The best places to ski in the Dolomites

Want to try something different for your ski holiday this year? Discover the Dolomites with our guide to these wonderful Italian pistes.
Find peaks and you will find snow, discover the wonders of the Dolomites and some of the finest ski slopes in Europe will unveil themselves to you.

Why not explore the treasures of Italy’s alpine Kingdom on a pair of skis. From mountain side bars to sun drenched vistas, the ‘Pale mountains’ have it all.

With over 1,220km of marked runs to choose from, leave it to us to guide you through some of the best ski spots in the region.

Alta Badia

Safely and serenely situated in the valley of Alta Badia, the surrounding slopes of Corvara and San Cassiano make for the ideal location to take your first few slides on a pair of skis.

In this perfect learning environment, peace and tranquillity linger in the fresh mountain air, keeping your skis firmly on the slopes as you master your first snow plough. This oasis of calm is nurtured by the selection of luxury spa hotels on offer, a perfect place to pamper those well-earned nursery slope bumps and bruises.

After a gentle day on the slopes why not liven up your evenings in San Cassiano and Corvara, offering some of the best gastronomy and nightlife around?

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Ortisei in Val Gardena

If it’s pistes as peachy as the schnapps that you’re after then Val Gardena offers fun both on and off the slopes.

After traversing the exceptional set of ski runs on offer, most notably the World cup downhill course; get the party started in the region’s liveliest nightlife.

Celebrate like a world cup winner in Selva Gardena, as the night does it’s best to compete with the delights of the day. Cherished memories will keep your glass filled, well into the early hours.

Be sure to pack two alarm clocks when you come to this party on the pistes!

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Plan de Corones

At 2200m, Kronplatz region is not only one of the highest, but also the largest resorts around.

In this vast skiing expanse, every skill level is catered for as your selection of over 100km of ropeways make for a satisfying day on the slopes.

The challenges on offer range from the gentle slopes of Miara and Pedaga, to the dramatic drops of Erta, Silvester or Herrnegg.

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The glamorous streets and shops of Cortina offer a slice of Italian elegance to your ski experience. From winter Olympics to stylish film sets, this town has seen it all.

Its glamorous past shines through as it boasts designer boutiques and shops to leave you as satisfied with your purchases, as you are with the fabulous skiing on offer. This truly is one of the Alps’ classiest scenes.

Like the film stars of yesteryear, whether you’re looking for 007 excitement, or an Elizabeth Taylor style ski suit, Cortina is at the pinnacle of ski resorts.

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Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio was born during the 12th century, when a little lodging and a church were built. By the end of the 1800s it had become a well known summer location for the European aristocracy, including the Austrian Emperor.

In 1910 skiing was introduced introduction when an English group discovered the winter beauty of this amazing place, and it quickly became one of the most exclusive ski resort in the Alps.

Surrounded by the incredible scenery of the Dolomites (a Unesco World Heritage site) and the majestic glaciers and granite peaks of the Adamello Presanella range, Madonna di Campiglio is a unique place with unequalled character that has became the Pearl of the Dolomites.

Today Campiglio offers one of the largest ski areas, with 150 km of slopes, more than 59 modern lifts, two golf courses, and endless trekking and mountaineering opportunities, including the world famous climb/trek "Via Ferrate" and a world of mountain bike trails.

All in all, the environment abounds with activities in winter and summer as well as being a perfect place for a dream vacation deep in the heart of unspoilt nature.

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