With the arrival of the first cold and snow-covered winters, the desire for a white week in the Dolomites is born, be it in the sign of relaxation or in the sign of sport and adventure.
And the mountain offers a fairytale landscape, white and muffled, with the dormant nature but always bursting that cuddles with its beauty and its energy.
There are certainly many places where you can stay, among these there is the quieter Falcade, just a stone’s throw from the most famous and tourist centers such as Moena, Cortina d’Ampezzo and San Martino di Castrozza.
The ancient Falcade
The ancient Falcade, dating back approximately to the year one thousand, is a picturesque village immersed in the beautiful “Valle del Biois”, defined “the valley with the saints on the windows” for the various buildings decorated with religious images, at about 1100 meters high, embraced by the imposing “Monte Civetta”, and by the mountain groups of the “Marmolada” and the “Pale di San Martino”.
The vibrant beauty that in summer is manifested in the flowering pastures and in the woods, in the lakes and in the pastures, in winter it crystallizes, becoming perfect for a white week in the Dolomites, being part of the “Dolomiti Superski” ski area.
Falcade is a country that magnificently preserves the ancient traditions that find expression in the many barns and “tabiàs” (ancient shelters for animals) and in events such as the September festival “Desmontegada” (where the animals and their animals dressed up to party are the absolute protagonists) and in the “Christmas Market” that covers the town illuminated by the Christmas tree in the village square in a romantic atmosphere.
Also worth a visit is the “Augusto Murer Museum” from the name of the passionate artist whose wood and bronze sculptures adorn some of the Italian squares and not only.
Not to be missed for those staying in Falcade is the nearby planetary “Emigrants”: it is an astronomical observatory about 15 km from the village from which it is possible to admire the stars also thanks to the sliding roof and the telescope; the motion of more than 2,000 stars and various astronomical events are projected onto the dome.
Falcade in all sport!
Falcade is located in the Venetian part of the “Tre Valli Ski Area”, which also includes the lively towns of Moena-Alpe Lusia and Passo San Pellegrino, with almost thirty facilities and one of the best artificial snow systems in Europe.
This area is part of the immense “Dolomiti Superski”, which with just one ski pass allows you to cross over 1200 km of slopes, suitable for everyone, from beginners to experts, connecting 12 ski resorts that rise at the foot of the Dolomite mountains recognized heritage of humanity, once a theater of war and today a fairytale setting for a skiing week in the Dolomites.
The “Tre Valli Ski Area” has the “blue slopes” mark, as they are used for training in preparation for the world cup races.
Falcade is equipped with numerous activities related to skiing, which can make the white week on the Dolomites absolutely unforgettable: in addition to the numerous ski schools, including Nordic skiing (open all year with the possibility of renting equipment), to cross-country skiing and free ride routes, and to the “snow park” for snowboarders, there are numerous “Ski Tours” in the village, including the very exciting and suggestive one towards the “lovers’ track”.
A white week in the Dolomites, particularly in Falcade, will also allow you to practice alternative activities to everything related to skiing, such as climbing, ice skating, snowmobile or romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides or practicing it ” snow tubing “at the” Rifugio Flora Alpina “where you can sail on snowy slopes, even in the evening, on large colored rafts.