One reason the Dolomite Superski area is such a good choice is that the separate resorts all vary in size and personality, meaning you’re almost certain to find a place that suits. Canazei, Arabba and Ortisei are fitting options if you’re looking for a more lively resort. You’ve also got the quieter resorts like Pozza di Fassa, Corvara and St Cristina if you want somewhere with less partying and more chilling out for the week.
You’ll find you have a choice of two lift passes in each resort. One will give you access to the local ski area such as Alta Badia, Val Gardena or Val di Fassa. The other is the Dolomiti Superski pass which is hugely exciting purely for the chance to chop and change your daily route across a 1200km area. It also gives you full access around the Sella Ronda – great for a day excursion and exploring other runs like the Hidden Valley at Lagazuoi.
Beginners will probably only need the local pass and each resort has its own nursery area with one or two well-organised ski schools. The Alta Badia area, accessible from Corvara is chock-a-block with some gentle cruising blues that will build confidence. Val Gardena will suit intermediates with a large selection of reds and some really beautiful runs at Seceda above St Cristina. From Arabba you can more easily access the snow sure Marmolada Glacier for some challenging, snow sure descents. Val di Fassa has a bit more of a challenge thrown in and throughout the area you’ll find several snowparks.
Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing are very popular across the area if you want to try something a bit different. If you have non-skiers coming along, there’s plenty to get involved with throughout the area. Tobogganing, horse-riding, walking, historical tours and ice-skating are but a few of a long list of things to do...