For Nordic skiing enthusiasts, the Ski Area San Pellegrino has more than 26 km of trails included in the SuperNordicSkipass circuit, which certifies state-of-the-art centres with first-class facilities and high quality standards.
At Passo San Pellegrino you will find the Centro Fondo Alochet with pistes organised in loops of varying difficulty and length for a total of 18 km, some of which are very demanding such as the black “Campo d’Orso”.
In the centre of Falcade, on the other hand, is the Centro Fondo Pietro Scola with 8 km of pistes for all levels, also accessible for night skiing.
There is a choice of various trails, from the school area to the most demanding circuits that are also homologated for FISI and FIS competitions.
All trails are maintained daily, always perfectly groomed and prepared for both classic and skating techniques.
There are also numerous services offered to cross-country skiers: refreshment points, waxing, equipment hire and storage, changing rooms, ski school and a large reserved car park.
The Centro del Fondo Alochet (Alochet Cross-Country Ski Centre) is a real point of reference for Nordic skiing. You can ski along 18 km of trails organised in four loops of varying difficulty, between 1,900 and 2,500 metres above sea level, through beautiful routes immersed in the woods near Lake San Pellegrino. The tracks are always perfectly groomed and prepared for classic and skating techniques. There is programmed snowmaking on the Campo Scuola and Masaré slopes.
The Centro del Fondo Alochet can be reached by skibus either from Moena or from the centre of Passo San Pellegrino.
The trails range from the blue Alochet to the black Campo d’Orso, used by the Italian Nordic Skiing National Team for camps and training. The red Masarè is the most suitable slope for all levels of fitness, thanks to a medium-difficulty route with ups and downs and two more significant but not particularly demanding descents.
The Campo d’Orso trail is a very demanding 12 km loop that reaches the San Pellegrino Pass cable car and then returns to the Centro Fondo Alochet: on the outward journey, the uphill stretches predominate, while on the return journey it is almost all downhill and care must be taken to moderate speed, especially near the numerous hairpin bends along the route. The Campo d’Orso trail winds almost entirely through forest between firs and larches and allows you to admire a very picturesque panorama of Cima Bocche, Cima Juribrutto, Cima Uomo, Col Margherita and Creste di Costabella.
The Centro Fondo Pietro Scola (Pietro Scola Cross-Country Ski Centre) offers cross-country skiing amidst the woods and wide open spaces that surround Falcade.
There are various routes to choose from, from the school area, where the less experienced can learn the basic technique with the help of experienced instructors, to the other side of the Biois torrent, where one can tackle the considerable height differences of the more difficult route.
The artificial snow-making system ensures the perfect maintenance of the slopes, while the lighting system allows cross-country skiing even at night, two evenings a week from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on a technical track in the forest and a flat track along the Biois stream.
All loops are prepared for the classic and skating techniques.
The starting point of the trails is a few steps from the village centre.
The Brostolade trail is a 7.5 km loop that runs along the Falcade plain in the direction of the village of Caviola. It starts at the Centro Fondo Pietro Scola and the first 2 km are flat, within everyone’s capabilities. Continuing, you arrive at the Falcade craft area, with a few more challenging stretches, especially downhill. From here, the route goes back about 1 km to the ford on the Biois stream and continues to the beginning of the forest, where a series of climbs and descents that are decidedly technical, make the route more difficult.