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Dolomites 2019/20 News Unofficial Thread

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Kicking off a thread now for next season to start highlighting some upcoming news for the region:

In Alta badia some new lifts planned for the new season:

La Brancia 6-seater chairlift (replaces 4-seater)
Stella Alpina 6-seater chairlift (replaces tow lift))
New Stella Alpina track
La Crusc Gondola 10 seats (replaces 2-seater)

In Alta badia some new infrastructure changes:

Construction should have begun now for a new major junction at the SS49/SS244 roads intersection at San Lorenzo in the Pusteria valley. Should help alleviate getting off and onto the main E66/SS49 road from/to Pusteria valley and Alta Badia

Construction should begin (or has begun) to improve the intersection of the SS244/SP27 roads in La Villa. The SP27 road goes from La Vill to San Cassiano

Construction should hopefully begin this year of a new roundabout in Corvara at the intersection of the road that goes to Colfosco.
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They would be better upgrading the 4 person Sodlisia (in Colfosco, the link between the Borest and Plans bubbles) before the Stella !?

Having said that, good to see the SuperDolomiti continuing to invest snowHead
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albob wrote:
They would be better upgrading the 4 person Sodlisia (in Colfosco, the link between the Borest and Plans bubbles) before the Stella !?

Having said that, good to see the SuperDolomiti continuing to invest snowHead


There has been discussion about upgrading the Sodlisia on another forum but I dont know if its been approved yet. Maybe this will come the following season!!
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Yes, just found something on an Italian forum looking at a replacement in 2020. Have seen a PDF of an application, but my Italian isn't good enough to understand it


https://deliberedl.gvcc.net/026/026_1_29k_2019.pdf
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It's nice to see the investment being made in my favourite ski area.

The queue at La Brancia was never too bad when I've been there but I guess a 4 seater to 6 seater upgrade is relatively easy to do.

The Stella Alpina tow lift always had quite a queue when I've been there so nice to see that being upgraded to a chairlift. It's used a lot by the ski schools so I can imagine there being some pressure to get it done.

The old 2 person La Crusc chairlift up to the church at Santa Croce was antiquated and lethal so needed doing. It felt like I'd been rabbit punched the last time I used it. A 10 person Gondola seems a bit overkill given that it's only fed by the 4 person chairlift. But maybe the chairlift is due for replacement next time around.
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The Stella Alpina is a lovely sunny spot but the queue was a horror for a very short run...

So that upgrade is very welcome and will be interesting to see what the new run is like too...
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I think the lift I'd most like to see upgraded is the long cold chairlift up to Pralongia! (Masarei?). It needn't be a gondola (though that would be nice) but a faster chairlift with a bubble canopy to use when it's windy and heated seats would be luxury compared with the present chairlift.
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1. I'd really like the Capanna nera and Pralongia I tow lifts to be replaced by a chair. First tow is too long and the second one quite steep. Be great to get up to the half way point quickly and ski down to the main Pralongia chair and up to the Pralongia area in a shorter time

2. Regarding the new slope at Stella Alpina, seems it may be just another slope beside the existing one, to the right hand side facing uphill, but dont quote me on this!!
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Alastair Pink wrote:
I think the lift I'd most like to see upgraded is the long cold chairlift up to Pralongia! (Masarei?).


If there was a vote from the Birthday Bashers, this would win! It lives in its own dimension. It's always colder than any other lift in the Sella Ronda Puzzled


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@maggi, glad you agree (great minds etc Toofy Grin )
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I would love if there was an alternative slope constructed to by-pass the dreaded run just above the Capanna Nera It’s always a relief to survive and relax on the terrace with a sundowner while looking up at what sometimes resembles flypaper.
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Gufo wrote:
I would love if there was an alternative slope constructed to by-pass the dreaded run just above the Capanna Nera It’s always a relief to survive and relax on the terrace with a sundowner while looking up at what sometimes resembles flypaper.


Do you mean the steep section of blue 8 that comes down from the base of the Pralongia II chair and La baita Restaurant? If so, I agree but not sure where they would put an alternative slope!!
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Yes exactly the blue 8 Too many being funnelled down at the end of the day. Perhaps because it is now part of the alternative Sella Ronda route. We had a look in the summer and that piste crosses a river and there isn’t any way to alter the slope. But I can wish !
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