Ski holidays in Val di Fassa (Canazei, Campitello, Alba & Penia)

Italian hospitality in the stunning Dolomites

Situated in the heart of the Dolomiti Superski area you will find the vibrant area of Val di Fassa. The valley stretches 9km of which there are a number of incredible villages to choose as the location for your next Inghams holiday. Campitello, Canazei, Alba and Penia each offer their own unique allure and access to unparalleled mountain experiences.

Skiing and snowboarding in Val di Fassa

Skiers and boarders can take to the mountains and explore the vast 1220km of piste all under one lift pass. The local ski area is predominately a haven for intermediate snow sports fans and offers 200km of piste on your doorstep. Take to the Sellaronda circuit with easy access to the sun kissed Val Gardena area to the North or head East towards Arabba, the gateway to the Marmolada glacier.

Outside of skiing you can look forward to valley walks and cross-country trails.

Where to stay in Val di Fassa

Canazei

As one of the largest villages in the Fassa valley, you won't be short of accommodation to choose from in Canazei. Val di Fassa is famous for Italian hospitality. Delicious restaurants serving local, home-cooked cuisine are in abundance. You can expect a lively après ski scene in and around resort, plus plenty of traditional culture and history in the area. The location couldn't be more perfect as the village is situated just below a forest of snow-covered trees and above that is the towering peaks of the almighty Dolomites. In the centre of the village, the Belvedere gondola is the gateway to the famous Sella circuit.

The closest hamlet just down the road is Alba, sat at the foot of the Marmolada and Sella. Here you will find the Col dei Rossi cable car which links directly onto the Sellaronda, so very convenient for the diehard skier.

Slightly further along the valley is Penia, a small but stunning area which is a suntrap on those longed for bluebird days. Between the two areas is the Ciampac 10-seater cable car which at the top has some of the most spectacular views of the entire area. While this is not linked with the superski area, it is a quiet paradise for intermediate and advanced skiers with runs heading out towards the village of Pozza where you can access the quiet slopes of Rosengarten.

The last village to mention is nestled in the middle of the valley, Campitello, sitting to the west of Canazei, is perfect for those looking for a traditional and more relaxed location with direct access onto the mountain via the Col Rodella cable car.

Bars and restaurants in Val di Fassa

Canazei’s centre has shops, terrace cafes, and a unique indoor water park and spa centre, Dòlaondes. Everyone can enjoy the facilities here with six pools, one of which is outdoors and has breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. You will also find a water slide, fitness area and bar serving food and drink.

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Val di Fassa

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, half board, full board or all inclusive. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

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Save £100pp on your 2024/25 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (Book by 3 June 2024)

Ski hotels in Val di Fassa

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Hotel Bellevue is in the centre of Canazei with amazing skiing just minutes away. The nearby Pecol gondola is about 300 metres from the hotel and when it comes to the post ski social, you have great après right on your doorstep at the resort's bars.

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  • 45 rooms
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This is a 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 with pool.

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  • 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.

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  • 52 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.

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  • 19 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.

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Hotel Cesa Tyrol (19)

Hotel Cesa Tyrol's a newly-refurbished and comfortable base which is just a short stroll from the centre of Canazei. The hotel's free shuttle service runs to and from the Pecol gondola and you can look forward to great food and entertainment back at the hotel.

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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.

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Inverno A Canazei Hotel Villa Rosella Canazei Val Di Fassa Dolomiti Trentino (7)

Located in the peaceful town of Penia, the Hotel Villa Rosella has a prime location five minutes walk from the Alba Ciampac gondola. This charming hotel is family run and offers traditional alpine décor and a warm welcome.

Ski & Snowboard
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

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. 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

Head towards Arabba, which is just a couple of runs away from Canazei, where you will find 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 aged three 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.

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 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 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 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 Dolaondes Aquatic Centre. 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

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.

Ice climbing

For a real adventure, why not ascend an icy frozen waterfall? Armed with crampons and ice axes, this exciting activity isn’t just reserved for the climbing enthusiasts.

 

Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

6 days Season Child
8 - 15 years
Adult 
16 - 65 years
Senior
66+ years
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass Low £235 £335 £302
High £261 £372 £335
Val di Fassa Local Pass Low £207 £298 £265
High £230 £326 £294

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

Youth

6 - 12 years

Adult

13+ years

Skis Blue - £54
Red £38 £86
Black - £101
Skis & boots Blue - £74
Red £53 £114
Black - £130
Snowboard & boots Red £82 £95

Equipment information

  • Children 3 - 5 years and under can hire white skis and boots £38
  • 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

Tuition

Ski tuition

Child

4 - 12 years 

Adult

13+ years

4 days £142 £142

 

Snowboard tuition

Child

4 - 12 years 

Adult

13+ years

4 days £135 £135

Tuition information

  • Tuition will be available from 23rd Dec 23 onward 
  • Ski tuition runs Monday - Wednesday 10am - 12.50pm, Thursday 10am - 4pm
  • Snowboard tuition runs Monday - Thursday 10am - 12:45pm
  • Group tuition need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked tuition and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private tuition to the value of what you had originally booked.

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner - never skied before
  • Level 1 - advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 - low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 - Good intermediate, parallel turns 
  • Advanced - Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

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

Transfers

Flights depart Saturdays

Transfer time

  • Verona airport: approx. 2 hours 45 minutes by coach

Private transfers and self drive options are available

Good to know

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