Skiing on Marmolada

Skiing on Marmolada

The biggest ski resort in the world

During the Winter season, Marmolada, with its 3.343 m of altitude, is converted in a fantastic ski resort, perfectly covered with snow from the end of November to the first half of April. Being the highest peak of the Dolomites, Unesco World Heritage, it offers views unique in the world.

Arriving by car in Malga Ciapela, the heart of this ski resort called Marmolada, you will be welcomed by a wide parking with a direct access to the prestigious cable car, which in just 12 minutes will drive you to the ski slopes.

Marmolada cable car is constituted by two intermediary stations: Antermoja (2.350 m) and Serauta (2.950 m), where you can find a bar and self-service restaurant with 120 seats, ideal for a fast and tasty break. The last station is Punta Rocca (3.265 m), where you can have access to the ski slopes of Dolomiti Superski, the hugest ski resort of the whole world, and particularly to the longest slope in the Dolomites: La Bellunese.

Snow is guaranteed at lower altitude by a modern and programmed snowmaking system, which is also a good base for the natural snow. Nearby the cable car, you can find many different high-quality accommodations.

Ski and snowboard

From Punta Rocca, it begins “La Bellunese”, one of the most spectacular ski slopes of the Dolomites, which passes on Marmolada glacier and reach the Fedaia Pass, descending then to Malga Ciapela. A 12 Km-long descent, but also an itinerary rich in charm and dreamy landscapes. The slope is always well covered by snow, thanks to its altitude, and its large and characterised by an intermediary gradient.

Also, the ski slopes of Padon are very appreciated, in fact they are perfect for skiers of any level, with a great school field where to get closer for the first time to this sport. Here you can find a place, answering to the needs of the whole family. Marmolada Ski and Snowboard School is one of the flagships of the ski area: ski instructors teach with professionality all the disciplines proposed and they offer to their pupils maximum satisfaction: not just ski, snowboard, carving or Telemark lessons, but also exiting day trips on the slopes of the Dolomiti Superski resort and night torchlight ski parades.

For information on the ski school:
Phone: +39 0437-722060
Mobile: +39 346-1255290

Sellaronda and Great War ski tours

Marmolada is an important connection point to the ski lifts and ski slopes of Sellaronda, one of the most impressive ski tours of the whole Alps, which develops around the Sella massif, through 4 different passes of the Dolomites: Campolongo, Gardena, Sella and Pordoi. An itinerary which can be easily crossed in just one day.

Otherwise, you can ski on the Great War ski tour, which develops among Marmolada, Civetta, Pelmo, 5 Torri, Tofana, Lagazuoi, Conturines, Settsass, Sassongher and Sella, meeting along the path the positions, the tunnels and the slots built at high altitude by the Italian, Austro-Hungarian and German soldiers during WWI.

Nordic skiing

For the Nordic skiing lovers or for those wanting to spend some time in contact with nature, the slopes in Malga Ciapela are perfect to plunge into untouched woods at the foot of Marmolada. They are developed on a long circuit and offer the opportunity to everyone to test themselves on 7,5 km, parted in 3 rings of different levels of difficulty, FISI homologated for the classic and free techniques: slopes of the Groundhogs, of the Eagles and of the Bear. The Nordic skiing centre in Malga Ciapela is provided with a programmed snowmaking system. It is also possible to rent the necessary equipment on place.

Ski mountaineering

The ski mountaineering itineraries on Marmolada are spectacular and allow you to reach an altitude from where to enjoy an incredible view on the Dolomites. Among the classic ascents there is the one of Punta Rocca, the second highest peak of Marmolada, and Punta Penia that can be reached from Pian dei Fiacconi, passing through the Spallone della Marmolada. Interesting are also the lateral groups: from Malga Ciapela to Ombretta and Ombrettola or to Franzèdas and Franzèi valleys.


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planned start of the summer season: 29th june 2024