Franco Manfroi Cross-Country Ski Center
Nordic Skiing into the Wild
In the Valle di Gares, natural oasis of rare beauty of the Municipality of Canale d’Agordo, located nearby the Capanna Cima Comelle, rise the ski tracks of the cross-country ski center dedicated to the great olympic athlete from Canale d’Agordo Franco Manfroi.
2020/21 Winter season opening times > Currently OPEN
Franco Manfroi Nordic Ski Center
Position & Highlights
The Franco Manfroi Cross-Country Ski Center in the Valle di Gares is one of the flagships for Nordic skiing in the Agordino area, a land of huge love and historical devotion to this winter discipline. Together with the contiguous Pietro Scola Cross-Country Ski Center and the other Nordic Ski Centers of the Agordino, the Manfroi Nordic Ski Center is one of the most charming facilities of the Dolomites area dedicated to this marvelous mountain sport.
The Franco Manfroi Nordic Ski Center rise on the valley floor in Pian de le Giare, a pristine plateau surrounded by the steep walls of the Pala Group (Pale di San Martino) in the heart of the wonderful and untouched Gares Valley (Valle di Gares). This place, an impressive natural resort of the Pale di San Martino, is a beloved must-see place among the enthusiasts of the Dolomites UNESCO, both in Winter as in Summer; and in Winter, the name of the valley is renowned among the enthusiasts of cross-country skiing for the long tradition and quality of this ski center.
The natural context of the valley is really an added value to the quality of the ski tracks and to the additional services that can be enjoyed on site: the Franco Manfoi Cross-Country Ski Center is the ideal facility to spend an unforgettable day of sport and well-being in one of the most charming natural oasis of the Dolomites UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
“Franco Manfroi” Nordic Ski Center
Utilities & Services
Equipped with high-level utilities, the Franco Manfoi Nordic Ski Center in Valle di Gares is conformed for National and International Nordic Ski competitions; in 2017, for instance, the nordic ski center of Gares housed the Italian Absolute Nordic Ski Championships. and events like this are no rare throughout the winter season.
Thanks to the Valle di Gares conformation, the average abundance of snowfalls and the average temperatures of the winter season, the Franco Manfroi Nordic Ski Center allows guests and enthusiasts of Nordic ski to use the ski tracks throughout the whole Winter, with excellent conditions both for the snow-making as well as for the snowpack preservation.
The Franco Manfroi Cross-Country Ski Center is member of the Super Nordic Skipass circuit. The facility, located in the heart of the Gares Valley, 7 km upstream of the municipal seat of Canale d’Agordo, offers a wide parking lot, tickets and info point, a well-equipped ski rental shop, a comfortable Training Area and 5 kilometers of ski tracks, with different difficulties, that wind through the wonderful pine woodlands of the valley floor. A true paradise in which to enjoy sports and to feel the close contact with Nature.
Franco Manfroi Nordic Ski Center’s utilities:
Free ample parking;
Dressing room & showers;
Ski rental shop + Ski set up workshop;
Tracks of different difficulty;
Snowshoes rental service.
Tourist information office
Sci Club Canale
Tel. +39 437 590896
Tel. +39 333 4231119