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18 Dec 2017

The Hidden Valley

The Hidden Valley

Author: Linnea  /  Categories: News  / 
A marked slope that gives you the same true feel of seclusion and wilderness as real backcountry skiing. The Hidden Valley is not to be missed while in the Dolomites. 

The Hidden Valley opens up from the top of the Lagazuoi mountain at 2,752m, and the eponymous mountain hut, one of the true characteristic refuges in the area, with an over 50 years old history.

The descent is one of the most spectacular and beautiful in the Dolomites and can, as long as you know the secret, be done as a part of the famous Sella Ronda, the classical circular ski route leading round the Sella massif. It can also be done, partially off-piste, with mountain guide.

The run, officially named Armentarola, is not particularly challenging in itself, a red of no great gradient, but winds its 8,5 km down with twists and turns through stunning scenery. The valley walls is scattered with frozen waterfalls, one of which you ski right under. Two thirds down you can stop, at the only building in the valley, Rifugio Scotini, for a great lunch-barbecue.

Once at the bottom of the valley, a horse and cart will await the skiers, a great experience where you hold on to ropes pulled by a pair of horses as they take you along the flat, frozen river bed to the Armentarola ski lift, the entrance to the ski area of Alta Badia.

Experience one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world together with us. Our guides, native from Cortina, will show you the best of the Dolomites on skis, both on and off-piste. You will stay at a different mountain refuge each night and enjoy both conversation with other skiers, local food and wine and a warm atmosphere. One night can favorably be spent right at Rifugio Lagazuoi at the entrance of the Hidden Valley.

 

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