Civetta Ski Resort

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Civetta ski resort is amongst towering Dolomites peaks.
Civetta ski resort is amongst towering Dolomites peaks.
Civetta ski resort lifts include 3 gondolas, this one from Alleghe village.
Civetta ski resort lifts include 3 gondolas, this one from Alleghe village.
Part of the 1100m skiable vertical valley trail to Alleghe in the shadows of Civetta peak
Part of the 1100m skiable vertical valley trail to Alleghe in the shadows of Civetta peak
Top of the Pecol gondola in the Zoldo sector of Civetta ski resort, Pelmo in the background
Top of the Pecol gondola in the Zoldo sector of Civetta ski resort, Pelmo in the background
Rifugio Palafavera, Civetta ski resort.
Rifugio Palafavera, Civetta ski resort.
Alleghe village on the lake at the base of Civetta ski resort
Alleghe village on the lake at the base of Civetta ski resort
Civetta ski resort is a major link in the Great War Ski Route.
Civetta ski resort is a major link in the Great War Ski Route.
Buses link Civetta ski resort to Cortina and Marmolada.
Buses link Civetta ski resort to Cortina and Marmolada.
Civetta ski resort.
Civetta ski resort.
Pescul base area at Civetta ski resort.
Pescul base area at Civetta ski resort.
Piani di Pezze above Alleghe has numerous bars & restaurants
Piani di Pezze above Alleghe has numerous bars & restaurants
Wide uncrowded Civetta piste trail
Wide uncrowded Civetta piste trail
Tree skiing area near Camar Bianc above Zoldo at Civetta ski resort
Tree skiing area near Camar Bianc above Zoldo at Civetta ski resort
Palafavera base area at Civetta
Palafavera base area at Civetta
Civetta skiing
Civetta skiing
Freeride powder on the northern flanks of Pelmo
Freeride powder on the northern flanks of Pelmo
Civetta is surrounded by old, traditional mountain villages
Civetta is surrounded by old, traditional mountain villages
Typically plentiful, cheap & delicious cuisine at Civetta - Rifugio Palafavera
Typically plentiful, cheap & delicious cuisine at Civetta - Rifugio Palafavera
Civetta ski resort - new restaurant at Col dei Baldi
Civetta ski resort - new restaurant at Col dei Baldi
Ski Civetta
Ski Civetta

Civetta Ski Resort

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Civetta

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Civetta Maps & Stats

    Civetta Ski Trail Map
  • Civetta Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    979m - 2,100m (1,121m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (23)
    3 Gondolas
    10 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Lat Nov to early April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 80km
    Longest run - 5.5km
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 55%
    Beginner - 35%

    Dolomiti Superski
    1,200km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 23/24
    Civetta only
    Adult: €59 to 64
    Senior >65yr: €53 to 58
    Child: €42 to 45
    Child u/8yr: Free with adult

    Dolomiti SuperSki
    (Valid all Dolomites resorts)
    Adult: €72 to 80
    Senior >65yr: €65 to 72
    Child: €50 to 56
    Child u/8yr: Free with adult
    All passes are cheaper if pre-purchased online
    Ikon Pass also conditionally valid
    Dolomiti Superski Trail Map
  • Dolomiti Superski Trail Map
  • Sella Ronda Ski Trail Map
  • Sella Ronda Ski Trail Map
  • Dolomites Great War Circuit Ski Trail Map
  • Dolomites Great War Circuit Ski Trail Map

Civetta Ski Resort Dolomites Italy

Set spectacularly below the looming Monte Civetta and above the deep valley and lake at Alleghe, Civetta ski resort is the Dolomites best kept secret. Civetta is a quiet and beautiful alternative to the popular Cortina & Sella Ronda resorts.

A surprisingly extensive skiing area, Civetta is surrounded by the Dolomites most imposing peaks which, in addition to its namesake, include Pelmo & the Marmolada.

