WEsayA small but well established resort offering direct links onto the Sella Ronda circuit. The apres-ski has plenty to offer.
The beautiful broad sunny Val di Fassa is one of the treasures of the spectacular Dolomites area of north-east Italy. Arguably the most beautiful mountain range in Europe the pink and orange hues of the craggy peaks change colour from daybreak to twilight. The Dolomites area is the largest in the world, with over 1200km of slopes. Val di Fassa is actually made up of several smaller resorts, mostly lift linked. Once part of the South Tyrol the influence is obviously Austrian although the atmosphere is definitely Italian.
Beginners will find that there some good nursery slopes in whatever resort they choose but Canazei is where the best ones are. Intermediates will have the whole area at their feet and since most of the pistes are red there is plenty of opportunity to cruise and enjoy the entire Stella Ronda circuit. Advanced skiers will also find plenty to challenge them here with numerous blacks and a great variety of scenic off piste. There are also world championship downhill courses in Val Gardena and La Villa to try out. For those wishing to sample the apres ski there are plenty of jolly, unpretentious bars, where the atmosphere is always cheerful and convivial.
New for 2016/17
At Arabba, the old double chair lift from the village to Portados at mid-mountain is being upgraded to a n 8-seater gondola. This links with a higher fast chair that gets you on the way to Passo Pordoi, improving traffic flow on the clockwise Sella Ronda circuit. In a huge upgrade, the Gran Paradiso button lift at Piz Sella is being replaced by a covered 8-seater with heated seats Italys first, supposedly ; seats are in a striking blue, you ll be excited to hear.
New for 2015/16
The double chair lift Comici 2 at Piz Sella was replaced by a six-seater chair. Nearby, a brand new black piste Paprika was created as a variant of the existing Seef. The La Fraina quad chair above San Cassiano was replaced by a six-pack.
New for 2014/15
Lift capacity will be increased at Corvara with a six-pack replacing the PralongiÓ triple chairlift and an eight-person gondola replacing the queue-prone Borest quad chairlift to/from Colfosco.
New for 2013/14
A new six-pack was built between Arabba and Passo Pordoi, going up to the Carpazza chair creating a new way to the lifts towards Marmolada. The kids fun slope above San Cassiano was expanded.
- Picturesque, unspoiled village
- Beautiful, unique Dolomite scenery
- Wide network of connected slopes on the Sella Ronda - suits intermediates particularly well.
- Brilliant mountain huts with great food
- Vibrant nightlife
- Extensive snowmaking - one of Europe s top quality systems