Where ski holidays never “go downhill” – the Marmolada Ski Area

12 minutes, 12 ski resorts, 1,200 km of snow bliss

Skiing holidays and the Marmolada − a natural association for an unparalleled winter experience.

The Marmolada Ski Area is not just the most scenic ski area in the Dolomites, it is also part of the Dolomiti Superski, which comprises 12 ski resorts for total 1,200 km of snow-sure ski slopes. Moreover, the connection to the Arabba ski area and the Padon chair lift open the door to the legendary Sellaronda, the 40-km panoramic circular route around the Sella massif.

 

Snow-white & sugar-coated: ski holidays at the Pineta Pastry Hotel

During the ski season, the Pineta Pastry Hotel makes for an excellent base for skiers, as it is located just 5 minutes away from the lift facilities in Malga Ciapela and 10 minutes from the Ski Civetta lifts. The public ski bus also stops right in front of our hotel.

12 minutes: this is how long it takes for the top-notch lift in Malga Ciapela to reach Punta Rocca, at 3,269 metres of altitude. Once there, the panorama to the surrounding mountains and the valleys at your feet will take your breath away – when the sky is at its clearest, you can see as far as the Venice lido!

A few minutes to take in the view, and the pulse starts to race: you are about todart downhill on the famous “La Bellunese” ski piste! With its 12 km it is the longest run in the Dolomites, and according to experts also the most beautiful one.

Beside the Bellunese, the Marmolada Ski Area offers a variety of well maintained, snow-guaranteed runs suitable for all levels of expertise.

 

The Marmolada for budding skiers

With an array of children-targeted services, the Marmolada is also the perfect choice for families with kids, especially if they seek a ski resort where their kids can learn to ski playfully.

The Marmolada ski school offers ski courses and individual lessons for future skiers of all ages, as well as a palette of activities ranging from hikes and competitions to torchlight hikes, snowboard lessons and more.

 

Off the pistes: the Marmolada for non-skiers

Who says you need to be a skier to enjoy a winter holiday on the Marmolada? There are plenty of ways to breathe in the magic of winter in the Dolomites: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice climbing just no name a few.

If cross-country skiing is your cup of tea, reach the camping site in Malga Ciapela. Three different trails start there: an easy one (2.5 km), a medium one and a challenging one (7.5 km).

Those who like to savour the quiet of the snow-covered landscapes will love snowshoeing on the many trails in the area, where encountering a roe deer is a less than remote possibility.

And there’s also an icy treat for the daredevils: in winter, the waterfalls in the Serrai di Sottoguda freeze over and turn into marvellous crystal walls – perfect for ice climbing!