Easily the most famous skiing is the Sella Ronda – a spectacular route that connects the Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Alta Badia and Marmolada/Arabba ski areas. Selva, Corvara and Arabba are 3 resorts with really easy access to the route, which covers four different passes, four valleys and three provinces. There are two routes to choose between: green and orange (we prefer the latter). If you’re an intermediate or above, it’s a must ski; set out before 10am so you have time for a few hot chocolate pit-stops along the way. Definitely ski this but don’t miss other worthwhile areas like the hidden valley from Lagazuoi.
Beginners have ski schools and nursery slopes in every resort, but Alta Badia has some particularly gentle slopes above Corvara, and Arabba has a good range of blues. You also have the spacious pistes over at Kronplatz with lots of blues at Plateau and Sonne, and more confident skiers will take well to the Concordia peak runs. With 90% red runs, Canazei is ideal for intermediates looking to roam.
From Arabba, experts can access the Marmolada Glacier for some superb snow sure skiing and more challenging slopes. Ski the tracks of champions down the steep Saslong in Val Gardena, the Gran Risa slalom down to La Villa, and Cortina’s black Olympia, which have all hosted international competitions. Off piste isn’t as extensive in this neck of the woods (due to the nature of snow and terrain in the area) but that said, a guide should be able to show you some incredible powder at Val Chedul, Val Mezdì or il Cristallo – for newbies, Passo San Pellegrino has the Col Margherita Freeride Park.
There will never be a rail, jib or pipe too far away, with 24 snowparks overall. Snowpark Seiser Alm in Alpe di Suisi is 1.5km long, Kronplatz has both an easy park and a Jib Park and the Cortina Superpark is pretty awesome too. Cross-country is plentiful with 8 ski areas to choose from and the Super Nordic Skipass to cover them.