Cavalese, Italy

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Nearest Airports

Verona 150mins

Milan \ Milano 210mins

Bolzano 90mins

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Cavalese ski holidays

Established in 1964 the Italian ski resort Cavalese lies at 1000 metres altitude in the Trentino region of the Italian Dolomites \ Dolomiten. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2250m the area is not snow sure. Over 40 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 24km of trails, which equates to around 100 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Cavalese is Verona at a distance of 160km or approximately 150 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

One of the major centres in the Val di Fiemme, with all facilities, and a great base for skiers who can access the resort's own large ski area on Alpe Cermis, or the Ski Center Latemar with access from Pampeago or Predazzo.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 1 runs 0.15km
7%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs 9.6km
41%  Advanced Trails
 5 runs 9.6km
39%  Expert Trails
 2 runs 4.7km
20% 

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)€169 - €211
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2013
Resort ClosesApr 2014
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs23.65km
total length of Cavalese trails
Longest Lift-Served Run7.2km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope OrientationN
direction Cavalese area faces
Top Altitude2250m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude860m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude1000m
centre of Cavalese ski resort
Vertical Drop1390m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1390m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Cavalese

14 pistes and trails means approximately 23.65km of runs. 9 Cavalese lifts have capacity to transport 14010 per hour. The longest run in the Italian ski resort is over 7.2km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 7% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 41% intermediate, 39% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 3km Olimpia II run, with a steepness/slope angle of 32%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Cavalese

Of the 9 ski lifts, 2 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Cavalese 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    

Cavalese Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

16 apres ski bars 17 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 4 solariums 4 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 0 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Art Centre, Ice Climbing, Nordic Walking Park (20km).

SNO-man says

Activities in Cavalese or nearby include snow shoeing, an ice stadium (admission free to lift ticket holders) and artificial ice skating rink, indoor swimming pools (admission free to lift ticket holders, not day tickets). Cultural sightgseeing is also big in the area with churches, monuments and museums to visit. Therse include the Contemporary Art Centre at the Palazzo Firmian on Piazzetta Rizzoli. The 'Historical Museum and Picture Gallery of the Magnificent Community' is another great attraction.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Cavalese" by any other name

The Italian resort is also known as Cavalese Lagorai and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Cavalese 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. Cavalese has slopes facing N.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Cavalese, Italy

Cavalese day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Cavalese is a good choice for families with the winning combination of an intimate and unintimdating ski area, snow, swimming pool, ice skating, pizza and high value. Children aged eight and under ski free. At Doss dei Laresi, reached directly from Cavalese by the gondola and located at the base of the main ski area, a marvellous playground has been prepared for kids to have fun whilst learning to ski. The kindergarten, situated at the intermediate station of the gondola, takes children aged from three years up. Specially trained staff entertain the little guests with cartoons, music, drawings and plays.

4 stars out of 5 overall    

Cavalese Shopping

Cavalese shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

With 60 shops Cavalese is one of the better choices in Europe for shopping skiers. One of the main local crafts is wood carving and there are half a dozen artisan's outlets such as Fiemme's Craft by Marco Nones which retails beautiful wood carved items on Viaelo Tintori Look out for shops selling local food and drink poroducts too, such as honey and other products of apiculture, chocolate, candies, jams and fruit sirups, speck (smoked bacon) and the local Trentino cheese. There's a big market every last Tuesday of the month (except July) at Piazza Fiera and Viale Libertà as well as a small market weekly on Tuesday and Friday. Of course there are also plenty of ski stores as well as shops catering for all holiday requirements.

Cavalese value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Cavalese

Cavalese hire shops - overview of all shopping in Cavalese

With 60 shops Cavalese is one of the better choices in Europe for shopping skiers. One of the main local crafts is wood carving and there are half a dozen artisan's outlets such as Fiemme's Craft by Marco Nones which retails beautiful wood carved items on Viaelo Tintori Look out for shops selling local food and drink poroducts too, such as honey and other products of apiculture, chocolate, candies, jams and fruit sirups, speck (smoked bacon) and the local Trentino cheese. There's a big market every last Tuesday of the month (except July) at Piazza Fiera and Viale Libertà as well as a small market weekly on Tuesday and Friday. Of course there are also plenty of ski stores as well as shops catering for all holiday requirements.

Cavalese ski rental shops value rating gets ? stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Cavalese

Cavalese ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Alpe Cermis and has 21 teachers teaching in English, French, German, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of 4.info@scuolascermis.it scuplasci@gmail.com 341303

Cavalese for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Cavalese for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Cavalese for expert skiers   gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Cavalese for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Cavalese

Cavalese snow fun - off slope winter activities

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

Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 1

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

Cavalese non skiing facilities also include Art Centre, Ice Climbing, Nordic Walking Park (20km).

Cavalese reviews, 3.5 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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