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Being in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Dolomites gives you unrivalled views from all parts of the hotel. Villa Emma sits in a quiet spot in Alba di Canazei, just outside popular Canazei with its lively shopping and nightlife and in between three lifts which will whisk you into the incredible Dolomites ski area.
It's a traditional hotel with a large bar (ideal for some après drinks) and restaurant plus a small wellness area to help you recover after a long day exploring the ski area - everything you need for a brilliant trip to a wonderful resort.
Nearest lift: 900m to Canazei Pecol gondola, 1.3km to Alba Cimapec cable car and Belvedere gondola
Ski bus stop: Outside the hotel (bus tickets available from the hotel for approx. €6 per week)
Tuition meeting point: 1.3km (at the top of the Alba Cimapec and Belvedere lifts)
Canazei resort: 1.2km
Canazei is very popular in the Dolomites and it's no wonder. There's a lovely buzz about the place and being surrounded by the towering Dolomites is a constant reminder of the vast ski area you're in.
Virtually the entire 1200km+ area is snowsure thanks to the nearby Marmolada Glacier and that 97% of the runs can make snow when conditions are right.
There's plenty to do off the slopes as well. Strolling around the many boutique shops and artisan food stores is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Or for a bit more action, head to the ice rink or aquatic centre. There's also a nightclub for the those who like to party into the small hours.
The scenery is something you never tire of. To get a different perspective, head out into the local forests on a snowshoe walk or try cross-country skiing to see the more hidden parts of this incredible area.
Area size: 1220km
Resort altitude: 1460m
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 Canazei
Cross-country trails: 200km in the Dolomites area
Snowmaking: 97% runs covered in the Dolomites area
Resort bus: Yes
There's a small wellness area here, and that's enough to help rejuvenate your legs for another day in the incredible ski area.
The hot tub can fit four comfortably and the sauna a few more. There's also a small fitness room if you need more exercise! Afterwards, kick back in the relaxation area to truly unwind.
The half board is a buffet style. Start with a continental buffet breakfast with plenty of cereals, breads, jams as well as local meats and cheeses.
When you return from your day exploring the area, there's afternoon tea and biscuits at 4.30pm every day to tide you over before your buffet evening meal which comes with a choice of three starters and three main courses. Your Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners are included.
The 36 rooms have been recently refurbished and have a really nice feel. There's plenty of space for a comfortable stay and with all the facilities you need like a flatscreen TV, telephone, bathrobes, mini safe, hairdryer and air con.
The rooms sleep between two and four people with a choice of twin or double beds, each has an ensuite bathroom with shower and wc.
Official rating: ***+
Bar and lounge
TV and games room
Wellness area with hot tub, sauna and fitness room
Free Wi-Fi in the public areas
Heated equipment storage
Departure airports: Gatwick and Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 5 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes