Your favourite destinations | Val di Fassa Lift

Places

The convenience of going up with the lifts to reach your favourite destinations.

Let yourself be taken amongst the wonders of the Dolomites

Filter by activity

VIGO DI FASSA

VIGO DI FASSA

Vigo - Catinaccio Rosengarten

  • Altitude1500 m
    Altitude
  • Altitude1500 m
    Altitude

Vigo is in the sunniest and most scenic position of the Val di Fassa. From the centre of the village, the Ciampedie plateau, the Field of God", is reached using the modern escalators and cableway: a real "spectator terrace" overlooking the Val di Fassa and the Dolomites. An exceptional starting point for walks, hiking and climbing throughout the Catinaccio Rosengarten group.

Thanks to its central position and presence of the main route of communication with the north, this municipality situated at an altitude of 1,382 metres and with a population of 1,142 acted as administrative and religious centre in the ancient past, with the foundation of the Pieve di Fassa church and institution of the Masseria di Corte fortified estate at the time of the Lombards. Similarly to almost all the other settlements in the Val di Fassa, the first historical records relating to Vigo date back to the Middle Ages, although the first evidence of human life in the area dates back to the Palaeolithic period, when nomadic hunters travelled up the river Avisio. The village continued to prosper thanks to agriculture and animal husbandry until 1860, when construction of the Dolomiti state highway brought the first tourists, mainly from Austria. From that moment on, hotels and holiday apartment complexes have added to the historic buildings of the centre, while farming pursuits have made way for tourism. This period coincides with the construction of new lodges at the base of the Catinaccio Rosengarten group, dedicated to mountaineers and hiking enthusiasts (Rifugio Vajolet being one of the first, at the end of the 19th century). During the First World War, the village found itself in the front line, where some of the bloodiest clashes of the whole war took place. After the hostilities, Vigo di Fassa passed over to Italy along with all the other villages in the valley.

However, it was after the Second World War that tourism began to rapidly expand when the first lifts were built and recreational activities were developed to a great extent. Today, Vigo di Fassa has a wealth of hotel infrastructures and has become an important centre for summer hiking excursions to the Catinaccio-Rosengarten massif, to which it is the main point of access.

 

PERA DI FASSA

PERA DI FASSA

Vigo - Catinaccio Rosengarten

Pera di Fassa is the second gateway to the Catinaccio Ski area in winter and hiking centre of the same name in summer.

A small hamlet in the municipality of Pozza di Fassa, Pera is situated in the valley along State Highway 48 of the Dolomites, in a strategic position with respect to the road network of the entire Val di Fassa. It is the starting point for the Vajolet 1 chairlift, the first of three lifts that reach the 2,000 metres of Ciampedie. Pera has its own historical importance as to mountaineering since it was the birthplace of the great mountaineer Tita Piaz, the devil of the Dolomites, as well as being a strategic starting point for interesting climbing experiences. Its name derives from the Latin word "petra" (stone) deriving from the large landslide rock next to Hotel Rizzi, now under the protection of the Fine Arts department.

 

CIAMPEDIE

CIAMPEDIE

Vigo - Catinaccio Rosengarten

The plateau of Ciampedie is situated at an altitude of 2,000 metres, at the centre of the Catinaccio Rosengarten, or "Rose Garden" basin.

From here you can admire the Saslonch and Sella groups, the Marmolada, Sasso Vernale, the peak of Costabella, Buffaure, Monzoni and Vallaccia. The plateau of Ciampedie can be reached via cableway from Vigo di Fassa or chairlift from Pera di Fassa. Just a few metres from the lift's point of arrival are six lodges (five of which can be reached on foot even in winter) with magnificent spectator terraces and tempting menus allowing you to savour the mouth-watering dishes of traditional cuisine.

The services offered in Ciampedie make it perfect for families: the large playpark is an established point of reference for all tourists, thanks to the reception service offered by the Vigo di Fassa Ski School (also in summer!), where you can leave the kids in safe hands. Ciampedie offers the best in summer mountain holidays: the plateau becomes the main entrance to the Catinaccio Rosengarten Hiking Centre, the massif of which is one of the nine Dolomite groups recognized by UNESCO as world heritage site.

