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The Sporthotel Arabba has a lot to offer - the Pra family who run the hotel have a lot to be proud of! It's a stunning hotel and they know the true meaning of hospitality. Spend your day in the stunning Dolomites ski area and when you make it back to the hotel, you'll be well-deserving of a pamper session in their amazing spa, which includes a hot tub, sauna, steam room and fitness area.
Be sure to book in a wine tasting session in the stunning wine cellar and enjoy some of the finest dishes in the region in their beautiful dining room. Have a drink or two in the Tyrolean-style bar, which is open until late. And be sure to swing by the playroom if you have little ones - they'll love it.
Have a sit down in the comfy lounge, taking in the gorgeous mountain views from the cosy fireplace corner. It's a luxurious hotel in the fantastic Arabba Resort, and we're certain you won't want to leave.
Nearest lift: 150m
Tuition meeting point: 150m
Resort centre: 200m
Set right at the heart of the stunning Dolomites mountains, Arabba provides some of the best skiing and accommodation in all of Europe. It's incredibly picturesque and provides easy access to 1220km of glorious piste. It's perfect for both intermediate and advanced levels of skiers and boarders, and you'll never have the chance to get bored due to the sheer number of pistes you'll have access to.
There's a fair amount on offer off mountain as well. There's a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants and extensive wine cantinas in the area to keep all the foodies happy. For low key nightlife with traditional Italian hospitality, this is the place. If you're looking for a relaxing ski holiday with Italian flair, you'll be happy in Arabba.
There's not as much on offer for those who aren't in it for the skiing and are hoping for some shopping - you'll just have to enjoy the sunshine and the espressos instead!
It's a very chilled out place. However, to mix it up a little bit, sign up for a helicopter ride up to the Dolomites' highest peak, or take a few relaxed spins around the outdoor skating rink. Otherwise, it's back to the hotel, most of which have spa facilities to keep things interesting.
Area size: 1220km
Resort altitude: 1600m
Skiing altitude: 1600m to 3342m
Number of runs: 42 locally
Range of runs: 3% green, 49% blue, 32% red and 16% black
Lifts: 5 drags, 15 chairs and 7 gondolas
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 15km
Snowmaking: 90% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
You're in for a treat with the half board meals here. Start your morning with an extensive buffet breakfast, and the evening meal is four courses with menu choices and a salad buffet.
You'll also have a typical weekly 'Ladin' gala dinner to keep everything interesting. And your Christmas and New Year Gala meals are included too.
The 52 rooms at Sporthotel Arabba are traditionally styled with plenty of natural wood and daylight. All rooms come with flatscreen satellite TV, a mini-safe, a bath or shower and bathrobes and slippers to keep extra cosy.
Most of the rooms also feature gorgeous mountain views. The standard rooms are perfectly suited for couples or two to four friends, while the comfort rooms are slightly larger and feature a seating area, a bath in the bathroom and a balcony with panoramic views.
Official rating: ****
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Lounge with cosy fireplace
Wine cellar with regular tastings
Hot tub, saunas and a steam room
Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck (in Austria)
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes