Arabba ski resort is situated in the Veneto region of Italy in the south-east section of the Sellaronda. The huge network of connected slopes across the Dolomites link the resorts of Arabba, Val Gardena, Alta Badia and Val di Fassa. Set between the Gruppo del Sella Massif and the Marmolada glacier, Arabba offers the most spectacular scenery and excellent skiing as well as some of the highest slopes in the region.
Although small, Arabba ski resort offers an intimate and charming mountain-village feel as well as easy access to the ski lifts from most accommodation. Overall, visitors to Arabba can expect a more laid-back Italian atmosphere and an environment where you'll be totally absorbed by the serenity and beauty of the Dolomites. For those looking for a quiet place to relax after a day skiing the vast Dolomites ski area, Arabba is the ski resort for you.
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Resort Altitude: 1,602m
Resort Skiing: 2,478m
Total Ski Area: 63km
Blue Runs: 33km
Red Runs: 22km
Black Runs: 8km
Cross Country: 15km
Travel date 28/12/2019
Booked by: Andy Gilmour
Travel date 25/01/2020
Booked by: James Eliot
Travel date 16/02/2020
Booked by: Mark Fotheringham
Travel date 05/02/2022
Booked by: James Eliot
Arabba’s position in the middle of the Dolomiti Superski area means that there is a huge amount of enjoyment to be had on the mountain's extensive slopes. Elevated between 1,602m and 2,476m, the 63km of slopes in Arabba, and the other 1200km of piste it has access to, means skiers and boarders won't get bored.
Skiing in Arabba ski resort is best suited to intermediates and experts. There are nursery slopes in the village, however, those looking to graduate onto the slopes further up the mountain will find the transition somewhat challenging. It is a great base from which skiers can enjoy the interconnected Sellaronda ski circuit, that runs around the Sella Gruppo Massif, encompassing the ski resorts of Arabba, Alta Badia, Val Gardena and Val di Fassa.
Although not specifically known for snowboarders, Arabba ski resort has some steep pistes for experts as well as a snow park for all ability of riders.
With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.
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The Folly Club is a mini club for children between 2 and 12 years. It hosts different activities such as indoor play and sledging and is conveniently located near the ski slopes in Arabba ski resort.
With its blended Austrian and Italian heritage, the Dolomites has a deep-rooted culinary tradition that is to be enjoyed in whichever ski resort you find yourself dining. Rifugio Fodom is a fantastic restaurant in the Passo Pordoi ski area of Arabba. Boasting almost panoramic views down towards Arabba village, it is a great place to stop off along the Sellaronda ski circuit. Expect delicious Italian cuisine, great wine and excellent service.
Like most of the smaller ski resorts around the Dolomiti Superski area, there isn’t a huge après scene. Despite this, there are some gems to be discovered in and around Arabba. Check out Rifugio Plan Boe, a great place to stop on the way back to the village for a drink and some dancing on the tables. With an easy cruising blue run back down into the village, Plan Boe is a great option for those craving a bit of après on the mountain.
Non-skiers who still enjoy winter sports can choose from ice skating, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. There are also hotels that offer wellness centres as well as bookable treatments (both at a fee) for those staying in resort.