Forni di Sopra

The winter stations

Hotels Forni di Sopra
- Restaurants - Typical Products -

Dominated by the splendid peaks of the Oriental Dolomites, Forni di Sopra - at an altitude of 900mts - has during all the winter received a high grade of covering snow, which allowed a long opening period for the ski lifts. Very well equipped (other than a descending piste with an artificial snow-making installation, it also has a ring for "cross-country", ice rink and slalom with automatic stop-watch, gymnasium), offers the tourist comfortable hotels (most under family management) and another 2000 bed spaces in private accommodations. The restaurants are also of a very high quality: Forni di Sopra in fact is known for its typical cuisine, made up of dishes based on the mountain herbs (known and appreciated from the time of the "Serenissima" Venetian Republic) and of natural products. Particularly characterisitic is its historic centre, characterised by its old and austere buildings in stone and wood, with external stairs and surrounding balconies. From Forni di Sopra you ascend in the chairlift until the Cima Crusicalas, at an altitude of 2073 mts, from where there is a 360 view of the Dolomites, from Antelao to the Tre Cime of Lavaredo. The descent, on the piste of Varmost, which winds for 5kms between woods is without doubt one of the most beautiful piste of Friuli, other than being the one with the major differences in level. The ski lifts of Varmost are in fact, the highest of the whole region and take you above 2,000 mts, where you can ski on grounds always sunny, even in full winter. But at Forni di Sopra you don't only ski on the Varmost: there are a series of other ski lifts and deep valleys that guarantee enjoyment even for those first timers and for those who prefer a descent more exciting and are scornful of gentler slopes. Between the others, this piste (on which never looses the covering of snow thanks to the programmed artificial snow system) it is ideal for the family, in that many of these have been studied in a particular to way to allow the parents that don't ski to control from nearby the acrobatics of their children (who otherwise can be entrusted to the kindergarten), staying tranquilly lying on the sunbeds in front of a shelter of an alpine hut.