San Martino di Castrozza stage
of the Giro d’Italia

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One of the most famous bicycle race in the world is back at the feet of the Palagroup, in Trentino (Italy).

After 10 years San Martino di Castrozza will host a stage of the Giro d’Italia for its 4th time. On the 31st May cyclists running for the “maglia rosawill arrive in San Martino di Castrozza after having left from the city of Treviso (151 Km), reaching the well-known holiday destination surrounded by imposing peaks.

The following day (1st June) participants of the 102° edition of the Giro d’Italia will pass through the territory surrounded by the majestic Pale di San Martino, part of the Dolomites and World Heritage Site, again. During the so-called “tappone dolomitico” (a colossal stage through the Dolomites) cyclists will leave from Feltre, reach and face the ascents of the Rolle Pass and go through San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero Valley in order to reach Croce D’Aune – Monte Avena. Because of the difficulty of this route, that presents different ascents, the 1st June will be particularly important for cyclists, who could have the chance to fight for the final victory.

Don’t miss the pink “carovana” in the amazing scenery of the Pale di San Martino, discover more at this link. 

INFO: San Martino di Castrozza

Salewa Get Vertical Winter Base Camp

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From the 21st to the 24th of March the lucky winners of an online play will have the great opportunity to have an unforgettable experience in the Dolomites, in Trentino, with the Aquile di San Martino, the Alpine Guides of San Martino di Castrozza and Primiero. For the 5th year, participants will experience the most adventurous ski mountaineering and freeride in the Pale di San Martino, located in an area which is particularly appreciated by lovers of this kind of sports.

Those who took part in the contest can now finally live a four-day ski mountaineering adventure, surrounded by stunning landscapes and majestic peaks, sleeping one night in a mountain hut and one night at a base camp, in tents.

INFO: Salewa Get Vertical Winter Base Camp

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The King of Dolomites 2019

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From the 22nd to the 24th of February, San Martino di Castrozza will host the seventh edition of The King of Dolomites, a freeride photographic contest carried out in cooperation with Arc’teryx. Over the years, it has become one of the most important freeride events worldwide, in which international photographers and riders challenge each other on the snow of San Martino di Castrozza, in search of the most beautiful shots.

Participants have to take a picture of a rider in action in the Dolomites, equipped with helmet, backpack and self-rescue kit, taking into account the four themes of this year: landscape, alpinism, action and the KOD2019 theme. A jury of experts, chosen between famous journalists, photographers and riders, will then judge all the photos.

During this weekend, a rich programme of events awaits you on the snow of San Martino di Castrozza: the KOD Village on the Alpe Tognola, in which you can try the Roxa and Movement.

The King of Dolomites is three days of freeride, photography and entertainment that gathers together professionals and enthusiasts in San Martino di Castrozza, one of the most beautiful areas of the Dolomites, in Trentino.

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Experience “More than just skiing” in San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi

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The beautiful and enchanting scenery of the Pale di San Martino, the charm of the villages at the bottom of the Dolomites and the surrounding unspoilt nature offer you much more than the usual ski holiday.

Oltre lo sci is a rich weekly programme that gives you the chance to discover and experience the territory of San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi in a different way. Not just skiing but also guided walks, snowshoes excursions, tasting of typical local products, historic and artistic tours, fascinating explorations and outdoor adventures.

Our mountain guides will make you discover the pleasure of excursions on snowshoes in the most beautiful areas of the territory. You can also choose to take part in the snow safety course, in which you will learn how to tackle winter activities safely. Otherwise, if you want to live an unforgettable night, seize the opportunity of having an aperitif by snowmobile in San Martino, under a magnificent starry sky, tasting our local products, try snowshoeing at night at Passo Cereda or book your dinner in a special location that is to be reached by snowmobile.

A special care is given to families and children activities. Have a ride on the Troika (a sleigh driven by horses) or spend a morning taking part in an exciting avalanche rescue drill with the dog-handling team of the Guardia di Finanza. In the Vanoi valley meet the friendly llamas for a relaxing and pleasant walk on snowy paths, while, in San Martino, watch an acrobatic ski-snowboard show followed by a mini torchlight procession with the ski instructors.

Children of all ages can benefit of our well-equipped areas for bobsleds, sledges and inflatables. In addition, children from the age of three onwards can have fun on the snow with a team of entertainers.

Cheese making is considered a kind of vocation in the Primiero and Vanoi valleys. For this reason, the “Caseificio di Primiero” (Primiero Cheese Factory) offers guided tours to discover the secrets of the cheese makers whose skilled hands produce cheeses such as Toséla, Trentingrana and Botìro di Malga.

During one of our mountain-style aperitif on the ski slopes, the so-called Happycheese, you have the opportunity of taste tempting delicacies and finger food made from Primiero cheese, accompanied by the renowned Trentino wines and the local craft beers BioNoc’ of the namesake brewery, which offers guided tours too.

Finally, those who are seeking a more adventurous holiday can choose between winter mountain-bike excursions along the winter cycling routes, an exciting paragliding experience over the ski slopes, ice climbing with a mountain guide or the Pistenbully Tour.

Oltre lo sci is an unusual and exciting way to experience the atmosphere of the mountain villages and the environment of the Natural Park Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino in the quiet of the winter season.

Have a look at the complete programme here.

INFO: San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primero e Vanoi.

