Skiing in the Dolomites: Alpine charm and jagged peaks

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Skiing in the Dolomites means being surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscapes. The jagged peaks, dramatic cliffs, and picturesque valleys create a breathtaking backdrop for your skiing adventures.

The Dolomiti Superski is one of the largest ski circuits in the world, with a combined 1,200km of slopes. The Sellaronda is one of the major draws for those skiing in the Dolomites. It is a ski circuit around the Sella Massif, connecting multiple valleys and resorts.

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier, the Dolomites offer ski slopes for all levels: Wide, gentle slopes are perfect for beginners, while challenging runs, off-piste terrain, and steep descents cater to more experienced skiers. Ski resorts in the Dolomites boast traditional Alpine charm while  also offering modern amenities.

Skiing in the Dolomites

Some of the most popular resorts for skiing in the Dolomites include:

Cortina d’Ampezzo

Renowned for its glamour, Cortina offers a variety of slopes catering to different skill levels. It hosted the Winter Olympics in 1956 and provides a blend of excellent skiing, vibrant après-ski, and luxurious accommodations. The town itself is charming, filled with chic boutiques, cozy cafes, and fine restaurants. Part of the Dolomiti Superski, Cortina offers endless opportunities. Some of its key ski areas include Faloria-Cristallo-Mietres with its gentle slopes and beautiful views; Tofana known for its challenging runs; and Lagazuoi-5 Torri with its runs for all levels.

Val Gardena

Val Gardena is ideal for intermediate skiers. You have access to the vast interconnected ski areas of the Dolomiti Superski and the Sellaronda ski circuit. The resort offers a diverse range of slopes catering to all levels of skiers, from gentle, wide runs suitable for beginners to challenging black runs for experts. The interconnected ski area with neighbouring resorts like Selva, Ortisei, and Santa Cristina provides access to a vast network of trails. Val Gardena boasts excellent snow parks and freestyle areas for snowboarders and freestyle skiers. These parks are well-designed with features for all skill levels.

Alta Badia

Known for its wide, well-groomed slopes, Alta Badia is renowned for both skiing and gourmet experiences. It’s part of the Sella Ronda circuit and offers breathtaking views alongside excellent cuisine.  The region boasts a few Michelin-starred restaurants and numerous mountain huts known as “rifugi” serving delicious local dishes. The blend of Italian and Tyrolean influences in the cuisine makes dining here a memorable experience.


With modern lifts and extensive slopes, Kronplatz is a family-friendly resort known for its well-groomed runs and panoramic views. It’s easily accessible and has a good mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails. The resort boasts well-groomed slopes, modern lifts, and efficient infrastructure. The wide and open terrain makes it particularly suitable for families and intermediate skiers. For snowboarders and freestyle skiers, Kronplatz features snow parks with various obstacles, jumps, and rails, providing opportunities for thrilling tricks and maneuvers. One of the highlights of Kronplatz is its stunning 360-degree panoramic views from the summit.


Positioned at the foot of the Pordoi Pass, Arabba is a great choice for experienced skiers. It’s part of the Sellaronda ski circuit and provides access to challenging slopes and off-piste terrain. It’s a small but beautiful resort town that attracts visitors primarily for its incredible skiing and stunning mountain scenery. Arabba is situated in a prime location for accessing the Sellaronda ski circuit, allowing skiers to explore various slopes and resorts around the Sella Massif. The ski area offers a good mix of slopes for all skill levels, with some challenging runs for advanced skiers and plenty of intermediate and beginner-friendly terrain. Arabba sits at the crossroads of different cultures, blending Italian, Austrian, and Ladin influences. This mix is reflected in the local cuisine, which features delicious dishes merging Italian and Tyrolean flavors.

San Martino di Castrozza

Offering a more laid-back atmosphere, this resort is known for its stunning views of the Pale di San Martino peaks. It’s great for families and beginners but also has challenging runs for experts. The town itself exudes an Alpine charm with its cozy accommodations, traditional restaurants serving local cuisine.

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