Unesco world natural heritage site "Dolomites"

The Dolomite Mountains, a small group of mountains, which are part of the oriental Italian Alps, were born several millions of years ago through the movement of the tectonic plates of the earth. They used to be under the sea level before and nowadays, scientists and archeologists found many fossils of dinosaurs etc. in these mountains. The name Dolomites comes from its unique type of rock called Dolomite.

This kind of rock finds its peculiarity in its molecular composition, which is the reason why they deteriorate differently from a common chalk mountain, which you find in other parts of the Alps. This different deterioration has as result that the Dolomite Mountains have a completely different shape than chalk mountains. While chalk mountains keep by deteriorating a “classic” conical shape, the Dolomites get on and on always more special shapes, so that every mountain looks different and the same applies to the morphology of the land, down in the valleys. That is why all the landscape looks so picturesque and not common and why people come from all over the world to see it. This also applies to why the UNESCO wants to preserve this unique natural heritage.

This reflects on the slopes, the hiking trails, the walking paths, sceneries etc. so that all this activities make simply way more fun.

The Dolomites were also scenery of both conflicts , like WWI and WWII , of whose you can still see and visit the signs left, for example at the Marmolada glacier.

The Sellaronda is a ski tour through different valleys, Val Gardena Gröden, Val Badia Gadertal, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Arabba - Livinallongo Buchenstein and Val di Fassa Fassatal surrounding the Sell mountain! All these valleys belong to the ancient Ladin culture and language and offer the world known Ladin hospitality. All together, they build the Dolomiti Superski, the world’s largest ski resort of the world with 1.200 kilometers of connected slopes of each difficulty level, which you can enjoy with one single ski pass!

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