Explore the Carezza lake (Karersee) and enjoy mountain-biking in the enchantment of the Dolomites
Its original name is Carezza, which derives from the German dialect word "kar" meaning “bowl” to indicate a bowl-shaped valley: the Passo di Costalunga, 8 km west from Vigo di Fassa, which lies on a wide grass saddle nestled between the slopes of the Latemar Group and the Catinaccio. This is an excellent viewpoint and a splendid sunny location.Two famous hotels stand out thanks to their traditional stone building and typical Fassa colors: blue and white, and white and brick.In the summer season, there are thousands outdoor activities you can do at the Passo di Costalunga, from relaxing walks to horse-riding, from mountain-biking to playing golf on the highest golf course in Europe, a 9-hole course which has been frequented by Austrian and English aristocracy since 1907. You will also find the Karersee or Lake Carezza, a lovely little gem set in the wood, reflecting the impressive series of sharp pinnacles and needles of the Latemar. In the distance you will see the elegant shape of Grand Hotel Carezza, former Princess Sissi's residence, which used to be frequented by renowned personalities, including Winston Churchill and writer Agatha Christie.
Ski for beginners and families, Costalunga Pass is part of the Carezza Ski area
Its original name is Carezza, a German vernacular expression "kar" meaning bowl, that conjures up the basin shape of Costalunga Pass, 8 km West of Vigo di Fassa. It is stretched on a wide grass saddle straddled between the slopes of the Latemar group and the edges of the Catinaccio. The pass benefits from a beautiful panoramic view, together with a privileged sunny location.Carezza is a starting-point for numerous trails featuring different difficulty levels and the ski-lifts of the Carezza Skiarea. Thanks to its easy and sunny slopes, Costalunga Pass is a perfect destination for families and for those approaching skis for the first time. The Roda de Vael rock wall looks even more dazzling when enhanced by the white ski-slopes running at its feet.On the Pass two historic hotels stand out with their traditional stone look and with the classic colours of Fassa, blue and white, and white and brick. In addition to the Pass, another jewel of the Dolomites is Lake Carezza or Karersee, a gem set in the wood that reflects the imposing pinnacles of the Latemar. In the distance you glimpse the elegant silhouette of the Carezza Grand Hotel, the age-old residence of Princess Sissi, which used to welcome renowned celebrities such as Winston Churchill and writer Agatha Christie.