Pozza di Fassa, Italy

The ultimate guide to Pozza di Fassa ski holidays in 2015 & 2016.

Ski holidays in Pozza di Fassa

A quiet and peaceful village set in the heart of the Dolomites, this stunning spot is ideal for a leisurely week on the snow. Soak up La Dolce Vita with relaxing evenings in Pozza’s thermal baths and feast on Italy’s famously good cuisine- there’s no better way to wind down after a long day of exploring the sensational Fassa Valley.


At a glance:
Ski the Fassa Valley Quaint spa town Italian charm

Great for:
Scenery Relaxing holiday Quiet getaway

Pozza di Fassa Ski Resort

The village of Pozza di Fassa and the smaller Pera Hamlet are nestled within the stunning surroundings of the Cima Undici and Cima Dodici mountain range, with breathtaking views of the striking Vajolet Towers.

Getting here takes about 2.5 hours from Venice and Verona airports and if you’re planning to take the train, Bolanzo and Trento are the nearest stations and have bus and taxi links to the resort. As a ski destination, this small, picturesque village offers snow-lovers a laid-back atmosphere on and off the piste, perfect for a relaxing family getaway. Groups of all abilities will love cruising the piste and stopping off for lunch in one of many charming mountain huts whilst couples can enjoy quality time in the midst of the romantic Dolomites.

Free from crowds, Pozza has maintained its lovable alpine charm whilst kitted out with everything you need for a holiday on the slopes. The thermal baths at Central Termi Dolomiti offer a wonderful way to wind down in the evening – the natural sulphurous waters make Pozza unique in the region. There’s a charming Italian vibe in the village itself with quaint architecture and a number of traditional Italian restaurants serving delicious local cuisine.

The Buffuare ski area sits above the village has 25km of fantastic skiing to explore before heading out further afield in the beautiful Val di Fassa and magnificent Sella Massif.

On the Val di Fassa/ Carezza ski pass you’re able to explore areas including Col Rodella, Belvedere and Carezza and you can ski straight over to Alba di Canazei from Buffaure. The Dolomiti Superski pass is also available and this gives you access to the rest of the resorts around the Sella Massif- you’ll need to purchase this if you’re looking to ski the infamous Sella Ronda ski tour.

stats & faq

Where:Italy, Alps.
Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Venice200 km, 2.5 hr
Winter Skiing: December - April
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 2km 13%

  • 13km 81%

  • 1km 6%

Resort Altitude:1320m
Top Altitude:2345m
Bottom Altitude:1320m
Longest run:6km
Slope Orientation:NSEW
Vertical Drop:1025m
Night Skiing:Yes

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Downhill Runs:16km
Ski Pass Prices:€262 (Dolomiti Superski adult 6 day)
€225 (Val di Fassa/ Carezza adult 6 day)
Nearby resorts: Campitello, Canazei, Vigo di Fassa, Arabba, Corvara, Dolomiti Superski, Sella Ronda

Skiing in Pozza di Fassa

The Vajolet ski school holds lessons on the quiet Fraine nursery slope at resort height, there’s a class dedicated to children and a fun playground on the snow. Beginners can ski the beginner runs of Fraine-Pozza di Fassa which are accessed by drag lifts.

With the majority of pistes graded red, this is a perfect destination for intermediates. After rekindling your confidence at Buffaure, you have over 1200km of piste to explore within the stunning Dolomite ski region. The Val di Fassa/ Carezza ski pass gives access to the quieter resorts within the Val di Fassa. Arabba has some of the steepest descents whilst Alta Badia has a number of nice gentle runs. Pozza itself has the longest run in the valley – the Panoramica (well named – the views through the woodland and of the Maerins Towers are amazing) descends from 2050m at Rifugio Baita Cuz back to the gondola station. The two red Valvacin runs also offer an exciting downhill ride- these can be accessed by the Col di Valvacin chair lift.

