Hotel Fanes

  • The Dolomites Ski Area, Italy, San Cassiano

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Hotel Fanes is one of the best hotels in the Val Badia area. The luxurious alpine hotel provides cosy rooms, delicious meals and a lovely wellness centre.  Its sunny, elevated position means you get fantastic, panoramic views of the Dolomites.

Alpine hotel

The hotel opened in 1957 and had been one of the first hotels in San Cassiano. Formally a farmhouse, the hotel still retains the charm and character which is reflected in the modern alpine style throughout the hotel. We love the warm and spacious rooms here, each equipped with the modern amenities needed for a comfortable stay in Alta Badia. An added bonus is that most rooms have a spectacular mountain view, so you can enjoy the scenery even off the slopes.

Meals are equally as impressive, you can enjoy a tasty five course evening meal which features dishes from the South Tyrol - many of the ingredients are homegrown or produced in the Alta Badia area. The hotel has a fantastic wine menu, with wines from the South Tyrol and Italy. Be sure to speak to the sommelier for some good wine recommendations to go with your meal.

Fanes Spa World

If you are after a hotel with lovely spa facilities, the Hotel Fanes is an excellent choice. With an extensive indoor spa area with a variety of saunas and steam rooms, a relaxation room with heated water beds, and an indoor pool, there is plenty to keep you occupied. There is also an outdoor sky pool with panoramic views and a brine bath in the garden. Elements is the latest addition to the Fanes Spa World. It is a cylindrical sauna suspended nine meters above the ground which rotates by itself. Thanks to the sauna's large window it gives guests breath taking 360 degree view of the surrounding Dolomites.

Ski shuttle

Getting on and off the slopes each day couldnt be easier, the hotel provides a free shuttle service to and from the Piz Sorega lift. Once you head up the Piz Sorega, you can head over to the slopes of Alta Badia, Arabba, Val di Fassa and the Val Gardena - all conveniently linked by the Sella Ronda ski circuit. At the end of the day, head back to the car park at the Piz Sorega valley station for your lift back to the hotel - be sure to leave time for a visit to the spa!

San Cassiano

San Cassiano is a delightful village on the magnificent Dolomiti Superski area, well positioned between La Villa and Cortina, and close to Armentarola, with its famous horse-drawn ski-lift! A stunning array of dramatic Dolomite peaks provides an unforgettable backdrop to the incredible 1,220km of varied skiing, which is easily accessible from the resort’s main Piz Sorega gondola. San Cassiano is popular with Italian and British skiers alike, so you will find a particularly good selection of gourmet restaurants on the mountain, as well as simpler, traditional pit-stops. Hug’s Bar and Da La Vedla provide some of the best après-ski in the village, with the Las Vegas Lodge on the mountain providing a lively atmosphere for a final stop-off on the last run home. Overall there is a great deal to discover and enjoy in this latest and very welcome addition to our Italian range of resorts.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 130 km
Runs 44 32 3
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 11, Chairlifts 28, Cablecars 1
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus False
  • No. of rooms: 70
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 8
  • Official rating: 5

Local Fees and Taxes

Local tourist tax of €2.50 per person per night payable directly to hotel.


Ladina Double Rooms sleep two people and are around 28m². Rooms come with a bath or shower and have recently been renovated in a traditional mountain style.

Piz La Ila Double Rooms sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed) and are around 45m². They have a walk-in shower in the bathroom.

Natural Loft Suites sleep up to four people (extra bed is a double sofa bed) and are around 100m². These impressive suites have tea & coffee making facilities, fireplace, bath or shower and a Finnish sauna.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Lift Passes

Lift Passes

6 days Season Child
8 - 15 years
16 - 65 years
66+ years
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass Low £235 £335 £302
High £261 £372 £335
Alta Badia Local Pass Low £219 £312 £281
High £244 £345 £312

Season dates

  • Low Season - 07 Jan - 27 Jan 24 & 02 Apr - end of season
  • High Season - 24 Dec 23 - 06 Jan & 28 Jan - 01 Apr 24

Lift pass information

Featuring a linked ski area of 1220km on one lift pass, the Dolomite Superski Pass is worth every penny. Walker's pass available & purchased locally. Children born after 01/01/2016 can collect a free ski pass in resort. Proof of age will be required.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

6 days Description


6 - 12 years


13+ years

Skis Blue - £70
Red £42 £107
Black - £129
Skis & boots Blue - £113
Red £151 £165
Black - -
Snowboard & boots Red £84 £103

Equipment information

  • Children 3 - 5 years, white skis & boots available £67
  • Free helmet hire for children 3 - 5 years

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Tuition information

Tuition will not be available for Winter 2024/25


Longitude: 11.932018
Latitude: 46.572805

  • Located in central San Cassiano
  • 1km to Piz Sorega gondola
  • 1km to ski school meeting point
  • Free shuttle to main gondola and town centre 08:30 - 17:00
  • Resort bus stop 600 metres
  • Large spa and wellness centre with indoor pool leading to the very impressive 25 metre outdoor sky pool, a selection of saunas, steam rooms, fitness room and relaxation room (treatments are payable locally)
  • Rotating sauna with views of the Dolomites
  • Free shuttle to main gondola and town centre 08:30 - 17:00
  • Heated boot room
  • Supervised Mini Club 6 days a week (3pm - 10pm) (ages 4+)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking

All meals are served in the hotel's beautiful restaurant. A rich buffet breakfast with hot and cold options are on offer to start your day as well as organic choices.

A free daily tea time buffet is served between 4pm and 5.30pm with both sweet and savoury items to enjoy.

The five-course gourmet dinners are authentic regional dishes made with locally-grown ingredients, including produce grown on their own farm. 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin cannot be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. 

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Total price from
per person from £2249
Includes £50pp discount
15/03/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Fanes
The Dolomites Ski Area, San Cassiano
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