Ski holidays in Val di Fassa (Canazei & Campitello)

Italian hospitality amidst the stunning Dolomites

The Val di Fassa sits within the Dolomiti Superski area, directly on the famous Sella Ronda circuit, and enjoys some spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Stretching 9km from Canazei to Pozza there are a number of small villages in between, Canazei and Campitello make fantastic home bases for your trip to the Dolomiti Superski area.

Besides the obvious attractions of the enormous ski area offering more than 1,200km of pistes, renowned as an intermediate skiers heaven, Val di Fassa is also famous for Italian hospitality. Delicious restaurants serving local, home-cooked cuisine, you can expect a lively après ski scene and plenty of traditional culture and history.

Non-skiers can look forward to valley walks and cross-country trails. Canazei’s centre has shops, terrace cafes, and a unique indoor water park and spa centre.

  • from£799pp
  • 57 rooms
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Hotel Bellevue is in the pretty historic centre of Canazei, with amazing skiing just minutes away. The nearby Pecol gondola is about 300 metres from the hotel and will take you straight to the slopes of the Val di Fassa which link to the famous Sellaronda. When it comes to the post ski social, they've got you sorted with their very own Taverna Espanola après bar downstairs. 

  • from£879pp
  • 45 rooms
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Delightful hotel with a traditional mountain atmosphere, just a short stroll from the centre of town. The lifts are a little further on, but the resort bus stops just outside the hotel and runs to and from the Pecol Gondola. The hotel has everything you need or a great winter break; good food, friendly staff and a lovely little spa and pool, so you can relax after days out on the mountains. 

  • from£809pp
  • 90 rooms
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The striking Hapsburg-style Hotel Dolomiti was one of the first hotels in Canazei and is in a great location in the centre of the resort. This hotel is full of character and packed with history, making it a unique and memorable choice for your winter ski holiday with Inghams. 

  • from£1079pp
  • 49 rooms
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Enjoy a real Tyrolean experience at the Hotel La Perla. You'll be well looked after by the Debertol family who run the place. It's in the perfect position in Canazei, a few minutes from the Belvedere gondola, so you can be enjoying the ski area in no time. When you're back from the slopes there's plenty of opportunity to relax in the lovely wellness centre or why not head straight for the free afternoon cake?

  • from£819pp
  • 20 rooms
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This is a lovely small, family-run hotel in a nice quiet location in Canazei. Staying here means you'll have access to all that you need for a great ski holiday, with a free shuttle to and from the lifts, a well equipped wellness centre and good hearty meals each evening.

  • from£1069pp
  • 57 rooms
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Run by the lovely Soraruf family, the Hotel Cesa Tyrol is a welcoming and comfortable base, just a short stroll from the centre of Canazei. The hotel's free shuttle service runs to and from the Pecol gondola, from which you can access perfectly groomed slopes and the famous Sellaronda. With great food and entertainment including weekly gala dinners, with live music, and their very own two lane bowling alley, we're sure you'll have a great stay here. 

  • from£879pp
  • 45 rooms
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A friendly and relaxed hotel, the Medil offers efficient service with a good range of facilities within easy reach of the Col Rodella lift (200m).

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Ski and board rentals

Renting your equipment through Inghams makes sense, for everything will be sorted out beforehand and is ready for your arrival in resort.
You can rent your equipment (blue, red and black grade equipment for hire) and the collection point is the RightFeeling rental store which is situated near the base of the Belvedere Gondola in Canazei

Ski school

We run a very popular ‘Learn to Ski’ pack for complete beginners which includes 5 days of tuition for adults. 

If you are looking to book your children in to ski school, then they can receive daily tuition with the excellent Marmolada ski school

 

Val di Fassa for beginners

If you’re brand new to skiing and snowboarding, we recommend you book your first lessons with Inghams, and make the most of our ‘Learn to Ski’ pack- a hugely popular choice with our guests. 

The Marmolada ski school gathers in a variety of places- complete beginners may be asked to assemble behind the ski school office opposite the Belvedere Gondola but as you gain confidence you will soon be heading up to the bowl above Canazei at the top of the gondola where there is a selection of blue and red runs. 

A local Val di Fassa lift pass is available and recommended for complete beginners only.

Val di Fassa for intermediates

The Dolomiti Superski area is an absolute heaven for the intermediate skier! The sheer size of the resort with over 1,000km worth of pistes will give you something different to do every day of the week. 

Canazei is located directly on the Sella Ronda circuit- a 26km circuit that can be skied in either direction (clockwise or anticlockwise) around the stunning Sella massif, one of the most famous mountains in the dolomites.

Intermediate skiers will enjoy the challenge of skiing the whole circuit in one day whilst expert skiers have been known to ski both directions on the same day! The Sella Ronda can also be used as a link to all the nearby resorts such as Selva, Arabba, La Villa and Corvara

As well as as the skiing, the Sella Ronda is perfect for enjoying the fantastic Dolomites scenery with views of the famous pink rocks that set this mountain range apart from the rest of the Alps. 

Also reachable from Val di Fassa is the Marmolada glacier which offers snow-sure high altitude skiing with amazing views. 

 

Val di Fassa for advanced

Off-piste skiing is not permitted in the Dolomites, but advanced skiers can try heli-skiing if they dare. Arabba, which is just a couple of runs away from Canazei offers some of the most challenging runs in the Dolomites with some steep blacks. Or you may like to head over to Selva for the men’s and women’s World Cup downhill run

One of the big draws to this area is the famous Hidden Valley. The Hidden Valley is an incredibly beautiful run right in the heart of the Dolomites with scenic peaks all around you and frozen waterfalls by the side of the piste. Where the run flattens out you find horses (pay locally, approx €2.50 pp) to help pull you along until you find the next lift that will take you into the San Cassiano ski area. Return to Val di Fassa by bus.

 

Freestyle and terrain parks

Sitting directly above Canazei (at the top of the Belvedere Gondola) is a terrain park that will appeal to snowboarders and adventurous skiers alike. If you’re searching for a variety of freestyle and terrain parks, the whole area has an excellent variation and you shouldn’t be afraid to explore further afield.

 

Childcare and kindergarten

If you have little ones that you want to introduce to snow, or simply need minding for an afternoon, then the Marmolada Ski School Kinderland is a fun and occupying place to leave the kids for a day. Most of the nannies and skiing instructors speak English and they currently accept children ages 3 and above.

 

Public Transport

There is a convenient ski bus that runs between Canazei and Pozza and connects the main Belvedere gondola to the rest of the valley. Buses run frequently and every Inghams hotels in Canazei and Campitello has easy access. 

Ask your resort rep upon your arrival in resort for an up to date time table because the ski bus service varies throughout the season.


Mountain facts
Area 120 km
Ski area Dolomiti Superski
Resort Altitude 1440m
Ski Alt. From 1440m
Ski Alt. To 3342m
Runs
27
40
7
Longest run 7 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 28, Cable car 5, Draglifts 14, Gondolas 10
Lift Times

All week general 08:30-16:00 (Typical opening times during peak seasons and subject to the prevailing weather) Most people choose the Dolomiti Superski area pass which covers the vast area including the Marmolada Glacier. A local Val di Fassa pass is also available but is suitable for complete beginners only.

Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts57
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Glaciers1
Mountain Restaurants10
Snow Cannon Coverage99%
Cross Country Trails

30km of trails

Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, E, S, W
Snowpark Info

1 snowpark.

Inghams Plus

  • Groups - Up to 1 in 7 go Free 
  • 1 Day Free Save £50 per couple on pre-booked lift passes 15 Dec '19
  • Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price on adult Ski/Snowboard school -valid all season except 21 Dec, 28 Dec & 8 Feb (Canazei only)
  • 2-For-1 adult equipment hire (Canazei only, valid 15 -28 Dec, 5 Jan - 8 Feb and 9 Mar - end of season)
  • 2-For-1 child equipment hire (Canazei only, must be from same family)
  • Free Child Lift Passes up to 7 years
  • Inghams Rep based in Canazei

Special Offers

Things To Do

Val di Fassa restaurants, food and drink

One of the main attractions of Canazei and the Dolomiti ski area is the many great restaurants to dine in. Being in Italy, Val di Fassa has a wonderful selection of pizzas, pasta and much more.

But one of the really fascinating things about this area is the mix of Italian and Austrian influence on the cuisine, and this is very noticeable as you ski around the Sella Ronda because you’ll ski in and out of two different Italian regions. So one mountain restaurant will serve pasta for lunch, and another will have goulash.

The local culture and language is called ‘Ladin’ and there are many local restaurants where you can sample the typical cuisine.

If you’re looking for something a little more along the lines of fine dining while you ski, then head over to La Alta Badia area of the Sella Ronda (around La Villa, Badia etc.) where the mountain and village restaurants have gourmet ski food that is not to be missed during your stay.

The mountain restaurants are a must, with Baita Checco (above Vigo di Fassa) hailed as being ‘the best cooking in Val di Fassa’, and Baita Cuz on Pozza serving up some seriously lovely Ladin cuisine.

 

Val di Fassa après, bars, clubs and nightlife

Nightlife and ski culture in Canazei consists of celebrating a good day of skiing in the warm Italian mountain sun with a large glass of wine. Enoteca Valentini is the home to over 800 different kinds of wines and is owned and managed by a wine expert. 

The Rosengarten bar is a great spot for Apré especially cocktails. The Cliff bar has Austrian early evening style Apré and the Garni International slope side is popular with Inghams guests.   

There is Baita Cuz for some afternoon snow and sun basking, Into the night there is Paradis club, which is best described as a pub-disco-logcabin. The Kaiserkeller and The Hexen Klub (Tues, Thurs & Sat) both remain open late into the night. 

 

Val di Fassa shopping

All along the main street in Canazei (Via Roma) you will find a lively gaggle of shops and boutiques selling sporting goods, souvenirs, clothes and shoes, sweet treats, health foods and delicatessens with local food, as well as pharmacies and interior decorations.

If you are searching for a chemist, you will find the Farmacia Ladina on Strada Statale delle Dolomiti.

 

Val di Fassa spas and relaxation

Some of our Inghams partner hotels in Canazei and Pozza in Val di Fassa have some outstanding spa facilities on site. Some places have small indoor swimming pools, whereas others offer saunas, whirlpools, steam baths and Turkish baths. See individual hotels descriptions for full details.

If you’re looking for a real treat (you are going on holiday, after all!) then there is the Dolomia Spa thermal spa that resides in the Hotel Antico Bagno in Pozza. In Canazei there is the Dolaondes Aquatic Centre with Eghes Spa. Try one of the spas wonderful thermal treatments including mud therapy, balneotherapy and relaxing therapeutic massages.

 

Val di Fassa arts, culture and events

There are three museums in the Val di Fassa area that are worth a visit if you are interested in culture and history. The Museo Ladin de Fascia takes an intimate look at the ingenuous culture of the Ladin people- who lived and worked in the perilous mountain regions for hundreds of years. Museum of the Great War pays a humble tribute to the tenacious battles of the Great War when the Italian partisans fought the Austro-Hungarian Empire to keep control of their territory.

There are also lots of sporting events happening throughout the season in Val di Fassa including the Sella Ronda ski marathon, and the Marcialonga cross-country skiing competition in January. If an ice hockey match is on during your stay you should definitely wander along to watch- especially is there is a local derby when it gets really exciting!

Activity Information

Inghams Excursions

Ice climbing

For a real adventure, why not ascend an icy frozen waterfall? Armed with crampons and ice axes, this exciting excursion isn’t just reserved for the climbing enthusiasts. Anyone, from complete beginners can take part with a beginner’s course.

