Overall Rating

Dolomites

Dolomites4/515
Dolomites4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews
  • Recommend
    93%
  • Would Revisit
    93%
Mixed group guided instructional packages to the Dolomites
Wagner Custome Skis

Dolomites Ski Resorts

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

    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!!
  • Opening Dates & Times
    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 Pass Prices
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Local Ski Resorts Lift Pass
    Adult - €40 to 58
    Child - €30 to 41
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti SuperSki
    Adult - €50 to 62
    Child - €35 to 43
    Child u/8yr - Free

Dolomites - Reviews

Dolomites - Reviews

Three years in a row for good reason!

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE24/04/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    March
  • Admin Rating
    5

Three years in a row for good reason!

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE24/04/2019
Powderhounds has visited the Dolomites three years in row now & for good reason. Mainly because it so gob-smackingly beautiful, there is so much skiing & places to explore.

For our third winter visit, we came in late March, skiing the magical mystery tour resorts of Val Gardena & Val di Fassa plus the blissfully quiet but spectacular Civetta, the upper parts of Cortina & the totally different 3-Peaks Dolomites. Each has its own special character & appeal. Some areas are typically Italian (Cortina & Civettta), others are more Austrian (3-Peaks) & then there are those that mix the two (Val G & Val di F). The landscapes differ, the food differs, the ski terrain differs, but one thing stays the same. The sheer giddy pleasure of spending time skiing in this amazing region.

We were lucky enough to get fresh snow on the way down from Austria. A quick stop at the Lago di Braies was the perfect re-introduction to the splendour of the Dolomites.

The amount of territory one can cover on skis in Val Gardena & Val di Fassa combined is truly astounding & the absolute reason for coming to the Dolomites. They are both popular though. There are sections of Val di Fassa that have low crowds & traditional surrounds but still excellent skiing, particularly near Pozza & Vigo di Fassa. Similarly, we do enjoy Civetta. It appeals to us in terms of low crowds, authenticity & fun terrain all the while skiing with eyes drawn to the huge peaks of Civetta & Pelmo. 3 Peaks (or Drei Zinnen) will be amazing in the next few years as it continues to fully link up its disparate ski areas with new chairlifts. Looking forward to heading back. 

The Dolomites are not the greatest off-piste or freeride destination in the world, so eyes wide open when coming here. That’s not to say there isn’t any. The terrain on the north side of the Marmolada glacier was superb during our visit & as good as anywhere in the world. Knee deep dry powder was the order of the day. Similarly, with a little effort, the ski touring on the flanks of Pelmo provided some wonderful fresh lines. It really is a case of “seek & you shall find” in the Dolomites. We checked out the chutes around Cortina & several routes off the Sella massif, but found them to be too bony. It was late March & apparently they were awesome through February – typical! There would have been some wonderful hut to hut ski touring during our stay, we were considering a jaunt around the Tre Cime from Sesto but ran out time. Snow certainly wasn’t an issue.

If you have a car, travelling around the various resorts is easy & you can better pick & choose your accommodation. During this trip we stayed in five different Dolomites villages (booking online only a few days in advance) plus the amazing town of Vipiteno. In Val Gardena, Ortisei was our home. It was the best village experience we have had in Val Gardena. Unless you are staying up high in a rifugio, Ortisei is highly recommended. In Val di Fassa we stayed in Campitello & near Vigo di Fassa at a farm stay, The farm stay (agriturismo) was superb & everyone should try it at least once when on a trip to Italy or Austria. At 3 Peaks we stayed near Sesto in the excellent Hotel Lanterna Verde. At Civetta the lodgings were in the ski-in, ski-out Rifugio Palafavera, which was perfect for first lifts. if you are heading to or coming from Austria to go to the Dolomites, stop off at Vipiteno for a night in the old town at the Hotel Restaurant Lilie. You wont regret it.
ha a wonderful trip to the Dolomites this year. I reckon we will be back for the fourth visit in a row in 2021!





Fabulously infuriating.

Srd13/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    2

Fabulously infuriating.

Srd13/02/2019
Fantastic views and clearly a destination for those less interested in quality snow and serious sking. High traffic areas skied out early and bad weather ie wind can often occur without much snowfall. In short crowds, crap snow but fabulous culinary diversions.

(Editors note - actual ski areas visited to be added soon!)

Dolomites-something for everyone.

Wendy04/04/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Dolomites-something for everyone.

Wendy04/04/2018
The Dolomites are huge, there is such diversity and there is truly something for everyone - piste, off piste, side country, back country.
Some areas are very popular and can seem a little crowded compared to others.
There are adventures that you can go on including the Sella Ronda and Great War circuits. These highlight the diversity in geography, natural beauty and popularity of areas.
Some of the human made infrastructure and history has a red hot go at competing with mother natures creation, it is impressive, but doesn't come close.

Beautiful Dolomites

Powderhounds Europe30/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    5

Beautiful Dolomites

Powderhounds Europe30/03/2018
The Dolomites were beautiful this season - cold with a good snowpack.

A visit to the Dolomites is unbeatable in terms of sheer head turning scenery, miles of perfect piste trails plus delicious food and drink. The ski experiences such as the Sella Ronda, Great War Circuit, mountain rifugios and the Armentarola horses are unique to the world and worth doing at least once regardless of what kind of skier you are.

