In the Ski Civetta area in the Val di Zoldo, the slopes are located at altitudes of between 1300 and 2400 metres. There are about 72 km of connected runs between the ski resorts of Val di Zoldo - Pecol, Palafavera, Alleghe and Selva di Cadore, which form part of the larger Dolomiti Superski, the world’s largest ski area, comprising 12 areas and places.
For skiing and snowboarding fans, the Val di Zoldo and the whole Dolomiti Superski area, with over 1200 km of runs, fresh snow, bright blue skies and splendid sunny days, are heaven on earth in the winter. This is an area formed 200 million years ago from the primordial sea; the highest and best-known peaks of the Dolomites – such as Sella Group, the Marmolada, the Pelmo and the Civetta were actually once atolls.
It is this incredible landscape, recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, that makes the Ski Civetta and Val di Zoldo ski area so unique, a place destined to remain in the hearts of visitors thanks to its spectacular, unforgettable mountains.
Skiing after dark
In the Ski Civetta area, you can ski after dark in the Val di Zoldo, in the Pecol ski resort. Take the 12-seater Pecol – Pian del Crep gondola lift up to the top, where you’ll find the Paian del Crep restaurant, and ski down 5 km of perfectly lit slopes, the Foppe (black level) and the Cristelin (red).
The Great War Tour
The Civetta ski area, with Alleghe, Palafavera, Val di Zoldo and Selva di Cadore, covering an 72 kilometre network of ski runs connected to each other by modern ski lifts, now offers an alternative skiing experience: The Great War Tour 1915 - 1918.
The idea was conceived ten years ago thanks to the link by skibus between the Ski Civetta and Passo Giau/Fedare chairlift. Since the 2008-09 season a new 2-seater chairlift joins up the Cinque Torri complex with Passo Falzarego, with no need to use the skibus from Cinque Torri to reach Passo Falzarego. The Great War Tour has now become such an established weekly itinerary for groups of expert and medium-level skiers, clock-wise or anti-clockwise on skis or snowboards, that it is now considered an excellent alternative to the classic "Sella Tour".
The route passes below the most beautiful summits of the Dolomites (Civetta, Pelmo, Nuvolau-Averau, Cinque Torri, Tofane, Lagazuoi, Cime di Fanes, Conturines, Sasso della Croce, Settsass, Sassongher, Sella, Marmolada), and at its heart the symbolic mountain of the Great War: the Col di Lana, which the trail goes around. The expert eyes of the guide will point out war relics, walkways through the rocks linking trenches, tunnels, artillery emplacements and all that the Italian and German armies constructed to face up to the enemy and the bad weather of that particular period. The continually changing panorama will fully satisfy the excursionist who will be enchanted by the silence of the descent from Lagazuoi to Armentarola, entertained by the horses pulling skiers along behind them and amazed in the final section by the impressive ice walls along the "Grand Canyon" of the Serrai of Sottoguda.
Total length of tour: 82.5 km
Total length with skis on: 31 km
Length of lifts: 18 km
Horse sledge section: 1.5 km
Ski bus section: 32 km
Time of departure: 9am
Total time of itinerary: 7 hours (including lunch break)
Recommended period: February-March
You can find all the updates on Ski Civetta, Dolomiti Superski and night skiing, at the following page ->www.valdizoldo.net/en/things-to-do/outdoor-experiences/snow-activities/skiing-zoldo.