News for Fiemme-Obereggen 2016-17's Ski Season
Sep 30, 2016
NEW SKI SEASON FIEMME-OBEREGGEN 2016-17
- Launch of the cable car Bellamonte 3.0 New Gondola in the ski area Bellamonte-Alpe Lusia.
- Alpe Cermis: discover the new Cermislandia, with sledge and snow tube trails and a large school field.
- What's new in Obereggen: telemix, the sledge trail and a modern shelter.
- Enjoying skiing while admiring arts along Agnello di Pampeago track: 10 works dedicated to the Dolomites.
In Fiemme-Obereggen ski area, which stretches across the Dolomites in Trentino, the new winter season officialy starts on Saturday, November 26th 2016 with very interesting news for ski lovers.
Two latest generation skilifts will be launched at the same time.
In Bellamonte a new enviormentally friendly cable car will bring you to the ski slopes and Fraina sledge trail, which is 1.9 km long. In Obereggen the first telemix system of the whole area Fiemme-Obereggen, with chairs and cabins on the same rope, will be launched. In Obereggen, uphill of Oberholz chair lift, you'll find a new contemporary designed shelter and a 750 mt-long-sledge trail that will be connected to the well known 2.5 km-long-trail.
Alpe Cermis will offer a new ski school, new snow tube and sledge trails and new games in the snow fun paradise Cermislandia. After building the new lounge bar "La Baita Tonda" (2015), "Ristorante Baita Dosso Larici" will be restyled, too. More over a growing number of pieces of art can be enjoyed from Agnello di Pampeago ski slope.
BELLAMONTE, THE NEW CABLE CAR BELLAMONTE 3.0 NEW GONDOLA
It's a new beginning for the ski area Bellamonte-Alpe Lusia! The ski season 2016-17 starts with the launch of the new enviromentally friendly ski lift Castelir-Morea, with three stations (downhill, halfway, uphill).
Replacing the two old chair lifts Castelir-Fassane and Fassane-Morea, 13 pillars will be removed from the sky slopes. So, only 15 pillars will be left. The new cable car Bellamonte 3.0, that can carry 2,200 people per hour, will meet the security needs of all skiers, especially children. It will also improve the access to the ski slopes for disabled people who regularly join the slopes together with their ski instructors from the association Sportabili Onlus of Predazzo. The large 10 seater-cabins will enable passengers to carry their sledges. The sledge trail Fraina will be closer to the mid-station, thanks to a 300 mt-long trail extension. From winter 2016-17 the sledge trail will be 1.9 km long.
The cable car is ideal in summer, too. This area is realy loved by children indeed. The major attractions are the amusement park "Il Giro d'Ali" and "Frainus" path where children can discover the habits of native birds. The cable car will guarantee more safety to the elderly. Transporting strollers, bicycles and dogs will be safer, too. www.skiareaalpelusia.it
ALPE CERMIS, RESTYLING CERMISLANDIA AND THE LODGE "DOSSO LARICI"
Alpe Cermis will be even more welcoming. Get to Doss Laresi area, at the intermediate station of the cable car (1,280 mt. a.s.l). The amusement park games in Cermislandia snow will introduce some innovations, including sledge and snow tube trails. Let's visit the large and brand new ski school, near Cermislandia.
Doss dei Laresi restyling began last year (2015), when the lounge bar "La Baita Tonda" was built, a lodge made of larch wood and furnished in the "Minimal Alp Chic " style: large glass windows, raw wood, bright furniture whith shades of red and lime green, stylized trees, contemporary art prints on the walls and a panoramic stove right in the middle of the bar. The same contemporary design was chosen to renovate and enlarge the restaurant "Ristorante Baita Dosso Larici". This new horizontal structure, made of larch wood slats and large windows, includes the restaurant, the lounge bar and the arrival station of the cable car, creating a sense of harmony in the surrounding mountain landscape.
