The Haunting Beauty of a Hut-to-Hut Hike in the Dolomites
A monumental mountain range in northeastern Italy, the Dolomites — a World Heritage Site since 2009 — are home to some of the world’s most majestic scenery: colossal vertical limestone walls, gloriously green valleys. There are several Alta Via routes, but the AV1, with fewer exposed sections, is ideal for less experienced hikers. The trail runs south from Lago di Braies, a chilly Alpine lake in South Tyrol, to Belluno, a town in Italy’s Veneto region >>>>>>>The New Your Times, Mónica R. Goya - 24/06/2020
Dolomites - the Path of Peace and excursions in the Fanes group of the Dolomites
Edel Seebauer and Jürgen Mahler describe two dolomitic excursions, each lasting three days, of varying difficulty, which start at Lagazuoi Refuge and lead through the southern part of the Fanes-Sennes-Prags Nature Park.
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THE ARMENTAROLA SKI RUN
The Armentarola ski rum starts right from the mountain station of the Lagazuoi cablecar. The descent is more than 7 kilometers long and should not be tackled with competitive ambitions but with the necessary calm to stop and admire the extraordinary panorama that changes at every turn.
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Spectacular views of the Alpine peaks, nto the deep blue of mountain lakes and coastal towns
Lagazuoi cable car, Veneto - In the Ampezzo Dolomites, from the Falzarego Pass you can drive up to the Lagazuoi Refuge at an altitude of almost 2800 m in just a few minutes. These mountains have been the scene of tragic battles during the First World War. In the last section of the route the cable car floats right on the edge of the rock and into the mountain.
10 of Italy’s most charming ski resorts
by Andrea Gambaro
The Italian Alps are formed by a diverse range of mountain landscapes which leaves one spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the best ski areas, but thrilling runs are not the only attraction to look out for. Known for their fabulous scenery, cultural offerings, shopping opportunities and regional gastronomy, these charming ski resorts provide plenty of things to do off the slopes, as well as on them.
Although not considered a proper ski resort, Lagazuoi is a 2,835-meter mountain with a refuge on top. One of the two pistes available here, the Armentarola, is alone worth a trip to the Dolomites: a 7,300-meter track winding past spectacular rocky walls and frozen waterfalls, made of steep and gentle slopes which are suitable for experts and intermediates alike. At the end of the run, a horse-drawn carriage takes skiers to the Armentarola ski lift, with links back to the Lagazuoi cable car or to the Alta Badia ski area. To better enjoy this thrilling skiing experience, the Lagazuoi refuge provides accommodation and offers authentic local hospitality surrounded by stunning views over the Dolomites.
The cable car that reaches Mount Lagazuoi operates only during high season. It starts in Passo Falzarego, 17km west of Cortina D’Ampezzo.