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Dolomites 2019/20 News Unofficial Thread

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@albob, I'd not heard them referred to as basket lifts before, but as those ones have quite an open construction I can understand why. The stand up ones I've seen in France with more solid sides were referred to as yogurt pots, a name I rather like. Madeye-Smiley
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It’s a very cheap Gondola and the car doesn’t disengage from the line Laughing
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And I thought the coffin lift was a bit edgy ... we used the Sassolunga (sp) this August and getting in and out was interesting.
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Alastair -- I always wondered why that lift didn't run in Winter - now I know.... !
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Lots of unhappiness on the Alpin forum about the loss of the two person chair through the trees at la crush. The thinking seems to be that the 4 person chair will eventually be replaced by a Gondola too. A shame.
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jimmybog wrote:
Some news for the Dolomite resorts:

Val Gardena/Seiser Alm:

Work has begun on reopening of the Pilat slope from Seiser Alm down to Ortisei. This track will run from the top of the Ortisei-Seiser Alm Gondola and should open in 2021

Link below:

https://www.skiforum.it/skinews/751-ortisei-via-ai-lavori-pista-pilat.html




I'm a big fan of Seiser Alm, but not of the Ortisei gondola. We always stay in Selva and the parking around the gondola is a real hassle. I prefer going to Monte Pana and taking the shuttle, even if you lose 30 minutes or so at the end of the day.

Reopening that track would help those staying within bootpacking distance in Ortisei but not sure who else would benefit.
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^^Also, adding this query: Would we be really rolling the dice by going to Val Gardena the week starting April 4 vs. Feb. 8? I like the idea of fewer people and warm weather, but last year's slush a thon by early March doesn't bode well. Has anyone skied the sella ronda area in early april?
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@Pasigal, early Apri would be a gamble if you wanted decent snow conditions around most of the circuit.

That said, I’m pretty sure fresh snow made early April better than most of March in 2019. Frustratingly, for most, who rely on lifts to ascend the mountain, there was a lot of new snow in mid April and May, after lift system closed.

Personally I’d only consider April in Dolomites as a last minute booking.
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Again a personal choice, but I wouldn't got to the Dolomites after first week in March (too much slush..).

The one time that I did, I ended up buying gaiters to keep the water out of my boots......
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Yeah, that's what I suspected. The season lasts till April 14th but that probably means -- barring an unseason late storm -- that anything below 1800-2000 m is either closed or half mud by then. Will probably aim for early Feb. in that case...
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Pasigal wrote:
Will probably aim for early Feb. in that case...


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...and the one time we went to Sëlva on March 17th it snowed a couple of days, saw -10c often and I remember about 3 or 4 patches of soft sugary snow. We've had more slush in St. Johann in T. in January.
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Check the webcams ———— it’s snowing in Alta Badia ⛄️
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Offical news from SKi Dolomiti for winter 2019/2020

https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en/Service/PR/PR-texts

https://www.skiforum.it/skinews/753-novita-dolomiti-superski-2019-20.html
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Thanks for that Jimmy lots of things going on not least more upgrades to the snow making.

The proposal to reinstate the Pilat back down to Ortesei reminded me about something I read in the 1986 Good Ski Guide. There used to be a run back to Selva from the Seceda sector. There was a tbar from the corner just below the Sangon hut which provided access to what looks like a very beautiful blue route down from the Jacues hut to the nursery slopes below Dantercepies, avoiding Santa Christina. The pylons and valley station for the Tbar were still in situ last time I skied past. it must have been a lovely run away from the lifts and the crowds. However it faces south so I suspect it would be difficult to hold the snow for long although it wouldn't need much. No doubt its still popular after a walk or skin up to the jacues hut.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/39047+Santa+Cristina+Gherd%C3%ABina,+South+Tyrol,+Italy/@46.5732982,11.7482072,896m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4778136418214c61:0x43b9814e409d0bac!8m2!3d46.5681399!4d11.7192798
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^^That would be interesting/useful. I'll have to check it out this year...

I suspect that was before most of the development around str. Daunei, no? That quarter of Selva is pretty new, but 30 years ago there were probably only a few farms so you could link to the nursery slopes.
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Vizza chair up to Cherz
Cherz I and II chairs up to Cherz
street view for you walk, bike, or drive.
Costoratta chair up to just below Boe
Crep De mont drag up to Crep De mont
Masarei chair up tp Pralongia
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@tararubena, Welcome to SnowHeads…
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@tararubena’s post reads like a spammer to me. The link is totally irrelevant.
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@olderscot, could well be --- I've been kippered !
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