VAL DI FASSA, ITALY
Ski Holidays in Val Di Fassa, Italy
Often referred to as one resort, Val Di Fassa is actually made up of several smaller resorts, mostly lift linked. The largest of them are Campitello, Canazei and Alba, and this is also where most of the accommodation for international guests is situated. The area is also part of the Superski Dolomiti region - the largest ski area in the world with over 1200km of slopes all on the same ski pass, although not all of them are linked. It is said to have some of the most breathtaking scenery and skiing in the world.
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Skiing in Val Di Fassa
Beginners will find that there some good nursery slopes in whatever resort they choose but a quick ride on the ski bus will take them to Canazei where the best ones are. Intermediates will have the whole area at their feet and since most of the pistes are red there is plenty of opportunity to cruise and enjoy the entire Stella Ronda circuit. Advanced skiers will also find plenty to challenge them here with numerous blacks and a great variety of scenic off piste. There are also world championship downhill courses in Val Gardena and La Villa to try out and wonder how the champions make it down so fast.
Snow conditions in Val Di Fassa
Around 80% of Val Di Fassa's pistes are covered in snow making facilities which contributes to natural snowfall for guaranteed skiing throughout the season.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Val Di Fassa
Both these resorts are proper mountain villages with a lot of charm. There is also a very active après ski scene and lots of bars and restaurants to keep the skiers and boarders amused off the slopes- the Cantinetta Disco in Canazei is worthy of particular mention.
Other activities include:
- Spa and wellbeing
- Fitness centres
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Winter Walks
- Horse drawn sleigh rides
- Nordic Walking
- Cross-country skiing
- Horse Trekking
- Hang Gliding
- Extreme sports
- Squash...and much more!
Transfer time in Val Di Fassa
Venice Marco Polo (VCE) airport is the nearest airport to Val Di Fassa which is around 175 km away which is a bus or car transfer journey away.
Val Di Fassa Reviews
My Favourite resort is Canazei in Val di Fassa, Italy. The location is perfect, 6hrs(ish) from my door to chalet, then its access to the massive Dolomiti Superski/Sella Ronda ski area. The village still has that mountain feel and the people, bars and restaurants are still friendly to us brits. The ski area is fairly reliable when it comes to snow and with so much area to ski everyone should be happy. When the sun shines, this place really does take some beating.
Apres Ski: 4/5