Best Ski Resorts in the Dolomites
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Best Ski Resorts in the Dolomites 2024/2025

If you’re seeking the best resorts for a ski holiday in Italy, it is imperative that you consider our guide below. The Dolomite peaks are some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the entirety of Europe, with famed recognition from UNESCO, making the region a World Heritage Site.


Arabba ski resort is considered small however it is well connected to a huge network of ski resorts. These include Val Gardena, Alta Badia, and Val di Fassa which are all close by.

The ski resort retains its true mountain-village feel with easy access to the ski slopes from the nearby accommodation in town. Arabba ski resort offers a more relaxed and laid-back atmosphere than you find in larger ski resorts; you will be able to enjoy the natural serenity of the region.

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Sporthotel Arabba in the Dolomites is a great four-star hotel located just 150m from the nearest ski lift.

Arabba ski holidays

Arabba ski resort


Canazei is also another ski resort in the Dolomiti region that retains its traditional Italian heritage. Rustic architecture, quaint roads, and authentically Italian restaurants.

The ski region is luckily positioned in the popular Sella Ronda ski circuit. The circuit boasts a total ski area of 220km, with an altitude climbing to 2,630m.

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The Hotel Dolomiti in Canazei is a traditional and lively hotel that offers comfortable accommodation.

Canazei ski holidays

Skiing in Canazei ski resort


Colfosco is located in the well-known ski region of Alta Badia and neighbours popular Corvara. The ski area totals 130km and has slopes more suitable for intermediates, with over 50km of slopes being red runs.

Transfer time from Venice airport is close to three hours. As a result, we recommend that one of the best ways to break up the journey is to stop over and make the most of the beautiful ‘floating city’ during the quieter winter months.

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Chalet Roenn is a beautiful chalet set in the centre of Colfosco. Just a seven minute walk from the town and close to the slopes its the perfect mountain base.

Colfosco ski holidays

Colfosco ski resort


Considered Italy’s answer to St. Moritz, Cortina is one of the more stylish and exclusive ski resorts you will find in Italy. The ski resort itself is uncompromisingly Italian, food and drink play an equal part to the seriousness of skiing.

Not only this, but Cortina ski resort is foodie heaven, with many little wine bars serving aperitivo, and several Michelin-starred restaurants.

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The Hotel de la Poste’s wood-panelled bar is one of the most popular meeting places in Cortina.

Cortina ski holidays

cortina skiing


Corvara is nestled in the heart of the Alta Badia ski region, neighbouring Colfosco ski resort. The region is known for its prestigious World Cup circuit, with challenging runs available within the 130km ski area.

If 130km worth of pistes aren’t enough for you and your group, then you also have access to more than 1,100km of slopes in the Dolomiti Superski ski region.

Corvara ski resort sits at 1,568m with gentle slopes leading back to the village, making the skiing ideal for children and beginners too.

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Hotel La Perla in Corvara is a fantastic four-star hotel boasting a pool, Finnish sauna and much more.

Corvara ski holidays

Corvara skiing

Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio can also be considered one of the best ski resorts in the Dolomites. One of the most beautiful ski resorts in Italy, it sits in between the Brenta Dolomites and the peaks of Adamello and Presanella.

Additionally, the ski resort is favoured by mostly affluent clientele, who swarm to the town for its immaculately groomed pistes and exceptional shopping. The town centre is traffic-free, with many boutiques and restaurants adding to the relaxed atmosphere.

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Hotel Chalet del Sogno in Madonna di Campiglio was built using sustainably sourced materials and techniques.

Madonna di Campiglio ski holidays

Madonna di Campiglio skiing

San Cassiano

San Cassiano is a relatively unknown ski resort to British travellers, but it can be seen as one of the best in the Dolomites. The ski resort sits perfectly between La Villa and Cortina. With access to the Alta Badia ski region via the Piz Sorega gondola.

San Cassiano is an ideal ski resort for those travelling in mixed-ability groups. It has a great mixture of blue and red runs, with some more challenging pistes sprinkled in too. The home run leads into the town making après a whole lot more convenient. Enjoy a well-deserved drink in the sun as San Cassiano is known for it’s sunshine.

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Hotel Fanes is one of the most beautiful hotels in San Cassiano. This five-star hotel is situated in a sunny position with panoramic views of the Dolomites.

San Cassiano ski holidays

San Cassiano

Val Gardena

Located in South Tyrol and only 90 minutes from Innsbruck airport, Val Gardena is a brilliantly connected ski resort. Val Gardena has access to both the Dolomiti Superski area and the Sella Ronda ski circuit.

The ski resort is home to state-of-the-art lift facilities meaning you’ll be on and off the chairlift in no time. Winter sports champions love to spend their free time carving up the perfectly kept and pristine slopes in Val Gardena.

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Chalet Soldanella in Selva is ideally located, just a short distance from the slopes and resort centre.

Selva Gardena ski holidays

Val Gardena ski resort

La Villa

La Villa is a popular ski resort in the Alta Badia region for its high altitude and snow-sure terrain. The ski resort has fabulous views of the Dolomite Mountain range and has access to the Sella Ronda circuit. La Villa is a favourite choice for the Men’s Alpine World Cup every winter.

The ski resort neighbours San Cassiano with a huge amount of ski terrain on offer for those keen chargers. Beginners favour this ski resort as it is the perfect place to practice turns in La Villa.

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Mi Chalet is a spectacular, luxury getaway for two in the Dolomite Mountain range. The chalet offers a truly unique experience in the Alta Badia ski region.

La Villa ski holidays

La Villa ski resort

To find out more about the best ski resorts in the Dolomites call our ski experts on 020 7471 7700.

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