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Ski Dolomites Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Ski Dolomites Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Ski Dolomites Kronplatz
Ski Dolomites Kronplatz
Perfect piste from Alta Badia heading to Arabba Marmolada.
Perfect piste from Alta Badia heading to Arabba Marmolada.
Dolomites train transport to 3 Peaks and Kronplatz ski resorts is world's best.
Dolomites train transport to 3 Peaks and Kronplatz ski resorts is world's best.
Exquisite Dolomites snow on piste at Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort.
Exquisite Dolomites snow on piste at Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort.
Explore the Dolomites village of Sesto at 3 Peaks ski resort.
Explore the Dolomites village of Sesto at 3 Peaks ski resort.
The Dolomites includes the Armentarola trail from Cortina to Alta Badia.
The Dolomites includes the Armentarola trail from Cortina to Alta Badia.
Geared up for families Kronplatz (Plan de Corones) ski resort in the Dolomites.
Geared up for families Kronplatz (Plan de Corones) ski resort in the Dolomites.
The Dolomites above the town of Canazei. The Belvedere, Val di Fassa ski resort.
The Dolomites above the town of Canazei. The Belvedere, Val di Fassa ski resort.
Historic Bressanone (Brixen) is a wonderful Dolomites city near Plose ski resort.
Historic Bressanone (Brixen) is a wonderful Dolomites city near Plose ski resort.
Fun slope at the Dolomites ski resort of Val Gardena.
Fun slope at the Dolomites ski resort of Val Gardena.
Mountain huts and rifugios abound in the Dolomites. Alta Badia ski resort.
Mountain huts and rifugios abound in the Dolomites. Alta Badia ski resort.
Top of the Lagazuoi in the legendary Dolomites ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Top of the Lagazuoi in the legendary Dolomites ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
The Vallon chairlift and trail high above Corvara in Alta Badia ski resort.
The Vallon chairlift and trail high above Corvara in Alta Badia ski resort.
Apres ski in the Dolomites is a right of passage for every skier!
Apres ski in the Dolomites is a right of passage for every skier!
Shopping in the Dolomites is exemplified by the boutiques of Cortina.
Shopping in the Dolomites is exemplified by the boutiques of Cortina.
Dolomites food experience is exceptional. Alta Badia ski resort.
Dolomites food experience is exceptional. Alta Badia ski resort.
Family friendly Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort in the Dolomites.
Family friendly Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort in the Dolomites.
3 Peaks Dolomites ski resort.
3 Peaks Dolomites ski resort.
Ski and snowboard the Dolomites. Plose ski resort.
Ski and snowboard the Dolomites. Plose ski resort.

Dolomites

Dolomites (Dolomiti) Italy

The Dolomites ski region provides one of the largest and most delicious ski networks in the world. Named after the limestone rock that is found naturally in these spectacular mountains, the Dolomites are a wonderful ski region.  The Dolomiti Superski offers 12 bellissima ski areas connected by 450 ski lifts.

The Dolomiti Superski area takes great delight in offering a true Italian foodie experience, as you combine an impressive high alpine environment, beautiful rifugios, history and great skiing with tasty local al dente pasta washed down with your choice of local vino, espresso or café latte. It’s la dolce vita (the sweet life) in the Dolomites!

Dolomites Ski and Snowboard Terrain

The Italian Dolomites have numerous ski resorts, but it is the 12 Dolomiti Superski resorts that attract most of the attention. The Dolomiti Superski offers more than 1,200km of “guaranteed” pistes ranging between 950m and 3,269m in elevation and up to 12km long. The terrain includes high alpine glaciers on the Marmolada; kilometres of perfect piste trails especially good for families, beginners and intermediates; masses of interesting funslopes and terrain parks; plus when the snow is deep, excellent off piste bowl, chute and tree skiing.

The best way to experience this skiing area is with the “Dolomiti Superski” Pass which accesses all the ski slopes, snow parks and lifts that are spread across the Dolomites Superski network. 

The Dolomiti doesn’t receive as much fresh powder as Austria or Switzerland, but there are over 4700 snow making machines covering an eye-watering 1160km (97%) of piste runs across the resorts. And what it doesn’t have in the snow stakes it makes up for with beauty. It is so beautiful that it has recently been classified as a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.

