"Enjoy yourselves by all means, but NOT at the cost of the environment": this is the philosophy behind the completely new connecting routes thanks to which the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area is finding itself at the hub of all the skiing areas of the Ladin valleys. Skiers can now ski in the heart of the Eastern Dolomites utilising exclusively slopes, ski lifts and ski buses.
Now the Giau and the 5 Torri are more easily reachable from the Upper Badia valley and from the Pusteria and Gardena valleys; the time it takes to complete the Great War Ski Run in an anticlockwise direction has been reduced by around 40 minutes, making the run easier and more relaxing.
All this has been made possible thanks to the new Croda Negra two-seater chair lift ( 420 metres long) which links the Forcella Croda Negra (the Croda Negra pass) to the slope of the Fedare (Passo Giau). On the north side of the Forcella Negra, thanks to the new "Averau Troi" ski track, the slopes of the Col Gallina and the Falzarego Pass can be reached. The new slope offers a view of incredible beauty over the Tofane and the Sasso di Stria, and the new circuit winds around Monte Averau, one of the loveliest of the mountains of the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area, with refuges that are mentioned in the good food guides of half of Europe .
This new connecting route has eliminated the ski bus service between Bai de Dones (start of the 5 Torri chair lift) and the Falzarego, since the pass is now reachable on skis and ski lifts. This means less car traffic and smog, and cleaner air and more tranquillity. The new ski lift means a reduction of 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide per season!
For information regarding the times and the specific stretches, call the following numbers:
From Cortina d’Ampezzo to the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area
Ufficio (office of) Lagazuoi 5 Torri: +39 0436 2863
From Val Badia to Passo Falzarego, from where you can reach the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area
Ufficio Turistico (tourist office), Corvara: +39 0471 836176
From Val Pusteria (Plan de Corones) to Val Badia, from where you can reach the Passo Falzarego and the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area
Ufficio Turistico (tourist office), San Vigilio: +39 0474 501037
From Val Gardena to Val Badia, from where you can reach Passo Falzarego and the Lagazuoi 5 Torri area
Ufficio Turistico (tourist office), Val Gardena: +39 0471 777777