EASTER IN THE DOLOMITES: IN MARMOLADA SKI ON THE GLACIER

EASTER IN THE DOLOMITES: IN MARMOLADA SKI ON THE GLACIER

pasquaDue to its high elevation, which reaches 3343 metres, the Marmolada is one of the most popular destinations for end of season skiing.

The snow conditions remain optimal into late afternoon and the mild spring temperatures are perfect for enjoying the long, interminable descent that starts from Punta Rocca (3265 m) and goes all the way to Malga Ciapela (1450 m), stopping every once in a while to take in the splendid Dolomite scenery. This is a run to take over and over, all day long.

There’s nothing better for mountain lovers, who can take advantage of the Easter holidays this year to spend a few more days on the Queen of the Dolomites, with her open inclines and powdery snow, which are also perfect for free ride skiing: breath-taking turns and plenty of itineraries to choose from offer a unique, unforgettable experience.

One of the most well-known “off-piste” runs is the Forcella Marmolada, a great passage that highlights the contrast between the North face, which is all snow and ice slides, and the South face, which is distinguished by a colourful vertical rock wall. The Vallone Antermoia is a very steep, challenging descent that follows the valley under the funicular lift in an absolutely awesome atmosphere. Intra i Sass covers the steepest and widest part of the glacier, allowing for big, fast curves.

For those who prefer snowshoes, a good time is guaranteed both at the higher altitudes, where there is more snow, as well as in the valley with the original itinerary called “The Fox is Watching You” a naturalist trail about 4 km long that meanders almost entirely through the woods along the Pettorina torrent on a journey to discover old time traditions and craft works.

The Marmolada Museum of the Great War  is also still open for visits at Easter and the Monday after, with the usual hours from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It’s a veritable journey through the history of the Great War in the Marmolada, following the conflict in the high mountains and the living conditions borne by soldiers in the barracks and trenches surrounded by snow and ice. The ticket price for the museum is included in the ticket cost of the Marmolada – Move to the Top funicular lift.

 

 

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