Arabba Ski Resort

Arabba is located at the heart of the Sella Ronda ski area in the Italian Dolomites, giving access to some of the most scenic slopes in the entire Alps.

From either side of the village, fast lifts whisk you into the Sella Ronda circuit – take the cable cars or gondolas for the clockwise circuit or the high speed quad for the anticlockwise route. The local slopes are amongst the steepest in the area, so if you’re a more advanced skier, this will be the place to base yourself as much of the other terrain in the area is more gentle. If this wasn’t enough, the Dolomiti Superski lift pass covers 1000km of slopes at numerous resorts nearby – you’d do well to cover all in a season let alone a week.

We have two Ski Club Freshtracks holidays heading out to the resort this winter, both of which are designed to make the most of the massive ski potential, but also take in some of the best local cuisine in an area famed for its food.

Our Arabba Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
Pros

Access to the epic Sella Ronda circuit

Spectacular scenery throughout the region

Great food and most of it is very good value

Cons

Low natural snowfall, but incredible snowmaking capacity

Few off piste challenges

Resort can be quiet in the evenings

Arabba Skiing and Snowboarding

Arabba is not a great choice for beginners, the only nursery zone is near the bottom of the Burz chair and is unfortunately a bit steep. For intermediates however this is the ideal resort and the Sella Ronda circuit is within reach of confident intermediates. The pistes are usually very well groomed and thanks to near complete snowmaking coverage, good conditions can be guaranteed throughout the winter.

Some of the offshoots from the main circuit are also well worth exploring, especially the Marmolada Glacier and the gentle blues of Pralongia above Alta Badia. More advanced skiers will enjoy the long blacks from the top of Porto Vescovo just outside of the resort and on powder days there is some good terrain if you know where to look – Ski Club Freshtracks will show you the way on one of the two holidays heading to Arabba this season.

  • Total Pistes: 63km (1200km in Dolomiti Superski)
  • Blue: 52%
  • Red: 35%
  • Black: 13%
  • Lifts: 21 (452 lifts in Dolomiti Superski)
  • Altitude: 1602m – 2478m

Arabba Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Arabba Resort

The village is small and traditional in style, but not notably picturesque despite the spectacular scenery. It is a true skiers resort, with low key nightlife, though there is great cuisine both in town and on the mountain – most of which is very good value. There is also a small range of shops and bars, all perfect for some relaxed downtime after a long day on the mountain.

Season Dates

30th November 2019 - 14th April 2020

How to get to Arabba

There are two main airport options, Venice and Verona, both of which are between two and three hours drive away from the resort.

  • Venice airport: 2.5 hours
  • Verona airport: 3 hours

Arabba Contact Details

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