Situated in the southern Alps in the north of Italy the UNESCO Heritage site of the Dolomites was originally formed as coral barriers and now reaches extraordinary heights of up to 3,000m. With Italian hospitality, innumerable good value mountain restaurants that serve exceptional food, great skiing and spectacular views this is a great location for a variety of winter sports for all the family.
The ski domain is known as the Dolomiti Superski and consists of 460 lifts and 760 miles of ski runs. A modern chip skipass gives you access to 12 ski resorts, diverse and suitable for the whole family. Aside from skiing, the Dolomites offers some of the most beautiful settings for those who enjoy cross country skiing, excursions with mountain guides, snow shoeing, ice climbing or simply sledging.
The Dolomiti ski area includes the famous Sella Ronda and the Dolomites boasts a fantastic snow record. A modern lift infrastructure ensures rapid access to the slopes, where there is enough variety to keep beginners through to experts happy for well more than a week. The area is famed for its great value mountain restaurants, serving some of the finest food you'll find anywhere. And like everywhere in Italy, children are especially welcomed.
The climate in the Dolomites is a typical alpine microclimate - the winters are long and cold and, from December to February temperatures average below zero and can fall to -20°C at night. There are great differnces between daytime and night time temperatures. Winters are snowy but approximately 100 days of sunshine between December and March is the norm.