Aquile Winter Camp 2020: the best outdoor activities with the Aquile of San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero

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Salewa Get Vertical – Anton Brey.

Experience the best outdoor activities with the Aquile of San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero.


If you want to try a new outdoor activity or to improve your skills in ski mountaineering, freeride, snowshoeing or to see how to behave in case of avalanche with a safety camp simulation, hurry up and get registered for the Aquile Winter Camp 2020! The event takes place on the 11th January at the Rolle Pass in Trentino, and it is the perfect chance to experience a new activity with the Alpine Guides of San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero in the unique landscape of the Pale di San Martino – Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The outdoor activities will be organized in groups according to the different levels and all activities will be done in safe conditions thanks to the Alpine Guides Aquile di San Martino and Primiero.

Don’t miss the chance to try the activity you always wanted to experience, surrounded by one of the most beautiful scenery of the Alps.

Contacts to get registered: / 0039 0439 768867.

Pic Credits: Salewa Get Vertical – Anton Brey.

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Enjoy the most beautiful sunrise of the Alps
with #Trentinoskisunrise

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Getting up very early in the morning, taking the lifts working just for you to get up in the mountains, breathing fizzy air and getting breathless at the same time observing the stunning view on the Dolomites at dawn colored by the first morning lights; Having breakfast with tasty local products in a typical mountain hut and being the first to leave your trace on the perfectly prepared slopes of the Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle: #Trentinoskisunrise is an unforgettable experience, made even more spectacular by the beauty of the Pale di San Martino, the widest group of the Dolomites – a UNESCO world heritage site.

Don’t miss the first appointment with #Trentinoskisunrise taking place on the 4th of January on the Alpe Tognola with the chance to go first down the slope Tognola Uno, one of the most beautiful runs of the Dolomites. You aren’t a skier? Don’t worry, the Aquile, the mountain guides of San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero will take you to an amazing snowshoeing excursion in deep snow!

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It is time to ski! The Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle is waiting for you with great news!

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The Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle is waiting for you with some great news!

Winter has come and it’s definitively time to prepare the ski equipment and to leave for your favourite winter holiday destination.

The Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle is part of the Dolomiti Superski Carousel and boasts slopes of different level of difficulty running in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thanks to the snowmaking system, skiers find perfectly prepared slopes from the end of November to Easter and lots of services that make your stay easier and even more pleasant, as the two Kinderland and kids areas, night skiing, skibuses connecting hotels with slopes and interesting holiday offers.

Moreover, after the modernization of the snowmakingsystem done in the past years and the inauguration of the gondola Colbricon Express at the beginning of last winter season in the Ces Area, wind of change keep on blowing in the Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle:

The new skiing season 2019 – 2020 opened with a new chairlift working on the Alpe Tognola: The Cigolera is a 6-seater lift serving in 3,30 minutes the slopes Cigolera, particularly appreciated for trainings, and Cima Tognola. It is the first step for the modernization of the lift-connection between Ces and Tognola, that will have another lift next year.

Don’t miss the chance to ski in one of the most beautiful sceneries of the Alps. The Pale di San Martino will inspire you with their magic peaks and unforgettable sunsets.

Ph: Roberto De Pellegrin.

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Val Gardena’s countless (Michelin) ‘stars’

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Two Michelin-star restaurants have had their star confirmed and the Hotel Granbaita Dolomites has become the seventh 5-star hotel in Val Gardena, an iconic destination.


Val Gardena celebrates the winter season with good news: as of today, there are a good seven hotels boasting 5 stars in the valley. This special family has now grown in number thanks to the addition of the Hotel Granbaita Dolomites.

Val Gardena truly is a star-studded location: the Anna Stuben (Ortisei) and the Alpenroyal Gourmet Restaurant (Selva di Val Gardena) are also part of this constellation thanks to the recent confirmation of their Michelin star.

The Hotel Granbaita Dolomites has been managed by the same family for more than 50 years: their passion is at the heart of genuine hospitality. The hotel was renovated last summer and the works were overseen by the careful eye of Rudi Perathoner, a local architect who has already received numerous international prizes for his projects. The Hotel Granbaita Dolomites increased its stars this November, thus becoming the seventh 5-star hotel in Val Gardena. Luxury, elegance, and tradition come alive within the hotel’s halls, and the staff takes care of every last detail. After all, it is the small things that can turn an experience into a memory to cherish forevermore.

