Dolomiti Superski

San Cassiano, Italy

The spectacular Dolomiti Superski area is the largest in the world.  It has much to offer skiers looking for a challenge as well as intermediates and beginners.

The region 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 have been inscribed on The World Heritage List with this description:-

“The site of the Dolomites comprises a mountain range in the northern Italian Alps, numbering 18 peaks which rise to above 3,000 metres and cover 141,903 ha. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. A serial property of nine areas that present a diversity of spectacular landscapes of international significance for geomorphology marked by steeples, pinnacles and rock walls, the site also contains glacial landforms and karst systems. It is characterized by dynamic processes with frequent landslides, floods and avalanches. The property also features one of the best examples of the preservation of Mesozoic carbonate platform systems, with fossil records.” UNESCO – World Heritage

http://whc.unesco.org/en/newproperties/

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!

ALTA BADIA – San Cassiano

Located in the region of Alta Badia, the village of San Cassiano is surrounded by stunning mountains. Alta Badia is connected to several other regions, creating a vast area of over 500 km of linked pistes. The village of San Cassiano lies between Cortina and Val Gardena.  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, you can be pulled back to the lifts by horse-drawn cart.

Our chalet is just three lifts away from the famous Sella Ronda – a day’s ski around a group of stunning peaks, taking in Arabba.  Half an hour from Arabba is the Marmolada glacier.

Intermediate skiers

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.

Advanced skiers

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.

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.

Snowboarders

In this part of the Dolomiti Superski area, snowboarders have the advantage of wide open pistes and seemingly inexhaustible mileage.  There is also a snow park very close to Piz Sorega.

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 the village and our chalet, Albergo Frohsinn.

There’s a children’s adventure playground close to the top of the gondola and an indoor soft play area upstairs in the Piz Sorega restaurant for young bambinos.

Hosted skiing

Our staff are available 3 or 4 days of the week to ski with you. We can introduce you to our immediate area and offer a number of trips including the Sella Ronda, Hidden Valley, and St Croce.  There will be a member of the team in the chalet bar most evenings with knowledge of the area’s ski routes who will be able to provide information on our hosted ski routes or routes for your own navigation and who can make suggestions for those all important lunch stops.

It will be impossible to experience all the area has to offer in just one week – we’re sure you’ll want to return!

Lift Passes

Dolomiti Superski – 6 day pass Adult  Junior  Senior
 Pre Season       25/11/17 to 23/12/17  €235  €165  €212
High Season      24/12/17 to 06/01/18 

  04/02/18 to 17/03/18

 €294  €206  €265
 Season                07/01/18 to 03/02/18

  18/03/18 to 08/04/18

 €265  €185  €238

Juniors – born after 25/11/01

Seniors – born before 25/11/52

Children under 8 – born after 25/11/2009 are entitled to a FREE lift pass for the same period as a ski pass purchased by an adult relative.

A local pass covering Alta Badia only is available at around €20 less. Beginners and cautious intermediates may want to consider this pass but everyone else will benefit from the full area pass.

For complete beginners or people who don’t plan to do more than a few runs per day, a card of “points” can be purchased which debits for each lift used.