m 2.514 – m 1.100
The Lovers’ slope is the longest run in the San Pellegrino Ski Area , 11 km of snowy track that goes from the mountain station of the Col Margherita funicular lift (2514 m) all the way down to the village of Falcade (1100 m).
This slope is not particularly difficult and it is perfect for individuals who enjoy slow skiing and who appreciate “quality” over “quantity” of descents, who ski to relax: between one turn and the next there is fantastic scenery to enjoy and along the slope there are two tempting lodges offering options for quick snacks, drinks or meals (Rifugio-Capanna Passo Valles and Hotel Dolomiti in Caverson).
The Col Margherita is considered one of the most beautiful balconies in the Dolomites, and once you make it to the top you can admire awesome 360° views of the most remarkable peaks in the entire Venetian and Trentino mountain chain, where the South face of the Marmolada dominates alongside Monte Pelmo, Civetta and the Pale di San Martino, just to name a few of the most famous spires.
Snap on your skis and take off. The first part is a very wide, steep wall that’s only about 200 m long. If you keep to the right you merge onto the Zingari run in a quick succession of little rises that take you to the intersection with Passo Valles. From here, if you keep right, you’d better get your skis straight and let yourself go on an easy slope in an area with infinite landscapes, featuring Monte Mulaz right in front of the run, which is surrounded by the Paneveggio natural park.
At Passo Valles (2032 m) we recommend a first stop at the historical lodge called Capanna Passo Valles, located on the right before you cross the provincial road. This place is guaranteed to please lovers of the mountains and good food.
Then the downhill continues and to the left it heads to the Valles, while on the right it will seem as if you are touching the impressive San Martino and Focobon group. After passing through a cluster of typically charming hay barns called Tabià, you enter a fantastic larch forest that quickly goes down to an altitude of 1560 m, where you’ll find the ski bar Caverson at the Hotel Dolomiti, the perfect place to have a chat and a drink to build up some energy before taking on the last part of the run.
After a pleasant break a nice slope goes down a long, mellow incline to the altitude of upper Falcade and the most challenging stretch of the lovers’ run: however, no fears; it’s quite a wide stretch and even less experienced skiers can find their groove there. After the hard part the trail goes back into the forest with a fun little ski weg that provides a quick short cut to Falcade and the new Falcade-Le Buse cabin cable lift.