Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort

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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 Ski Resort

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Arabba Marmolada

Arabba Marmolada3.5/57
Arabba Marmolada3.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
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Dolomites Ski Resorts

3 Peaks Dolomites
Alta Badia
Brixen - Plose
Civetta
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Dolomites
Gitschberg Jochtal
Kronplatz
Val di Fassa
Val Gardena

    Arabba Marmolada Trail & Piste Map
  • Arabba Marmolada Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,446m - 3,269m (1,823m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown (includes glacier)
  • Lifts (28)
    8 Gondolas / cable cars
    17 Chairs

    Dolomiti Superski
    450 lifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late Nov to mid-April
    8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 63km
    Longest run - 12km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 48%
    Beginner - 37%

    Dolomiti Superski
    Runs - 1200km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 21/22
    Arabba Marmolada only
    Adult - €47 to 59
    Child - €33 to 41
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti SuperSki (valid all resorts)
    Adult - €54 to 67
    Child - €38 to 47
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti Superski Trail Map
  • Dolomiti Superski Trail Map

  • Sella Ronda Trail Map
  • Sella Ronda Trail Map

  • Great War Circuit Trail Map
  • Great War Circuit

  • Armentarola Ski Trail Map
  • Armentarola Ski Trail Map

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.

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.
  • Fabulous 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.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lift & Terrain

Arabba Marmolada skiing & snowboarding trails may be the smallest of the Sella Ronda resorts, but they include the Dolomites highest peak, mighty Marmolada.

See the Arabba Marmolada ski trail map.

With its high alpine glacier, Marmolada is home to the Dolomites highest & longest ski run - the 12km, 1,820m vertical Bullunese run. From 3,265m at Punta Rocca near the summit of Marmolada, ski the glacier down to Passo Fedaia at 2,057m, 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 1,446m. Wonderful! Way more fun too if doing the glacier sector off-piste in powder!

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 & 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.

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.

For more information on lifts, terrain & lift passes, see our Skiing Arabba Marmolada page.

Where is Arabba Marmolada 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), 2½hr 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 (VCE) & Innsbruck (INN).

For detailed information on the best ways to get there, 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 & up the road. Below the Burz chair above town, Hotel Alpenrose & Hotel Chalet Barbara are awesome. The Hotel Malita, Blizzard Apartments, Hotel Pordoi & Chalet Karin have prime positions in the village, a few steps from the lifts & pistes.

Search & book all Arabba ski accommodation here.

As it is two ski resorts in one, the other choice is the base area of Marmolada at a location known as Malga Ciapela. Set deep in a forested valley & surrounded by magnificent, precipitous cliffs, Malga Ciapela has some excellent hotels providing quick access to the Marmolada lifts (avoid the powder day line up!). The closest hotels to the cable car are the Hotel Principe Marmolada & Hotel Tyrolia. Facilities & services are relatively few & it will not be everyone's ideal location. Malga Ciapela will appeal to those that prefer their nights blissfully quiet. Party animals should apply elsewhere!

Search & book all Marmolada accommodation here

Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Arabba village has two partner ski rental outlets near the base of the lifts. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Arabba Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

Getting around the Dolomites & exploring the off-piste routes on the Sella massif & Marmolada glacier can be best done with a local ski instructor or guide. For a range of options, see our Arabba-Marmolada Ski Lessons & Guiding page.

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 carnivore's delight at Miky's.

Review

The Powderhounds have visited Arabba & Marmolada numerous times, the last in 2019. Arabba is one of our favourite resorts & villages in the Dolomites. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all our reviews!

See how the Arabba-Marmolada compares to the rest of the European ski resorts on the Europe ski resort ratings page.

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Tours in or near Arabba Marmolada

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

SPECIAL Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
A special ski adventure set amongst the awe inspiring landscape of the Dolomites. Linking 9 ski resorts via groomed slopes by ski, taxi, helicopter & snowmobile, spend 5 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO incl taxes.
USD 3,003
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CLASSIC Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
The very best skiing in the Dolomites linking 6 ski resorts & spending 4 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Ski the best groomed trails in the Dolomites on this classic ski safari. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, twin/double-share room.
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USD 2,336
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DOLCE TEMPO Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED RELAXED PACE SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
Ski the best of the Dolomites at a relaxed pace, linking 6 ski resorts & spending 4 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Ski the best groomed trails in the Dolomites on this classic ski safari. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, twin/double-share room.
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USD 2,336
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Dolomites Powder Skiing Safari
GUIDED POWDER SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This is the ultimate guided Dolomites powder ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best the region 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.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date 8-day tours, min 7 people, twin/double-share room.
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USD 2,562
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Dolomites Super Ski Tour
CUSTOMISED GUIDED SKI TOUR | PRIVATE GROUP
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days | or Custom Dates
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Skiing & snowboarding in the stunning Dolomites of Italy. Enjoy all that the Dolomites have to offer - great skiing, views, rifugios, food & drink. Get your group of friends together for a private tour on your favoured dates.
Price p/p From price based on min. 4 guests & twin/double-share rooms.
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USD 3,495
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Heli Skiing Tours

Heliski Dolomites
GUIDED HELISKIING DAY TOUR | DOLOMITES ITALY
Custom Dates & Duration
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Heliski untouched powder amongst the incredible peaks of the Dolomites with your own guide. Includes pick up/drop off by helicopter from the helipad closest to your Dolomites hotel & flight to a mountain top rifugio for lunch. Private groups of up to 4 people for an unforgettable day of heli skiing & snowboarding
Price p/p From price based on 1-day package/person in a private group of 4.
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Custom dates for groups of up to 4 people per helicopter
USD 995
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