28863 Formazza (Vb)
The Formazza Valley, an area still characterised by the Walser traditions and their culture, has top-level facilities and a great skiing tradition. Most of the lift systems are located in Valdo - the Valdo 1 and Valdo 2 ski-lifts, the small Gadostaadt and the Sagesboden chair-lift. Formazza, considered by experts to be the “Queen of cross-country skiing”, hosts two Nordic skiing centres: one in San Michele and the other in Riale. San Michele offers a 12 km-long run which follows the course of the River Toce to the valley floor. Riale has facilities for Nordic skiing at high altitude (1760 m) surrounded by unique view of the tracks chosen for the training sessions of the most important national representatives of the team that took part in the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics. In Ponte there is a ski-lift for nocturnal skiing while on the Sidel Glacier (3000 m) it is also possible to ski in summer and the nearby 3A Refuge hosts the Summer Ski School. Ski touring is also one of the attractions offered by the Formazza Valley, with numerous itineraries designed to explore the peaks bordering with Switzerland.
alpine skiing: 3 easy ski runs - 2 medium difficulty ski runs
cross-country skiing: 12 km at Centro Fondo San Michele; 11 km at Centro Fondo Riale
ski touring: numerous itineraries on the mountains on the border with Switzerland.
summer skiing: Sidel glacier at 3000 m
FACILITIES FOR SKIERS
ski hire, ski school, mountain rescue, alpine guides, helicopter excursions
SCUOLE DI SCI
Scuola Sci Fondo Formazza - Tel. +39.0324.63027
Scuola Sci Fondo Formazza - Tel. +39.320.2284583
GESTIONE IMPIANTI MAGIC SKI
Telefono biglietteria Valdo: +39.0324.634337
Telefono biglietteria Sagersboden: +39.0324.634339
CENTRO DEL FONDO DI RIALE
CENTRO FONDO FORMAZZA - SAN MICHELE
Tel. +39.0323.1975665 servizio attivo 24h/24h al semplice costo della telefonata
HOW TO GET THERE
By car: A 26 Genova-Gravellona Toce motorway, after Gravellona continue along SS 33 towards the National Border and the Crodo/Formazza exit. Once in Baceno, follow the signs for Valle Formazza.
Date of last update: 02/01/2012