Set in the magnificent Dolomiti ski area, the charming resort of San Cassiano is ideally positioned between La Villa and Cortina. With great access to the Alta Badia ski region via the Piz Sorega gondola, you really are gifted with an abundance of piste right on your doorstep. San Cassiano is a particular favourite for mixed-ability groups, due to its access to gentle runs and good sun exposure. The runs are particularly well looked after, including snow cannons on the above pistes to ensure conditions are at their utmost.
Located at just above 1,300m, the resort allows for an easy return to your accommodation thanks to runs leading right down to the town. Should you want a little more of a challenge than the intermediate runs, access to the Sella Ronda area – over 1100km of piste – is included in your ski pass. During the winter months, resort highlights include the natural toboggan run Foram which, at 4.9 miles long, is sure to give an added thrill to your ski holiday.
Resort Altitude: 1,324m
Resort Skiing: 2,550m
Total Ski Area: 130km
Blue Runs: 70km
Red Runs: 52km
Black Runs: 8km
San Cassiano is part of the Alta Badia ski area, which includes access to the resorts of La Villa, Colfosoco and Corvara. The resort also has access to the Sella Ronda circuit. With over 130km of slopes and 53 well-connected lifts to take you up onto the mountain, skiers and snowboarders of all abilities can be kept truly entertained.
Intermediate skiers and boarders are gifted with a vast mixture of reds and blues to explore between San Cassiano and neighbouring resorts. Should you want a little more of a challenge, access to the Sella Ronda area – over 1,100km of piste – is included with your ski pass. If you really want to push yourself, then why not take on the famous Gran Risa World Cup Downhill – the black run leading down to La Villa.
With access to the Alta Badia ski area, snowboarders of all abilities and skillsets can enjoy what the region has to offer. The Sella Ronda Circuit, easily accessed from San Cassiano, offers a range of terrain especially enjoyable for intermediates. Beginners are well catered for in this region with gentle blue slopes. There are also numerous snow parks located across the region.
The San Cassiano Ski & Snowboard School is the main ski school in the area, though there are other schools in the Alta Badia region available. All schools offer group or private lessons in a range of programmes suiting all abilities of skier or boarder.
Although San Cassiano is relatively small, it still has its own fair share of dining options that include two Michelin-star restaurants. Most would agree that the traditional food served is to a higher standard than other resorts, yet still very much affordable. Should you want to take in the delightful views up the mountain, Las Vegas Lodge is a great spot to relax with an afternoon drink. The resort is very popular so you will find numerous gourmet restaurants both up the mountain and in the village.
After a day on the slopes, enjoy a good après in one of San Cassiano’s popular bars. Perfect for socialising and meeting people, Hugs’ Bar is a fashionable hot spot in the resort, whether it be for a warming hot chocolate or a refreshing cocktail.
Walking tours, ice-skating and a public swimming pool are available for non-skiers in the San Cassiano area. Other resorts in the Alta Badia area are also easily accessed by gondola, meaning you can meet the skiers of the group for lunch on the mountain and go exploring on foot.