What’s it like?
The world's largest ski area – with 1200km of piste across 12 resorts linked by bus – and arguably one of the most beautiful and impressive mountain ranges around. We've got plenty of resorts to choose from throughout the South Tyrol region, each with something unique to offer.
One of the main draws of the area is the Sella Ronda circuit – a 40km circular route, of which 26km is skiable. The 11km Hidden Valley run in the Alta Badia area shouldn't be missed either – ski amongst frozen waterfalls before taking a horse-drawn 'ski lift' back up.
The Dolomiti Superski is an intermediate's paradise and you'll be pushed to ski all of the areas that link around the Sella Ronda. Wherever you stay, you won't be disappointed with what's on your doorstep.
Corvara & Colfosco
Corvara & Colfosco are neighbouring villages nestled amongst incredible mountain scenery, with direct access to the Sella Ronda circuit. The lively central piazza in Corvara offers a mix of après options, from a casual drink to a gourmet meal. Slightly higher up, at the base of the Sella massif, Colfosco is known for its beautiful gothic church.
There are lots of scenic beginner runs to help novices build confidence, whilst more advanced skiers can take the lifts straight to the Sella Ronda circuit.
A real hidden gem, Kronplatz offers top-notch skiing for all skill levels – from gentle blues to tricky blacks used by the world cup team for training. It's a collection of small villages and towns, and our accommodation is in San Vigilio, a peaceful village with a few shops and some fantastic restaurants. The après is limited to one bar, but you can always hop on the bus to nearby Riscone if you want something more lively.
If you like to be first on the mountain, then this is the place to be – there are no fewer than 20 gondolas at your service.
Ortisei is a pretty, traditional village in the South Tyrol region of the Dolomites. As part of the Val Gardena area which was formerly part of Austria, the village combines Italian and Austrian influences to give a real mix of food and culture.
Although it's not the cheapest place to stay, Ortisei has great access not only to the extensive Sella Ronda circuit, but also to the sunny blue and red runs of Alpe di Siusi.
Our favourite run has to be the long and fast-paced red from the top of Seceda down into the village.
Selva Val Gardena
Also part of Val Gardena, the town of Selva has a strong Austrian presence and most locals prefer not to speak Italian. The resort has a great mix of accommodation, providing everything from basic to luxury, so there's something to suit everyone.
Access into the Sella Ronda couldn't be better – just head up the Ciampinoi and you're basically in the heart of it. There are plenty of blues and reds close to the resort, or you can head over to Ortisei and Alpe di Siusi with ease.
For good intermediates and above, it's definitely worth giving World Cup Saslong a go – it's a steep and challenging black run down into Santa Cristina.
Val di Fassa
The valley of Val di Fassa is made up of a number of towns and villages – Canazei, Campitello and Pozza di Fassa being the most well known. It has a traditional Italian feel and accommodation to suit everyone.
Canazei – A perfect choice for families, and the bustling feel and lively après also make it great for groups too. The Belvedere ski area above the resort is an intermediate's paradise of red runs, and you can easily explore the slopes over in Arabba and Selva via the Sella Ronda circuit.
Campitello – Great skiing with a quieter resort feel. Access into the Sella Ronda ski area is easy – head up the Col Rodella cable car and you're in the thick of it. There are some great reds and lots of blues as you head towards Selva and there's a fantastic snow park above Plan de Gralba.
Pozza di Fassa – Relaxed skiing and relaxed après. The skiing consists of a handful of blues and reds, though the scenic tree-lined red from Buffaure down to resort is definitely worth doing. To explore further afield, catch the bus to Campitello, or head up the Buffaure gondola and ski over to Alba. From there, jump on the bus to Canazei to access the Sella Ronda. Pozza is the only village in the valley to offer night skiing too – give it a try on Wednesdays and Fridays.