Marmolada

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Marmolada: the majestic mountain glacier

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Malga Ciapela

Malga Ciapela is the departure point for your days in the Marmolada ski area. In this hamlet of Rocca Pietore, at an altitude of 1450 metres a.s.l., the hotels are just metres from the ski runs and the main trails in the valley to explore during the summer.

Malga Ciapela (1450 metres a.s.l.) is the departure station of the famous Marmolada cableway, which climbs up to Punta Rocca (3265 metres a.s.l.). On the way up, you can get off at the Serauta station (2950 metres) for a visit to the Great War museum, and once you reach the top you can stop to admire the splendid 360° views over the Dolomites from the superb natural terrace.

And after all these thrills, awaiting you in winter is the 12 km-long "la Bellunese" run, with an altitude difference of 1810 m and unrivalled views over the Sella range.

Sottoguda

The fascinating Sottoguda hamlet is located at the feet of Mount Marmolada, it is a very quite place where time seems to be stopped.

This ancient little dolomites village at 1250 metres of altitude is the ideal place to discover the traditional tabièi, local wooden haylofts, the ancient handicraft tradition to work iron or to carve wood, but also ì faièr, the local name for an amazing beech forest, one of the highest in Europe.

Sottoguda was also defined in 2016 as One of the Most Beautiful Little Village in Italy, it's reacheable by ski directly from Marmolada glacier through the famous Serrai di Sottoguda canyon.

Every year lots of tourists visit Sottoguda thanks to the Great War Ski Tour which reaches this village crossing the Unesco Dolomites.

Rocca Pietore

Nestling in the heart of the Dolomites, at the foot of the Marmolada, the Municipality of Rocca Pietore (la Ròcia in Ladin) is an oasis of peace and tranquillity for your holidays. The name of the village derives from a tower that once stood in the square, beside the church.

The Ski Area Marmolada, part of Dolomiti Superski, in the Serrai di Sottoguda nature reserve are the two best-known local attractions, ideal for all sorts of sports activities and offering splendid views as far as the eye can see.

Skier in Marmolada
Skier walking with skis on the back on a track of Dolomiti Superski
Marmolada in winter
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- The crowning ski resort of the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites

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!

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