San Martino Telemark Event: free heel skiing
for everyone.

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On the 26th and 27th of January the Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle Ski will be the theatre of the San Martino Telemark Event. Two days dedicated to the ancient technique of the “free heel” skiing, which combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing and still raises lots of interest.

Everyone can seize the opportunity of trying this discipline with the ski instructors of the Nuova Scuola Italiana Sci San Martino di Castrozza, which will teach you Telemark skiing and how to use the so-called Alpenstock.

The programme provides a wide range of activities: courses of Alpenstock clinic and telemark imprinting, but also a funny treasure hunt on the slopes of the “Carosello delle Malghe” and, news of this year, Freeride Telemark with the Aquile di San Martino, the local Alpine Guides. At the starting point of the new gondola Colbricon Express you can find the telemark village, in which you can also discover all the innovations of this sector with the opportunity of trying new state-of-the-art materials.

The day goes on with a special happy hour on the ski, the so-called “aperitivo al salto” and ends up with a dinner in San Martino di Castrozza.

San Martino Telemark Event is two days of ski, entertainment and music that bring together all the telemark enthusiasts but also who wants to discover the secrets of this discipline.

Don’t miss the opportunity to try Telemark enjoying the amazing scenery of the Pale di San Martino, the widest mountain group of the Dolomites.

 

For further info: Ski Area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle

The Colbricon Express is coming soon in the skiarea
San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle

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The winter season 2018-2019 opens with a new entry in the skiarea San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle. After the past seasons’ modernization of the snowmaking system, a new gondola called Colbricon Express is being installed on the ski area.

The new 10-seater lift serves the Ces area and replaces two chairlifts connecting San Martino di Castrozza with Valbonetta, considerably reducing time of ride (from 20 to 6 minutes). Like all lifts of the skiarea San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle, Colbricon Express will work thanks to 100% renewable energy produced in the hydroelectric plants of Primiero and Vanoi Valley.

The skiarea, which is part of the Dolomiti Superski carousel, boasts 60 km of slopes running in the Natural Park Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino, in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage.

INFO: San Martino di Castrozza

Be The New King of the Dolomites!

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Becoming a King has never been so easy and fun, since you can sign up for King of Dolomites, the photo contest about freeride on the Dolomites taking place in San Martino di Castrozza, in Trentino.

King of Dolomites is the great event taking place since 2013 in Trentino, on the Dolomites, joined by freeride and photography lovers and making the Dolomites protagonists of amazing pictures of landscape and action.

To take part in the contest you have 2 options: you can participate in the open category with a team of maximum 3 people and take your pictures on the 2nd and 3rd of march shooting reeriders in action on the Dolomites.

The other option is to compete for the pro category. In this case, you have to follow 3 steps: take freeride pictures from the 1st of January to the 24th of February reporting name of photographer and rider and the place where you took the shot. You can also use old pics but one must have been taken this year. Then post the pictures on Instagram with the hashtag #KOD2018 and #KOD2018QS and send the best 3 of them via WeTransfer. Wait for the committee’s verdict: the winner will have the chance to take part in the Grand Finale as a pro team. One fundamental rule is that photos must have been taken on the Dolomites, but that will be very easy on the magic Pale di San Martino.

Even if you don’t take part in the contest, you shouldn’t miss the King of Dolomites’ days, from the 1st to the 4th of March, with many events like the Friday’s party and the Arc’teryx KOD test village on the Alpe Tognola, in the skiarea San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle, on Saturday and Sunday. During the weekend it will be also possible to see stunning pictures of the King of Dolomites’ past editions. The event will be closed on Sunday, the 4th of march with a prize-giving ceremony in the center of San Martino di Castrozza and the name of the new King of Dolomites.

INFO: King of Dolomites
Apt San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle

 

Discover S.Mart – Active Winter

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The ski area San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle is the southern part of the Dolomiti Superski circuit and boasts 60 km of ski slopes located at an altitude between 1404 m and 2357 m. The whole ski area offers a breathtaking view of the peaks and chains surrounding the territory, in particular of the Pale di San Martino, the widest group of the Dolomites. Every ski run is located inside the Natural Park Paneveggio – Pale di San Martino and presents a different level of difficulty. The ski area boasts flat parts and steep slopes and is therefore perfect for all skiers, both beginners and experts.

Stunning skiing and unforgettable views along the 15 km slopes of the Rolle Pass, one of the most panoramic passes of the Dolomites. In San Martino di Castrozza you will find 45 km of perfectly prepared slopes also thanks to the snowmaking system. San Martino di Castrozza also perfectly combines sport and taste boasting several huts along the slopes where to have a deserved stop.

 

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Rosetta Verticale:
23rd September 2017 – Primiero Valley

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The Rosetta Verticale is a competitive run with starting point in Apt San Martino di Castrozza and arrival on the Rosetta Top. A wonderful 360° panorama on the Cimon della Pala, on the Plateau Pale di San Martino and on the Primiero Valley with other peaks all around waits for the runners on the Rosetta Top compensating for the effort of the run. The Rosetta Verticale is the final run of the Trentino Vertical Circuit.

Test your physical resistance and compete on the stunning path leading to the Plateau Pale di San Martino enjoying an unforgettable view from the top.

Credits: A. Trovati

INFO: Apt San Martino di Castrozza.