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Val di Fassa

The Val di Fassa is one of the most picturesque in the entire 1220km Dolomites ski area. There are lots of small villages and towns along the valley floor, many are well-known, others not so much, but all have easy access to the fantastic snow sure skiing. 

 

Just down the road from lively Canazei is Penia di Canazei, home to the Neilson Hotel Dolomites Inn. The village is surrounded by the towering snow-capped peaks of Belvedere Mountain and the Marmolada glacier. This is most definitely the place to come if the serenity of the mountains is your form of escapism. 

At a glance...
  • New for 2017/18
  • 1220km Dolomites ski area
  • Picturesque & traditional
  • Lively Canazei is nearby
  • Ideal for intermediates & advanced
  • Saturday flying from Gatwick or Manchester
  • 2 hour 30 minute transfer

Evenings are quiet in Penia but our Neilson Hotel Dolomites Inn is a lovely and relaxed place to spend your evenings. Roaring fires, fine wine and some good company are all on the menu.

 

You still have plenty of choice when it comes to nightlife though. Neighbouring Alba (5-10min walk) has a good selection of bars to visit straight off the slopes. Beyond that, Canazei has some great shopping plus plenty of bars, restaurants and a nightclub. All are accessed either by ski bus or taxis which run right up until 4am!

 

 

On the mountain

The stunning Val di Fassa makes a convenient base for exploring the incredible 1220km Dolomites ski area. You're not far from the Marmalade Glacier for guaranteed snow, not that you'll need it as 90% of the slopes in the whole area have snow making.

 

The nearby Alba-Col dei Rossi gondola drops you right on to the 40km Sella Ronda loop which is an intermediate skier and boarder's heaven. Or for a real test of your skills, try the Volcano black run at Buffaure-Ciampac.

Val di Fassa resort stats

Resort altitude: 1520m

Skiing altitude: 860m to 3342m

Glacier: Yes in the Dolomites area

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 Penia di Canazei

Cross country trails: 200km in the Dolomites area

Snowmaking: 90% runs covered in the Dolomites area

Resort bus: Yes

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

Val di Fassa makes for a really relaxing holiday thanks to the picture-postcard scenery and natural tranquillity of the mountains. The snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice climbing are all the better for being surrounded by the snowy mountains and pine forests.

 

Nightlife in the valley is hugely varied. Penia is low-key, but neighbouring Alba (a 10 minute walk away) has a few bars and restaurants to choose from. Or if you’re looking for more choice, hop in a cab and head to Canazei which is just 3km away. Cabs run through the night so no chance of getting stranded!

Val di Fassa offers

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

 

Free lift pass & equipment hire or carriage for the group leader when 15+ people book into Neilson Hotel Dolomites Inn & each pre-book a lift pass

 

Free child lift pass available locally for children aged 3-8yrs

 

Dolomiti Superski pass covers the entire 1220km Dolomites ski area including the Marmolada glacier

 

Cut price ski & board carriage Save money & reserve a space on the plane for your kit by pre-booking ski & board carriage.

Don't miss

You have to try snowshoeing whilst in Val di Fassa. The scenery is so stunning and snowshoeing is ideal for seeing parts of the resort that would otherwise be hidden.

 

If you fancy a break from the slopes, take a trip into Canazei. There's an ice rink, aquatic centre, snow tubing as well as plenty of shopping and lovely little cafés and bars. Grab a slice of Italian mountain life.

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Superb views from the Dolomites Inn

Neilson Hotel Dolomites Inn (Penia di Canazei)

Val di Fassa , Italy

From £569pp