FAQ

Winter

SKI LIFTS AND SKIPASSES:

•    When do the ski lifts open?
The ski season normally starts at the end of November until the beginning of April, but obviously temperature and snow are the key elements to define the duration of the season. Nevertheless, slopes at high altitudes and the cutting-edge snow-making plants can guarantee open slopes and tracks throughout the winter season.
•    Are there any illuminated ski lifts to go skiing in the evenings? 
For sure! The slopes Oberholz  and the sledge slope in Obereggen are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. At Alpe Cermis you can ski on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 7.30pm to 10.30pm down the slope Olimpia III. To ski in the evenings, the seasonal and multiple-day skipasses are valid.
•    Where can I buy the Fiemme Obereggen skipass? Which ski lifts does it give access to?
You can buy the skipass online on Dolomiti Superski or at the skipass offices situated at the departure of each ski area: in Cavalese, Predazzo, Pampeago, Bellamonte and at the main office of the Consorzio Impianti a Fune in Tesero in via Roma.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING:

•    Where can I practice cross country?
In Val di Fiemme there are two cross country centres: one at Passo Lavazè at 1800 mt above the sea level and one in Lago di Tesero at 950mt. The latter hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships in 1991, 2003 and 2013. Together, in these two centres you can enjoy about 100 kilometres of tracks of different difficulty levels and duration. In addition, a far-reaching project began in 2013 gives the chance of skiing along the track of Marcialonga, that is kept in perfect conditions for the entire season. This opportunity lets cross country skiers practice their favourite sport in a 40-kilometre-long track, from Molina di Fiemme to Predazzo.

OTHER ACTIVITIES ON THE SNOW:

•    Can I rent a snowmobile?
No, you can't. The only way to live the emotions of a ride on the snowmobile is booking a dinner in a mountain hut.
•    Can I experience tours on dog sled?
No, this activity is not available.

NO-SKIERS ACTIVITIES:

•    We don't ski. What can we do?
Our tourism offices can show you a weekly program including snow-shoe walks and themed walks, or visits to arts&crafts ateliers and to local producers. You can spend your time practising other sports, thanks to the other sports facilities situated in our valley: swimming-pools, ice stadiums and sledding tracks. Yes, you can live an active holiday without skis! Furthermore, culture is always at hand: for example, there is the Geological Museum of the Dolomites in Predazzo and Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme in Cavalese. You can discover and learn the history and traditions of the valley in the numerous museums and visitor's centres that proudly show all memories of Fiemme.
•    And what about nightlife? What can we do?
In the evening you can dine in restaurants and farms offering traditional cooking, famous for the genuine mountain flavours of our food and drinks.
After dinner, you can go to the cinema, theatre or assist a conference or other shows. Moreover, our mountain guides propose night walks wearing snow-shoes, the best occasion to fall in love with our wild nightlife. And if you are not content with a day on the ski slopes, the illuminated ski lifts of Alpe Cermis and Obereggen are open for downhill skiers. The cross country stadium of Lago di Tesero is illuminated, too!

MOBILITY:

•    Are the Dolomite passes accessible? In case of snowfalls, is it safe to drive my car?
In the whole region of Trentino, from mid-November to mid-April all vehicles must have winter tyres or have snow chains. In case of snowfalls, snowploughs promptly enter into action; if you are not used to drive on the snow, we do recommend you to use the public means of transport or to get informed before leaving, in order to be aware of possible problems or closed roads. To get updated information about local mobility, please contact the service called Servizio Viaggiare in Trentino calling the toll-free number 800 994411.
•    I'm on holiday therefore I don't want to use my car! How can I reach the ski areas?
In Val di Fiemme you can use the widespread skibus service that connects each village to each ski area. This service is  empowered at peak times to reach and leave the ski slopes or tracks. You can buy a season ticket at the skipass offices of the valley or in affiliated shops. The skibus service completes the public bus service that covers the whole valley all year long. If you stay in an affiliated hotel, the skibus service is free of charge.
 
SERVICES:

•    Is there any hospital?
Yes, in Cavalese. It is a hospital centre with First Aid unit and other units like obstetrics, gynaecology, medicine, dialysis centre and a medical service for tourists during the high season.

