More than just skiing

As an alternative or supplement to skiing, San Martino di Castrozza, Passo Rolle, Primiero and Vanoi offer from 7th January until 05th April 2021 a rich weekly programme: guided walks, snowshoes excursions, tasting of typical local products, historic and artistic tours, fascinating explorations and outdoor adventures. An unusual and exciting way to experience the atmosphere of mountain villages and the environment of the Paneveggio Pale di San Martino Nature Park in the quiet of the winter season.

Some activities are carried out only when a minimum number of members is reached. The program may at any time vary due to force majeure..

WITH THE COMPANY OF THE MOUNTAIN GUIDES

SNOWSHOES EXCURSION

Even people who are not that keen on sport have discovered the pleasure of excursions in the winter woods on snowshoes. 

The old wooden “craspe” or “ciaspole”, as they are called in Italian, with string bindings, have now been replaced by modern, lightweight versions in metal or plastic that are done up like standard ski boots. Learning how to use them is really easy, so even children will fall in love with this sport which allows you not only to partake in pleasant strolls, but also to perform jumps, dives and somersaults in powdery snow.

Every day, the Alpine guides organise excursions to the most beautiful areas: the Colbricon Lakes on the trail of prehistoric hunters, the plateau of the Pala mountain range in a fascinating atmosphere created by the “sea of snow”, the Piani della Cavallazza which is the kingdom of the chamois, the magical Val Venegia, and hiking trail of the “Cristo Pensante” on Mount Castellaz.

Cost:
€ 30 all day, € 20 half day, € 15 excursions at sunset or in the evenings, including snowshoe hire and poles, plus the services of an Alpine guide. Any charges for using ski lifts are borne by the participants.

Info and booking:
Alpine Guides office (c/o Tourist Office San Martino di Castrozza)
open every day from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm, tel. +39 0439 768795 Cell. +39 342 9813212

Excursions starting from Fiera di Primiero
Itineraries to be agreed directly with the Alpine Guides.
Alpine Guides Fiera di Primiero, tel. +39 347 9929755.

SNOW SAFETY COURSE

San Martino di Castrozza
A short course held by the Alpine guides to learn the basic notions of snow cover and avalanche rescue techniques. You will learn how to safely tackle winter activities in the mountains - snowshoeing, ski mountaineering and freeriding.

When: every Monday, from 2pm to 6pm.
Cost: € 40.00
Info and bookings: Alpine Guides tel. +39 328 8743739 - +39 0439 768795.

EMOTIONS UNDER THE STARS

WINTER NORDIC WALKING

Passo Cereda - Calaita Lake
Exiting tour in the woods using the nordic walking technique: walk with snowshoes and headlamp, surrounded only by the silence of a snow-covered forest.  
When: every day previous reservation (minimum 5 people)
Cost: adult € 20,00, discount for children
Information: only on reservation tel. +39 347 5797512 - info@dolomeo.it

APERITIF BY SNOWMOBILE

Sunset snowmobile ride through the woods of the Alpe Tognola or Colverde, the bracing air, and the moon lighting up the winter landscape reflected on the snow are all the ingredients you need to enjoy an aperitif under a magnificent starry sky.

Colverde cable car
When: every Tuesday, meeting point at the departure of the Colverde cable car at 5.30pm
Cost: adults € 15.00, children 4-8 years old € 8.00
Info: only on reservation Tel. +39 347 5797512 - info@dolomeo.it

Tognola cable car 
When: every Thursday, meeting point at the Campo Base Après Ski - Tognola cable car at 5.30pm
Cost: adults € 14.50, children 4-12 years old € 9.50, children 3-0 years old free
Info: only on reservation Tel. +39 0439 68026 - +39 349 0038400 - infopoint@tognola.it

DINNER BY SNOWMOBILE

San Martino di Castrozza
An unforgettable experience that starts with the ride up on a snowmobile along the illuminated ski slope, an aperitif at 2,000 metres based on local products and craft beer, plus dinner in a “rifugio” (mountain refuge). Round off the evening with a night-time ride down in the cable car!

