Alba / Penia di Canazei, Italy

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Alba / Penia di Canazei ski holidays

Established in ? the Italian ski resort Alba / Penia di Canazei lies at 1520 metres altitude in the Trentino region of the Italian Dolomites \ Dolomiten. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2428m the area is not snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 9km of trails, which equates to around 100 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Alba / Penia di Canazei is innsbruck at a distance of 140km or approximately 130 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to April.

SNO-man says

An attractive small resort located at one end of the Fassa Valley, with it's own ski area on Ciampac and easy access to the Sella Ronda via the nearby lift access at Canazei. Close to the Marmolada Glacier for skiing in the late season and summer.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs 0km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 1 runs 1.25km
20%  Advanced Trails
 5 runs 16km
50%  Expert Trails
 1 runs 3.25km
30% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€174 - €218
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensNov 2013
Resort ClosesApr 2014
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs20.5km
total length of Alba / Penia di Canazei trails
Longest Lift-Served Run3.25km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation?
direction Alba / Penia di Canazei area faces
Top Altitude2428m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude1530m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1520m
centre of Alba / Penia di Canazei ski resort
Vertical Drop898m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 898m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Alba / Penia di Canazei

9 pistes and trails means approximately 20.5km of runs. 7 Alba / Penia di Canazei lifts have capacity to transport 8258 per hour. The longest run in the Italian ski resort is over 3.25km. Visit summer or winter as there is glacier skiing in Alba / Penia di Canazei.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 20% intermediate, 50% advanced slopes and 30% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 3km Ciampac run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Alba / Penia di Canazei

Of the 7 ski lifts, 2 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Alba / Penia di Canazei is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Alba / Penia di Canazei Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

8 apres ski bars 12 restaurants 1 bowling 1 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 1 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Hockey, One hotel spa and swimming pool open to the public; massages and beauty treatment by appointment.

SNO-man says

There's a good choice of activities available on and off the slopes. You can try snow shoe walk, a horse-drawn sleigh ride, tobogganing, ice climbing (including the novelty of night ice climbing) or paragliding above (Val di Fassa is the birthplace of world champion Jimmy Pacher). Canazei has an indoor swimming pool and Eghes, a Wellness Centre with Calidarium, Laconicum, Tepidarium, Aromarium, Frigidarium, Thalasso, Camomile Cave, Finnish Sauna and massages. Canazei alo has squash courts. There are fitness centres in Moena and Campitello; bowling in Alba; and the "Gianmario Scola" indoor ice stadium at Alba. There is a new museum of Ladin culture in Pozza di Fassa

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Alba / Penia di Canazei" by any other name

The Italian resort is also known as Alba (Val di Fassa) Ciampac, Marmolada, Passo Fedaia and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Alba / Penia di Canazei slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Alba / Penia di Canazei has slopes facing ?.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Alba / Penia di Canazei, Italy

Alba / Penia di Canazei day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Val di Fassa makes an especially big effort for families - trying to offer everything a family could need, including childcare, play facilities and special low price package deals. The area has tried to think of special extras such as ski bus pick ups of children from their hotels on request. The friendly villages and small individual ski areas with gentle slopes are also good for kids. Each area has its own children's ski area (many with special snow parks on sunny slopes) and/or nursery. In Alba there's the new "Mini Club Tananai", in Canazei a new home for "Kinderland", in the Fraine resort at Pera there' the "Park Bimbo Neve" and at Vigo di Fassa the "Kinder Park Ciampedie Lauri". Moena has "Babylandia". All take children from age 3 or 4 , except Vigo which can take children from age two. Ask bout the Ski Special for Kids program which offers week long holidays at selected hotels with free accommodation, meals and skipass for children aged under eight and 50% off for children aged 8 to 12 at certain hotels. Fiabilandia, a new babypark in Moena open summer and winter, offers to its littele guests a lotof games, baby dance, mini-club, snowtubing and other facilities.

3 stars out of 5 overall    

Alba / Penia di Canazei Shopping

Alba / Penia di Canazei shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

The choice of shops is widest in Canzei but most of the villages have at least 10 shops each offering a good choice of ski and sports clothing and equipment, fashions, groceries and souvenirs. Shops with hand-crafted wood items, felts and other fabrics, home decorations and wooden furnishings and other hand-crafted items transformed into decorative pieces. Other popular goods include local gastronomic specialities such as cheeses, cold meats, the region's mushrooms, jams and pastries.

Alba / Penia di Canazei value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Alba / Penia di Canazei

Alba / Penia di Canazei hire shops - overview of all shopping in Alba / Penia di Canazei

The choice of shops is widest in Canzei but most of the villages have at least 10 shops each offering a good choice of ski and sports clothing and equipment, fashions, groceries and souvenirs. Shops with hand-crafted wood items, felts and other fabrics, home decorations and wooden furnishings and other hand-crafted items transformed into decorative pieces. Other popular goods include local gastronomic specialities such as cheeses, cold meats, the region's mushrooms, jams and pastries.

Alba / Penia di Canazei ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Alba / Penia di Canazei

Alba / Penia di Canazei ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Scuola di Sci "Marmolada" - Canazei and has 112 teachers teaching in English, German, Italian, Russian and taking students from a minimum age of 4.info@scuolascicanazei.com www.scuolasscicanazei.com 601539

Alba / Penia di Canazei for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Alba / Penia di Canazei for intermediates  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Alba / Penia di Canazei for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Alba / Penia di Canazei for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Alba / Penia di Canazei

Alba / Penia di Canazei snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Alba / Penia di Canazei: 2.1km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 0km     Intermediate XC Trails: 2.1km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 1      Paragliding schools: 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Alba / Penia di Canazei

Alba / Penia di Canazei snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 1

Alba / Penia di Canazei non skiing facilities also include Hockey, One hotel spa and swimming pool open to the public; massages and beauty treatment by appointment.

Alba / Penia di Canazei reviews, 3.3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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