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The Best Ski Resorts in the Dolomites
The Dolomites offer an amazing variety of activities and experiences for those who visit. And while each of the twelve resorts described here provide their own unique surroundings
This carousel of world-class ski resorts includes Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kronplatz, Alta Badia, Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa/Carezza, Arabba/Marmolada, Sextner Dolomiten-Alta Pusteria, Valle di Fiemme/Obereggen, S. Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle, Valle Isarco, Trevalli-Moena/
The Cortina d’Ampezzo offers some of the most exhilarating and beautiful alpine ski runs in the world. With a total of 140 km of piste, and a ski season that lasts from November to April, skiers of any skill level will find what they are looking for here. There are also plenty of other activities to participate in, such as snowshoeing, mountaineering, ice-skating, snowboarding as well as gourmet dining and shopping. There’s something for everyone at Cortina d’Ampezzo.
If it’s a fun, relaxing atmosphere you seek, Kronplatz is the perfect destination. Kronplatz is considered the main skiing hub in Val Pusteria, and for good reason. Aside from the excellent 105 km of ski slopes, the area is surrounded by tradition, with over 40 mountain huts and several restaurants serving local delicacies. Enjoy the relaxing après-ski that is taken so seriously here, and experience a little bit of everything.
Next, located in the heart of the Dolomites is Alta-Badia, which offers year-round scenic views and activities to satisfy any outdoor enthusiast. The area stretches for 400 km, and provides the perfect environment for hiking, climbing, biking, and of course, skiing. And the natural scenery found here provides visitors with memories to last a lifetime.
Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi is part of the ski area that surrounds the Sella Group of mountains. There are 175 km of slopes to enjoy, as well as ample access to the Sellaronda, the famous cycle of ski runs. Skiers will also be thrilled to experience the world renowned Saslong, Cir, Tre, Seceda and Mont Seura, and ski the same runs where world championships have been won. Combined with the Val di Fassa/Carezza and the Arraba/Marmolada, a total of 500 km of interconnected slopes provide amazing and unforgettable experiences for even the most distinguishing skier.
Winter in the Dolomites
The Sextner Dolomiten-Alta Pusteria is known as the Dolomites ski paradise, and provides an excellent skiing experience for both advanced skiers and beginners. There are plenty of opportunities here to learn the basics of the sport, with the resort offering lessons and specials, like allowing kids to ski for free. It’s the perfect family ski destination.
Similarly, Val di Fiemme/Obereggen are perfectly situated and offer a little bit of everything for the ski enthusiast. Val di Fiemme boasts five ski resorts and two cross-country ski centers while Obereggen offers guests incredible scenic views and guaranteed snow. The family friendly atmosphere and wide variety of additional activities, such as ice skating, gourmet dining, theatrical shows, and plenty of fun for children of all ages make this ski area a wonderful location to vacation with the entire family.
Those seeking a well-rounded ski experience set amidst a backdrop of mesmerizing landscapes will find that the S. Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle is the place to be. 24 ski lifts provide ample access to the perfect snow-covered slopes and breathtaking panoramic views provide a unique and unforgettable ski experience. Advanced skiers can attempt the Carosello delle Malghe (45 km of runs in the charming areas of Tognola, Valcigolera and Ces), while beginners can take lessons with one of the over 100 instructors available at the local ski schools.
The Valle Isarco is another resort that offers year-round recreation and relaxation for visitors. The winter brings skiing, sledding and skating while warmer months make way for hiking and climbing. As with most any area in the Dolomites, the Valle Isarco is a location rich with scenic views and a beautiful glimpse of nature.
Three valleys comprise the world famous Trevalli-Moena/
The last resort on the list is Civetta, but it is certainly not to be considered any less remarkable than the others already listed. Situated in the heart of the Veneto Dolomites, Civetta is made up of romantic villages and cozy hotels, providing a lovely getaway from the rest of the busy world. There are plenty of opportunities to ski here, with 25 lifts and over 80 km of slopes to tackle. Families and children are welcomed here with the warm atmosphere, rich with tradition and history.
The Dolomites offer an amazing variety of activities and experiences for those who visit. And while each of the twelve resorts described here provide their own unique surroundings, with differing specialties and activities for visitors to try, they all offer the same rich tradition, friendly atmosphere and some of the most spectacular scenic views on earth. A visit to any of these resorts will surely provide you with lifetime memories and stories to tell for years to come.
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