 

Summer

SKI LIFTS AND FIEMME-MOTION CARD:

•    Which are the ski lifts open during the summer? Can I buy a season ticket?
In Val di Fiemme the first ski lifts open at the beginning of June and close at the beginning of October. You can buy a season ticket at the Skipass Offices, it is called “Fiemme Mountain Pass” valid on the ski lifts of Val di Fiemme to reach the top and never lose the beauty of our views. Val di Fiemme has recently launched an important news: the Fiemme.motion card. If you stay in an affiliated hotel, the ski lifts will be free of charge for you! 
•    How does the Fiemme.motion Card work?
If you stay in an affiliated hotel, you will pay one extra Euro per night that will be reinvested in environmental-friendly initiatives and activities. In return for this “nature-friendly” Euro, you'll get the Fiemme.motion Card valid for your whole holiday in Val di Fiemme. The FREE OF CHARGE services included in the card are: ski lifts, museums and castles of Trentino, public means of transport of Trentino Trasporti and a rich program of varied activities that will be performed in Val di Fiemme in the name of taste, sport and entertainment for children. FREE OF CHARGE. Do you like our idea? Click here to learn more.

WHAT ABOUT...RAINY DAYS?

•    It's raining… what can I do?
Take the chance to visit the museums and the visitor's centres of the natural parks. You can get in touch with the history, stories and legends and main features of Val di Fiemme. If you prefer to practise some sport, go the swimming-pools or to the ice stadium where you can ice skate. These may be two good alternatives for you!
And after a day immersed in culture and sport, why don't you get relaxed in a wellness centre or satisfy your tastes in a typical restaurant of Trentino?
If you are a family, there's plenty of things to do!
First of all,consult our Family Card  program full of very interesting indoor activities like educational visits to the farms, theatrical visits, milking of cows and much more! The entertainment staff of our kindergarten and amusement parks at high altitudes are ready to welcome your children and let them try new games and amusing manual workshops.

MUSHROOMS AND FISHING

•    Is the mushroom picking allowed?
Yes, of course. To pick up mushrooms you must pay for the licence issued by Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme, the managing institution of the woods of Fiemme. Do not exceed the picking limit established in two kilos of mushrooms per day per person and do not pick up in the protected areas of the natural parks. For any other explication, please ask the mycology help desk open during the summer at the Tourism Board offices of Predazzo and Cavalese. This service is free of charge.
•    Can I get the fishing permission even if I don't hold any fishing licence?
Yes, you can ask for a tourism fishing permission once a year, valid for 30 days. This permission must be always shown with the guest permission issued by the local Fishing Association Associazione Pescatori. All information about fishing are here.

OTHER:

•    I have got a dog. What do I need to know?
In Val di Fiemme, dogs don't need to get vaccinated against rabies. On the contrary, dogs living abroad do need it. 
Your dog can come always come with you, but on the ski lifts they must wear the muzzle for the safety of the other passengers.
Remember to leash your four-legged friend: from summer 2014, the dog-friendly area in Dossi in Cavalese is open to let your dog run freely all around.
•    Can I swim in the lakes of Fortebuso and Stramentizzo?
No, you can't. Neither those two lakes nor the little mountain lakes are suitable for swimming.
•    Is the Sounding Forest also called the Forest of Violins?
No, it isn't. The Sounding Forest is composed of the trees dedicated to the musicians that have played there during The Sound of the Dolomites. It lies in Valmaggiore. The Forest of Violins lies in the Natural Park of Paneveggio and in this area the wood is particularly precious. In this area grow the resonance spruces, used to realize the sounding boards for musical instruments.
•    Are there via ferrata in the surroundings?
Yes, there is ferrata Campanili del Latemar, that you can reach catching the ski lifts of Latemar (cableway first, then chair lift) to Passo Feudo, then walk uphill towards Torre di Pisa mountain hut through the amphitheatre of Latemar until the beginning of the ferrata at forcella Campanili.
•    Where are the camper stops?
You can park one night in the area near the departure of the ki lifts of Latemar in Predazzo, and in the area near the departure of the cableway of Cermis, at the bottom of the valley. Another area is in Lago di Tesero, near the cross country stadium. Otherwise, there are some camp-grounds in Bellamonte, Predazzo, Carano and Cavalese
•    Are there accessible walks and activities for disabled people?
Val di Fiemme pays a lot of attention to disabled guests. The Association Sportabili cooperates with the local accommodation facilities to let disabled guests live their active holiday: walks and other sports with helpers and volunteers. The route from the bridge of Valmaggiore to the Lake of Cece and the path of Marciò leaving from the Visitor's Centre of the Natural Park of Paneveggio are wheel-chair-friendly. Find out all the other proposals at the office of the association Sportabili Onlus of Predazzo.

SERVICES:

Is there any hospital?
Yes, in Cavalese. It is a hospital centre with First Aid unit and other units like obstetrics, gynaecology, medicine, dialysis centre and a medical service for tourists during the high season.