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Arabba

Set right in the centre of the stunning Dolomites mountains in Italy, Arabba provides some of the best skiing and accommodation in all of Europe. It's an incredibly picturesque place with easy access to 1220km of glorious pistes.

 

It's ideal for both intermediate and advanced levels of skiers and boarders due to the sheer number of pistes (well over 600) you'll have access to. No chance of getting bored here!

At a glance...
  • 1220km Dolomites ski area
  • Incredibly picturesque
  • Perfect for intermediate & advanced
  • Delicious cuisine & Michelin quality restaurants
  • Saturday flying from Gatwick or Manchester
  • 2 hour 30 minute transfer

For low key nightlife with traditional Italian hospitality, Arabba is the place for you. If you like your food and wine, you'll find a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants and extensive wine cantinas in the area to keep you happy. 

 

Most of the nightlife and après-ski in Arabba is based in the hotels. Most have laid-back bars and spas which include hot tubs, pools, saunas for some well-earned 'me time'. It’s a very relaxed place to spend your downtime when you're not on the mountain.

On the mountain

On the mountain

Access to the 1220km of fabulous, varied terrain is easy from Arabba. Intermediates should try the 40km Sellaronda loop which winds its way around the Marmolada glacier, or our Neilson 'ski away days' which take in the 'Hidden Valley' and Cortina; both are definitely worth considering. 

 

Arabba is a resort where beginners can really gain experience on a wide range of pistes. With their wide and gentle slopes, it’s as if the resort’s runs were designed for building beginners’ confidence. To put it into perspective, just under 50% of Arabba’s slopes are blue runs - ideal for perfecting your first turns on the snow. Once your confidence does start to build, there are some tree-lined runs for you to tackle. As soon as you nail them, it’s time to move onto the reds.

 

Advanced skiers aren’t left out either. Steep slopes and challenging descents are accessible by taking the 01 and 03 gondolas to the lofty heights of Porta Vescovo.

 

And it’s just as fun for boarders too. Arabba’s snowpark is the place to test your board skills. If you’re not an experienced boarder and are simply looking for some inspiration, the pipes, rails and boxes at this park make it just as entertaining for spectators as it is for boarders.

Arabba piste map

Arabba resort stats

Resort altitude: 1600m

Skiing altitude: 860m to 3342m

Glacier: Yes

Ski area size: 1220km in the Dolomites area

Number of runs: 668 in the Dolomites area

Range of runs: 30% blue, 60% red and 10% black in the Dolomites area

Lifts: 463 lifts in the Dolomites area

Night skiing: Not in Arabba

Cross country trails: 200km in the Dolomites area

Snowmaking: 90% runs covered in the Dolomites area

Resort bus: Yes

Arabba travel info

Arabba travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Innsbruck (in Austria)

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes

Off the mountain

Off the mountain

As one of Italy’s least commercial ski resorts, Arabba presents skiers with a great mix of fast-paced action on the slopes and a seriously laid-back vibe off them. But don’t for a second think Arabba is dull, far from it. Arabba falls into an elite category we like to call: the hidden gems.

 

With just over 20 bars to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find an après pace to suit you. If late nights and live music are your thing, you’ll want to visit Sporthotel Arabba. Their Austrian bar keeps things lively and more than makes up for the lack of nightclubs in Arabba.

 

If you’re looking to try something new, try snow shoeing one afternoon or evening - it gives a unique view of this beautiful area. Or why not do your best Winter Olympics impression with a few spins and pirouettes on Arabba’s outdoor ice skating rink?

 

Non-skiers have nothing to worry about, as Arabba is a very relaxing place for non-skiers. Just take some time to yourself, enjoy the sunshine, and sample the region’s great coffee. Set at the heart of the Dolomites, Arabba forms part of a UNESCO Natural Heritage area, meaning it’s pretty breathtaking! You can also take a peek at Andraz Castle and visit the Museum of the Ladin People.

 

All in all, Arabba is a place to really chill out and recharge your batteries.

Arabba offers

Arabba offers

Save some money for après with our ski & board offers...

 

Free lift pass for the group leader when 12+ people book and each pre-book a lift pass

 

Get a 6 day lift pass for the price of 5 when you book a holiday from 16 March 2019 to the end of the season

 

Get 7 days equipment hire for the price of 6 when you pre-book with us

 

Free Dolomiti Superski lift passes for under 7s

 

Free helmet hire for kids aged 4 to 10 when you pre-book equipment hire with us

Don’t miss…

Don’t miss…

The scenery here is absolutely stunning. The reddy/orange rock towers above you, and every corner reveals a picture-postcard scene. Don't forget your camera. 

 

Beat the lift using crowds and opt for a chopper instead. Jaw dropping views followed by a perfectly groomed descent down the Dolomites' highest peak.

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Great piste access from the hotel

Sporthotel Arabba

Arabba , Italy

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Residence Baita Antlia

Residence Baita Antlia

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