Ciampedie also offers FLY LINE, the exhilarating flying circuit through the trees of King Laurin's forest!

 

PIAN PECEI

PIAN PECEI

Vigo - Catinaccio Rosengarten

It's a plateau situated at an altitude of 1,800 metres and acts as a base for excursions and hikes. It is reached on the Vajolet 2 chairlift from Pera di Fassa and is the departure point for the Pian Pecei chairlift, which ascends to Ciampedie. It is also the arrival point of the Fly Line flying circuit. From here, you can proceed along the Trail of Legends towards Gardeccia or descend towards Pera di Fassa.

 

PRA MARTIN

PRA MARTIN

Vigo - Catinaccio Rosengarten

Situated at an altitude of 2,100 metres, this is the highest point in the Catinaccio Ski Area and an outstanding spot for viewing the entire Val di Fassa, the Catinaccio massif and the Lagorai group.

An easy 15-minute walk takes you here from Ciampedie in summer, while you can get here in winter on skis thanks to the modern Pian Pecei-Pra Martin four-seater detachable chairlift. It is the crossing point for excursions leading towards Roda di Vael along the "Vial de le Feide" (the sheep's path) or towards Rifugio Vajolet and Rifugio Preuss, passing "under" the peaks of the "Cigolade".

 

POZZA

POZZA

Pozza - Buffaure

The village of Pozza is set in the heart of the Val di Fassa and is a tourist centre for those who want to relax and pamper themselves. With its hot springs, Pozza is renowned for well-being and tranquillity. The village offers an amazing view of the Catinaccio group towards the east, while the Buffaure ski area is westwards.

 

BUFFAURE

BUFFAURE

Pozza - Buffaure

The Buffaure area provides scope for numerous excursions, both simple and challenging. Once you have reached Buffaure on the convenient gondola lift from Pozza di Fassa, you can admire a wonderful view of the Catinaccio and Monzoni Group and decide what to do next: take the route towards Ciampac passing through the Val Jumela, the Lino Pederiva Trail towards the San Nicolò pass and then down towards the valley, or towards Contrin.

The view of the southern side of the Marmolada is truly enchanting, as are all the Dolomite peaks that can be admired from this corner of paradise.

 

COL DE VALVACIN

COL DE VALVACIN

Pozza - Buffaure

This is the highest point in the Buffaure ski area and offers an all-round view of the Dolomites of Fassa, as far as the Austrian Alps. In addition, there's a really special view towards Val San Nicolò and Marmolada, the queen of the Dolomites.

Easily accessible from Pozza di Fassa by the Pozza-Buffaure cableway and the Buffaure-Col de Valvacin chiar lift. 

 

VAL SAN NICOLÒ

VAL SAN NICOLÒ

Pozza - Buffaure

An enchanting valley with characteristic chalets, reminiscent of ancient pastoral pursuits. An oasis of peace just a stroll away from the village of Pozza, accessible even in winter using the legendary ciaspole (snowshoes)!

 

ALBA DI CANAZEI

ALBA DI CANAZEI

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

Almost at the highest point of the Val di Fassa, at an altitude of 1,517 metres, beneath the slopes of Colac and Gran Vernel, is the village of Alba. Part of the municipality of Canazei, it features a typical little mountain parish church and offers an exceptional view of the Saslonch group.

Alba is the only locality, since winter 2015/2016, to have two cableways (lifts that run from the bottom of the valley to the ski slopes) allowing skiers to reach the renowned "Panorama Skitour" and "Sellaronda" circuits. Next to the starting point of the Alba-Ciampac cable car, which takes visitors to the ski area of the same name, there's a funifor (a latest-generation cableway with independent cars) that runs from Alba to Col dei Rossi, in the Belvedere ski area. This allows skiers to choose a different skiing circuit each morning, but starting from the same locality.

The offer is complete: there are slopes for all levels of expertise in both these circuits, from baby slopes to the magnificent and renowned "Ciampac" black run which, 2,800 metres in length, allows skiers to face a breathtaking descent from Ciampac to Alba di Canazei. Thus Alba takes pride of place in the winter recreation offer of the entire Val di Fassa, with state-of-the-art lifts, a wide variety of stores and specialized rental outlets for mountain equipment in the village, superior hotels and apartments as well as pubs and restaurants where visitors can enjoy the typical culinary specialities of Ladin cuisine. Other facilities, such as the tourist office, bank and supermarket complete the offer.

