The Dolomites Inn is another welcome addition to the Neilson Mountain Collection family and our first in the huge 1220km Dolomites ski area. It lies in a peaceful and sunny position in the small area of Penia di Canazei, just 1km from neighbouring Alba and 3km from lively Canazei centre.
The style of the hotel is traditionally Tyrolean with strong ties to local Ladin traditions. These are evident in the comfortable bar and gorgeous stube with its traditional wood burning stove. It makes an ideal setting to exchange exploits of your days on the seemingly endless pistes.
Relaxing is made easy for you thanks to the small wellness area. Ease ski legs in the hot tub or sauna, or work off some of the delicious food and wine in the hotel’s squash courts – not something you see every day.
The Alba-Col Dei Rossi gondola is just down the road and whisks you straight into the renowned 40km Sella Ronda circuit – an intermediate skier or boarders dream! The free local ski bus stops outside the hotel regularly to save you the 5-10 minute walk.
The hotel is a lovely place to relax of an evening, but if you do fancy a night out in Canazei, you won’t be stranded as taxis run right up until 4am to bring you home. This is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a relaxing, peaceful stay whilst enjoying superb Neilson hospitality in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
From the hotel to...
Nearest lift: 875m to Alba-Col dei Rossi gondola
Free ski bus stop: outside the hotel & runs every 20mins from 8.20am to 10.20am and 3.30pm to 5.20pm
Equipment hire shop: 700m
Tuition meeting point: 875m at the top of the Alba-Ciampac gondola
Penia di Canazei resort: in the centre
Canazei resort: 3km
About the resort
Penia di Canazei is a picturesque and traditional village nestled in the stunning Val di Fassa. If you're looking for a tranquil base to explore the incredible 1220km of snowsure Dolomiti pistes and Marmolada Glacier, this is it. Access to the renowned 40km Sella Ronda circuit is easy thanks to the Alba-Col dei Rossi gondola just down the road.
Evenings are laid-back in Penia itself but the Dolomites Inn is a lovely place to spend quality time with family and friends. That's not to say you don't have options as there are plenty. Neighbouring Alba has a good selection of bars to visit straight off the slopes.
Beyond that, Canazei has some great shopping plus a wide range of bars and restaurants to sample the extraordinarily good local cuisine. There's even a nightclub for the night owls. Taxis run right up until 4am so there's no chance of getting stranded.
Being surrounded by the towering snow-capped peaks of Belvedere Mountain and the Marmolada glacier makes for some jaw-dropping scenery. It's definitely worth trying activities like snow shoeing or cross country skiing to discover hidden parts of the area.
Area size: 1220km
Resort altitude: 1520m
Skiing altitude: 860m to 3342m
Number of runs: 668 in the Dolomites
Range of runs: 30% blue, 60% red and 10% black in the Dolomites area
Night skiing: Not in Penia di Canazei
Cross country trails: 200km in the Dolomites area
Snowmaking: 97% runs covered in the Dolomites area
Resort bus: Yes
Food and drink
Our half board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.
Evening meals consist of a three-course buffet of regionally inspired dishes all followed by fresh coffee. You can buy drinks to accompany your meal from the bar.
Each of the 29 rooms are really spacious with a balcony to admire the beautiful Dolomites mountain scenery. Facilities include Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV and fully ensuite bathroom with bath or shower and wc.
Most rooms sleep two to three people, but there is a single room plus an apartment for four also available.
Kit delivery service
When you pre-book equipment hire with us, you can also enjoy our hassle-free delivery service. Simply head to the equipment hire shop on arrival day (about a 10-15min walk), get fitted for your hire kit and the shop will deliver it to the hotel later that day. On the last day of your holiday, simply head back to the shop and drop the kit off.
Neilson Mountain Experts
Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.
Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.
There's at least one session a day and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.
Neilson rating: ***+
Lovely, laid-back bar area
Traditional Ladin stube
Small wellness area with hot tub, sauna, fitness room
Two squash courts
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Private nanny service available on request
Daily housekeeping with towels provided
Extras and offers
Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least two adults