The Bregostana

A new presence in buffaure

AT BUFFAURE YOU SKI WITH THE BREGOSTANA

A giant installation, portraying one of the most frequent characters in Ladin legends, observes the passage of skiers from the edge of the slope, half hidden between two trees.

Tremble, tremble, the witches are back! We’ re talking about Bregostane, mythical figures from the Ladin legends, generally described as ugly, mean, hairy, and ready to attack anyone unlucky enough to meet them. And in Buffaure there is a giant one.

One of these figures in giant size made her appearance a few days ago on the slopes of the Buffaure ski area, in the municipality of Sèn Jan (Pozza di Fassa), in Fassa valley, and is ready to watch skiers during the winter season and hikers during the rest of the year.

The huge installation is made of natural recycled materials, including wood from trees knocked-down by the Vaia storm, and is therefore perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape. The work is signed by the artist Francesco Franz Avancini and it is the first of a series of works dedicated to the mountain and to the local culture. It is scheduled to be finished by next summer.

It is a project aimed at enhancing this wonderful location which offers the opportunity to ski with a magnificent view of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites: Sassolungo, Sassopiatto, Catinaccio, Sella Group and Marmolada.

At the disposal of snow lovers is “the blue Salvan slope”, dedicated to the legendary and curious character with the long beard who lives in the woods and rivers of Buffaure; several red runs including the highly appreciated “Panorama” which is now equipped with a new fun slope; and the daring “Vulcano” boasting a slope gradient of 38% and a total height difference of 566 metres, for a moment of pure adrenaline.

Not only that. The circuit is connected to over 1200 km of slopes and is the first Trentino entry point to the Sellaronda ( and therefore to the Gardena valley, the Alpe di Siusi, the Badia valley and Arabba). It has a ski school area at altitude which is equipped with preparatory games for children to encourage learning through play and offers a range of courses at all technical levels and for different age targets ( from 5 years onwards).
There are also two little insulated huts with toilets and warm water for moments of rest and relaxation.

At the disposal of gourmet skiers there are  4 mountain huts  that guarantee pleasant food and wine breaks with the best specialties of the local cuisine and moments of relaxation: “Al Zedron”, “La Bolp”, “Rifugio Buffaure” with two traditional rooms, and “Baita Cuz” with seven recently renovated rooms for an exclusive overnight stay at high altitude. During the ski descent to Pozza the Soldanella restaurant and the “Dolomiten Geyser” are definitely worth a culinary stop too, the latter also as après ski.

The skiarea is open from December 5th until April 1st 2024. It can be reached by cableway which takes guests up to 2000 meters in eight minutes. Via other lifts it is possible, in addition to the Sellaronda, to access Ciampac and the Canazei ski area. Parking at the cableway valley station is free and there is a heated ski room where you can leave your equipment after your day in the snow, to find it dry the following day so that you can live a new unforgettable skiing experience in total comfort.

Video by IGOR TARTER