If you’re looking to experience as much Italy ski terrain as is possible then the centrally located Val di Fassa (Fassa Valley) ski resort should be a top choice on your next Europe ski vacation. The interconnected resort system, which is located in the beautiful Trentino-Alto Adige region of the Dolomites, features nine ski areas and 80 high-capacity lifts. Val di Fassa is linked to 200 kilometers (125 miles) of ski terrain and seven villages as well as the 500 kilometers (310 miles) of the Dolomiti Superski. Two ski passes provide access to this vast ski valley. The Fassa Valley/Carezza pass provides admission from Canazei ski area to Costalunga Pass. The Trevalli pass provides admission to the Moena-Fiemme Valley ski areas. A separate pass is need for the Dolomiti Superski.
The Fassa Valley is one of the more convenient Italy ski resorts, as it’s a quick two-hour and 15-minute drive from Verona, about three hours from Venice, Italy and about three and a half hours from Milan and Munich, Germany.
Val di Fassa Ski Resort
The 200 kilometers of terrain provides lots of opportunities for just about every ability level, but Canazei base area, Pecol and Capitello ar ideal for beginners, while intermediates will best enjoy the 36- kilometer Sella Ronda route which provides access to Corvara, Val Gardena, Arabba and Colfosco ski areas. Advanced and expert skiers appreciate Arabba's steep runs, as well as the challenge of skiing as many of the classic Val di Fassa ski routes as possible, including the famous Sella Ronda circuit, the Panorama tour, the Great War tour and the Three Valleys tour.
Cross-country enthusiasts have 50 kilometers of trails to explore, many of which start at the valley floor and rise up to 2,000 meters (6,500 feet). Snowboarding and skiing tricksters alike have plenty of halfpipes and parks to play around on throughout the Val di Fassa ski areas.