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Postcards from Alice – Ortisei Val Gardena

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Join us as we get a glimpse into Alice’s adventures around the planet.

Today’s destination: the Italian Dolomites

Postcard addressed to: Walti, a ski guide

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Dear Walti,

I just spent a week skiing in one of my favourite areas in the world— a lost place in the Italian Dolomites known as Val Gardena. I was based in Ortisei where the largest population of the Ladin people preserve their ancient language in five isolated valleys.

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Daunting Sassolungo 1000 meter north face overpowers the landscape.

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She’s blue because she’s not dressed. Temperatures were -15 Celsius.

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When the sun is out, the Unesco World Heritage Site mountains do not fail to impress.

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Alpi de Suisi (photo courtesy of Jean-Charles Lacoste) where the witches take off on their flight.

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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”—Soren Kierkegaard

Alice

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For more information about the Dolomites, please visit the following sites: www.genziana.guestnet.info and www.dolomitisuperski.com.

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PHOTO CREDITS

All photos, unless otherwise noted, courtesy of Alice Lonfat-Chu.

Alpi de Suisi image by Jean-Charles Lacoste.

Italian Dolemites stamp courtesy of Boris15 / Shutterstock.com – “ITALY – CIRCA 1970: a stamp printed in the Italy shows Sassolungo and Sella Group, Dolomite Alps, World Alpine Ski Championships, Val Gardena, Bolzano Province.”

Lead-In image, a composite – photo by Alice Lonfat-Chu; stamp image courtesy of Boris 15.