Val di Fassa is opening its lifts on December 6th. The strong wave of bad weather that hit, in recent days Val di Fassa has not compromised the start of the ski season that as scheduled, will kick off in early December.
After the heavy rains and gusts of winds that have lashed the territory between the nights of the 29th and 30th October, which caused crashes of trees and some landslides, there were no major damage done to the ski lifts and slopes of Val di Fassa, and all is back to normal.
To reassure all ski and snowboard fanatics, in a note published on November 5th by Daniele Dezulian, president of Val di Fassa and Carezza cableway assembly, he states that “Bad weather caused limited damage to infrastructure. These problems can be restored in time to allow the regular start of the ski season, scheduled for December 6th. The damage was caused by the fall of trees due to strong winds, as documented by various newspapers and news services. Water, on the other hand, has compromised some stretches of forest roads, preventing vehicular access in some high-altitude areas, where restoration work is still under way.”
Good conditions of facilities and pistes can be found at the Skiarea San Pellegrino, a few kilometres from Moena, as explained by the area’s president Mauro Vendruscolo “The wave of bad weather at the end of October did not lead to structural problems. Only a few small landslides occurred on the slopes, which, with targeted interventions, are quickly resolved. We are therefore calm about the opening, in a month of the slopes and the facilities.”
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Featured Image: Val di Fassa is ready and opening its lifts on December 6th. Photo Federico Modica. APT Val di Fassa.Follow The-Ski-Guru in Social Media