Specifically conceived for international races and top level trainings, the slope “La VolatA” is a thrilling and steep black track that goes down from the 2.514 metres of Col Margherita, fast towards Passo San Pellegrino, at 1.879 metres.
“La VolatA”, launched in December 2017, takes its name from the initials of Alberto Vendruscolo - pioneer of the Ski area San Pellegrino birth and tourist development -, and it is the outcome of important works done to align the slope – partly pre-existing – to the international competitive standards.
Since its FIS AND FISI homologation, the track has hosted important competitions such as several Men and Women European Cup speed events and also the great event in February 2019 when, here and at the Ski Stadium Aloch in Pozza di Fassa, Val di Fassa hosted the Junior Alpine Skiing World Championships.
The slope, which develops along the steepest side of Col Margherita, is 2.350 metres long and has a maximum gradient of 47%, for a total altitude gap of 630 metres. From the porphyry terrace which looks over the splendid Pale San Martino, the descent becomes immediately technique with the two walls, one after the other, “Alberto” and “Manfroi “, before entering the “Piana” that, passing through the wood and making a sharp bend to the left, leads to the steep and never-ending walls “del Poeta”, to launch into the last pitfalls, namely the thrilling hump “del camoscio” and the long final schuss, that projects the athletes at full speed to the finish line, just beside the cable car bottom station.