When: Wednesday and Saturday (see opening date "night skiing"), meeting point at the departureof the Colverde cable car at 6.00pm
Cost: from € 55.00, discount for children
Info: only on reservation Tel. +39 347 5797512 - info@dolomeo.it

DINNER WITH THE EAGLES

An easy excursion with snowshoes in the company of the famous ‘Eagles of San Martino and Primiero’ (Alpine Guides) which ends with a dinner at the Malga Ces restaurant. Return by snowmobile.
When: every Friday from 07 January 2022. 
Cost: € 40.00 (drinks not included). 
Info and reservations: Malga Ces landline 0439 68223 – mobile 349.2843412 by 2 pm on the same day.

WINTER SOUL - MOONLIGHT EXCURSION

San Martino di Castrozza – Passo Rolle 
Evening excursion/snowshoeing to discover our fantastic area, with dinner in the Refuge. Departure from San Martino di Castrozza at 5 pm or from Passo Rolle at 4.30 pm. 
When: two evenings a week and on request. 
Cost: € 30.00 + € 5.00 for snowshoe and poles rental (dinner to be paid by the participants)
Information: only by reservation within the previous day at 347.7262561 – Martino (also WhatsApp)

ALL-ROUND NATURE

IN THE FOREST OF VIOLINS

Paneveggio
Short nature walk in Paneveggio, a place known all over the world for the forest from which a precious wood is obtained to build the best musical instruments. Following a short path, you will reach a thrilling suspension bridge over the gorge of the Travignolo stream and continue with a visit to the wildlife area of the deer, the Park’s symbolic animal, to be able to see it up close and learn about its habits and biology.
When: every Wednesday and Friday until 25 March 2022, meeting at the Visitor Centre of Paneveggio at 10.30 am or at 2.30 pm. 
Cost: adults € 5.00; children 6-14 years € 2.50
Information: only by reservation phone 0439 765373 - 0462 576283

SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA THROUGH HISTORY AND NATURE

A stroll around the town lasting about an hour and a half to learn about its historical roots and the wonderful naturalistic features of this renowned location in the Dolomites. Stories about English eighteenth-century travellers and the Alpine pioneers are interspersed with information about the surrounding naturalistic setting, protected by the Parco Naturale Paneveggio - Pale di San Martino.
Stopover at Maso Col for a cup of tea made from medicinal mountain herbs produced by the Erborì company.

When: every Wednesday from 13 January to 31th March 2021, meet in the church square at 10.15 am.
Cost: adults € 5.00, free for children up to 8 years of age.
Info: only with booking at the ApT Tourist Information Office of San Martino, tel. .+39 0439 768867.


WINTER LIGHTS

Vanoi Valley
Discovering small lights, i.e. small local excellences, that illuminate winter in the Vanoi Valley, among balls of wool, candles, objects of the ancient rural tradition, local products and fairy tales. 
When: every Sunday morning from 10 am to 12.30 pm, meeting at the Casa dell’Ecomuseo del Vanoi in Canal San Bovo. 
Cost: variable depending on the experience; max € 12.00 per person.
Information: only by reservation by 6 pm of the previous day at 338 3378102. 
To find out more about each event: www.ecomuseo.vanoi.it

DOLOMITES ACTIVE MOUNTAINS

Snowshoeing in the company of the Alpine Guide; snow walking tests suitable for everyone and excursions of intermediate difficulty. 
When: every Saturday afternoon and Monday morning from 15 January to 19 March 2022. 
Information and costs: reservation required by 6 pm of the previous day, online at  www.primieroiniziative.it or at ApT offices. 
For technical information and itineraries: Primiero Iniziative phone 0439.762525,  info@primiero.com  -  www.primieroiniziative.it.

