Marmolada: the majestic mountain glacier
The crowning ski resort of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
At 3,343 metres high, with its ridgeback running west to east from Punta Penia to Punta Rocca, Punta Ombretta, Pizzo Serauta and Punta Serauta, the towering Marmolada is a majestic sight. As the highest peak in the Dolomites, it offers a wonderful 360° panoramic view of Dolomiti Superski – the world’s largest ski region. If you like a challenge, you’ll love the stunning twelve kilometre descent known as “La Bellunese” that leads through the Marmolada Glacier ski resort. The Padon Pass also provides a direct connection to neighbouring Arabba via the celebrated Sellaronda ski circuit. Visitors to the Arabba/Marmolada ski resort can reach the Punta Rocca panoramic terrace in a matter of minutes and take in the imposing view from 3,265 metres up!
Carve your way across the massif between Veneto and Trento as you cast your eyes over the breathtaking landscape. And be sure to visit the charming villages of Sottoguda, One uf the Most Beautiful Little Village in Italy, or Malga Ciapela and Rocca Pietore at the foot of the Marmolada!
Glacier ski resort with 360° panorama
At the Marmolada Glacier ski resort, where snow is 100% guaranteed, 28 cable cars and lifts take you up to a height of 3,343 metres and provide access to 63 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes. Though tough on the legs, these descents are a real feast for the eyes. Sun-kissed slopes, the twelve kilometre valley ski run to Malga Ciapela and the entry point to the legendary Sellaronda combine to make the Arabba/Marmolada ski resort an unmissable experience.
The network of blue, red and black slopes connects four valleys at the heart of the Dolomites, with the neighbouring Arabba ski resort also providing access to the largest glacier in this mountain range.
Beginners should head to Monte Cherz, which is the perfect resort for getting to grips with the art of skiing, while experienced visitors can opt for the more challenging slopes of Porta Vescovo.
Powder snow as far as the eye can see: the Marmolada is a powder snow paradise for freeriders and freeskiers alike! With powdery descents guaranteed from November to May, you’re sure to kick up a dramatic cloud of purest white as you carve your way down the slopes.
Marmolada ski school: who ever heard of learning to ski on a glacier? The Marmolada ski school hones your technique and shows you how to make truly crisp turns, with group tutorials and one-to-one sessions available. After a few hours of instruction, you’ll be ready to take on “La Bellunese”.
Not brought your equipment with you? The ski rental shops at the feet of Marmolada Glacier are sure to offer the right gear for your ski trip. Lighten your load by hiring your equipment on site and zooming down the glacier on freshly waxed skis.
The ski pass for the Dolomites glacier
As the Marmolada Glacier is accessed via Arabba, this ski pass is valid for both of these ski resorts in the Dolomites. Pass holders are free to take on some 63 kilometres of slopes across all difficulty levels.
Tip: if you are looking to explore beyond the glacier and the Arabba ski resort, Dolomiti Superski recommends the all-access ski pass that covers the entire ski circuit. Enjoy unlimited use of twelve ski resorts, 1,200 kilometres of slopes and stunning views of the mountain landscape up in the Dolomites.
The huts of Marmolada
One of the essential elements of any ski trip is the chance to take a break and replenish your strength with a hot meal. The mountain huts in the Marmolada area focus on regional and traditional dishes – follow these up with a fluffy Kaiserschmarren shredded pancake and a strong cappuccino and you’ll be good to go!