Falcade is a famous ski resort located in a wide basin in the Biois Valley, dominated by the imposing Focobon Mountain Group.
Together with the San Pellegrino Pass, Moena, and Alpe Lusia it is part of the Tre Valli area; indeed, skiers can get to San Pellegrino on foot, while to reach Lusia and Moena they need to take the shuttle bus that connects the two ski-areas with a 15-minute drive.
From the village the Le Buse chairlift takes skiers to the top, from where they can climb up to Col Margherita (2,513 m) to then go down along the Venetian slopes or up towards the San Pellegrino Pass and ski on the side of Trentino.
Among the slopes of the Veneto side one cannot avoid mentioning the very long “Pista degli Innamorati” (Lovers’ Slope) which connects Col Margherita (2500 m) and Falcade in 12 km; this is the last stretch of the panoramic and romantic “Love Skitour”. The ski itinerary can start from or arrive in either Falcade or Moena, the S. Pellegrino Pass or Castelir di Bellamonte.
The Falcade skiarea includes 8 lifts (5 chair lifts and 3 ski lifts) that serve 13 slopes, all very scenic and suitable for every type of skier. Four chairlifts connect Falcade with the ski area of the San Pellegrino Pass, giving tourists the opportunity to enjoy 75 km of slopes suitable for alpine skiing.
For cross-country skiers, however, there is the Centro Fondo di Falcade, located in the town centre and covered by artificial snow, featuring 4 trails (2 red for a total of 11.5 km and 2 blue for a total of 5 km).
Falcade is also the only ski area of the Dolomiti Superski to be equipped with an area specifically designed for freeriding – the Col Margherita Freeride Park.
Best period to visit:
December to April
Snow-making system: YES
Skiing schools: YES
School slopes: YES
Itinerary source: dovesciare.it
A peak located immediately south of the San Pellegrino Pass as the last eastern offshoot of the long Catena di Bocche which runs from Predazzo, in Val di Fiemme, all the way to Falcade, in Veneto (20 km), despite its name (col means hill), Col Margherita reaches 2,550 metres in height and constitutes a beautiful panoramic peak in the Dolomites as well as a starting point for many summer and winter solitary excursions. The nearby Lastei di Pradazzo are vast and undulating ridges that do not impose obligatory paths on hikers: rather, those travelling in the area can enjoy dozens of different routes including dolomitic bumps and small waterways. In winter the hill turns into a vast ski-area.
The largest and most important tourist resort of the Biois Valley in the province of Belluno, the village is located in a sunny valley 1,100 m above sea level, surrounded by coniferous woods and some of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites: the Focobon group, the Pale di S. Martino, the Marmolada, and the Civetta. In winter, Falcade welcomes a great number of skiers in the Dolomiti Superski, the largest ski area in the world, while in summer it is very popular with hikers and nature lovers, especially for the views it offers. The centre of the village has recently expanded in the valley while on the sunny slopes there are old boroughs such as Sappade and Somor. Falcade also boasts a number of historical and cultural attractions: for example, it features an impressive number (about 300) of historic barns typical of the Dolomites the tabià scattered in virtually every village or corner of the valley.
City of departure: Falcade
City of arrival: Falcade
Length (Km): 60
Discipline: Alpine skiing/Snowboard
Type of Itinerary: Full day
Difference in height (m): 0
Difference in downhill (m): 0
Highest point (m): 2513
Lowest point (m): 1200
Duration (h.): 0