La VolatA in
the Ski Area San Pellegrino

One piste, a thousand emotions

La VolatA, which starts in Falcade (BL) and arrives at Passo San Pellegrino, in Trentino, has become the temple of international skiing, hosting in 2021 the Ski World Cup Val di Fassa, the women’s ski World Cup. This challenging course owes its name to its technical characteristics: the run descends through the Col Margherita Park, for a length of 2,400 m, with 630 m of difference in altitude and slopes that verge on a 50% gradient. A true highlight among the offerings of the Alpine arc, suitable for the most demanding skiers. The starting point is a tribute to the Dolomites with an extraordinary natural terrace at 2,514 metres: enclosed in an amphitheatre of attractive peaks, the Col Margherita is an adrenalin rush even for the eyes. During the Val di Fassa Ski World Cup 2020/2021 the Italian champion Federica Brignone commented in a story on Instagram about her race on La VolatA: Racing in heaven.

A piste that puts the most experienced skiers to the test

La VolatA is divided into five sections: the first stretch of 190 metres, the Muro Alberto dedicated to the founder of the Ski Area Alberto Vendruscolo, is followed by a 280-metre change of gradient, the Muro Manfroi. Next comes La Piana, a section of 410 metres with gentler gradients. In the second part of the route, the adrenaline kicks in again: the 1,000 metres of the Muri del Poeta, and then the 880 metres of the Dosso del Camoscio, a stretch characterised by various bumps and dips leading to the start of the Col Margherita lift.

The challenging course – FISI and FIS homologated for downhill, super-G, giant slalom and special slalom – hosts the elite of world skiing. From 24 to 28 February 2021, the Val di Fassa Ski World Cup, the women’s Alpine Ski World Cup, was held here. The VolatA was also the training ground for the European trials of the queen of speed, Lindsey Vonn, a three-time Olympic medallist and the most prize-winning skier in history. On La Volata, the elite of Italian alpine skiing, including the Italian women skiers Brignone, Bassino, Goggia and Pirovano, as well as athletes from the German, Slovenian and other national teams, put themselves to the test. Among the big names to be seen on this slope were Peter Fill and Christof Innerhofer. Also among the top female racers was Tessa Worley, a French alpine skier and giant slalom specialist, world champion in the speciality in Schladming 2013 and Sankt Moritz 2017 and winner of two giant slalom World Cups.