Crowds can sometimes be a bit hectic in some parts and the off piste isn't awesome most years, but the pluses seriously outweigh the negatives.

Dolomites - Family Skiing Paradise.

Powderhounds Europe26/07/2017
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Dolomites - Family Skiing Paradise.

Powderhounds Europe26/07/2017
The Dolomites in Italy is so much more than a ski and snowboard destination. The spectacular peaks, mountain huts, bars, restaurants, rifugios and villages perfectly compliment the vast ski lift and trail infrastructure. The on piste skiing in the Dolomites is some of the best in the world, particularly for families, beginners and intermediates. When the snow is deep, there is plenty of off piste action for advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders.
Skiing and snowboarding in the Dolomites is guaranteed with one of the world's most expansive snow-making capacities and access to the Marmolada glacier.
For the easiest access to hundreds of kilometres of ski trails, staying in the villages of the Alta Badia, Val Gardena and Val di Fassa ski resorts is the way to go.  For a smaller stand alone ski resort experience, classic Cortina, the vast Kronplatz and smaller 3 Peaks would be great options. All three are easily linked to other Dolomites ski resorts via trains, bus or taxi.
The Powderhounds love skiing in the Dolomites because sometimes skiing is about more than just powder!

Arabba, Dolamites

marcus allrighteous08/05/2016
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Arabba, Dolamites

marcus allrighteous08/05/2016
Top of Marmolada
Pista per skiatori esperti!
My family spent 2 weeks in late January 2016 based in Arabba which we found made a good base for exploring the Dolomites as there are direct links to Corvara and Canazei via the Sella Ronda, the Marmolada via Passo Padon and a short drive over to Cortina.

Despite there not being great natural snow depth at that time (35-45cm), due to the excellent snowmaking and grooming capacity in the Sella Ronda network nearly all lifts, pistes, refugios and restaurants were open and we found that once you were familiar with the main routes between the resorts you could roam far and wide and still make it back to your home valley before last rides. There are also ski bus and taxi services between the resorts if you do leave your last run too late.

The skiing at Arabba itself was somewhat mixed with many of the more difficult runs and most off-piste on the Porta Vescovo (south) side closed due to lack of coverage, and with not much sun on that side at that time of year we tended to ski more on the north (Corvara) side, with Marmolada an option for some high altitude (3,200m+) skiing when the weather allowed. You can purchase local resort lift tickets (Arabba-Marmolada) or for a little more the Dolomiti Superski pass for greater coverage, but some more flexible options (youth passes, ski 5 of 7 days) would be appreciated.

The scenery is spectacular and mountains more like western USA than the northern and western European Alps. Arabba itself is a fairly compact town with all the basics such as restaurants, bars, ski shops & schools, mini markets, ice skating rink and a good range of accommodation from self catering apartments to 4 star hotels, but if you are looking for lively nightlife you may be better off basing yourself in Corvara or Val Gardina. Prices were quite reasonable and being Italy, the food and drink was nearly always excellent.

perfect

charlie14/03/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35

perfect

charlie14/03/2015
variety, amazing snow and the greatest people, feels like home

Dolomiti Backcountry Area

Alessandro Beber06/11/2014
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35

Dolomiti Backcountry Area

Alessandro Beber06/11/2014
The Dolomites are well known as one of the widest ski area in the world, with modern lifts and perfect beaten tracks (Dolomiti Superski) in a stunning scenery, but few people know that here the possibilities for off-list skiing are unlimited !

You can find each type of terrain, for each level of skiers: steep couloirs, wide slopes and nice woods when the weather is bad.

For example the classic rides in Marmolada start from 3265m (Punta Rocca) and ends at 1450m (Malga Ciapela): this means 1815m of elevation, and if your legs are tough enough, you can do until 10 rides !!
So you can ski more than 15.000m of powder in a single day, paying only a 50€ ticket !!

The legend tells that here it doesn't snow so much, but I found as much snow as in Japan, and each friend who visited both these countries told me the same... with the difference that here the most part of the people are skiing on-pist, and the powder has to be shared between a handful of people.


Mountime

Awesome Eating in the Dolomites

Shaun19/04/2014
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35

Awesome Eating in the Dolomites

Shaun19/04/2014
Possibly my favorite place in the world. Snow can be sporadic but when they get it, there are plenty of steeps and off piste that are great, even better is that Italians generally stay on piste so you can ski powder for weeks after a storm vs. a day or two in the US, France, Switzerland, or Austria. I don't think there is a more beautiful setting on earth.

While it is not the best skiing, as the whole package it is just fantastic and there is no place I'd rather go. Also as the review states they are very high tech and as such the piste preparation is amongst the best I've ever seen. On mountain food is the best I've ever had, the views are the best ever, the lifts vary from crazy modern to what the hell is that? I've skied and snowboarded all over Europe and North America and yet I keep coming back here.

Night life in the dolomites is dead, if a quiet bar is your thing or a late night dinner this is your place, if it's plunka plunk music and night clubs all night go to austria or france, the night life here is really laid back even compared to the US. Austria is cheaper, has more snow and crazy night life but there is something special about the dolomites.

Arabba

Marius Vårbakken14/01/2014
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35

Arabba

Marius Vårbakken14/01/2014
Good off piste opportunities, great food, good possibilities for powder, and the powder stays long (if good weather condition it can stay for a week). Have been here two times, 2009 and 2011.
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