The 12 main ski resorts across the Dolomites ski region are: the exclusive Cortina d’Ampezzo; impressive Kronplatz; the fine food and terrain of Alta Badia; the very popular Val Gardena; Val di Fassa; the area's highest ski resort Arabba  Marmolada; 3 Peaks Dolomites (Drei Zinnen a.k.a Sesto); Valle di Fiemme - Obereggen; San Martino di Castrozza - Passo Rolle; the Eisacktal (Valle Isarco) resorts of Plose and Gitschberg-Jochtal; Alpe Lusia - San Pelegrino; and beautiful Civetta. 

The Dolomites is famous for two day tours. The Sella Ronda is a 36km loop that goes across four of the ski valleys (Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Arabba), whilst the Great War Ski Tour (Giro della Grande Guerra) packs in historical landmarks, lots of ski slopes, and even a horse drawn “ski lift”.

See the Dolomites Ski Resorts page for more information on skiing and snowboarding the Dolomiti Superski area.

Ski Holidays Italy

An Italy ski holiday in the Dolomites offers a superb cultural experience. Schussing the slopes and ski touring the mountains,valleys and villages is only part of the experience. There is an emphasis on enjoying long lunches, vino, panoramic views and hanging out with the fabulously friendly locals.

Where is the Dolomites Italy?

The main Dolomites (Dolomiti) ski region borders Austria in the north east of Italy, and starts about 100km south of Innsbruck.. As with most European ski areas, the Dolomites is relatively easy to travel to. For most international travellers to the Dolomites the best gateway airports are Milan Malpensa, Munich or Venice Marco Polo airport. For flights originating in the UK Europe or Scandinavia, Innsbruck airport in Austria and Verona airport are excellent starting points.

Airport transfer services are available to take you directly to the major Dolomites ski resorts such as Cortina d’AmpezzoAlta Badia and Val Gardena. Car hire is also available at these airports.

The Italian train operators Trenitalia  & SAD can efficiently get you to the Dolomites from Milan via Verona. From Verona one can approach the Dolomites either via the Venezia S.Lucia – Calalzo di Cadore line, or the Fortezza-Dobbiaco railway line. Two ski resorts (3 Peaks & Kronplatz) are directly accessible by train on the line north of Bolzano (Bozen). Two other ski resorts are very close to the train near Bressanone (Plose and Gitschberg Jochtal). Bus transfer services are available for the main resorts and local public buses or taxis will get you to the rest.

Train links from Munich to Innsbruck and the Dolomites via the Brenner Pass are excellent.

For more detailed information see the Travelling To and Around The Dolomites page. 

Why Ski or Snowboard in the Dolomites?

Whilst the region does not boast the highest mountains or the largest number of glaciers, the Dolomites does offer some of the world's most spectacular alpine environments, tonnes of sunshine, fabulous food and an awesome light show off the pale mountain backdrop throughout the day. The ski terrain on piste is not particularly challenging but the region is really geared up for families, intermediate skiers and snowboarders, lift assisted ski touring and other pleasures such as the local Trentino, Venetian and South Tyrolean cuisine and welcoming and warm village atmospheres.

The interlinked Dolomiti Superski pass, Sella Ronda, Great War Circuit and the massive investment in snow making capabilities demonstrates the passion and ingenious use of technology and cross-region co-operation to provide an excellent skiing and culinary experience to benefit both the tourists and the locals.

And just because you may know a little Italian language, be prepared to hear the local “Ladin” dialect and German. The main language spoken varies from valley to valley, adding to the sense of adventure. If you meet their passion with your passion for their mountains and culinary delights, you should be fine!!

Ski Tours in the Dolomites:

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Skiare GOLD Packages DETAILS
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USD 3,940
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
Hotel & Apartment Options
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USD 2,922
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 Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED POWDER SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
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USD 1,960
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This is the ultimate guided Dolomites ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best the area has to offer. Experience a night in a mountain huts & 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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3 Peaks
Alta Badia (Corvara)
Arabba
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Gitschberg Jochtal 
Kronplatz (Brunico)
Marmolada 
Plose (Bressanone)
Val di Fassa (Canazei)
Val Gardena (Selva)


    Dolomites Ski Resorts Map
  • Dolomites Ski Resorts
  • Vertical (m)
    950m – 3,269 (2319m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown (includes Marmolada Glacier)
  • Lifts (450)
    Yes, that's 450!!
  • Ski Hours
    Late Nov to early May
    8:15am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 1200 km (97% with snow making)
    Longest run – 12 km
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 60%
    Beginner - 30%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Local Ski Resorts Lift Pass
    Adult - €40 to  €55
    Child - €30 to €39
    Child under 8 - Free

    Dolomiti Superski Pass
    Adult - €47 to  €59
    Child - €33 to €41
    Child under 8 - Free