Best Ski Resorts in the Dolomites

If you’re seeking the best ski resorts 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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Arabba ski resorts in the Dolomites


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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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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Colfosco ski resort gondolas


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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Skiing in Cortina


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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Corvara ski resort with the view of the Dolomites

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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Madonna di Campiglio ski resort at night

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. The ski area also has a good split of blues and red runs with the addition of some more challenging pistes for the more advanced levels in the group.

The home run leads into the town making après a whole lot more convenient. San Cassiano is known for its good sun exposure so it is the perfect place for a refreshing Aperol spritz in the sunshine post-skiing.

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San Cassiano off-piste skiing

Val Gardena

Located in South Tyrol and only 90 minutes from Innsbruck airport, Val Gardena is a brilliantly connected ski resort. With access to the Dolomiti Superski area and also apart of the Sella Ronda ski circuit, it is one of the best ski resorts in the Dolomites for those wanting to cover terrain.

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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Val Gardena ski resort at night

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. It also has access to the Sella Ronda circuit.

La Villa is one of the best ski resorts in the Dolomites as it holds 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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World Cup ski course in La Villa

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