Ski holidays in Corvara & Colfosco

The most sought after villages in the Dolomites, in the heart of the Sellaronda circuit

Corvara and Colfosco are delightful villages nestled in the Alta Badia region of the Dolomites and have been enjoyed by British skiers for many years. Ideally located on the Sellaronda circuit, they have easy access to the main slopes including connections to Arabba, Selva, Val di Fassa and the exhilarating Marmolada glacier. The local ski areas of La Villa and San Cassiano also boast superb skiing amidst inspiring scenery. Corvara (1568m) at the foot of the dramatic Mt.Sassongher and two mountain passes - the Passo Gardena and Passo Campolongo - offers a range of boutique shops and cafes, and some great après-ski bars such as the 'El Murin' which you can ski back to and dance there in your ski boots. There’s an indoor ice-stadium too. Colfosco is a pretty village next door to Corvara, which shares the same welcoming atmosphere and is just as well placed to maximise the vast skiing opportunities the Alta Badia ski region has to offer.


There’s a lot more to Colfosco – close to the slopes of Passo Gardena - than just a link with the legendary Sellaronda circuit! Or just being neighbouring Corvara’s “little brother” a mile or so away. This delightful village in the Alta Badia region of the stunning Dolomites, with its Gothic church,  maybe smaller and quieter, but it has a distinct charm of its own and some good hotels and restaurants. Apart from the Sellaronda, the best local skiing is “up the road” at Corvara, taking in the excellent “local” slopes of La Villa and San Cassiano. Both villages also have access to the ski areas of Arabba, Selva, Val di Fassa and the iconic Marmolada glacier. Colfosco is the final destination for one of the great off-piste descents in the Dolomites – the Val Mezdi (Mid-day Valley).  But do take a guide and be prepared to turn back if the steep start of the run puts you off!  It quickly levels out, and by the time you have reached Colfosco, you’ll have descended well over 1200 vertical metres (almost 4,000 feet) – and skied one of Italy’s classic runs.

  • from£1169pp
  • 100 rooms

You can't go wrong by staying in Hotel Col Alto. It's an impressive hotel in central Corvara with easy access to the Boe gondola. The decor is modern with alpine touches - chill out in the comfy lounge or enjoy a few drinks in the trendy Iceberg Lounge Bar. There's a fab spa too, so you can get your ski legs ready for the next day.

  • from£899pp
  • 35 rooms

In the centre of Corvara, Hotel La Plaza is a small family-run hotel with a homely and warm ambience. The attractive public rooms have a traditional Alpine decor and provide the perfect surroundings in which to relax. The Boe gondola is only 300 metres away so getting out on the mountain is easy. At the end of the day, share your ski stories with friends in the cosy restaurant as you enjoy some delicious local food.

  • from£1033pp
  • 50 rooms

Hotel Mezdi has incredible mountain views - you can enjoy them from the heated outdoor pool or the dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows in the bar. This is one of the best places in town to enjoy a drink. The lifts are very close, just cross over the road and you can ski right to them. The hotel's been recently renovated so expect stylish and modern interiors.

  • from£1099pp
  • 34 rooms

This hotel constantly exceeds its star rating with an incredibly friendly service, great food and spacious rooms. It's the perfect base for exploring the Dolomites - the lifts are 400 metres away and you can get there with the free shuttle. Ski back to within 50 metres of the hotel.

  • from£1319pp
  • 52 rooms

With its ski in, ski out location this is the perfect hotel for the serious skier. Enjoy the slopes all day and the warm hospitality of the staff when you return. Rooms are spacious, the meals are delicious and the spa is a great bonus. We love the indoor pool and huge range of massages you can book locally. You'll get great views over the resort from the elevated setting and the centre is easy to get to with the free shuttle.

  • from£739pp
  • 11 rooms

A lovely small hotel with fantastic panoramic views of the mountains. The nearest lift is 150 metres away and the free shuttle bus is perfect for trips into the village centre. Relax each day in the small spa or have a drink in the homely bar area before dinner. Enjoy 3 star prices with the luxury of taking advantage of the 4 star facilities at its sister hotel just 50 metres away.   

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Corvara & Colfosco

The best place to head off to on your first day is to take the Borest chair next to the Boe gondola from Corvara to the Colfosco ski area. Here, amidst some of the most impressive mountain scenery, is a great wide open area with lots of long blue runs perfect for finding your ski legs.

Intermediate skiing in Corvara & Colfosco

Intermediates are spoilt for choice in the Alta Badia ski area. The Boe gondola connects all the main pistes leading to the Sella Ronda circuit, which has a large selection of good long reds as well as some challenging steep runs found at the top of the Portavescovo in Arabba, and the Costorata red which takes you through the Passo Campolungo.

Advanced skiing in Corvara & Colfosco

For advanced skiers, the Sella Ronda is a must, and the famous Col Pradat black run down the back bowl of the Sassongher mountain is a challenge for most and a great experience in fresh powder.

Snowboarding in Corvara & Colfosco

Snowboarders can enjoy boarder cross, rails and jumps at the snow park at the Piz Sorega plateaux between the slopes of 'La Freina' and 'Ciampai'.

Mountain facts
Area 1200 km
Ski area Dolomiti Superski
Resort Altitude 1568m
Ski Alt. From 1568m
Ski Alt. To 2750m
Longest run 8 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 30, Cable car 1, Draglifts 12, Gondolas 8
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts51
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannons392
Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

2 Snowparks - 1 on the Piz Sorega plateau and 1 at Ciampai

Things To Do
  • Ice skating
  • Snow shoe walking
Activity Information
  • Curling
  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Artificial climbing wall
  • Nordic walking
  • Cross country skiing
  • Tandem paragliding
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £68 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 


Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass 6 L £194 £135 £174
M £249 £175 £225
H £278 £195 £249 
Alta Badia Local Area Pass 6 L £177 £125 £160
M £229 £161 £206
H £255 £178 £229

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £66 £83 £108
Skis & Boots £108 £135 -
Snowboard & Boots - £133 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £69 -
Snowboard & Boots - £88 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £62 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult strong>Child
Ski 5 2 hrs 45 mins per day £200 £208
Snowboard 3 2 hrs per day £175 £175

Tuition starts on Mondays except for beginners who receive 1.5hr lesson on Sun making a total of 6 days.

Ski school times: Mon-Thu 10am-12.45pm, Fri 10am-4pm *

Snowboard school times: Mon-Weds 1.30-4.30pm *

*10am-1pm for December arrivals

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Corvara & Colfosco
Resort Code ITCV
Languages spoken Italian/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.55768
Longitude 11.870041
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick

Transfer 3hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Pay locally

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Dolomiti Superski area is Europe's largest
  • Part of the Sellaronda circuit
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