Sunday, January 12, 2014

The skiing season has begun!



Warm and welcoming hotels, abundant snow and Christmas holidays encourage people to spend their days on the slopes.

The first thing that strikes a visitor is the majestic landscape: the white of the snow on the pink lime stone of the spectacular Dolomiti peaks. Millions of years ago they were the coral reef of the European Sea. Once you have admired and taken in the view, enjoy the dream slopes. Skiing on the Dolomiti means experiencing unforgettable moments, leaving the daily routines behind you and enjoying the warm comfort of being treated more like a friend that a guest.


Cortina d’Ampezzo: set, with San Vito di Cadore, Auronzo and Misurina, among the massive rocks of Tofane, Monte Cristallo and Sorapis the elegant town (altitude 1224m) hosted the Olympics in 1953 and is considered a real paradise by VIPs and ski champions. It includes over 140Km of slopes and 100Km of cross-country tracks.
How to get there: highway A27 Mestre-Belluno, exit Pian di Vedoia, then take state road no. 51. It is 70 Km from Belluno, 410 from Milan and 670 from Rome.
Cortina d'Ampezzo offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Plan de Corones-Kronplatz: around the famous “panettone” (altitude 2275m) near Brunico (BZ), the area comprises the 14 tourist centers of Val Pusteria, including San Vigilio di Marebbe and Valdaora. It offers 85Km of slopes suitable for all skills, and 25 mountain shelters and restaurants serving traditional food and drinks.
How to get there: highway A22 Brennero/Modena, exit Bressanone, then take state road no. 49. It is 75 Km from Bolzano, 370 Km from Milan and 715 Km from Rome.
Brunico offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Alta Badia: Between Garenazza and the rock of Sella (with Piz Bo√®, 3151m),Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano and Pedraces are considered the cradle of winter tourism. The area has maintained traditions and customs of the Ladin life. It comprises 130 Km of slopes, including Gran Risa which hosts the World Championships, and the access to the great tour of Sellaronda.
How to get there: highway A22 Brennero/Modena, exit Bressanone, then take state roads no. 49 and 244. Corvara (altitude 1568m) is 65 Km from Bolzano, 365 Km from Milan and 705 from Rome.
Corvara of Badia offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!


Val Gardena–Alps of Siusi. As canes of a gigantic organ emerging from a landscape of light, the peaks of Sella, Sassolungo, Sciliar and Odle look over Selva, Santa Cristina, Ortisei and Alpe of Siusi which is ideal for families with children. It comprises 175 Km of slopes including the popular Saslong, Cir, Ciampinoi , Seceda and the irresistible Sellaronda.
How to get there: highway A22 Brennero/Modena, exit Chiusa then take state road no. 242 to Selva di Val Gardena-Wolenstein (altitude 1567) It is 40 Km from Bolzano, 340 Km from Milan and 696 Km from Rome.
Selva di Val Gardena and  Alps of Siusi offer a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Val di Fassa–Carezza: this integrated skiing area includes the access to Sellaronda, slopes down the Marmolada, Sella, Sassolungo and Rosengarten. It comprises 120 Km of slopes, and the 85 Km of cross-country tracks of Nova Levante-Carezza, Buffaure-Catinaccio in Pozza and Vigo di Fassa, Col Rodella in Campitallo, Belvedere-Pordoi at Canazei, Ciampac at Alba-Penia and Marmolada at Passo Fedaia.
How to get there: Highway A 22 Brennero/Modena, exit Egna-Ora, then take state road no. 48 to Canazei (altitude 1465) . It is 50 Km from Bolzano, 345 Km  from Milan and 685 Km from Rome.
Val di Fassa-Carezza offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Arabba: at the foothills of Sella and Marmolada, between thick woods at an altitude of 1602m, at the center of the skiing area, it is an important crossroad of Sellaronda: it comprises 52 Km of slopes and thrilling fresh snow around Porta Vescovo.
How to get there: highway A22 Brennero/Modena, exit Egna-Ora then take state road no. 48 to Passo Pordoi, or highway A27 Mestre/Belluno, exit Ponte delle Alpi then take state roads no. 50, 203 and 48. Arabba is 65 Km from Bolzano, 360 Km from Milan and 710 Km from Rome.
Arabba offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Alta Pusteria: The Dolomites of Sesto and Braies north of the three famous Peaks of Lavaredo crown the landscape of this incredible valley. The slopes (over 200 just for cross country) leave from Sesto, San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villassa and Braies.
How to get there: highway A22 Brennero/Modena, exit Bressanone, then take state road no. 49. Dobbiaco (altitude 1568m) is 35 KM from Cortina, 105 Km from Bolzano, 405 Km from Milan and 705 Km from Rome.
Dobbiaco offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Val di Fiemme-Obereggen: at the foothills of Latemar (Trentino) and Rosengarten (Altotesina) are the ideal places for families looking for a quiet place, and is also loved by alpine and cross-country skiers. There are 100 Km of slopes in Alpe Lusia, Cermis, Sci Ceter Latemar (over Predazzo and Pampeago), Oclini and Passo Rolle.
How to get there: highway A22 Brenner/Modena, exit Egna-Ora, then take state road no. 48. Cavalese (altitude 1000m) is 45 Km from Bolzano, 50 Km from Trento, 300 Km from Milan and 650 Km from Rome.
Cavalese offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

San Matino di Castrozza–Passo Rolle: facing the imposing scenery of Pale, a gigantic amphitheater whose steep walls rise to 3000 m of altitude, the sweet slopes of San Marino and those of the area of Passo Rolle (altitude 2000) descend lightly between scattered shelters where to have tasty snacks.
How to get there: Highway A22 Brennero/Modena, exit Egna-Ora, then take state roads no. 48 and 50 from Predazzo. San Martino (altitude 1568) is 85 Km from Bolzano, 110 Km from Trento, 350 Km from Milan and 630 Km from Rome.
San Matino di Castrozza offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Valle Isarco: especially known for its “capital”, Bressanone which boasts rich cultural heritage and architectural beauties, the valley is also popular for its cuisine, its wines, and its not too crowded sunny ski resorts of Plose Maranza and Valles.
How to get there: Bressanone-Brixen (altitude 559) is 40 Km from Bolzano, 335 Km from Milan and 680 Km from Rome.
Valle Isarco offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Tre Valli: The area around Paso San Pellegrino, over Moena, Bellamonte, Lusia, Falcade, and Passo Valles seems to have been specifically created for winter sports. It comprises 100 Km of slopes and 80 Km of cross-country tracks giving skiers an ample choice on which mountain to enjoy: Pale, Marmolada, Civetta, Pelmo, Catinaccio, Latemar or Rosengarten.
How to get there: highway A22 Brennero/Moena, exit at Egna or then take state road no. 48. Moena is 45 km from Bolzano, 90 Km from Trento, 330 Km from Milan and 670 Km from Rome.
Moena offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

Civetta: in the heart of the Dolomiti of Veneto, among mounts Pelmo and Civetta are the enchanting localities of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Zoldo and Palafavera. The area comprises 80 Km of slopes.
How to get there: highway A 27 Mestre/Belluno, exit at Ponte delle Alpi, then take state roads no. 50 and 203. Allenghe (altitude 1000m) is 40 Km from Cortina, 50 Km from Belluno, 155 Km from Venice , 355 Km from Milan and 665 Km from Rome.