the planet. (I'm one of those).
    Fantastic on mountain dining (cheap too). Proper sit down table service at about 8 to 12 dollars for a beautiful pasta for example.
    Wonderful atmosphere.
    Amazing history (WW1 was fought on the slopes of the ski area and some artifacts still remain). Search Marmolada glacier.
    *You should know it is best suited to those that like skiing groomers (or piste skiing as the Euros call it). There are miles and miles and miles of linked villages, runs, etc. To give you a sense of perspective of the size of the area I would suggest you think about Whistler if you have been there. Whistler has about 40 lifts. The Dolomiti ski area has 479 (that's four hundred seventy nine). Most are high speed chairs or gondolas.
    Every skier must tick that area off their bucket list.
    https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en
     
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  3. MasterHero

    MasterHero Booting up Skier

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    If you like skiing on groomed . . . best place worldwide ! ! ! ogsmile ogsmile ogsmile
     
  4. Cheizz

    Cheizz Craving camber Skier

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    I have been there a few times. If you have specific questions, contact me.
     
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  5. P-Ute

    P-Ute Booting up Skier

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    I have stayed twice in Selva (Wolkenstein) which is the northwest corner of the Sella Ronda. I have skied through Val di Fassa several of times. Agree with everything said so far.

    -Best Grooming of anywhere I’ve skied in Europe or North American.
    -Best on Mountain Food of anywhere I’ve skied, but the cafeteria type can be hit & miss. IMO the smaller family owned & operated mountain huts are the best choice.
    -Best Mountain Scenery of anywhere I’ve skied!
    -Great Après Ski.

    -Off-piste is very limited, unless you hit a very good snow year.
    -Val di Fassa is a little off the Sella Ronda proper, which may make it hard to ski to Kronplatz or Cortina. A few friends have skied Val di Fassa area and loved it. Val di Fassa is close to Arraba and Marmolada which I have not had a chance to explore, yet! If there is available off-piste, it is likely to be in Arraba and Marmolada.
    -Spring comes early to this area. You may want to investigate this if your trip is in late March.
    -When traveling between areas make sure you make that last mountain pass before the lift closes, or you may have an expensive taxi ride back to your hotel.

    I will be skiing Madonna di Campiglio in early February 2020 and can’t wait to get back to the Dolomites!
     
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  6. Cheizz

    Cheizz Craving camber Skier

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    What I like about Val di Fassa is the access to smaller, less known and less crowded areas (ie NOT the Sella Ronda areas). Obereggen, Vigo di Fassa, Pozza di Fassa, Passo San Pellegrino, Alpe Lusia, Alpe Cermis, Civetta... If I had the choice, I would stay in Moena. Very nice town, central position in the valley to ski all areas above and also the Sella Ronda (Civetta is furthest @ 45 minutes, the rest is within 25 minutes by car), bus service is well organized too.

    I have been to all these places multiple times.
     
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  7. Cheizz

    Cheizz Craving camber Skier

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    Some impressions from last March (15-22 March, 2019)

    Alpe Cermis:
    20190316_130630.jpg

    Obereggen: 20190317_090014.jpg

    Alpe Lusia:
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    Passo San Pellegrino:
    20190319_124700.jpg
    Vigo di Fassa:
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    20190320_092846.jpg

    Pozza di Fassa:
    20190320_120814.jpg

    Alta Badia:
    20190321_123945.jpg
     
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    Crank

    Crank Out on the slopes Skier

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    Thanks for the info.

    I am getting more details - mainly where we are staying at a meeting next week and will likely be back with more questions then.

    Extensive groomer skiing is definitely not me. However I do love Italian food and beautiful mountain scenery and history. Plus the price is right and we have the option of adding 3 days in Venice.

    Would likely do a few days of guided off piste or touring if available.
     

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