SKI LIFTS AND SKI-PASSES:
• 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. Find out all the updated information here.
• Are there any illuminated ski lifts to go skiing in the evenings?
For sure! At Alpe Cermis you can ski on Wednesdays and Fridays from 7.30pm to 10.30pm down the slope Olimpia III. The slopes Oberholz, the Snow park and the sledge slope in Obereggen are open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. To ski in the evenings, the seasonal and multi-day ski-passes are valid.
• Where can I buy the Fiemme Obereggen ski-pass? Which ski lifts does it give access to?
You can buy the ski-pass online on Dolomiti Superski or at the ski-pass 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. It gives access to all the Fiemme-Obereggen ski-areas: Alpe Cermis, Ski Area Alpe Lusia, Ski Center Latemar, Passo Rolle, Passo Oclini.
• 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 16-kilometre-long track, from Molina di Fiemme to Predazzo.
OTHER ACTIVITIES ON THE SNOW:
• Where can I go sledding?
You just have to pick! In Val di Fiemme there are 5 sledding slopes, 4 ski kindergartens and 6 amusement parks for sledding, bobsledding and tubing. There’s even a toboggan run, the Gardoné Alpine Coaster, that slides through snowy woods among curves, loops, and jumps.
• 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.
• We don't ski. What can we do?
Our tourism offices offers 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 slopes. 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 the Magnifica Comunità di Fiemme in Cavalese. You can discover and learn the history and traditions of the valley in the many museums and visitor's centres, like the Natural Park of Paneveggio or the Foundation Stava 1985.
• And what about nightlife? What can we do?
In the evening you can dine in restaurants and agritourisms 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 still not happy after 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!
• 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 on board. In case of snowfalls, snowploughs promptly enter into action; if you are not used to drive on the snow, we do recommend 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 a partner hotel, the skibus service is free of charge.
THE LIFTS AND FIEMME GUEST CARD:
• Which are the lifts open during the summer? Can I buy a season ticket?
In Val di Fiemme the first 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 lifts of Val di Fiemme to reach the top and never lose the beauty of our views. If you stay in a partner hotel, you will get the Fiemme Guest Card which will let you buy the Summer Card at the lifts of Val di Fiemme. For just 7 euro per person (children 0-8 free with each paying adult; kids 8-16 30% off) the lifts will be free of charge for you!
• How does the Fiemme Guest Card work?
Most hotels, residences, agriturs, B&Bs and apartments of Val di Fiemme, upon your arrival and with no additional cost, will give you the Fiemme Guest Card which offers great opportunities to spend a complete and wonderful vacation. Do you like this 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!
A 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 mushroom picking allowed?
Yes, of course. To pick up mushrooms you must pay a permit 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 questions about mushrooms, please ask the mycology help desk open during the summer in Predazzo, Cavalese and Tesero. This service is free of charge.
• Can I buy a fishing permit even if I don't hold any fishing licence?
Yes, you can buy a permit issued by the local Fishing Association Associazione Pescatori. All information about fishing are here.
• 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 have to.
Your dog can come always come with you, but on the ski lifts they must wear a muzzle for the safety of the other passengers.
Remember to leash your four-legged friend: moreover, 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. However, you can swim in the new Bio-lake of Predazzo.
• 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 any via ferrata in the surroundings?
Yes, there are two of them.
The via 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.
The via ferrata CermiSkyline that leads to the Castel di Bombasel, can be reached taking the cableway of Alpe Cermis in Cavalese. There are two routes, an easier one for families and another one for more expert hikers.
• Where are the camper stops?
You can park in the area near the departure of the ski lifts of Latemar in Predazzo or at the new area on the road to Bellamonte; there is also an 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 and one is up in Passo Lavazè, on the road towards Passo Oclini. Otherwise, there are some camp-grounds in Bellamonte, Predazzo, Carano and Cavalese.
• Are there any 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 experience their active holiday at best with walks and other sports. For example, the route from the bridge of Valmaggiore to the Lake of Cece and the Marciò route leaving from the Visitor's Centre of the Natural Park of Paneveggio are wheel-chair-friendly. Find out all the other possibilities at the office of the association Sportabili Onlus of Predazzo.
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.