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Arabba Marmolada ski resort - from forest to the Dolomites highest peak.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort - from forest to the Dolomites highest peak.
Marmolada and its glacier provide spectacular snow sure skiing.
Marmolada and its glacier provide spectacular snow sure skiing.
Compact Arabba village has everything within walking or skiing distance!
Compact Arabba village has everything within walking or skiing distance!
Ski Arabba Marmolada.
Ski Arabba Marmolada.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort has the most reliable snow in the Dolomites.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort has the most reliable snow in the Dolomites.
Arabba Marmolada has great terrain for all levels of skier.
Arabba Marmolada has great terrain for all levels of skier.
Perfect groomed piste at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Perfect groomed piste at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
A series of 3 cable cars make the journey up the Marmolada glacier.
A series of 3 cable cars make the journey up the Marmolada glacier.
Marmolada glacier tunnel ski access from the mid station.
Marmolada glacier tunnel ski access from the mid station.
The Marmolada glacier has the longest ski trail in the Dolomites - 12km.
The Marmolada glacier has the longest ski trail in the Dolomites - 12km.
Arabba Marmolada snack bar, an essential stop on the Great War Circuit!
Arabba Marmolada snack bar, an essential stop on the Great War Circuit!
Cold, dry snow at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Cold, dry snow at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Arabba Marmolada extends a long way in all directions. Get your bearings!
Arabba Marmolada extends a long way in all directions. Get your bearings!
Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort near Passo Padon.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort near Passo Padon.
Awesome on & off piste skiing at Arabba.
Awesome on & off piste skiing at Arabba.
Arabba Marmolada has the Dolomites best range of piste trails.
Arabba Marmolada has the Dolomites best range of piste trails.
Mountain huts like at Bec de Roces abound in Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Mountain huts like at Bec de Roces abound in Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Austere bus stop at Malga Ciapela below Marmolada heading to Civetta.
Austere bus stop at Malga Ciapela below Marmolada heading to Civetta.
Arabba links to Val di Fassa ski resort on the Sella Ronda..
Arabba links to Val di Fassa ski resort on the Sella Ronda..

Arabba Marmolada

Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort Italy

Deep in the Dolomites, surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Marmolada, Sella massif, Padon and Col di Lana, the Arabba Marmolada ski resort is a justifiably popular skiing destination.

Arabba Marmolada ski resort has the best snow quality & quantity of all the Dolomites ski resorts. Add to its many attributes the highest lifted point in the Dolomites, the longest ski run & the best piste trail variety and it is easy to see why we think Arabba Marmolada is well worth a visit.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort

Pros

  • Best snow quality & snow surety in the Dolomites;
  • Best range of piste trails for all abilities in the Dolomiti Superski area;
  • Highest lifted point in the Dolomites;
  • Longest skiable vertical & longest ski run/trail in the Dolomites;
  • Includes the Dolomites only glacier skiing;
  • Numerous après ski options;
  • Ski in ski out accommodation available;
  • Excellent mountain huts;
  • Ski area is in one of the most spectacular mountain areas in the world.

Cons

  • Resort villages are deep in shaded, cold valleys;
  • The smallest (by length of piste trail) of the Sella Ronda ski resorts;
  • Marmolada cable car can have lengthy waiting times on powder days & during high season.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Integral part of the Sella Ronda & Great War Ski Tours;
  • Small, quiet villages;
  • Piste trails spread across a huge area;
  • Quiet villages, isolated location of Malga Ciapela.

Arabba Marmolada Skiing & Snowboarding Terrain

Arabba Marmolada skiing & snowboarding trails may be the smallest of the Sella Ronda resorts, but they include the Dolomites highest peak, mighty Marmolada. With its high alpine glacier, Marmolada is home to the Dolomites highest and longest ski run including the 12km, 1820m vertical Bellunese run. From 3265m at Punta Rocca near the summit of Marmolada, ski the glacier down to Passo Fedaia at 2057m, then wiz through the valley past speeding cars on the adjacent road, finishing with a long schuss in a forested valley to Malga Ciapela at 1446m. Wonderful!

