San Martino di Castrozza Ski Resort

The resort of San Martino di Castrozza is surrounded by spectacular Dolomite scenery and is home to three small ski areas covering 60km of marked slopes.

San Martino is a resort that previously favoured intermediates, but it has a growing reputation as an under-the-radar freeride destination. The local slopes are split into three – each base lift is a short bus ride away from the town itself. In resort, there is a good selection of bars, restaurants and local shops, although it is generally quiet. The scenery more than makes up for this and its impossible not to be taken by the breathtaking surroundings.

Ski Club Freshtracks are heading out to the resort two times this winter, all to make the most of the underrated freeride terrain in the company of local mountain guides.

Our San Martino di Castrozza Resort Ratings

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Underrated freeride terrain

Spectacular scenery

Varied slopes across the three areas


Limited extent to the local slopes

All lift bases a bus ride from town

Few on piste challenges for advanced and expert skiers

San Martino di Castrozza Skiing and Snowboarding

There are three local ski areas and a small beginner area which sits of the edge of town. The main zone, which peaks at 2385m at Cima Tognola, has a good selection of blues and reds, most of which are at a snowsure altitude. Further up the road from the resort lies Passo Rolle, a collection of groomed runs linked by five lifts. In addition, the Col Verde gondola serves a single slope – which is also open for night skiing.

  • Total Pistes: 60km
  • Blue: 27%
  • Red: 53%
  • Black: 20%
  • Lifts: 21
  • Altitude: 1404m – 2357m

San Martino di Castrozza Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

San Martino di Castrozza Resort

Although parts of the resort are not hugely attractive and there are some large, modern buildings, the scenery more than makes up for this. The choice of accommodation is good and most hotels and guesthouses are very good value. The main issue, however, is the need to catch a bus to go skiing each day, but the service is good and efficient.

There is a brand new chairlift for this season called Cigolera, a six-seater located on the Alpe Tognola. From bottom to top in just three and a half minutes, this speedy new lift is the first step of modernisation of the lift-connection between Ces and Tognola. The second new chairlift, Cima Tognola, is planned for 2020.

The resort is relatively quiet, but there are some great restaurants and prices are generally very affordable – certainly in comparison to the big resorts of France and Switzerland.

Season Dates

16th November 2019 - 13th April 2020

How to get to San Martino di Castrozza

The resort is a quick and easy two hour drive from Venice airport, with the drive from the alternative at Verona taking half an hour longer.

  • Venice airport: 2 hours
  • Verona airport: 2.5 hours

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