The Lagazuoi circuit
Dolomite panorama meets world history
The panoramic skiing circuit round the Lagazuoi Mountain depicts an exciting journey through the history of the Dolomites
During the First World War, the Lagazuoi was a contested mountain, due to its location on the border between South Tyrol, then part of the Habsburg Monarchy, and Italian Veneto. This was the exact location of the front line of the war in which the Austrian Kaiserjägers (Imperial Infantry) and the Italian Alpini Troops faced each other in static warfare. From 1915 to 1917 both armies dug tunnels and caves in the Lagazuoi and other mountains along the front, moving their positions and camps into the interior of the mountains. They fired cannons and exploded mines, but the greatest enemy on both sides was the bitter cold that prevailed here at more than 2,000 meters above sea level.
Defensive positions, bridges and tunnels from the First World War have been restored and now bear witness to the history of the Dolomites in the First World War.
From Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa and Badia, ski on the slopes in the Alta Badia Skicarosello all the way to San Cassiano/Armentarola. From here, ski busses or taxis take you to Falzarego Pass (2,105 m / 6,906 ft) where the Lagazuoi tour proper begins (Falzarego Pass can also be reached directly by public transport bus from Colfosco, Corvara and La Villa).
The Lagazuoi cable car takes you to the mountain of the same name (2,778 m / 9,114 ft). As a warm-up, we recommend the Lagazuoi run. The red run leads to the pass and back to the Lagazuoi cable car's valley station.
From the top of the Lagazuoi the 8.5 km (5.5 mi) Armentarola slope awaits you. This slope is one of the most impressive in the Alps and allows spectacular views of the legendary Fanes valley. The Armentarola run takes you through an enchanting valley with rough rock faces and ice falls all the way down to Sass Dlacia. Here a horse transfer service takes you to the ski lift Armentarola, the access point to the Alta Badia Skicarosello .
During your skiing day on Mount Lagazuoi, you can also take a detour to the skiing region Cinque Torri.
Technical data of the tour:
Lagazuoi slope: 3.5 km (2.3 mi), altitude difference - 600 m (1,968 ft)
Armentarola slope: length - 8.5 km (5.5 mi), altitude difference - 1,130 m (3,707 ft)
Coach or taxi to Armentarola - Falzarego Pass (approx. 10 km / 6.4 mi): 20 min
Lagazuoi cable car: approx. 30 min
Downhill run Lagazuoi - Sass Dlacia: approx. 30 min
Note! Buses and/or taxis to Falzarego Pass and horse transfer services are not included in your ski pass.