The lure of Dolomite traditions enhances the tranquillity of well-heeled San Cassiano; gourmets will love the choice of Michelin-starred restaurants both on and off the piste. Forty kilometres of scenic cross-country trails, sleigh rides, snowshoeing and a relaxed après-ski scene complete the offering.Uncrowded, hassle free and much filmed ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, Cortina d’Ampezzo defines Italian ski chic with a traffic-free town centre, where up-market designer shops await. The soaring vistas of the Dolomites form a backdrop for ice skating, ice karting, snowmobiling, ice climbing, snow driving and snow kiting. San Cassiano lies at the heart of the Alta Badia ski area known for its extensive area of cruising runs and gourmet mountain restaurant. Surrounded by dramatic limestone peaks, this paradise for improving beginners and intermediates alike also offers good links to the popular Sella Ronda circuit.
Cortina d’Ampezzo’s slopes are liberally sprinkled with welcoming mountain restaurants serving high class Italian fare. The long and easy cruising runs are perfect for intermediates and beginners have large nursery slopes to learn on. The mighty Dolomiti Superski lift pass covers both areas. Selva Val Gardena exudes Tirolean ambience and boasts a spectacular setting. Metres of hugely enjoyable intermediate terrain includes swift access to the Sella Ronda circuit in addition to 175km of local skiing; there are excellent nursery slopes in the village.
Over at Alpe de Siusi, there’s a distinct feeling of being able to get away from it all in this high altitude winter sports playground with its impressive snow record. Sixty kilometres of sunny, well prepared slopes await families, beginners and improvers alike, with easy access to the huge Val Gardena ski area and the legendary Sella Ronda ski circuit. There’s a snow park with half pipe for those feeling adventurous, and extensive cross-country tracks lead off into the mountains directly in front of the Alpina Dolomites.
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