Passo di Lavazé
The upland of Passo Lavazé, 8 km far from Varena, is one of the most fascinating landscapes of Val di Fiemme. The huge expanse of meadows, framed by spruces, larches and Swiss pines, is dominated by the mount Pala di Santa (2.488 mt.). From the pass you can stare at a whole panorama over Catinaccio and Latemar, dolomitic peaks that, at every sunset, offer a natural show: the Alpenglow. In summer, this is the ideal place for trekking, walks or mountain bike riding, tasting in mountain huts, fishing and Nordic walking.
Each winter, the favourable altitude (1.769-2.150 mt.) lets people ski from December to April on all cross-country tracks of the worldwide famous Centre of Passo Lavazé-Oclini. There, you can also go trekking on the snow and practice downhill skiing. Besides more than 80 kilometres of cross-country tracks, that wind in conifer woods, there are ski lifts, downhill ski slopes, walks suitable for snow-shoe walking, skicrossparks and sledge, bob-sledding and snow rubber dinghy snow parks. The upland also hosts an important centre for the ski-orienteering, where international athletes race World Cup and Alpen Cup races. From Passo di Lavazé, you can drive from Val di Fiemme to Val d'Ega, in the province of Bolzano – or to Passo d’Oclini, another resort of South-Tyrol.