SNOW WEEKEND

Altopiano Pale di San MartinoDiscovering ‘our’ coral atoll in winter with a fantastic tour enjoying the fantastic views of the Altopiano della Rosetta with explanation of avalanche self-rescue, followed by lunch in the Refuge. Departure at 9 am at the Colverde-Rosetta lifts; return at 1 pm
When: every Saturday and Sunday and on request. Cost:  € 35.00 + € 5.00 for snowshoe and poles rental (cost of lifts and discounted lunch to be paid by the participants). 
Information: only by reservation within the previous day at 347.7262561 – Martino (also WhatsApp)

LOCAL AREA PLUS GOOD FOOD AND DRINK

CHEESE TOUR ON CARRIAGE

A tour among stables, haylofts and tasty local cheese on board a traditional horse/drawn carriage.

BEERS ALL ROUND

Mezzano
Guided tour of the award-winning BioNoc’ craft brewery in Mezzano. You will be accompanied by Fabio who will introduce you to the secrets of brewing techniques. You will have the opportunity to taste the famous beers produced exclusively in Primiero.

When: from Monday to Friday at 5pm. Saturady and Sunday at 4.15pm.

Information: by reservation only at the site www.visitabirrificio.it, tel. +39 329 6086570

TASTY WORKSHOP

Nothing better than bringing home a piece of Trentino. With these tasty workshops you can learn all the tricks to prepare delicious local dishes.

LET’S COOK SPÄTZLE!
San Martino di Castrozza
With the young Chef Gianmario you will learn to cook the famous spätzle with a live demonstration and a final tasting.
When: every Tuesday in La Stua – Pizzeria Sass Maor at 5pm
Information and cost: only with booking (maximum 15 people) Tel. +39 0439 68340

LET’S BAKE STRUDEL!
San Martino di Castrozza

This is the perfect occasion to learn and discover all the secret about Strudel, chef Gianmario will show you how to cook it, and then, of course, you are going to try it!
When: every Thursday in La Stua – Pizzeria Sass Maor at 5 pm
Information and cost: only with booking (maximum 15 people) Tel. +39 0439 68340

ADVENTURES ON THE SNOW

PISTENBULLY TOUR

San Martino di Castrozza
If you want to find out how the ski slopes of the Alpe Tognola resort are prepared every night, don’t miss out on this “snow cat” fact-finding adventure!

When: every day at 4.30pm, duration approx. 1 hour.
Cost: €55.00 per person, minimum two people.
Information: with booking only, tel. +39 0439 68026 - +39 349 0038400 - infopoint@tognola.it

PARAGLIDING

Punta Ces, Alpe Tognola, Cima Rosetta
Fly over the ski runs, and near the most beautiful mountains, the Dolomites!! Finish your day on the ski returning home with the parachute and the ski on your feet. If you don’t ski, no worries, a little run-up and you will fly free as an eagle!

When:
every day, only on reservation
Information: Tel. +39 340 5208359 - primierodolomitifly@gmail.com

ICE CLIMBING

Ice traction cleats on your feet and ice axes, try the emotion of climbing on an icefall, in the company of an alpine guide.

When:every day, only on reservation
Info and booking: Alpine Guides office (c/o Tourist Office San Martino di Castrozza) open every day from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm, tel. +39 0439 768795. Cell. +39 342 9813212 info@aquilesanmartino.com

SUGGESTIONS FOR FAMILIES

KNOCK KNOCK, IS ANYONE THERE?

The secrets of the winter wood and a sweet homemade snack.
An easy guided walk for both kids and adults, between snow covered peaks and magic landscapes, to teach you how to listen to the nature and to understand its secrets, like how plants and animals can survive during the wintertime.
After the walk, an homemade snack in the warm and cozy atmosphere of Maso Col.

When: every Thursday from 14th January. Meeting point: car park in front of Ristorante Maso Col at 2:30 pm.

Cost: € 15 for adults. € 10 for kids (4-12 years old).

Info: reservation until 6 pm of the previous day in the Tourist Board Office “ApT” (0039 0439 768867).