Pros & Cons for Civetta Ski Resort

Pros

  • Beautiful & quiet Dolomites resort.
  • Interesting diversity of piste trails for all abilities.
  • Stunning landscapes under Monte Civetta & Pelmo.
  • Large amount of piste terrain.
  • Tree skiing opportunities within the resort.
  • Quality backcountry skiing nearby.
  • Easy bus links to Cortina & Arabba-Marmolada ski resorts.
  • Good après ski.
  • Great value lift pass & accommodation.
  • Uncrowded away from the Alleghe area.
  • 3 traditional mountain villages at its base.

Cons

  • Limited advanced on-piste trails.
  • Lifts are generally older than in other Dolomiti ski resorts.
  • Snow making isn't as extensive as other major Dolomites resorts.
  • Limited ski in / ski out accommodation.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Several towns at its base, no central village.
  • One of the lowest elevation ski resorts in the Dolomites.
  • Quiet towns.
  • Ikon Pass is now valid in the ski area & may increase visitation.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lifts & Terrain

A large ski resort, Civetta has three main base areas at Alleghe, Pescul & the Val di Zoldo. The ski area is relatively low in elevation, in fact one of the lowest in the Dolomites. The vast majority of Civetta's ski terrain is below 2,000m but it is extensive & ranges across a vast area.

Check out the full ski trail map for Civetta below.

Civetta Ski Trail Map
Civetta Ski Trail Map

In total, Civetta’s 80km of mainly beginner & intermediate trails are served by 22 ski lifts with a full skiable vertical of just over 1,100m. The rambling terrain covers all directional aspects & is mostly at or below the tree line. The upside is that sheltered skiing can be found somewhere in the resort on bad weather days & the northerly aspect, tree lined trails hold their snow superbly well.

The on-piste trails at Civetta provide great fun for all abilities, but better skiers will have to push hard to get the most out of it as true advanced terrain is in limited supply. Advanced skiers can ski trees above Pescul, Pecol & Zoldo or try their hand at the relatively limited alpine off-piste. Lower pistes can get icy, particularly on the long valley run into Alleghe and the lower sections of valley runs into Pescul.

Near the resort, the best freeride backcountry skiing is on the flanks of Civetta mountain, up past Rif Coldai and then descending over the pass, along Lago Coldai then down toward Alleghe. Alternatively, further afield the flanks of Pelmo are delightful in the vicinity of Rifugio Città di Fiume.

Civetta is a major link (and a good starting point) in the self-guided Dolomites Great War Circuit Ski Tour. The circuit, which even though on piste, is an arduous 80km journey on skis involving 4 ski resorts, the Marmolada glacier, at least two bus trips and a memorable horse drawn section. The Great War Circuit is best done in an anticlockwise direction starting in Pescul as early as possible.

Lift Pass

Civetta has one of the best value lift passes in the Dolomites. Aside from the affordable local lift pass, the comparatively expensive Dolomiti Superski pass is also valid in the resort, and necessary if going to ski the Great War Circuit.

All lift passes are 5% cheaper is pre-purchased online at least 2-days before you intend to ski.

Check out the gargantuan ski trail map for Dolomiti SuperSki below.

Dolomiti SuperSki Ski Trail Map
Dolomiti SuperSki Ski Trail Map

Anyone with an Ikon Pass can ski up to 7-days shared between: Civetta, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kronplatz/Plan de Corones, Alta Badia, Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa/Carezza, Arabba/Marmolada, 3 Peaks Dolomites, Val di Fiemme/Obereggen, San Martino di Castrozza/Rolle Pass, Rio Pusteria - Bressanone, Alpe Lusia - San Pellegrino. Holders of an Ikon Pass can ski for free for 7-days, with no blackout period. Holders of Ikon Base Plus Pass and Ikon Base Pass can ski for free for 5-days with no blackout periods. You can go directly to the chairlift or gondola with your valid Ikon Pass as there is no need to stop at a local ticket window. The Ikon Pass is valid in the Dolomites from 15 November to 15 April in a given season.

