The spectacular Dolomiti Superski area comprises of 12 ski regions with a total of 1200 km of slopes making it the largest ski carousel in the world. It has much to offer skiers looking for a challenge as well as intermediates and beginners.
Dolomiti Superski is characterised by beautifully groomed pistes, a well organised and well-maintained lift system, friendly locals, quaint villages and the most breathtaking scenery. Dolomiti Superski has invested in superb snowmaking facilities that cover over 80% of the resort’s slopes should the need arise.
The Dolomites are inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list for outstanding natural beauty, with good reason.
Dotted throughout the region are characterful mountain bars and restaurants, some of which have Michelin stars, and some of which are world famous (generally not overpriced either!). All these establishments are of such a high standard that we challenge you to find one that is less than excellent.
It will be impossible to experience all the area has to offer in just one week – we’re sure you’ll want to return.
Alta Badia, San Cassiano
Alta Badia is one of the 12 regions in Dolomiti Superski and is joined to a number of other regions around the famous Sella Ronda circuit with over 500km of directly linked pistes. The village of San Cassiano is surrounded by stunning mountains and lies between Cortina and Val Badia. It is one of four villages around the Ski Carousel play area which takes you between La Villa with its famous ‘Gran Risa’ World Cup run, Corvara and Colfosco.
One of the world’s most unique and memorable ski runs, the Hidden Valley, is close by. At the bottom of this beautiful run from the top of Lagazuoi, you can be pulled back to the lifts by horse-drawn cart.
Linked to the Sella Ronda
Our chalet is just three lifts away from the famous Sella Ronda – a day’s ski around a group of stunning peaks, taking in Corvara, Val Gardena, Arabba. Half an hour from Arabba is the Marmolada glacier.
Intermediate skiers /boarders
This part of the Dolomites features miles and miles of wide red and blue runs. Intermediate skiers will find themselves progressing fast here because the pistes are so well maintained and groomed.
For the more advanced skier there are plenty of blacks and challenging reds in the Dolomites to keep the adrenaline flowing and you’ll find it’s possible to cover significant distances in a day.
Nearby La Villa has the World Cup Gran Risa slope. From San Cassiano, a 40-minute ski brings you to Selva Val Gardena with endless pistes to explore and another World Cup run – the men’s downhill black.
In this part of the Dolomiti Superski area, snowboarders have the advantage of wide open pistes and seemingly inexhaustible mileage. There are some areas where you can go off-piste but there are otherwise restrictions.
There is a snow park very close to Piz Sorega with jumps and rails open to both freeskiers and boarders. This has become one of the most popular parks in the area and includes an extreme jump course.
There are also fun parks created on a number of pistes in the area.
Children and beginners
San Cassiano has an excellent ski school and the nursery slope is at the top of the high-speed gondola from the village. Learners quickly progress to the nearby blue runs of the Ski Carousel and can soon make the gentle blue back to San Cassiano and our chalet, Albergo Frohsinn.
There’s a children’s adventure playground close to the top of the gondola as well as a bear cave and an indoor soft play area upstairs in the Piz Sorega restaurant for young bambinos.
Skiing with company
Our staff are often available ski with you. We can introduce you to our immediate area and can show you some of our favourite routes including Cinque Torri & the Hidden Valley, St Croce /La Crusc, 3 blacks in Alta Badia, or Ortisei & La Longue (run featured in a Bond film).
There will be a member of the team in the chalet bar most evenings with knowledge of the area’s pistes who will be able to provide information on days we could accompany you, or routes for your own navigation and who can make suggestions for those all-important lunch stops.
We offer a service of arranging lift passes and bringing them to the chalet for our guests.