WELCOME TO THE STABLE!

Passo Cereda – Agritur Broch
Together with Giulia, young and adults will be able to learn about the animals of the farm and how they spend the cold winter in the warmth of the new stable. The cows are waiting for you with their calves to give them milk, but even the smallest animals cannot wait to be looked after and pampered, perhaps preparing them a warm bed of hay. At the end of the activity a tasty farmer’s snack awaits you with the products of the Agritur and those who want can also stop for dinner for a full immersion in the farm. 
When: every Saturday from 15 January 2022 at 4 pm
Cost: € 5.00 per person + € 7.50 for the snack + € 16.00 for the optional dinner. Special offer for families. 
Information: only by reservation at 389 0276413 (Agritur Broch)

ON THE SNOW WITH AVALANCHE DOGS

A morning spent in the company of the dog-handling team of the Alpine School of the Guardia di Finanza (Italian law enforcement agency) for an exciting avalanche rescue drill.

When: every Thursday, meet at Passo Rolle at the Caserma Colbricon barracks at 10am.
Cost:
free
Info:
only with booking at the ApT Tourist Information Office of San Martino, tel. +39 0439 768867.



TROIKA RIDE

DISCOVER THE FARMING WORLD BY CARRIAGE
Primiero

In a typical carriage drawn by powerful Noriker horses, you will find out about the Valle di Primiero and the local farming activities. You will learn first-hand about the work of the cattle farmers by visiting one of the dairy farms located in the countryside of Tonadico.
When: on weekend.
Info and bookings: Walter Zagonel, tel. +39 349 1765712



KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

INFLATABLES, BOB SLEIGHS AND SLEDGES

Sledges and bob sleighs on the snow have always been popular with children of all ages!
There are fun, well-equipped areas, reserved for bob sleighs, sledges and inflatables, on which to slide down specially designed slopes!

SAN MARTINO DI CASTROZZA:

  • NassePark at the Pra’ delle Nasse ski lifts.
    When: open every day from 9am to 5pm. Info tel. +39 347 6490518
  • Alpe Tognola at the Baby-Tognola ski lift.
    When: open every day from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Info tel. +39 348 6781669
  • Malga Civertaghe on a natural trail
    When: open every day. Info tel. +39 340 8711861

PASSO ROLLE:

  • New fun-filled bob sleigh and sledge track over 400 m long, can be reached by the Cimon chairlift. Sledges can be hired at the two ski rental shops on the pass and tickets for the chairlift can be bought at the ski pass kiosk in front of the hotel Venezia. Ride up on the chairlift and zoom back down on the specially designed track!
    When:  open every day from 8.30am to 4pm. Info tel. +39  0439 68505

PASSO CEREDA:

  • Cereda Natural Park at Passo Cereda (near the ski slopes).
    When: for days and opening hours, call tel. +39 3471329549


NURSERY SCHOOL ON SNOW

Children from three years of age upwards can have fun on the snow or inside one of the special covered areas dedicated to them. Accompanied by a team of entertainers, they will enter an enchanted world of toys, laughter and fun.

KINDERLAND ALPE DELLE MARMOTTE at Alpe Tognola.
When: every day from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Lunch available on request in the company of the entertainers.
Cost: 1 hour € 10,00, facilitations from the second hour onwards
Info: tel. +39 348 6781669

BABY-SITTING SERVICE

San Martino di Castrozza
For all children from two years of age, the entertainers of the Art Swiss staff, specialized in children entertainment and care, offer a baby-sitting service! Lots of smiles and fun in safety for the kids, while mom and dad enjoy some time for themselves! 
Service available from 2 years of age. 
When: on request, from 9 am to 4 pm
Cost: € 15.00 hourly rateInfo and reservations: phone 350 9498576

ICE-SKATING

San Martino di Castrozza
Near the sport center.
Information: Deborah +39 3478923056

Primiero, Transacqua 
In the sport center “Ai Fossi”.
Information: +39 0439 64707
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