Outside the front door at Albergo Frohsinn, San Cassiano, Alta Badia, Dolomiti Superski
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12 reasons why you should choose San Cassiano for your ski holiday

San Cassiano is an ideal base for your ski holiday and we are sure this is why a huge percentage of our guests return again and again!

Here are 12 reasons why the area appeals to so many…


1. The biggest ski carousel in the world  

1200 km of slopes, 450 lift facilities, and 30 snowparks in 50 towns are covered by the Dolomiti Superski lift pass. There are 12 ski areas in Dolomiti Superski, considered by many as the biggest ski resort in the world.

2. Vast area of connected slopes

San Cassiano has a direct connection to over 500 km of linked slopes and the Sellaronda ski circuit. Just 2 lifts away is the World Cup slope “Gran Risa” and Val Gardena is also connected, as is the Marmolada glacier. The famous Lagazuoi slope (Hidden Valley) and the Cinque Torri area of Cortina are also easily accessible from San Cassiano and we highly recommend a trip.

3.  Spectacular scenery

The Dolomites are listed as a UNESCO heritage site for exceptional natural beauty …with good reason. On the ski slopes, the breath-taking scenery you encounter may stop you in your tracks, and as the sun goes down the sharp mountain peaks that rise from gently sloping valley hillsides turn beautiful warm tones of orange and pink.

4. Unspoilt nature.

The ski area has developed over the years with consideration for the natural environment. Constant thought is given to keeping impact minimal and respecting natural balance.

5. Ideal location for mixed ability Groups

The slopes above San Cassiano are a haven for progressing techniques and there is a choice of blue or red runs back home. Those more advanced will appreciate the miles you can travel, the unusual circuits and routes you can follow (such as the Sella Ronda and WW1 ski tours), and will find plenty of challenges if they want them.

6. State-of-the-art lift system

The lift system is exceptionally efficient and modern and is constantly being updated and improved. The lifts are well maintained by helpful lift attendants and where there are queues, they are rarely long and usually fast moving.

7. Well groomed pistes

The slopes in Dolomiti Superski are beautifully looked after and bashed every night, this is especially helpful for recreational skiers and improvers. It also helps preserve better slope conditions into the spring

8. World class snow-making facilities

Over 80% of Dolomiti Superski’s pistes are covered by snow-making machines should the need arise. They scientifically produce the best quality artificial snow possible and only use local natural water sources to maintain ecology.

9. Snow fun 

San Cassiano is home to one of Alta Badia’s best toboggan runs. Hire a traditional sledge and follow the Tru Liosa Foram track from Piz Sorega through 4.5 km of pine forest and ending behind Albergo Frohsinn. Above San Cassiano is one of Alta Badia’s biggest and best snowparks and you’ll be back at the top in no time with the high-speed chair Ciampai. For children (and less brave!) there are fun trails which include skiing through cute houses built from snow and secret runs through the trees created by ski schools.

10. The ski area for connoisseurs

San Cassiano is home to two of Alta Badia’s 3 gourmet restaurants. The area has a multitude of welcoming mountain huts serving delicious food and regional wines. Many visitors will find their fair pricing particularly refreshing!
Take a ski tour run by the tourist board tasting the areas wines, or taste dishes created by top chefs on the “Ski with taste (Sciare con Gusto)” menus that are offered by numerous mountain restaurants.

11. Families

The Italians really know how to care for families. San Cassiano has great ski schools and slopes for improvers. There are several mountain restaurants that have playgrounds in the snow and family-friendly menus at sensible prices. Families with young children will particularly appreciate the area and restaurant at the top of the gondola, a lift which babies, toddlers and non-skiers can use too. Piz Sorega even has a bear cave to explore.
Reductions for Junior lift passes include youngsters up to 16 years old, and under 8’s are given a free pass if a parent buys one.

12. Unique culture and traditions

The friendliness and warmth of welcome from the local inhabitants are extraordinary. Val Badia was for centuries characterised by small agricultural hamlets spread out along the valley sides and has a unique culture and long traditions. The local population are known as Ladin and have their own language, impressively, they also speak fluent Italian and German, in addition, English is widely spoken too.
A delicious meal at Utia Bambi meat grown organically on their own farm. Alta Badia, Dolomiti Superski
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Recommended Refugios: UTIA BAMBY

Utia Bamby is a Refugio that you should not miss for a lunch stop when visiting Alta Badia.
It is situated on the Bamby red run, 16A, from Piz la Ila or reached from blue run 15 starting at La Brancia.
The restaurant has been beautifully renovated with rustic style using vintage agricultural items and has a lovely cosy, warm and friendly atmosphere. Outside is a large sunny terrace with views for warmer days.
Their extensive menu caters for all appetites and tastes but their attitude to ingredients, especially the meat is what makes Utia Bamby unique. Meat served at Utia Bamby has been reared in their organic farm where calves enjoy their mother’s milk for up to a year. The benefits of this system are amazingly tender meat rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals but low in saturated fats and cholesterol. The aroma is mouthwatering!
Utia Bamby is taking part in the project “A Taste For Skiing”. 13 mountain huts in Alta Badia are serving dishes created by some of the world’s top chefs and this year the theme is recalling childhood favourites. The chef who has created Bamby’s dish is Nino Graziano from the restaurant Semifreddo in Moscow. The dish “artichoke, egg and potatoes” is a delicious combination of flavours and textures.
Utia Bamby has a great score of 4.5 out of 5 on TripAdvisor and has become one of our frequent haunts!
Piz Sorega mountain restaurant. San Cassiano, Alta Badia, Dolomiti Superski
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Recommended Rifugios: PIZ SOREGA

You are spoilt for choice in the Dolomites, there are many mountain restaurants and all have high standards for providing superb food at good value.

One of our favourites is Refugio Piz Sorega for its outstanding pizzas and local cuisine. The restaurant is situated at the back of the building (past the self-service section and the bar). The pizza chef has previously come “Runner-up” in the World pizza championships and his secret recipes are some of the best we have tasted anywhere in Italy. Reasonably priced too.

Refugio Piz Sorega is situated at the top of Piz Sorega gondola from San Cassiano. It is particularly handy for learners using the nursery slope but expert skiers who don’t stop and eat here are missing out!

Owner Andi always has a friendly welcome and beaming smile… who wouldn’t, living in this idyllic spot on one of the Worlds most beautiful mountains!




San Cassiano pistes. Albergo Frohsinn, San Cassiano, Alta Badia, Dolomiti Superski
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Pistes are being prepared

The countdown is on! Lifts are due to open on Saturday 02 December and there is no shortage of snow to delay things. The Dolomites have experienced perfect Autumn weather conditions for building an ideal snow base and plenty has fallen. Potentially, pistes could be in the best condition seen for several years in early December. Excitement is mounting!

Come and enjoy it… we have some availability for early season short breaks at bargain rates.

See our December Deal >