Val di Fassa general information

Val di Fassa general information

The closest airports hosting flights from the rest of Europe and the UK are Treviso and Innsbruck at 164kms and 143kms away, both offering transfer times of up to two hours, weather permitting. Ryanair flies to Treviso from London Stansted, Leeds-Bradford and East Midlands Airport, with Innsbruck served by British Airways from Gatwick as well as EasyJet, Monarch and Flybe as well as by Thomas Cook and Thomson seasonal charters. The two most popular destinations for skiers heading to Val di Fassa are the more distant Venice (173kms) and Verona (216kms) airports as they provide a better choice of both full-service carriers from the UK and low-cost routes and fares from the rest of Europe. Bus transfer times can run up to or over three hours in bad weather, although trains run from both cities to Bolzano, 65kms from the valley and its resorts.

Self-drive from Europe and the UK via the autoroute 22 at Innsbruck and the Brenner Pass is straightforward, turning off at the Bolzano Nord exit, then through Nova Levante and Passo Cotsalunga to Vigo di Fassa. The closest train station is 65kms away at Bolzano, up to one and a half hours’ bus journey, with good fast connections across Italy and into Austria from the rest of Europe and the UK. Daily buses run from Milan and Venice to the valley.

Lift passes here cover the entire valley and other resorts in the huge Dolomiti Superski Area as well as free ski buses between most of the village base stations.

There’s a choice of a local valley pass or the Dolomiti Superski pass for longer stays, a good buy at only 15 per cent dearer for experienced skiers. Discounts apply for children, young people and seniors as well as families and groups, and kids under seven years old ski free. For special offer and more discounts, it’s worth checking online.