The excursion is organised by the Val di Fassa tourism board, so talk to your Inghams rep in resort if you are interested in this exciting activity.

Reminder: check that your insurance policy before booking this excursion to check that you are covered.

 

Heli-skiing on the Marmolada Glacier

Heli-skiing is a great activity for those more daring skiers and snowboarders out there who just can’t get enough of back country riding! Exploring with a trained guide, the heli-skiing excursion is an unforgettable experience for those powder hounds out there who can’t wait to carve the first lines through the snow.

Talk with your Inghams rep upon your arrival in resort, or discuss heli-skiing with our friendly reservations staff while making your booking.

Reminder: check that your insurance policy before booking this excursion to check that you are covered.

 

 

Activities

Canazei Sports Centre

Canazei sports centre sits between Canazei and Campitello di Fassa and has basketball, a spa and wellness suite, indoor golf as well as an enormous climbing and bouldering wall. Pay for your admission locally, this makes a great alternative to a day of skiing.

Dolaondes Water Park

Canazei has a fantastic swimming pool/ leisure centre complex- Dolaondes Water Park, which features a semi-Olympian pool, a fun water slide, a salt water outdoor pool, water vortexes and a relaxing area. There are dedicated areas exclusively for adults and children, so everyone is catered for! There is also a wellness centre in the Eghes Wellness Spa in part of the complex. 

Pay locally for the Dolaondes water park.

Snow Tubing

The Alba di Canazei Slide Park offers the exciting and exhilarating snow tubing for those who are looking for a little fun off the piste. This activity is suitable for children, teenagers and adults of all ages. The slide park is open at night with flood lit slopes and its own lift.

Snowshoeing

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! One of the nicest things about snowshoeing is the way you can fully appreciate the beauty of the mountains at a slower pace. All across Canazei and Pozza in the Val di Fassa you can find numerous winter walking trails, hikes and guided excursions. You can hire your snowshoes locally or as part of an excursion.

Ice skating

There is an indoor ice skating rink, the ‘Gianmario Scola’ indoor ice stadium at Alba di Canazei that is open all year around. You can rent your skates here locally, and makes a fun and alternative activity after a day of skiing. 

Night skiing

The slopes above Pozza di Fassa stay open at night on Wednesdays and Fridays during the peak season thanks to a powerful lighting system over the pistes. You can buy your night lift pass locally at the bottom of the slopes.

Ski Extras

Winter 2020/21 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
Save up to £57 per person

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

Learn to Ski Pack
6 days local pass, 6 days 'Blue' skis & boots, 5 days tuition (2 hrs 45 mins per day)
Adult from £404

Learn to ski packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
16-64yrs
Child
8-15yrs
Senior
65+
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass 6 L £194 £135 £174
M £249 £175 £225
H £278 £195 £249 
Val di Fassa Local Pass 6 L £165 £115 £149
M £213 £149 £192
H £237 £166 £213

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 £51 £79 £91
Skis & Boots £68 £105 £119
Snowboard & Boots - £87 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £48 -
Snowboard & Boots - £78 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis/Boots - £48 -
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 Child 4-12yrs 
Ski 4 2 hrs 45 mins per day £135 £142
Snowboard 4 2 hrs 45 mins per day £135 £135

 

Tuition starts on Mon except beginners who receive extra tuition on Sun

Ski School times: Mon-Wed 10am-12.50pm, Thu 10am-4pm

Snowboard School times: 10am-12.50pm daily

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 Val di Fassa (Canazei & Campitello)
Resort Code ITCN
Languages spoken Italian/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.476650
Longitude 11.773335
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick
Manchester
Stansted
Edinburgh
Bristol
Southampton
Birmingham

Transfer 2¾hrs 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: <p>Pay locally</p>

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Weekly ticked costs €12pp, some hotels may sell tickets at reduced rates

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Dolomiti Superski Area is Europe's biggest
  • Easy access to Sellaronda ski circuit
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