In Arabba the north facing ski slopes from Porta Vescovo are the Dolomites best advanced pistes. On the opposite side of the valley below the Sella massif, the slopes are a beginner and intermediates paradise on sun soaked, perfectly groomed piste. Further up towards the Belvedere & Passo Pordoi, a broad off piste interspersed with trails will please everyone hunting powder.

For more information see the Skiing & Snowboarding Arabba Marmolada page.

Interlinked with Dolomiti Superski

Part of the Dolomiti Superski area, Arabba Marmolada is one of the sections of the popular Sella Ronda and a major part of the intriguing Great War ski circuit.  Arabba is located such that direct ski links via piste and lift are easy to the Alta Badia and Val di Fassa ski resorts. Bus links are easy to both Cortina and Civetta ski resorts.

Where is Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort, Italy?

Arabba Marmolada ski resort is in the spectacular Dolomites, Veneto (Venice) province, northeast Italy. The two main centres for the ski resort, Arabba & Malga Ciapela are separated by a mountain range and whilst it is only 8km 'as the crow flies', driving distance is over 25km.

The village of Arabba is at high elevation (over 1600m above sea level), a 2.5hr drive north of Venice. The wonderful ski city of Innsbruck in Austria is a similar distance & travel time north of Arabba. Gateway airports are Venice & Innsbruck.

For more information, see our Travel to Arabba Marmolada page.

Arabba Marmolada Accommodation

Visitors to the Arabba Marmolada ski resort have a wide choice of options when staying overnight. The obvious choice is the small town of Arabba. Whilst it is central to the resort lifts and has everything one would require in a compact town, Arabba is deep in shadows for much of mid winter so can be quite cold. A range of ski in & some ski out hotels and apartments are in the town. The Mesdi Hotel has prime position right near the base of the Burz chairlift.

As it is two ski resorts in one, the other choice is the base area of Marmolada, a location known as Malga Ciapela. Set deep in a forested valley and surrounded by magnificent and precipitous cliffs, Malga Ciapela has some excellent hotels and quick access to the Marmolada lifts (avoid the powder day line up!). Nights are blissfully quiet. Party animals look elsewhere.

See all Arabba Accommodation Listings here>>>


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Arabba Restaurants

Aside from the delicious lunches served up by most of the mountain rifugios, the absolute standout restaurant in Arabba is Miky's Grill at the bottom of the Mesdi Hotel next to the Burz chairlift & ticket counter. Huge heaped platters of scorched meats & vegetables are a carnivores delight at Miky's.

Tours in or near Arabba Marmolada

Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Skiare GOLD Packages DETAILS
PRIVATE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
From price based on twin/double-share in a 3-star hotel room during medium season (Dec 1 - 23, Jan 6 - Feb 2, Mar 10 - 24).
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
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Price p/p
USD 3,735
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a private guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
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Skiare SILVER Packages DETAILS
MIXED GROUP GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
From price based on twin/double-share in a 3-star hotel room during medium season (Dec 1 - 23, Jan 6 - Feb 2, Mar 10 - 24).
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 2,770
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a MIXED GROUP guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
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Dolomites Powder Skiing Star Safari DETAILS
GUIDED POWDER SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
From price based on fixed date tours, min 7 people, twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
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Price p/p
USD 2,092
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This is the ultimate guided Dolomites powder ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best the area has to offer. Experience a night in a classic mountain hut & ski up to 2,000 m vert descents. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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    Arabba Marmolada Trail & Piste Map
  • Arabba Marmolada Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,446 – 3269 (1823m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown (includes glacier)
  • Lifts (28)
    8 Gondolas / cable cars
    17 Chairs

    Dolomiti Superski
    450 lifts
  • Ski Hours
    Late Nov to early April
    8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs – 41 (63km)
    Longest run – 12km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 45%
    Beginner - 40%

    Dolomiti Superski
    Runs – 1200km
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Arabba Marmolada only
    Adult - €49
    Child - €34
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti Superski (18/19)
    Adult - €49 to 61
    Child - €34 to 43
    Child u/8yr - Free
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