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Alba and dolomitie Superski advice

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Rizzo posted 10-Jan

I'm doing a solo trip to Alba this Saturday and would like to know about any must do runs in this area which are easy to find as I would hate to get lost or stuck in the wrong valley, any other advice would be very much appreciated.

Daved
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posted 11-Jan

I presume you mean Alba in the Val di Fassa as there is no skiing in the one near Torino...Alba is a great place to stay ..you have 2 cable cars ..one that goes up to the Belvedere area of Canazei and connects to the Sella Ronda and the other which goes up to Ciampac ( a realy nice black back down) and the runs over to Possa, you cant really miss either of them ...The bus service up and down the valley is excelent and if you want to travel..Just a bit further down from Possa is Moena where you find the Passo san Pelegrino which is great for a day or two skiing
Edited 1 time. Last update at 11-Jan-2022

Rizzo
reply to 'Alba and dolomitie Superski advice '
posted 11-Jan

Yeah I'll be in val di fassa, thanks for the advice, I'm hoping to explore the whole sella ronda region, very much looking forward to it now

Wanderer
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posted 12-Jan

Hi. The whole area is fantastic and I am sure you will enjoy it enormously.

There is strong temptation to "do" the full Sell Ronda and there is a great sense of satisfaction if you do do it. However, so many people use the route that the runs will always be the busiest in the area and you can run into long queues for some of the lifts. It can be tricky to get the timing right and you definitely do not want to get stranded in the wrong valley at the end of the day - that can be a very expensive mistake . We once had an issue after my daughter had a fall and suffered from shock on a day out. It was suggested by a medic that we should consider getting a taxi back to our hotel. However, we were 40km from our hotel by road . Thankfully, she recovered sufficiently after a bit of rest and we were able to continue skiing.

In my view, it is best to think of the Sella Ronda as a highway that you can use to access a wide variety of lovely quiet areas - something akin to the M25 around London. However, if you really want to do the Sella Ronda, it might be worth checking to see if you can find a guided tour of the route. This means that a professional will take care of the timings .

If you are relying on buses at any stage, check the timetable carefully - some of the bus routes finish surprisingly early. We once got stuck in San Pelligrano (a lovely area, by the way, but quite a trek from Alba and probably not realistic unless you have your own transport). We skied until the last lift closed and then discovered that the last bus had left nearly an hour earlier Thankfully, we were staying in Moena on that occasion so the taxi home was not too expensive .

Rizzo
reply to 'Alba and dolomitie Superski advice '
posted 12-Jan

Thank you for all that info, it will come in very useful, roll on Saturday

Daved
reply to 'Alba and dolomitie Superski advice '
posted 13-Jan

and I forgot to say if you do go round the Sella Ronda make sure you get back before the lifts close.....a taxi is VERY expensive ...as I found by experience!
Edited 1 time. Last update at 13-Jan-2022

Rizzo
reply to 'Alba and dolomitie Superski advice '
posted 13-Jan

Cheers Daved, will wear 2 watches lol

Topic last updated on 13-January-2022 at 10:19

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