Val di Fassa Ski Holidays

Val di Fassa Ski Holidays

The Val di Fassa ski region is comprised of a number of villages set in the breathtaking Dolomites mountain range to the south of the country’s northern border. The 12 ski areas it is comprised of; Vigo-Catinaccio, Pozza Buffaure, Falcade San Pellegrino, Passo Pordoi, Belvedere, Passo Sella, Passa Fedaia Marmolada, Passo Carezzo, Passa Luisa, Passo San Pellegrino, Col Rodella and Ciampac have a total of 223kms of slopes and 86 various lifts. The highlight here is Sella Ronda, Mount Sellastock’s four interconnected passes. All the resorts are linked by a free shuttle bus service, with the pistes a delight for experts, intermediates and beginners as well as cross-country fanatics.

Overlooked by the jagged peaks of the Marmolada, Sella and Sassolungo, favourite areas in the valley for families with children are San Pellegrino, Buffaure, Ciampac, Catinaccio and the four passes at Cellaronda, which give spectacular skiing and magnificent views for experienced skiers. The medieval mountain town of Moena lies at the head of the valley at the confluence of the San Pellegrino and Avisio rivers, and gives easy access to the ski areas by car and local bus as well as great cross-country trails.

In the heart of the valley are the picturesque villages of Pozza di Fassa and Vigo di Fassa, ideal for two of the main piste areas of Campedie and Carezza. The resort village of Campitello lies at the foot of magnificent Sassalungo adjacent to the facilities at Col Rodella and boasts state-of-the-art lifts and snow cannons. The twin beauties of Alba di Canazei and Canazei at the end of the valley are famous resorts close to the three passes of Fedaia, Sella and Pordoi. The slopes at Ciampac and the Marmolada Glacier can be reached from here, with the resort the most sophisticated in the valley in terms of entertainment, hotels and shopping facilities.

Lots of winter sports as well as skiing are offered in Val di Fassa, including ice-skating, horse-drawn sleds tours, curling and tobogganing, with guided ski tours of the hotspots around the slopes popular with expert and advanced skiers. Apres-ski is lively, with the two Canazei villages at its centre, and the local cuisine is deliciously international or traditionally, and equally deliciously, Italian.