The hiking and skiing area of Buffaure is enriched with a series of art works which have been designed to welcome visitors and allow them to enjoy the view of the Dolomites from new perspectives.
A new mythological creature has appeared on Buffaure in Fassa valley for a few weeks: it is a curious wooden dragon ready to welcome all children to the two benches built on its sides. And from its tail a fun trail begins, to do jump after jump on logs of different heights that cover the whole surrounding area and invite you to go and explore the nearby paths suitable for childen.
But the dragon is not the only playful or artistic novelty of Buffaure. In fact, Francesco Franz Avancini, the artist who made it, has also recreated ancient games including one where you have to roll a big ball forward on two rails by bringing them together and apart to keep it in balance; and other original structures such as the three thrones placed in front of the castle of King Laurin along the Enchanted Path: they form maxi –seats on which you feel like a king and you can admire the view over the valley. The central one, in particular, is decorated with the face and horns of a deer, which are reproduced so faithfully as to seem real.
At the arrival of the Pozza –Buffaure cableway five giant deckchairs welcome the visitors and allow them to enjoy a moment of relaxation and a beautiful view of the Dolomites: a perfect opportunity for original high- altitude selfies. At the top of the chairlift, immediately below the El Zedron restaurant , instead, stands a bench with butterfly wings for truly unique shots at the splendid peaks of Sassolungo and Sassopiatto.
The area can be reached by the Pozza- Buffaure cableway which takes guests from 1341 to 2063 meters and by the Buffaure – Col del Valvacin chairlift that reaches 2354 meters and offers a spectacular view of the main Dolomites peaks: Sassolungo, Sassopiatto, Catinaccio, Sella Group and Her Majesty the Marmolada. As well as a rich calendar of weekly activities such as survival courses for teenagers, metereology and photography lessons with the smartphone, excursions to learn the secrets of alpine pastures and dramatised walks to discover the legends of the area, on August 14 and 28 and on September 26 , high-altitude trekking with alpacas is scheduled. Then there are numerous thematic itineraries to try with the help of the booklet that can be collected at the cash desks of the lifts, hiking with breathtaking views and five mountain huts offering typical dishes: Buffaure, La Bolp, Baita Cuz, El Zedron e Malga Jumela.