Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter holidays - and Italy again!!!

And we were in Italy again! We spent our winter holidays 2012 in this wonderful country in the Dolomites. Last year, this place captured our hearts with its ​​beauty and warm welcome in Canazei. So there was not any other decision except to go back for those slopes, for this sun, for this snow. But this year we changed the location  and chose Sant Cristina, Val Gardena ski area. This area is good for its availability to different skiing areas for every taste and color: a large circular route Sella Ronda, and some "gems" such as Alpi di Susi and peak Secheda.

This is my favourite peak - Sassolungo, I think, my soul remained there:
And there is the best fun place for us - Snow park - at it's foot:
And this is one of the black slopes. We tried to survive there, so I with kids went down more than half of it  with some unusial way - "step by step" on the slope edge:
This is fork to the famous Saslong slope, a place for every year World Cup downhill in men. But the previous black descent was enough for me and I choose a more safety way to the right. And it was a wise decision, because I really ran out of power at the end of it:

Col Raiser and Secheda  - fantastically sunny and beautiful places:
The endless  Alpi di Susi:
It wasn't so good weather in this year. Only three of six days were sunny. Plus a temperature fell down to -20C in the mountains. But such small problems couldn't stop us in our desire to view new places!
I very rarely go back home with tears in my eyes, but now I dream about this places again and again...

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