Val Gardena’s new 5-star hotel joins the constellation of outstanding hotels already present in the region: the Hotel Adler SPA Resort, an historic hotel in business since 1810 with spires, romantic towers, a spacious park and an amazing choice of swimming pools and saunas within its SPA; the Adler Balance, Medical Wellness, an ideal structure for guests looking for pure relaxation or wanting to surround themselves with unspoilt nature; the Alpin Garden Wellness Resort, a small, adults-only resort boasting just 30 rooms and suites; the Hotel Gardena – Grödnerhof Gourmet Hotel & Spa where charming hospitality takes centre stage, a harmonious blend between traditions and innovation, member of the renowned Relais & Chateaux group; the Montchalet, member of the Small Luxury Hotel chain, located just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Ortisei; and the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel Gourmet & Spa, the first 5-star hotel of Val Gardena to be a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group.

INFO: Val Gardena


Val Gardena turns into the
“Christmas Valley of the Dolomites”

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Val Gardena has been recognized as the Christmas Valley for years and, starting from 29th November, the miles of lights of the three Christmas Markets of Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Val Gardena – immersed in the natural setting of the Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site – will light up again.

Each of the three markets, however, has different characteristics and peculiarities…let’s go and discover them

Ortisei will become the “Christmas Village” and its market will offer gifts and surprises among Christmas melodies, homemade cakes, handmade wooden objects and a myriad of lights. Every day you can watch the choir show or listen to the sounds of the mountain horns or even participate in Ladin cooking classes. There are many products offered by the stands, all original and authentic, from sculptures and dolls to Christmas garlands, from lanterns to frames, from candles to felt products. Finally, children will be able to pack their letters in a special mailbox in Stetteneck Square.



The Christmas Market of S. Cristina, traditionally offers many typical gastronomy and local craftsmanship products. The market is located in a panoramic location at the foot of the Sassolungo and Castel Gardena and has always offered a special atmosphere and many good ideas for a Christmas gift. In addition, you can attend live performances by master sculptors from Val Gardena and listen to music and mountain melodies. Every weekend and on weekdays, the peppery bread biscuits and the delicious “Spitzbuben”, short pastry biscuits filled with apricot jam, will be baked.

Finally, Selva di Val Gardena, famous for its “Mountain Christmas. The village is located in the heart of the Dolomites, at the foot of the Sella massif… The atmosphere of the ski slopes will be ideally transferred to the pedestrian street in the centre of the village where a continuous strip of lights 350 meters long and 12 wooden reproductions of the cable car cabins will be realized. Among the stands you can taste the gingerbread, mulled wine, homemade cakes, chocolate production or buy unique items for next Christmas.

A multitude of balls and sparkling lights, together with Christmas songs, will cheer up the hearts and bring joy and wonder to the eyes of children. In addition, the traditional art of Val Gardena sculpture will be on display in a beautiful exhibition of nativity scenes.

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Val Gardena: a gourmet’s paradise and good, hearty mountain food

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Eating well is part and parcel of the South Tyrol experience: the local cuisine features rich, regional recipes with hearty and local ingredients such as spicy Speck, smoked sausage, tasty cheese and Schüttelbrot. The culinary experience boasts a variety of traditional restaurants, pizzerias and gourmet Michelin and Gault Millau restaurants. The offer is rounded off by the typical combination of Mediterranean lightness and grounded, alpine flavours. In Val Gardena there are two places which are considered the culinary Eldorado: the working stations of starred chefs Mario Porcelli at the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel in Selva Val Gardena and of Reimund Brunner at the Anna Stuben in the Hotel Gardena in Ortisei. Sublime dishes interpreting and combining the cuisine of the Italian and Austrian culture in outstanding ways.



Discover fine dining also up on high! Skiing in Val Gardena is a real treat thanks to the 65 traditional mountain huts peppering the edge of the slopes. Most of them have been run by the same family for generations, and each hut is proud to deliver a unique offer ranging from traditional dishes to sophisticated cuisine featuring grilled steaks and seafood. The offer is rounded off by a large selection of wines, mostly from South Tyrol.

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In Val Gardena everything is ready for the new winter season!

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The skiing season in the Dolomites’ and Italy’s best skiing area, crowned as such on numerous occasions, starts on 5 December and ends at Easter on 14 April 2020.


Pleasant hills as well as steep slopes, including the ones featured during the World Cup, pepper the landscape of the skiing carousel, where skiers start whizzing down the slopes from 5 December. In the Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi skiing area, which includes the Sellaronda, more than 500 perfectly groomed kilometres of slopes await passionate skiers.

The region in and around Val Gardena counts some famous slopes among the ones found in its network: take the worldfamous Sellaronda for example, a 40-kilometer ski excursion around the Sella massif, which leads through four Ladin valleys and three Italian regions, attracts numerous visitors. It offers unlimited skiing and snowboarding fun for all levels, always against the backdrop of stunning views over the Dolomites; moreover, it’s connected to the world‘s largest ski carousel via the Dolomiti Superski lift network.


