23 July 2019 from Danielle in Ski areas

Welcome to one of the largest ski conglomerates in the world! The Dolomiti Superski pass gives access to 12 ski resorts and 1200km of pistes in the beautiful Italian Dolomites. Located in South Tyrol, Trentino and Veneto, the Dolomiti Superski is home to some of the biggest names in Italy, including Cortina d'Ampezzo, Val Gardena and the Sextner Dolomiten. In this guide, we'll tell you everything you need to know about accommodation, weather reports and more ahead of your ski holidays in the Dolomiti Superski.

Dolomiti Superski: One of the world's largest ski conglomerates

While not strictly a linked ski area per se, the Dolomiti Superski in Italy nevertheless comprises 12 ski resorts, 1200km of pistes, 440 lifts, 4700 snow cannons and 320 snow groomers. That's a lot of skiing terrain! As the resorts are located in the north of Italy, they offer an interesting mix of Austrian tradition and Italian flair. Most of the ski resorts in the Dolomiti Superski are family-friendly, with charming mountain restaurants, excellent snow parks, perfectly groomed slopes and lots of sunshine. And that's not to mention the unbeatable setting. Set against the spectacular mountain backdrop of the Dolomites, which have been classed a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ski resorts offer an experience like no other.

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Eisacktal: Right off the Brenner 

Eisacktal is located near Brixen in South Tyrol and is easy to reach from Innsbruck via the Brenner motorway. Three sub-ski areas - Plose, Gitschberg, and Jochtal - offer a total of around 90km of pistes. Highlights include the guided snowshoe tours and well-maintained network of hiking trails. Explore Eisacktal >

Kronplatz: The top ski resort in South Tyrol 

Popular Kronplatz is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Alps and is located right at the start of the Dolomites. 120km of pistes await, spread between the ski areas of Olang, Bruneck/Reischach and St. Vigil in Enneberg. Kronplatz is popular with families thanks to the affordable ski passes, wide slopes and the largest snow park in South Tyrol. Explore Kronplatz >

Sextner Dolomiten: Skiing in Alta Pusteria 

The Sextner Dolomiten are undisputably one of the most beautiful places in the Alps. Although the ski area has only 50km of slopes or so, skiers and snowboarders who come here find that the relaxed atmosphere in Vierschach, Sesto and San Candido more than makes up for the limited terrain. The highlight is the striking Drei Zinnen (2999m), a snowshoeing hotspot. Explore the 3 Zinnen Dolomites >

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Val Gardena in the Dolomiti Superski

Val Gardena: Dolomiti Superski's largest ski area

Val Gardena is the largest linked ski area in the Dolomiti Superski, with around 175km of pistes. Ortisei, St. Cristina and Selva offer a wide variety of terrain with something for every level. A highlight is the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit. Cross-country skiers and hikers can trek to the Seiser Alm, largest alpine meadow in Europe. Explore Val Gardena >

Arabba: Guaranteed snow with the Marmolada Gletscher

At 3343m above sea level, the Marmolada in Arabba is the highest mountain in the Dolomites. The immediate ski area has around 60km of pistes, but with the Sella Ronda, it's easy to visit the other ski lifts of the Dolomiti Superski. The glacier ski area in Arabba ensures reliable snow cover all season long, and even boasts a 12km-long valley run! Explore Arabba-Marmolada >

Alta Badia: Fun ski holidays for the family

Alta Badia is one of the best-known ski resorts within the Dolomiti Superski and is also well connected to its neighbouring ski resorts via the Sella Ronda. Between San Cassiano, La Villa and Alta Badia, this ski area boasts around 130km of slopes. A variety of mountain restaurants dot the hillsides, and families will find all the amenities they need here, including fun playgrounds and attractive discounts for children. Explore Alta Badia >

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Alta Badia ski resort in the Dolomites

