Started by Nicholson2002 in Italy 28-Nov-2018 - 8 Replies
My wife and I are spending a couple of months skiing in Europe over January/ February and we will be travelling by car. For two weeks we will be in staying in Alleghe (at the foot of Civetta) but we plan on purchasing the Dolomiti Superski pass to give us the freedom to visit some of the other resorts available with the pass. We haven't fully decided which other areas we would plan on skiing but they would probably include Arabba, Alta Badia and Contina d'Ampezzo along with our home base of Civetta.
My question is, are there buses running between the Superski pass resorts or should we plan on using our car whenever we go to another ski area? If we do have to use our car, what's the parking like in February?
Dolomiti Superski website has a route planner for getting from A to B using lifts and buses only. The time given is the total time spent on lifts/buses, doesn't incl skiing/waiting for lifts/bus.
Civetta ski area is connected by a skibus (fare €5 last year) to the start of Cinque Torri (part of Cortina ski area) by Pescul - Fedare route. To get to the main Cortina area you need to take another bus from Bai de Dones. We used the skibuses skiing from the centre of Cortina to Alleghe last year...had a car(without winter tires) but the roads were bit iffy in the morning thus decided to try the bus connections.We are fast skiers and know the area, it all worked out well, had plenty of time to ski the Civetta ski area and get back to Cortina.
Alleghe is connected to Arabba/Marmolada ski area by a ski bus Alleghe-Malga Ciapela...from there you can take couple of lifts up to head directly towards Arabba or alternatively cable car up to Marmolada, ski down the glacier run and continue towards Arabba by taking a lift up. I would say Arabba-Marmolada ski area is easier to reach from Alleghe by bus. To Cortina, I'd go by car when roads are clear.
Dolomiti Superski website is very good, they have up to date info for all 12 ski areas, worth having a look.
Have a great time, the Dolomites are wonderful.
From Falzarego you can take a cable car up to Lagazuoi to ski down a beautiful route to Armentarola, only catch is that if you leave car up at Falzarego car park there's no lift connection back up... but they do run very efficient ski bus/taxi service back up (I think it's €6/person).
One day you could leave the car at Falzarego, go up Lagazuoi and ski down to Capanna Alpina + horses to Armentarola and then stay in Alta Badia (as suggested by Flat Country skier); another day you can go to Arabba and do Marmolada and Val di Fassa (including Buffaure) and don't forget Val Gardena (probably the best way would be to either leave your car in Corvara and ski from there). Given that you have time, you can do an area per day. It then comes down to preference (and how fast you ski): whether you want to do a run once and then move on, or whether you find somewhere you like and want to spend a bit more time. You are likely to find queues at the cable cars for Marmolada and for Lagazuoi. If you go to Alta Badia, go to Vallon, Col Pradat, Gran Risa and (if you have time) Santa Croce. Pralongia is a criss-cross of blue runs that take you from A to B. Val Gardena..........I'd go twice. One day to do Seceda, and maybe Alpe di Siusi (via Ortisei) and back.........if you don't lose track of time on the Dantercepies and the Cir , and one day to go to Ciampinoi, Monte Pana, Sassolungo, Col Rodella (technically in val di Fassa) Have a great time!
oh yes, with regards to car "equipment" you do need either winter tyres or chains otherwise you can get fined
Topic last updated on 22-December-2018 at 02:33