Where is Civetta, Italy?

Civetta ski resort is situated between the villages of Alleghe, Pescul and the Val di Zoldo in the southeast Dolomites less than 2hr (140km) drive north of Venice Marco Polo International Airport. By road, the closest Dolomiti ski resorts to Civetta are Cortina d'Ampezzo (the Cinque Torri Fedare chairlift is an 11km, 20min bus ride away from Pescul) and Arabba Marmolada (the Marmolada cable car at Malga Ciapela is a 13km, 20min bus ride from Alleghe).

The gateway airport for Civetta is Venice (VCE), however other options could include Innsbruck (INN), Verona & Milan. The most efficient mode of transport to the Civetta villages of Alleghe or Pesculare private transfers. A rental car provides the ultimate freedom to explore the region. We recommend renting cars from Austria rather than Italy!

For more information on the best ways to get to the area, see our Travel to the Dolomites page.

Civetta Accommodation

Civetta ski resort is surrounded by numerous authentic mountain villages providing abundant lodging options. Three main base areas at Alleghe, Pescul and in the Val di Zoldo are complemented by other nearby towns including Selva di Cadore (north of Pescul) and Caprile (north of Alleghe).

Search & book all Civetta ski accommodation.

Pescul is our favourite due to its peace & quiet, but some services are limited - a classic Dolomites’ mountain village. Access to the resort is via direct chairlift. The bus to Cinque Torri ski area of Cortina leaves from the valley station at Pescul. The Hotel Orso Grigio is far & away the most comfortable place to stay. A more interesting alternative is Rifugio Aquileia, totally off-grid on the flanks of Pelmo amongst some excellent backcountry terrain, but you will have to ski in!

Alleghe is a full-service town sited beside the frozen Lago di Alleghe. It will appeal to everyone and is best placed to link (by bus) to the nearby Marmolada glacier. In Alleghe it is hard to go past the lakeside Europa Mountain Apartments or Sporthotel Europa Sul Lago as the places to stay in the heart of the village. A comfortable gondola will get you up the mountain & also down it if you over-indulge in all the après fun at the many bars in Piani di Pezzè. Otherwise, a ski trail goes all the to the edge of the lake.

The Val di Zoldo has numerous hamlets including Pecol, Mareson & Pianaz. The closest part of the resort to Venice, access is via numerous ski lifts (including a gondola, chairlift & surface tow) depending on the starting point.

Between the Val di Zoldo and Pescul, is the high pass at Palafavera (1,514m). The Rifugio Palafavera has the best high-altitude ski-in ski-out accommodation at Civetta & is also the quietest place to stay in the resort.

Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Ski rentals from Powderhounds partners are available at Civetta in the centre of Alleghe township close to the gondola base. Receive a discount when search & book via our Civetta Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

For on & off-piste skiing or snowboarding lessons, plus local resort & backcountry guiding at Civetta or on Pelmo, search, compare & book via our Civetta Ski Lessons & Guiding page.

Review

The Powderhounds reviewed Civetta in 2018 & 2019 & enjoyed it immensely. We are due to return soon. Click on the review link in the left column to read our inciteful & witty prose!

See how Civetta and the other Dolomites ski resorts compare to the rest of the Italian ski resorts on the Italy ski resort ratings page, or compare to the rest of Europe on the European ski resort ratings page.

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Tours in or near Civetta

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 during the 2025 season, twin/double-share room.
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USD 4,479
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DOLCE CLASSICO Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED ON-PISTE SKI SAFARI
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 in January or March.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours in 2025, twin/double-share room.
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USD 3,658
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DOLCE TEMPO Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED RELAXED PACE SKI SAFARI
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Strong Intermediate
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 in January
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, twin/double-share room.
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USD 3,993
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Dolomites Powder Skiing Safari
GUIDED POWDER SKI SAFARI | VAL GARDENA
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The ultimate guided Dolomites powder ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best snow & terrain 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 6 people, twin/double-share room.
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USD 2,387
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