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Winter in the Dolomites: The ideal Hotel for skiers

A fun-packed skiing holiday in Trentino

A white blanket replaces the green meadows and woods. In the winter a soft blanket of snow covers the fields and the ski slopes.

Those who love the snow will find the Ciarnadoi hotel the ideal place to stay at for skiing in Val di Fassa during your winter in the Dolomites. Whether it’s for a skiing holiday in Trentino or a weekend on the slopes the Ciarnadoi Hotel is in a really strategic position in the heart of Val di Fassa. You can forget the car here you are already on the ski slopes.  The hotel shuttle buses take you to the cable car in Ciampedie in 2 minutes and the one in Bufaure in 5 minutes which is the gateway to the Sella Ronda ski area. Ski buses going to the Carezza Ski Area stop in front of the hotel.

Skiing in Val di Fassa allows you to enjoy the breath-taking scenery in one of the most beautiful areas in the   Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your skiing holiday in Trentino you can take advantage of  one of the master classes especially for guests of the Design Hotel Ciarnadoi with a specialised ski instructor in collaboration with the Vigo di Fassa and Passo Costalunga Ski School.

Here is a list of some of the activities on offer for skiers.

Downhill skiing and Snowboarding


Ski instructors in the hotel available for private lessons, advice and tips on equipment, skiing courses, information about itineraries, slopes and ski lifts in the Dolomiti Superski Area.

Ski tours every week with instructors, starting from the middle of January until the end of the season. This activity is exclusively for guests of the Ciarnadoi.

Free private shuttle with a timetable for the cable cars in Catinaccio and Bufaure (gateway to Sellaronda).

Discounted ski hire.

A Ski room with heated cabinets.

Ski maps available and advice on tours.

The following ski areas are in and around the Ciarnadoi:

  • Catinaccio,
  • Bufaure-Sella Ronda (Canazei-Arabba-Val Badia-Gardena),
  • Lusia-Bellamonte-San Pellegrino-Falcade
  • Latemar-Pampeago-Obereggen
  • Carezza

 A fantastic choice of slopes that are all easy to reach in a maximum of 12 minutes.

Off-piste Skiing

Val di Fassa, surrounded by 5 mountain groups - Latemar, Catinaccio, Sassolungo-Sasso Piatto, Sella, Marmolada and Monzoni - has an excellent variety of off-piste skiing trails. We will give you all the details on how and where to access the trails. Bruno, our Alpine Guide and Ski instructor takes guests of the  Ciarnadoi to out of the ordinary places, along some of the most beautiful off-piste trails in the world. You don’t have to be an expert skier but you must have a good basic technique to ski with immense satisfaction on light powdery knee-length snow. Val Mesdì, the Pordoi fork, Val Lasties, in the Sella group, Via Lidia in Marmolada or after a descent on skins (equipment can be hired), Forcia Rossa, Lake Antermoia, Sasso Piatto, or the arduous Valacia fork (only for experts) and many more itineraries in the Dolomites in Val di Fassa.

Cross-country skiing

For those who enjoy peace, quiet, the woods and for those that want to enjoy solitude and think deep thoughts there are cross-country skiing trails that wind along the Val di Fassa, both for skating and classic cross-country from Marcialonga to Canazei and back to Predazzo, as well as around the rings of Fraine and the Carezza Pass.


Winter in the Dolomites: a leisure and relaxation Hotel for non-skiers

Walk along well-trodden roads, guided walks with snowshoes, rides on horse-drawn carriages, visits to the churches and museums of the valley, ice skating, sledding or complete relaxation in the hotel spa, are just some of the activities that await non-skiers.

  • Snowshoe excursions.
  • Excursions on a horse-drawn carriage with Filippo from Campitello to Canazei.
  • Excursions on a horse-drawn carriage to Fuchiade.
  • A guided tour of the city of Bolzano (meeting point piazza Walther).
  • The Spa: every afternoon. Book your favourite massage from 15.00 to 19.30.0.


Walks on the snow on well-trodden paths and snowshoeing

La Val di Fassa is the only valley in the Dolomites that can boast of as many as twelve side valleys. Many paths used in the summer are also accessible in the winter too. You can't imagine how peaceful it is to walk in this season, towards Vael, Gardeccia, Val di Dona, Duron, Contrin, Fuciade, Monzoni and San Nicolò. In Val Duron you can sit near the mountain lodge and listen to the soft gurgling of the stream that runs nearby among the ice and snow. In winter the sounds are completely different from the summer, when the water seems to be alive, chirpy and cheerful. Try it for yourself.  

Snowshoes and crampons are available to use in the hotel. At the reception you can find all the information and advice you need on where to go, on the conditions of the trails and the snow. Twice a week there are outings to the Ciampedie area organised in collaboration with the Catinaccio cable car, with a difficulty level to suit the participants. More challenging excursions (including transport for an additional fee) are organised to passo Carezza, Gardeccia, Vajolet, Val san Nicolò and Val Monzoni and Contrin valley. You will be spoilt for choice.


Ice-skating races have been popular in northern Europe for a very long time.  Even in the Alps this sport was very common on frozen lakes. In Val di Fassa there are no lakes that are suitable for skating but there is the Gianni Scola ice-skating rink in Alba.

Sun terrace

Winter as we know is not always blessed with the sun. In the city many times there is fog and it isn’t sunny all the time in the mountains. The Ciarnadoi Hotel has a roof top sun terrace with sun loungers on the fourth floor so you can take advantage of the sun until the afternoon. Only get a suntan on your face and neck? At least it will be proof that you’ve been to a healthy place like the mountains in Val di Fassa in the Dolomites.