Cortina d’Ampezzo: Pearl of the Dolomites

Cortina d'Ampezzo is the ski resort for the jetset, drawing hordes of movie stars and other movers and shakers for skiing holidays in Italy. The picturesque village centre is surrounded by breathtaking mountain scenery. By day, Cortina d'Ampezzo offers 120km of well kept slopes; by night, a rousing après-ski scene. Bring a full wallet! Explore Cortina d'Ampezzo >

Val di Fassa & Carezza: Skiing under the Rosengarten

The Val di Fassa boasts no less than 9 ski areas and numerous snow parks. At the heart of it all is Canazei, from where it's easy to reach all 130km of . A highlight for snowboarders is Carezza, situated between Rosengarten and Latemar. For après-ski, head to Fassatal, where you'll find a chic and lively offering. Explore Val di Fassa-Carezza >

Val di Fiemme & Obereggen: Cross-country skiing paradise

Val di Fiemme is the cross-country skiing destination par excellence in the Dolomiti Superski. 150km of trails wind their way through the stunning mountain landscapes. Avid cross-country skiers can challenge themselves on world championship trails, high-altitude trails and even an annual cross-country skiing marathon. There are downhill slopes, too: approximately 100km of pistes. Explore Val di Fiemme & Obereggen >

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Ski Centre Latemar in the Dolomiti Superski

Alpe Luisa & San Pellegrino: Romantic couples' getaway

Yes, it's that San Pellegrino! These ski resorts in the Tre Valli region are possibly the most well known names in Italy's skiing scene, thanks to the fizzy drink. But Alpe Luisa and Passo San Pellegrino offer more than just mineral water - skiers and snowboarders will probably be more interested in the 90km of ski slopes! The highlight is a 12km-long round trip "dell'amore" with special spots for lovestruck couples. Explore Tre Valli >

Civetta: First World War in the Dolomiti Superski

At the foot of the Civetta (3218m) are Alleghe and Zoldo, towards the southern part of the Dolomiti Superski area. Both have lifts that lead into the beginner-friendly Civetta ski area, which harbours approximately 80km of slopes. Not to miss is the Freedom skiing tour, which shows you all the significant spots from the First World War. Explore Civetta >

San Martino di Castrozza: Skiing in the Passo Rolle ski area

The southernmost ski resort in the Dolomiti Superski area, San Martino di Castrozza is made up of three smaller sub-ski areas with a total of around 60km of slopes. The region is blessed with a higher-than-normal proportion of sunny days, plus incomparable views of the impressive Cimon della Pala (3186m). Explore San Martino di Castrozza >

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Skiing through the trees in the Rolle Pass

Freestyle & Freeride in the Dolomiti Superski

The Dolomiti Superski is popular with freestylers, who come for the multitude of snow parks. The Eisacktal and the Val di Fiemme are particularly good locations if you're looking to practise your skills. You'll find arguably the best snow park in South Tyrol at the Seiser Alm - here you have a 1.5km-long freestyle area with around 70 obstacles for all ability levels. Unfortunately, the freeriding scene is not nearly as well developed. In fact, off-piste skiing in Italy is technically forbidden, although usually not punished. Your best bet is to hire a mountain guide who will take you into the backcountry to the ski touring routes around Cortina and the Sella massif.

One ski pass, 1200km of pistes, 440 lifts

Although it sounds like an amazing deal to buy one ski pass for 1200km of slopes, it's probably not feasible to see the entire Dolomiti Superski area in one week-long holiday! On top of that, most of the ski areas in the Dolomiti Superski require a ski bus - the slopes aren't linked up like in Les Trois Vallées or Les Portes du Soleil. However, the Dolomiti Superski pass is only slightly more expensive than the ski passes for the individual ski resorts, and it is feasible to do two or three different ski resorts during your stay, so most people invest in the full Dolomiti Superski pass. During high season, a 6-day lift pass will set you back €313 for adults, €219 for juniors and €282 for seniors. More info >

Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!