The Dolomites Ski Area, Italy

The world's biggest ski network, in arguably the world's most beautiful mountains
Arabba-Cortina D’Ampezzo-Corvara & Colfosco-Kronplatz-La Villa-Selva-Ortisei-Val di Fassa (Canazei)-San Cassiano

Dolomiti BIG
Arabba BIG
Canazei BIG
Cortina BIG
Corvara BIG
La Villa BIG
Selva BIG
Kronplatz BIG
Kronplatz
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For those who have never seen these extraordinarily beautiful mountains before – stand by to be utterly enchanted. They may be part of the Alps, but these towering, rugged, largely limestone monoliths that dominate the upper reaches of Trentino, Südtirol, Belluno and Veneto have the appearance of a completely different mountain range. The extraordinary thing about them is that much of the rocky terrain that soars skywards, sometimes almost vertically (don’t worry, you normally ski round their bases, not down their sheer walls!) was, eons ago, under the sea: hence the limestone. And thanks to the reddish-purple rock of large feldspar crystals embedded in them, reflected sunlight at both first light and dusk produces variety of shades of pink and flaming red. In Ladin – the Latin-Romansch language still very much used in some Dolomite valleys  - the word for this magical effect is enrosadira. Fundamentally the great resorts of the Dolomites – served by a vast array of lifts dominated by the Dolomiti Superski lift company – provide delightful skiing, plenty of sunshine and food that combines the best of the Ladin, Austrian and Italian cultures. There’s steep skiing if you want it (Arabba has plenty - as does Selva Gardena and Cortina), but by and large the runs are ideal for intermediates and families. If you’ve not done it before and like the idea of getting some ski miles under your belt, you’ll be keen to try the celebrated Sella Ronda circular tour. You can start anywhere on the circuit and ski it in either direction. At the centre are the gigantic, craggy peaks of the Gruppo Sella. The 25 mile tour (16 miles of actual skiing) can be achieved fairly easily in a day. The tour negotiates four mountain passes: Pordoi, Sella, Gardena and Campolongo as you cruise through the picturesque towns and villages of Colfosco, Corvara and San Cassiano, and the wooded slopes of Canazei.

Skiing Levels
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
Mountain Facts
  • Ski area1220 km
  • Runs
  • Longest run10 Km
  • Snowparks20 snowparks
  • LiftsChairlifts 199 , Free Baby Lifts 0 , Cable car 24 , Draglifts 194 , Gondolas 47
  • Slope directionN
  • Ski/resort busIncluded with lift pass

Where to Stay

Arabba TH

Arabba is well known as a real skiers’ holiday base. It boasts excellent, challenging pistes and the stunning slopes of the mighty Marmolada glacier are within easy reach. The Hidden Valley is close by too. 

 

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  • Area: 62km
  • Altitude: up to 3342m
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£ 704 Per person
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Cortina TH

Cortina is one of the most filmed, photographed, skied and visited resorts in the Italian Alps. Set to the east of the Sella Ronda circuit, it is called the 'Queen of the Dolomites' and is renowned for the excellent selection of skiing as well as superb accommodation, bars, restaurants and shopping. 

 

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  • Area: 115km
  • Altitude: up to 2939m
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£ 574 Per person
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Corvara TH

Corvara's delightful villages nestled in the Alta Badia region of the Dolomites and have been enjoyed by British skiers for many years. Perfectly located on the Sella Ronda circuit they have easy access to the main slopes including connections to Arabba, Selva, Val di Fassa and the Marmolada glacier. 

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  • Area: 130km
  • Altitude: up to 2750m
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£ 784 Per person
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02 Kronplatz

Kronplatz is part of the famous South Tyrol and the Dolomiti Superski area and is known for its modern ‘state-of-the-art’ lifts, guaranteed snow and breathtaking 360º views of the Dolomite Mountains. 

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  • Area: 1220km
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£ 674 Per person
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La Villa TH

La Villa is situated at the foot of the Sassongher Mountain linking to the Dolomites famous Sella Ronda ski circuit, and is one of the main ski villages in the region of Alta Badia - a UNESCO world heritage site. 

 

 

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  • Area: 130km
  • Altitude: up to 3342m
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£ 519 Per person
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Things To Do

  • Curling
  • Ice skating
  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Artificial climbing wall
  • Nordic walking
  • Snowshoe walking
  • Heli-skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Wine tasting
  • Day trips to the Hidden Valley
  • Tobogganing
  • Bowling
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snow-kiting
  • Indoor pool
  • Via ferrata

Please see resort specific information for Arabba, Cortina, Corvara & Colfosco, La Villa, Selva, Ortisei and Val di Fassa - Canazei