Stunning landscapes, eternally snow-covered ski slopes, breathtaking heights: these are the reasons that make the Lagazuoi ski area really special.
This is what you'll find here: slopes for all levels of ability, with free ski-buses, as well as taxis and coaches, linking you with the slopes of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the Civetta, the Badia Valley and Pusteria. In addition, transport is provided for the Great War Ski Tour.
Do not miss the seasonal and classical events organized in the Lagazuoi-5 Torri-Giau area by the Cortina Delicous tteam.
You can reach the starting point, Falzarego pass - 17 km from Cortina d'Ampezzo and 12 Km from Val Badia - by car or public means of transport. Directly at the pass (2107 m) there are a big free parking area and toilets.
There you take the Lagazuoi cable car that brings you up to the top station (2732 m) in only 3 minutes. It's a nearly unique type of aerial lift which uses stationary ropes without support pillars.
From the peak of Monte Lagazuoi, you can chose between two pistes: the Lagazuoi slope, that returns to the Falzarego Pass skirting the mountain, or the famous Armentarola, that connects Cortina d'Ampezzo with the Badia Valley.
Once you reach the top, stop to enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the terrace of the Lagazuoi refuge, famous throughout the world for its spectacular views of the Dolomite peaks.
The red Lagazuoi slope is 3.5 km long and has a height difference of 600 meters.
It is a technically very beautiful slope with frequent changes of gradient and wide curves.
If necessary, the slope is covered by snow making facilities.
The 8,5 km long Armentarola is without doubt the most famous slope in the Dolomites and one of the most beautiful ski runs in the world.
The Armentarola slope unfolds along the foot of the imposing Fanes mountain, in an enchanting fairy-tale valley surrounded by craggy mountain faces and steep frozen waterfalls, making this magical descent an endless flow of thrills and surprises.
Initially, the slope is quite steep. Thereafter, in the Lagazuoi gorge, the descent becomes gentle: a little rest before the final stretch of the piste, that from Scotoni refuge leads down in a steep canyon and then ends gently in the Sass Dlacia.
And just like in the fairy-tales, here a horse and cart is awaiting the skiers to take them to the Armentarola ski lift, the entrance to the ski area of Alta Badia.
The whole tour takes from 5 to 6 hours and is worth it, both for the beauty of the landscape and for the many historical testimonies that you encounter along the way.
The Falzarego pass is linked to the other ski areas of Cortina 'Ampezzo by means of a skibus (Dolomitibus Company): Urban and regional bus services >>>
Furthermore, there are taxi buses and a Cortina Express bus (paid, on reservation) from the Badia valley to the Falzarego pass.
Note! Buses and/or taxis to the Falzarego pass, taxi buses from Badia and horse transfer services are not included in your ski pass.