NORTH OF ITALY

Skiing in Sellaronda Dolomites

Year-round Alpine skiing destination

The Dolomites are widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful and awe inspiring Alpine regions in the world. In winter, massive spires and towering cliffs stand majestically above quiet snow covered valleys. There, ancient villages and traditional wooden farm houses contribute to the magical atmosphere of the region together with old castles and monasteries, tiny churches and cow sheds scattered all around.

Among all these, lies a truly skiers paradise, the Dolomiti Superski, the biggest ski area in the world. A vast network of state-of-the-art interconnected ski lifts and ski trails that can take weeks to explore. Over 1,200km of perfectly groomed runs serviced by 450 lifts, stretching across 12 valleys. All accessible on one single electronic ski pass.

At the heart of this impressive area is the famous Sellaronda ski carousel - 40 km long with 26 km of ski runs. A multi-directional circular lift system linking the four Ladin valleys of Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Arabba - four separate and distinctive ski regions with a potential of over 500km of ski runs. The attraction is to ski from village to village pausing from time to time for a good coffee or a gourmet meal. Such is the vastity of the area that you could ski for days without taking the same lift twice. 

Ski the Sellaronda trail, the 13 km long Marmolada glacier, the scenic "hidden valley" of Lagazuoi with its famous horse-drawn sleighs, experience the thrill of World Cup courses of Val Garden Saslong downhill and La Villa Gran Risa giant slalom, and many more ski areas in the spectacular Dolomites.

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From classic guided on-piste ski holidays to ski safaris, off-piste skiing adventures to backcountry ski touring trips, and so much more, we have it all covered with local knowledge and assistance at your fingertips to make your stay hassle-free.

Contact us to see how we can assist with your next ski holiday in the world's largest interconnected ski area, the Dolomite Superski.

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Skiing Highlights:

  • Considered by many to be the most dramatic ski region on Earth
  • 1,200 kms of groomers, unlimited off-piste, one ski pass – the world’s largest ski area
  • Overnight at Rifugio Lagazuoi (2,732 m), enjoy a hearty breakfast, then ski the magical 8.5km Armentarola slope down to the Alta Badia ski area, including a horse drawn ski tow.  This one should be on every bucket list – multiple times.
  • The mighty Marmolada is one of the highest lifted points in Europe at 3,265m and quite spectacular – both on the three cable cars up and the amazing 12km descent on ‘La Bellunese’ through 1,815 vertical metres.
  • The 3.4km ‘Saslong’ slope above Selva di Val Gardena is technical, steep and a true test – for both the World Cup champs and the punters. Follow it up with the equally challenging 2.6km ‘Ciampinoi 3’ to really burn your thighs.  This is where you earn your turns.

Tips

  • Slow slow slow down and take in this magnificently beautiful place. Ski fast and furious and you’ll miss it.
  • The Sellaronda is busy. Forget the hype and enjoy bits of it a day at a time. Try to reach and explore each corner as best you can, keep your eye on your watch and spare plenty of time to navigate back to your home resort … with a beer/spritz stop or three along the way
  • Familiarise yourself with the inter-resort public buses and don’t be afraid to hop on and hop off … just make sure you can make it back. Mini-bus taxis will happily take your money too – especially if you’re short of time

Culture, Food & other Adventures

  • Where Italy meets Austria, grappa meets schnapps and gnocchi meets schnitzel. Buon appetito and guten Appetit
  • Pack your jox, sox and toothbrush and join an overnight to week-long ski safari staying at a different mountain rifugio each night and shred first tracks each morning
  • Get fit, be psyched, leave early and embark on the marathon ‘Great War Ski-Tour’ which criss-crosses the front line of the Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces of World War I.  Covering 90+kms across five areas (Lagazuoi, Alta Badia, Arraba, Civetta & Cinque Torri) this is a day trip like no other. Keep your eye on the map and the time.
  • The Luislkellar Bar in Selva di Val Gardena is up there with the best après-ski joints in the world.  It’s a bit dangerous … but lots of fun. Don’t plan on an early start the next morning.
  • Rodella 2222 on the slopes above Campitello di Fasso is charmingly authentic and serves delicious typical mountain lunches 
  • A half-board accommodation option (breakfast and dinner) is well worth considering, the food is typically brilliant and usually different each day. It’s an easy dinner choice after massive days on the slopes.
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