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.