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Cavalese

Cavalese Ski Resort Guide

Cavalese, Italy

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length70km43 miles
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Resort Height1,000m3,281ft
 Nearest AirportsBolzano and Verona
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Cavalese

One of the major centres in the Val di Fiemme, with all facilities, and a great base for skiers who can access the resort's own large ski area on Alpe Cermis, or the Ski Center Latemar with access from Pampeago or Predazzo.

Summary

The Italian ski resort of Cavalese is in the Italian Dolomites at an altitude of 1,000m3,281ft, with 70km43 miles of marked runs.

Cavalese is part of the Val di Fiemme ski area with access to 140km87 miles of downhill skiing, with 123 marked pistes, served by a total of 60 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Cavalese itself (70km43 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Val di Fiemme ski resorts of Alpe Cermis, Alpe di Pampeago, Bellamonte - Alpe Lusia, Latemar, Passo Lavazè - Oclini and Passo Rolle.

With ski lifts as high as 2,600m8,530ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Cavalese?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 5 March.

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Ski Area Stats

Cavalese Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 1 
Downhill
Total Length
70km43 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
150km93 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
10

Val di Fiemme Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
20
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
51
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
47
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 5 
Downhill
Total Length
140km87 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
60

Altitudes

Cavalese Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,600m8,530ft
Lowest Piste1,000m3,281ft
Resort Altitude (Cavalese)1,000m3,281ft
Max Vertical1,600m5,249ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Cavalese
Intermediate Skiers
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Cavalese Overview

Cavalese is the major centres in the Val di Fiemme, one of the twelve 'valleys' on the giant Dolomiti Superski pass. The local ski areea is directly above the resort on Alpe Cermis and several other major sectors are nearby, all on the same lift ticket - the Ski Center Latmar across the valley and the Fassa Valley (gateway to the Sella Ronda, the largert lift linked section of Dolomiti Superski) and San Martino ski areas.

Cavalese is quite a large resort with all facilities, and a great base for skiers who can access the resort's own large ski area on Alpe Cermis (the gondola base is either a short bus ride or about a 500m walk from the resort centre), or the Ski Center Latemar above Pampeago. The town itself has a picturesque old village centre completed with cobbled streets and appealing old shops and eateries.

The setting of the resort is a big attraction too and the sc enery gets better as you head on up to the ski slopes. Spectacular views are no rarity in the Dolomites, but one of the most beautiful of all is the panoramic view from Paion del Cermis above Cavalese. Rosengarten, Langkofel, Sella, Marmolada and the awe inspiring Tower of the Pala Group are some of the fantastic peaks to be seen from here. The majestic beauty of these mountains is both astounding and simply unforgettable.

The Dolomites have been added as UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Olimpia II', which is 3km2 miles in length.

Skiing

In total Val di Fiemme is made up of five resorts - Alpe Cermis, Ski Center Latemar (Alpe di Pampeago, Predazzo, Obereggen), Bellamonte/Alpe di Lusia, high altitude snowsure Passo Rolle and the small area Lavazè/Oclini which together offer more than 100 km (63 miles) of slopes for alpine skiers served by 45 lifts. An integrated network of ski buses free of charge allows everyone to get around without difficulty from one corner of the valley to the other.

Skiing on the local Alpe Cermis area is accessed by a a two stage 8-person-per-cabin gondola lift that was installed to replace the cable car that was destroyed by a low flying US fighter plane in a notorious incident in 1998.

Much of the terrain is on a sunny (but north facing) plateau above the treeline and suited to beginners and intermediate skiers. Howqever there are challenges to be had, including the 2km long Olimpia II black with its 33% gradient. All of the 24km of slopes locally have snowmaking coverage, the longest run back down to the resort is 7.2km (4.5 miles).

There are several marked ski tours to enjoy in the area. The Forest of the Violin skiing tour from the Paion 'rifugio' on Alpe Cermis where you not only have a wonderful view on to Latemar and the Sella Group, but also on to Marmolada and the Pale di San Martino. The thick forest of the mountain slopes of the Fiemme Valley is also a wonder to see. Some 300 years ago in the Paneveggio Forest the Stradivari family from Cremona searched for mature samples of hazel spruce for that right quality of resonance. From this wood the Stradivari violins were fashioned, each one a masterpiece in its own right, which are played to this day by the finest of musicians.

Cross country skiers also have plenty to entertain with 150km (nearly 100 miles) of marked routes in the Valley. There are two dedicated cross-country centres at Passo Lavazè (an altitude centre at 1800m) and in Lago di Tesero next to the resort.

Val oli Fiemme hosts in 2013 for the third time the Nordic skiing world championships.

Cavalese offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

Snowboarding

The easy access to the slopes by gondola and high speed chair coupled with the wide open snow fields make Cermis a good spot to learn or improve your boarding in a low pressure, big fun enviroinment. The main vboarding centre in the area is at Latemar, accessed via the neighbouring resorts of Pampeago or Predazzo (take the ski bus), where the terrain park and half pipe are located.

Location and Map

Where is Cavalese?

This ski resort is in the Italian Dolomites in Val Di Fiemme, Dolomiti Superski.

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Cavalese is Bolzano, 90 minutes drive away.

Verona, Innsbruck Airport, Brescia, Treviso, Bergamo, Venice, Bologna and Parma airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 10 ski lifts are able to uplift 12,470 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 24km15 miles of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Cavalese open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Cavalese, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Cavalese Tourist Office for the latest.

Aprés Ski

There are a number of lively spots to head for in the evenings. The Mardok on Via Dossi has a popular bar and is the resort's only disco. Popular pubs include the Canton and the Sohozero.

The lift ticket gives free access to the swimming pool and there's also an ice rink and other facilities open in the evening. There are also seven cinemas to choose from at the Municipal Cinemas -Theatre on Via Roma (only in Italian).

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