During 2016-17 winter season, Olimpia track will be lightened for night skiing on Wednesdays and Fridays (19:30 - 22:30), while the Cermis WiFi connection will be available on all the tracks (also Prafiorì). www.alpecermis.it
SKI CENTER LATEMAR: TELEMIX, THE SHELTER WITH THREE VERANDAS, A SLEDGE TRAIL AND AN ART TRAIL
In the ski area of the Ski Center Latemar (48 km of ski slopes accessible from Predazzo, Pampeago and Obereggen) there will be three major innovations in Obereggen: during 2016-17winter season, a new skilift, a futuristic shelter and a new sledge trail will be inaugurated.
In Obereggen, the current fixed-4 seats chair lift Laner will be replaced by a modern telemix (chairs and cabins on the same skilift). While experienced skiers can quickly get to the slopes using the chairs and keeping their skis on, pedestrians, sledders and children can comfortably take the cabins. The new skilift in Obereggen will be equipped with 6-seater chairs and 8-seater cabins. By telemix you'll be able to easily reach the brand new sledge trail, which is 750 mt long and goes from Epircher-Laner shelter to the downhill station of Absam-Maierl chair lift. The ski slope Laner will be further enlarged and improved in order to guarantee a relaxing and pleasant skiing and sledging experience.
In Obereggen, at the beginning of the slope Oberholz anew shelter is going to be built. It will be made of wood and glass and with three verandas coming out of the mountains. The unique structure will be composed of a single body that will then divide into three large glass windows overlooking the surrounding mountains. During the ski season 2016-17 we will enjoy the view of this amazing building from the uphill station of Oberholz chair lift in Obereggen. The shelter, built with eco sustainable materials, will integrate seamlessly into the surrounding landscape. Inside the building a bar will welcome skiers and hikers. Here they can enjoy small snacks and drinks. The idea of combining a contemporary design concept and natural spaces is a project by Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak.
In Pampeago, along the track Agnello that goes through the art park RespirArt (one of the highest parks in the world), you'll have the opportunity to admire new pieces of art realised during summer 2016 by international renowned artists. Once you get off the chair lift Agnello, towards La Tresca you'll experience the art installation by the German artist Thorsten Schütt "Warrior of peace of the Dolomites". In front of the terrace of the shelter Monte Angelo, if you raise your eyes, you'll see the curious installations of "Vedo non vedo" (I see I don't see) by Luke Prosser (it's a great eye of stainless steel and corten steel placed towards the Dolomites), as well as the installation "Harmonia" by the Polish designer Dorota Koziara. This work of art wants to highlight the energy that you can get from Latemar. Skiing on the track Agnello it will be possible to enjoy the art installations that had been already exposed during the past ski season: "Overture" by Aldo Pallaro, "Totem" by Sandro Scalet, "Natura Viva" (Living nature) by Mauro Lampo Olivotto, "L'arte è un mistero con ali di farfalla" (Art is a mystery with butterfly wings) and "Il teatro del Latemar" (Latemar's theater) by Marco Nones, "Mind's Eye" by Cleveland's artist Olga Ziemska and "Il giardino di Danae" (Danae's garden) by the leading artist Hidetoshi Nagasawa. Ten works of art will be exposed along the track Angelo. We kindly inform you that in case of heavy snowfall you will be able to admire only the highest works. www.latemar.it
FIEMME-OBEREGGEN: 110 KM OF A PURE PANORAMIC SKI EXPERIENCE
Val di Fiemme is surrounded by breathtaking peaks, like Latemar's, that have been designated as "World Natural Heritage" by UNESCO.
While skiing, you can lose yourself in the natural heaven of the Ski Center Latemar, on the overall 46 km-long tracks connecting Pampeago, Predazzo and Obereggen. In the ski area Bellamonte-Alpe Lusia the ski slopes almost reach the boundaries of the natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, one of the "protected" areas that persuaded UNESCO to designate the Dolomites as World heritage. The slopes of Passo Rolle pass start right in front of the majestic Pale di San Martino. And from the ski area Alpe Cermis, with its very long track Olimpia (7.5 km), you can enjoy one of the most exciting views of the Dolomites. Other wonderful scenarios on the limestone mountains, that reflect the colors of sunrise and sunset, can be experienced on the pass Passo di Lavazé-Oclini, where alpine skiing and cross country skiing meet.
snowmaking is guaranteed on all Fiemme-Obereggen's slopes. Depending on the temperature (and if needed) snow will be shot first on the main slopes and then on the secondary ones.