The Saslong, on the other hand, is an alpine slope legend: what with its 3.4 kilometres and 839 metres of elevation gain, it turns into the venue of one of the most important downhill races in the international Ski World Cup circus shortly before Christmas every year. But the view of the Passo Sella is also a breathtaking one: nestled between the Sella massif in the south with its bizarre rock faces and the Cir peaks in the north, you can enjoy the fantastic view of the valley and the Sassolungo on the other side of the valley.


Whoever wants to combine winter sports with pleasant skiing sessions and physical well-being can do so in the Col Raiser/Seceda area featuring spacious and wide slopes. There are a good 16 mountain huts – out of 65 in the whole Val Gardena skiing area, which will charm skiers with their traditional character and cosy interiors – tourists can stop at to enjoy culinary delicacies and for a bit of a break out on the sunny terraces. What better complement than traditional South Tyrolean specialities such as Schlutzkrapfen, a range of different dumplings and sensationally good cheese as well as delicious desserts. You won’t find any fast food here!

You can easily plan your winter holiday in Val Gardena at – see you on the slopes!

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Magic autumn holiday in the Palagroup.

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Good news for trekking lovers: the summer season is not over!

In the Pale di San Martino – the widest group of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is still time to experience hiking thanks to lifts and mountain huts being open during the following weekends: 28-29 September, 5-6 and 12-13 October. A great opportunity to see the magic autumn’s colors experiencing trekking at high altitude immersed in the Natural Park Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino, taking the lifts Tognola, leading to Alpe Tognola (2000m), or the lifts Colverde-Rosetta taking to the Pala Plateau (2600m).

In the Pale di San Martino, during the weekends until the 13th October, you will also find open mountain huts: Rifugio Rosetta, Rifugio Pradidali, Rifugio Velo della Madonna, Rifugio Mulaz and Rifugio Treviso Canali Huts will let you feel the magic atmosphere of mountain huts and let you taste local, typical food.

During the weekends you will find special events dedicated to the mountains and free shuttle buses to Val Venegia and Val Canali will be available.

Moreover downhill lovers can still try the San Martino Bike Arena using Tognola lifts.

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INFO: San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero e Vanoi

Running in the Dolomites

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San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi, in the eastern part of Trentino and in the heart of the Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, is the perfect area for those willing to discover the world with their running shoes on!

At the foot of the Pale di San Martino – a Dolomites Group and UNESCO world heritage site, runners have plenty of possibilities to get trained. They will find trails into the wood or in the mountains at high altitude, roads immersed in uncontaminated nature and connecting the villages of Primiero Valley and the first running park of the Dolomites, called Ces Trail. Ces Trail boasts 16 trails around San Martino di Castrozza, dedicated to running, but also trekking and walking and also offers the possibility to control the own performance and to challenge other runners thanks to Strava.

Those who prefer to run on difficult trails and who are ready to face certain altitudes, shouldn’t miss the 3rd Rosetta Verticale Trail Run, on the 21st September 2019. The race starts from San Martino di Castrozza and leads through the mountain path Nr.701 to the Altopiano delle Pale / Pala Plateau and then up to the Cima della Rosetta / Rosetta Top, that offers an amazing view on the Pale di San Martino, on the Rolle Pass, San Martino di Castrozza, the Lagorai Chain and other peaks. A wonderful panorama that will let runners forget the effort of the run!

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Photo Credits: ©Enrica-Pallaver.

INFO: APT San Martino di Castrozza




Sounds of the Dolomites back at the foot of the Pala group: Malika Ayane in Val Canali

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ph Tommaso Prugnola


On the 15th September the last concert of “Sounds of the Dolomites” takes place in Val Canali, in a green meadow immersed in the nature, next to the Villa Welsperg, the “House” of the Natural Park Paneveggio Pale di San Martino, in Trentino. The beautiful meadow at the foot of the Pale di San Martino, the widest group of the Dolomites, will be the theater of the incredible voice of Malika Ayane, one of the most amazing pop singer in Italy. In fact, with her extraordinary voice and interpretative ability, her intelligent mix of melodies and receptivity to international sounds, there is no doubt that Malika Ayane represents one of the finest ventures in Italian music in recent years.

A great concert in an incredible frame, that’s what you will be witness of.

A suggestion? Have a walk in the surrounding area to enjoy the view on the Dolomites and to think about your next adventures in this area or take part in the trekking organized by the local alpine guides, the Aquile. If you prefer the mountainbike, there is also the possibility to reach the location by e-bike.

Don’t miss the closing concert of this festival taking place every summer in the Dolomites of Trentino Region and having as motto “Great things are made when men and mountains meet”, a quote by William Blake that perfectly reflects the spirit of the festival.

Photo Credits: Tommaso Prugnola

INFO: APT San Martino di Castrozza