Ski holidays in Val di Fassa

Cross country skiers.
Overview
 

Great for

  • Family Friendly
  • Beginner
  • High Altitude

The wide, sunny valley of Val di Fassa is dotted with pretty villages, varied slopes and is served by a ski bus service. Part of the Dolomiti Superski area, Val di Fassa boasts access to the famous Sella Ronda circuit. Keen skiers of all abilities can find plentiful, diverse terrain to enjoy here. Val di Fassa is truly unique. The architecture, cuisine and ancient Ladin dialect all reflect this remarkable cultural history. Villages such as Campitello and Canazei have a superb range of après ski activities. The lively and warm reception of the bars and restaurants in Val di Fassa will help you feel immediately welcome. This is a superb resort for families. Val di Fassa offers an insight into a unique ski culture, a great array of off-piste leisure activities, wonderful gastronomic experiences and a friendly welcome.

 

Season
December - April
Piste length
120 km
Resort height
1440 m
Lifts
58

 

Runs
75
Beginners
31
Intermediate
41
Advanced
3

Beginners

Good nursery slopes are accessible from all parts of Val di Fassa, though the best ones can be found around Canazei. Campitello's ski school offers lessons for beginner skiers and snowboarders, plus refresher courses for the more advanced.

Intermediate

Most of the pistes around Val di Fassa are graded red. This leaves plenty of opportunity to enjoy fun cruising whilst appreciating the beautiful Dolomite scenery. The Stella Ronda circuit also offers a huge amount of terrain to cover. Snowboarders in Val di Fassa are well catered for. Canzei, Campitello and San Pellegrino all boast a variety of terrain parks, pipes and snowboarder cross courses.

Advanced

Advanced skiers will find plenty to challenge them in Val di Fassa. There are numerous black runs and a great variety of scenic off-piste trails. A guide will be able to show you some exhilarating powder skiing. There are also world championship downhill courses in Val Gardena and La Villa to test your skills.

Families

Campitello ski school offers group lessons with English-speaking tutors. Lessons for children are available and held in high regard. Canazei also has a selection of good ski schools and a great selection of nursery slopes on which to build confidence. Both villages also have children's snow parks with outdoor and indoor play areas.

Après ski

The villages of Val di Fassa have a great range of bars and restaurants to relax in after a long day on the slopes. The jolly atmosphere and warm welcome of each venue compliment the superb skiing in the area. There are a good choice of cafés and restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine. The light and spicy Ladin dishes are excellent, as is the fine Trentino wine. Visitors to Canazei can sample the cuisine in restaurants such as La Stalla, El Pael and El Cervena. A cheerful, fun spirit is at the heart of the best bars in Val di Fassa. Venues such as Stua dei Ladins, Giardino delle Rose and Lieber Augustin are particularly popular. The Catinetta disco in Canazei provides dancing into the night and, like all après ski in Val di Fassa, has a laid-back spirit that helps make for a great evening.

Non ski activities

  • The Ladin carnival
  • Dolomiti Night Event
  • “At Dinner With King Laurin” food festival
  • Fassa Levoni Major League ice hockey team
  • Alloch Spa in Pozza di Fassa
  • Indoor ice skating
  • Paragliding

Airports
 

Nearest airports

Verona

97km (approximately 2 hours 30 minutes transfer). British Airways flies to Verona from London Gatwick.

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