Cable car to reopen Dolomite valley

5th July 2010, by Chris Gill

Beautiful Brenta crags

Beautiful Brenta crags

A tiny resort in the Trentino Dolomites is to reopen an old lift link, with a swanky new modern cable car.

Pejo (Peio) is close to Marilleva and in the next valley from Passo Tonale; a small resort that offers high, long, but limited slopes (13km) – though covered by the regional lift pass. The resort used to have a cable car to 3000m, from where skiers would ride down the splendid Valle della Mite and onwards to the village of Peio Fonte at 1400m; this was an 8km run, of over 1500m vertical – long for the Dolomites. The cable car closed some years ago, with skiing then confined to the intermediate slopes up to 2400m.

With the construction of the new lift, the valley run is being improved too and is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful in the region. The new Pejo 3000 cable car will hold 100 passengers per ride and start at 2000m in the Tarlenta area, taking under six minutes to reach the top.

Pejo’s investment in the cable car is part of a grander project to gradually expand the ski area, which together with the nearby Presena glacier will offer some of the highest slopes in the region.

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