Monday, March 9, 2015

Sella Ronda

On Friday, our last full day in Italy, we skied the Sella Ronda.  Sella Ronda is a famous Dolomite ski route that circles the massif of the Sella mountain range.  The loop takes a day and covers 4 passes (Gardena Pass, Sella Pass, Pordoi Pass and Camplolongo Pass), 4 valleys (Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Livinallongo) and 3 Provinces (Bolzano, Trento e Belluno)

Pretty sure this is not a route designed for 5 and 6 year olds, but we went for it anyhow.  The weather was perfection and we had a blast.  It took all day to get around, but we reached the final pass in time to complete the loop before the lifts closed (barely).
Tiniest church
We had to stay focused on getting around...which was tricky when there were so many cool spots begging me to chill...we did not stop at ANY of the places pictured here...we didn't have the time...we  got a late start and we were focused on getting around.  But I took pictures so that I could go back through them and appreciate the amazingness of each potential stop...

Loved this ice bar situation...
Look closely, see that speck in the amazingly blue sky?  It is a hot air balloon.  
Love that orange slope side pizzeria, but really love that igloo and ice chairs next to it

Tiny kid, huge mountains

We actually got to do the Sella Ronda 2x on Friday.  On ski's, which took all day, then by car which took all track down O's cell phone which he left in a tram exactly halfway around the loop from where we parked...both loops were spectacular, and the phone was recovered!

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