Val di Fassa
Val di Fassa: surrounded by the famous peaks of the Dolomites
The ultimate ski resort for epic tradition and sporting perfection
Picture the scene: you’re in a lift, feeling the glow of the sun as you make your ascent up to the mythical Rosengarten, Sella, Sassolungo and Marmolada. As soon as you reach the top, you put on your ski goggles, strap on your skis and head out into the Dolomites! At the Val di Fassa/Carezza ski resort, this vision is turned into reality every day throughout the winter. Explore a world of fables, culture and traditions by following in the footsteps of the legendary King Laurin, the protector of this valley surrounded by the breathtaking Dolomites. And if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the famous “Enrosadira” sunset that bathes the mountains in a fiery flash of red.
In the magnificent Val di Fassa, which covers an area of 20 km², a total of seven ski resorts surround the most famous peaks of the Dolomites.
Val di Fassa: one valley, seven ski resorts
Val di Fassa is more than just a valley – it’s home to a series of places featuring charming little streets and wonderful hospitality. And its seven destinations combine to form the Val di Fassa/Carezza ski resort, which enjoys great popularity as part of the Dolomiti Superski skiing network. This resort boasts
85 cable cars and lifts and 210 kilometres of slopes, including 69 kilometres and 117 kilometres in the blue and red categories respectively. With the wide variety of slopes providing ideal conditions for beginners, children, amateurs and seasoned professionals alike, it’s no wonder that Val di Fassa is one of the top three ski resorts in all of Trentino.
All resorts at a glance:
- Belvedere-Col Rodella-Passo Pordoi
- Vigo di Fassa-Catinaccio
Although all slopes at the Val di Fassa ski resort are well worth a visit, there are of course some that are truly unmissable. The best of the best include the “Diego” at the Belvedere resort, the “Ciampac” near Alba, and the spectacular “5 Dita” and “Vulcano” slopes at the Buffaure.
Top of your Val di Fassa to-do list: the 40 kilometre Sellaronda circuit is an essential part of any visit to Val di Fassa ski resort. Skiing accounts for 26 kilometres of this route, with visitors enjoying a uniquely beautiful panoramic tour of the Dolomites as they head across four Ladin valleys – Val di Fassa, Val Gardena, Alta Badia and Arabba.
In addition to completing the legendary Sellaronda tour, highly athletic skiers can also tackle the Skitour Panorama route, the Gebirgsjägertour ski circuit and the Alpe Lusia/San Pellegrino tour. All three options start from Val di Fassa and are a winter sports fan’s dream
Six resorts for snowboarders and freestylers:
Val di Fassa is an all-action resort, featuring three snow parks packed with a variety of fun slopes, rails and kickers for thrill-seeking freestylers. It’s the perfect place for showcasing your acrobatic skills!
Overview of the three snow parks:
- Dolomiti family park & fun slope
- Buffaure snow park
- Carezza snow park
Choosing the right ski pass at Val di Fassa
When buying your ski pass at the Val di Fassa resort, please note that the two available ski passes are valid for separate regions. The Val di Fassa/Carezza ski pass is accepted on all lifts from Canazei to the Karerpass – except at the Moena resort, which is open to holders of the Alpe Lusia/San Pellegrino ski pass.
If you are looking to enjoy an even wider range of ski runs, the Valle Silver ski pass grants access to 390 kilometres of slopes for a period of five or six days and is valid for Val di Fassa/Carezza, Val di Fiemme/Obereggen, San Martino di Castrozza/Rolle Pass and Alpe Lusia/San Pellegrino.
Best of all is of course the Dolomiti Superski ski pass, which grants access to the world’s largest ski circuit encompassing the entire Dolomites region. Get ready to explore 1,200 kilometres of sublime slopes!
Take a break and live the high life
Italian pasta culture meets classic polenta tradition in Val di Fassa, where charming mountain huts serve up spicy Alpine cheese, Trentino sausages and superlative sparkling wines. Looking for the perfect way to round off a day’s skiing? Attractions include everything from great music and a party atmosphere at the après-ski to a soothing evening at the spa, with two wonderfully relaxing options available in Pozza and Canazei respectively.