The Sella Ronda ski tour is a must for confident skiers visiting the area- upgrade to the Dolomiti Superski pass to explore this stunning route. Its best to set off before 10 am for this 6 hour round trip, just ski down in to Alba di Canazei and get the ski bus to the starting point at Canazei.

For experts, the black Aloch run, which in the past has held the ski training and European cup competitions, is perfect for gaining some speed - night skiing is also held here three times a week. Head over to Sas Pordoi to find some exciting off piste. There’s a self-timer race run at Campitello for competitive skiers and the snow park at Canazei is worth a visit - kitted out with jumps and rails for all abilities.

Pozza di Fassa après Ski

As one of the smaller resorts in the Val di Fassa there’s a laid-back après scene here with evening activities focussed around hotel accommodation and cosy bars and restaurants.

Indulge your taste buds at La Regolina - this friendly restaurant offers some of the best local cuisine and La Soldanella is another top spot for traditional Italian meals. There are a number of casual eateries around- Pizzeria Winkler is our favourite with arguably the best pizza in the area.

The El Zirm wine bar has a cosy ambience with classic decor and a huge selection of mouth-watering local wines- a lovely place for a quiet evening of sophistication. A number of the hotels have on-site bars so you don’t have to leave your accommodation to enjoy a well-deserved evening tipple, especially convenient if travelling with young children.

The sulphorous waters below Pozza give it the highlight of the Centro Terme Dolomiti. These thermal baths make the perfect place to wind down in the evening after a long day on your legs and makes Pozza one of the best places for a relaxing week away.

There’s night skiing three times a week at Aloch ski stadium right in the centre of the village. This 1.6km floodlit descent offers a thrilling ride and a not to be missed experience of the snow. Snowshoe excursions and sleigh rides can also be booked through the ski school.

When is the best time to ski Pozza di Fassa?

Previous years have seen wonderful conditions throughout the season. You’ll usually find the winter period, from December through till March, has the best snow, with the later end of the season seeing doses of lovely Italian sunshine. Italy can sometimes have less snowfall than other European resorts but snowmaking technology means decent coverage. On sunny spring days skiers should catch the first lift to make the most of snow on the higher slopes before kicking back at a sunny balcony for a drink in the afternoon rays.

The resort is usually busiest during the Christmas week but remains free from crowds. February half term isn’t too busy as whilst the Val di Fassa is popular with British families, Italians don’t have a half-term so there’s no influx of locals getting their snow fix. As it’s such a great base for skiing the Sella Ronda, the Buffuare area is rarely busy as skiers and boarders tend to disperse across the mountain.

Peak dates

Spend a relaxing week away during Christmas in Pozza di Fassa. This peaceful spot is a wonderful destination for an enchanting white Christmas. Cruise across the peaks in the valley and indulge in the incredible local cuisine. Browse Pozza di Fassa Christmas ski holidays ‣

With bundles of charming Italian character, New Year in Pozza di Fassa makes a fun and festive week on the snow. Sip on some delicious local wines and share a Grolla with family and friends. Browse Pozza di Fassa New Year ski holidays ‣

Enjoy fantastic conditions without the crowds during February Half-Term in Pozza di Fassa. Whilst beginners make their first moves on the snow with the Vajolet ski school, the more confident skiers will love exploring the stunning Sella Massif. Browse Pozza di Fassa Half Term ski holidays ‣

Hop on the first lift to make the most of the morning snow during Easter in Pozza di Fassa. The breath-taking scenery is made ever-more majestic in the afternoon sun so kick back on a sunny balcony to appreciate these in the afternoon rays. Browse Pozza di Fassa Easter ski holidays ‣

top Pozza di Fassa accom

Hotel Gran Baita Villa Mitzi

Hotel Gran Baita Villa Mitzi

Hotel Sas Morin, Pozza di Fassa

Hotel Sas Morin, Pozza di Fassa

Hotel San Nicolò, Pozza di Fassa

Hotel San Nicolò, Pozza di Fassa

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