The Lagazuoi Ski Tour
Here, Dolomites landscapes meet world history. This panoramic ski circuit on the Lagazuoi provides exciting trip through the history of the Dolomites, with few excursions in the world as unforgettable as a day on the Lagazuoi. From Armentarola to the Passo Falzarego, a climb of 2105m, we take the one-span Lagazuoi ski lift to 2778m where the panoramic view steals the breath. Here, during the First World War, soldiers clashed, machine guns fired and mines exploded. Today the traces of trenches and tunnels, glimpsed from the edge of the pistes, bear witness to those terrible times, yet the mountains are now tranquil and serenely beautiful. It feels as though you could touch the surrounding peaks. For those who wish to linger, as the sun goes down, the mountaintops turn red and catch fire in the wonderful phenomenon known as Enrosadira. For those who wish to ski, however, the piste is of average difficulty and, as it descends towards Passo Falzarego, can be considered a warm-up to what is known as the “real” Lagazuoi piste. With an 1130m difference in altitude, this exhilarating run leads across the canyons to the Scotoni mountain refuge and the Capanna Alpina mountain hut, until you reach the bottom of the valley. From here, a pair of Noricum horses will pull you to the Alta Badia ski carousel.