Val di Fassa, Italy
If a ski holiday in a pretty resort in the heart of the spectacular Italian Dolomites appeals (and why wouldn’t it?) Val di Fassa is for you. Think easy access to one of the largest ski areas in the world, incredible scenery and a quaint traditional look. It’s a feast for both the skis and the eyes.
The skiing and boarding options here are almost limitless. The vast Dolomiti Superski area has a staggering 1,200km of piste to tear up. Head to the epic Marmolada Glacier or explore the Sella Ronda loop beneath the imposing rocky peaks of the UNESCO-protected Sella Massif.
Val di Fassa is made up of seven small villages scattered throughout the valley, each with their own unique atmosphere. Penia is one of the most tranquil, while nearby Canazei, with its welcoming bars and restaurants, is the place to go for livelier après-ski.