Alba is also the seat of the "Gianmario Scola" ice arena, home of the Fassa Falcons ice hockey club that plays in Italy's premier ice hockey league.

 

CIAMPAC

CIAMPAC

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

Ciampac's extensive basin can be reached from Alba via cableway. Having arrived at its 2,160-metre altitude, the Sella, Saslonch and Marmolada groups can be seen with the clarity of a picture on a postcard. The Ciampac ski area features slopes for all tastes and is especially suitable for families, since it offers a wide choice of welcoming lodges and restaurants where you can enjoy specialities from the delicious local cuisine.

Obviously, the most well known slope is the Black run, a good 2.8 km long, which takes the most intrepid skiers from the Ciampac basin down to the village of Alba di Canazei. The ski area also has an outfitted, supervised area dedicated to small children.

 

SELLA BRUNÉCH

SELLA BRUNÉCH

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

 

At an altitude of 2,437 metres, it is the highest point of the entire Ciampac ski area. After reaching the top of the "Alba - Ciampac" cableway, it is accessed via the "Ciampac - Sella Brunech" chairlift.

It offers what is perhaps one of the most breathtaking views of the entire Val di Fassa, where visitors can admire a close-up of Piz Boè and the legendary southern face of the Marmolada, with Punta Penia. The descent towards the Val Jumela begins in the west, with the magnificent Catinaccio massif as a backdrop. Reached through Sella Brunech, the Buffaure ski area features another famous black run, one of the most beautiful in the entire Dolomiti Superski area, i.e. "Vulcano". Those arriving from Pozza di Fassa will pass through Sella Brunech and then either re-enter the Ciampac ski area or proceed in the direction of Sellaronda after first experiencing the highly technical "Ciampac" black run.

 

CANAZEI

CANAZEI

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

The village of Canazei is situated at an altitude of 1,460 metres amid the most important and famous groups in the Dolomites. Over the decades, and despite having maintained a mountain village image with lots of wooden houses (Tobiè) and an artistic historic centre, it has developed by investing heavily in tourist infrastructures offering guests good quality hotels and apartments, high-level sports equipment stores and rental outlets, clothing shops and numerous typical restaurants, apres-ski recreation venues, pubs and nightclubs.

The DOLAONDES water centre is one of the most important facilities. It features no fewer than five pools, each different from the other: from the kids' pool and semi-Olympic training pool to the relaxation pool with massaging jets and the magnificent outdoor pool with salt water at 32°. The water centre is connected to the Eghes Wellness centre, where the ancient philosophy of the Roman "thermae" is re-proposed in modern style with Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, hydro-massage and relaxation area.

Canazei is the ideal location for a mountain holiday, being situated in a favourable position from whence places of tourist interest in the Dolomites can be easily reached. In summer, Canazei becomes a hiker's paradise and offers various options, from strolling across flowering meadows or through forests to scenic trekking at high altitude. Climbing peaks that have made mountaineering history is also one of the thrilling pastimes. Canazei also offers outdoor activities since there are interesting paragliding and hang-gliding launch points, while downhill and freeride trails for bikers are certainly not lacking.

 

PECOL

PECOL

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

This locality can be reached from Canazei via gondola lift and is the ideal place for those who wish to spend a few hours contemplating a breathtaking view of the Val di Fassa. It offers guests unforgettable moments of relaxation. The cableway from Pecol will take you to Col dei Rossi, departure point for fabulous excursions.

 

COL DEI ROSSI

COL DEI ROSSI

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

Col dei Rossi can be easily reached from Canazei via the Canazei - Pecol gondola lift and Pecol - Col dei Rossi cableway. Situated at an altitude of 2,382 metres, it is the vantage point par excellence for admiring the Marmolada glacier, which seems so close to hand from here. Further to the west is the Sella group, with the spectacular Torri della Sella and Sass Pordoi, while the "Terrace of the Dolomites" is within easy reach on the cableway of the same name and the Saslonch group and Col Rodella are just a glance away.

