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Cavalese Ski Resort

Cavalese Resort Guide

Cavalese, Italy

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

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

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.

 When will it snow in Cavalese?

The next notable snow forecast for Cavalese is 2cm1in, expected on 17 December, with around 41cm16in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Cavalese Facts, Stats and Ratings

Cavalese Rated

Ratings for Cavalese
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Cavalese?

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

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Cavalese Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Cavalese
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
70km43 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
150km93 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Val di Fiemme Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Val di Fiemme
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
140km87 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Cavalese Summary

The Italian Ski Resort of 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.

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.

On the Mountain

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

Skiing in Cavalese

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 in Cavalese

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.

When is Cavalese open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Cavalese.


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

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Cavalese.

Snow Making

Cavalese is able to make snow, on 24km15 miles of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

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

Where is Cavalese?

Cavalese is in the Italian Dolomites in Val Di Fiemme, Dolomiti Superski, Italy.

How can I get to Cavalese?

 By Air

The nearest airports to Cavalese are Bolzano, Verona and Innsbruck Airport. There are nine airports within three hours drive.

Off the Mountain

Cavalese 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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