Canazei Ski Holidays - Large ski areas for all ages
The Fassa Valley's skiing truly does have something for everyone with a wide choice of friendly, intimate cheap ski holiday areas for all standards. All have excellent snowmaking cover and most have modern lifts. For example the Catinaccio last minute ski area above Vigo di Fassa had a new quad chair with bubble cover installed on the Pian Pecei-Pra Martin.
Last Minute Ski Holidays in Canazei - Long ski pistes and brilliant youth slopes
It does not always follow that the larger last minute ski holiday in Italy areas have access to the tougher skiing, as one of the smaller sections above Alba has a third of its 10km graded black and one of the region's toughest runs, the 3km long Pista Ciampac with a 658m vertical. All of the cheap ski holiday areas are linked by free ski bus (also free for non skiers). From Canazei it is possible to reach the ski areas of Belvedere-Pordoi Pass, Ciampac and Fedaia-Marmolada, from Campitello the ski area of Col Rodella-Sella Pass, from Vigo and Pozza di Fassa the ski areas Catinaccio, Aloch famous for the night skiing and Carezza, finally Moena offers the ski area Tre Valli with its famous tour. Canazei is the only major cheap ski holiday resort in the Fassa Valley truly located on the Sella Ronda circuit with access to Corvara, Colfosco and Arabba all very straight forward, even more so in recent years thanks to the replacement of old surface tows with modern fast chairlifts plus the installation of comprehensive snow making equipment.
Cheap Ski Holidays in Canazei - Renowned ski school and mountain guides
Off piste routes are popular in the area, but you would be wise to go with a ski school class or employ a mountain guide for safety. The most famous off piste runs include Laste/Lusia, Vi Giumell, Sass Pordio/Val Lasties, over at the Marmolada glacier and at Passo S. Pellegrino/Col Margherit Night skiing is available on the Pista Aloch ski stadium above Pozza di Fassa. It is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 20.30 - 23.00 hours and has a 1.6km length. The Fassa Valley and all surrounding last minute ski holiday areas are part of the giant Dolomiti Superski ticket remains the world's largest fully interchangable lift pass covering around 1200km of trails and some 500 lifts above more than 50 villages.
There is a local Fassa Vally only ski ticket which has a slightly lower cost.
Snowboarders are welcome in the whole region and will enjoy the morn uplift provided to whisk them up the slopes. In terms of terrain parks there's a half pipe, boardercross and snowboard terrain park at Canazei, Belvedere; a second boardercross ski area at Col Rodella / Campitello and a new snowboard park at San Pellegrino.
Thanks to the Dolomiti Superski ticket it is possible to reach more terrain parks in Alta Badia and Val Gardena.
Canazei is pretty lively with plenty of bars serving fairly priced food and drink. The Esso Bar is cool, small and intimate with a mix of locals and international guests.
Husky Pub in Canazei and the Speckheller are also both highlights. Other popular spots include the Montanara Bar, the Stua dei Ladins and the new apres - ski Paradis.
Evening alternatives include tubing, indoor ice-skating and a swimming pool complex with Turkish baths.
There's a good choice of activities available on and off the slopes. You can try snow shoe walk, a horse-drawn sleigh ride, snow tubing, ice climbing (including the novelty of night ice climbing) or paragliding above (Val di Fassa is the birthplace of world champion Jimmy Pacher).
Canazei has an indoor swimming pool and Eghes, a Wellness Centre with Calidarium, Laconicum, Tepidarium, Aromarium, Frigidarium, Thalasso, Camomile Cave, Finnish Sauna and massages.
Canazei alo has squash courts. There are fitness centres in Moena and Campitello; bowling in Alba; and the "Gianmario Scola" indoor ice stadium at Alba. There is the museum of Ladin culture in Pozza di Fassa
A highlight of Canazei for most visitors is the hospitality of the local Ladin people and the exquisite food and wine
Two popular choices are Pizzeria Italia, El Pael or the Kaiserstube.
A new area to eat is Wine & Dine at Hotel Croce Bianca, where visitors can enjoy a buffalo steak and good choice of wine.