We didn´t want to go straight home from Finale Ligure and decided to spend one day in the Italian Dolomites. This year's winter in the Czech Republic was simply amazing, but I wished to enjoy long and wide slopes with our daughter. My wish came thru in Val di Fiemme.
In the morning we opened the shutters and sun welcomed us. I could not wait to see Ella experiencing her first ride. When I was looking for the ski area, I had three requirements. It may not be a big ski area and not too many playgrounds for children, because I didn´t want to spend all day there. At the same time there must be plenty of easy slopes for beginners. I chose Alpe Lusia. Michal came up even with other proposals, but something pulled me here.
We changed bikes for skis and set off. As we arrived to Alpe Lusia, I realized that we were already there and why I wanted to go exactly to this ski area. Me and Michal were here six years ago, when I was only a few weeks pregnant. I was terribly sick and I'd rather hide somewhere than to ski. Since then, we haven´t been to Val di Fiemme. Symbolically, we came back to where we left off.
There was a snow on slopes only and when going down, it was wet and heavy. Nevermind, the sun was shining all day and we enjoyed every minute. There were only few skiers on slopes, so we didn´t have to worry about Ella. At the beginning, we showed her the right track. After some time, she enjoyed the ride on her own without any help. And she made a red slope without knowing about it.
Of course, Alpe Lusia ski area is child friendly. There is an easy slope with animals and slalom gates, down at the cash desk there is a kids park and a playground. Ella liked the kids slalom very much, we didn´t miss it even once.
Pizza and Aperol is a must in Italy! Lots of Czechs are comming here, so no wonder there is a menu even in Czech at ski bars. Fortunately, half-filled patio at the bar gave us enough privacy and we were able to enjoy good food and well-being.
Gondola. This was a really great experience for Ella. If she could, she would go round and round. Although we are not fanatic skiers and we're not on slopes from opening to closing, this time we closed the Alpe Lusia. We did not want to leave. It was a great day that we will remember forever.