The views over the Ciampac black run and the Colac to the east are stunning, while further south you can see Gran Vernel towering over the Val Contrin. Col dei Rossi is the point of departure for numerous excursions, one of the most famous of which is the Viel Dal Pan along the footpath that in the old days, linked Veneto to Trentino for trading purposes.

 

PASSO PORDOI

PASSO PORDOI

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

It is one of the four Dolomite passes around the Sella massif. It acts as a boundary between the Municipalities of Canazei and Livinallongo del Col di Lana and divides the provinces of Trento and Belluno and the regions of Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto between them.

Passo Pordoi was one of the first passes in the Dolomites to develop tourism, right from the earliest years of the 20th century, after the construction of the Strada delle Dolomiti, the road that connects Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo through the valleys of the Dolomites. Much of this development was due to the intuition of an extraordinary woman: Maria Piaz (sister of Tita Piaz, the famous mountaineer from Val di Fassa), who made a decisive contribution to all the works that exist today (hotels, cableways, etc.). Nowadays, Passo Pordoi is an internationally renowned tourist destination. It is also famous because the Giro d'Italia passes through it, and has often been Cima Coppi (highest peak) in this Gran Tour bicycle race. It can be reached on foot from Canazei through the Sass Becè circuit.

 

SASS PORDOI: 2.950 metri

SASS PORDOI: 2.950 metri

Canazei - Alba - Belvedere - Passo Pordoi - Sass Pordoi

The famous "Terrace of the Dolomites" offers all-around views of the most well-known peaks of the Dolomites, starting from the Marmolada Glacier (with Punta Penia and Punta Rocca) and proceeding clockwise to the Belvedere ski area, Sass Becè, the Vernel and Colac massifs until reaching the beautiful Ciampac basin. Continuing eastwards, you can admire the splendid views formed by the Crepa Neigra, an example of volcanic rock amidst dolomite, the famous Catinaccio/ Rosengarten group, Denti di Terra Rossa, then Col Rodella and the renowned Saslonch group comprising the Grohmann, Cinque Dita and Saslonch peaks.

Sass Pordoi can be easily reached in 4 minutes using the cableway that rises to 2,950 metres near Rifugio Maria, starting point for magnificent hikes amid truly unique scenery. The first pioneering cableway was built at the beginning of the '60's and opened at Easter 1963. Once again, the project was inspired by the dynamic Maria Piaz, known in Ladin language as "mare del Pordoi" (mother of Pordoi). The photo gallery dedicated to her life can be visited. The cableway was completely modernised as to structure and mechanics in the 1994/95 season, while new, modern cars able to transport 65 persons were installed in 2015. The mountain station of the Rifugio Maria Terrace of the Dolomites cableway has a self-service restaurant that serves typical specialities of the area.

 

CAMPITELLO

CAMPITELLO

Campitello - Col Rodella

At the foot of Saslonch and Col Rodella, the village of Campitello di Fassa (1,448 metres altitude) boasts one of the most enchanting landscapes in the entire valley and, indeed, the Alps. Historically speaking, it is considered the first tourist-mountaineering centre in the Val di Fassa and has maintained its authentic appearance, featuring historic buildings, the so-called "tobiè", narrow roads and short lanes.

Campitello is the departure point for numerous hiking expeditions and high-altitude excursions and has always remained a mountaineering destination, so much so that it offers a modern gym with sports climbing wall. It is also much appreciated by paragliders and hang-gliders. In just a few minutes, the modern Campitello - Col Rodella cableway will take you to Col Rodella, also known as the "panoramic balcony" of the Dolomites, at an altitude of 2,484 m, where you can admire the splendid view.

 

 

COL RODELLA E COL DE SALEI

COL RODELLA E COL DE SALEI

Campitello - Col Rodella

Col Rodella is also known as the "panoramic balcony" of the Dolomites. It is easily reached from Campitello on the modern cableway which starts at Ischia. Its ski area offers numerous slopes and allows you to reach the Belvedere area down the 3-Tre slope of the Val Salei to the Pian de Frataces area, also known as Lupo Bianco (White Wolf).

Col Rodella takes you straight into the Sellaronda ski circuit. For those who love to put their skiing speed to the test, there's a fixed competition trail featuring a self-timer.