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Sellaronda Ski Weekend

A self-guided weekend getaway to one of the finest ski areas in Europe.

The Dolomites in northern Italy are renowned for sunny powder skiing and delicious Italian cuisine. Is there a better combination? Spend a long weekend exploring the world-famous Sellaronda ski area and the surrounding ski ranges of Civetta, the Hidden Valley and Alta Badia. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 3 days self-guided skiing
  • 3 nights accommodation in Casa Alfredino
  • Laminated directions and tips to navigate the area
  • Dolomiti Superski lift pass

Perfect for:
This tour is perfect for a group of intermediate to advanced skiers seeking a weekend of non-stop skiing with different terrain to explore each day. It is recommended that you be in good physical condition, fit enough to ski several long days in a row, so you can fully enjoy the weekend. You must be happy skiing reds, and comfortable skiing the occasional black run.

  • Apartment
  • Dolomiti Superski —Rocca Pietore
  • Groups up to 4 in 2 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Wifi
    • Ski/boot room
    • Cooking Facilities
    • TV/DVD


Day 0: Arrival

Fly into Venice and pick up a rental car for the 2hr drive to Col di Rocca. You’ll probably arrive late, so it’s recommended that you eat dinner along the way, but rest assured that a drink will be waiting for you at your accommodation! Check in and rest up for a great few days of skiing.

Day 1: Sellaronda Skiing

Wake up early to organize rental equipment, then drive 5 minutes up the road to Malga Ciapella. You’ll have the whole day to explore Sellaronda to your heart’s content. Your host will provide you with a laminated set of instructions and tips to help you navigate the area, making sure you don’t miss any of the highlights.

Day 2: Giro della Guerra

Today you’ll ski the Giro della Guerra, an 80km circuit ski focused around the history of WWI. There’s a lot of ground to cover, but a network of runs, lifts, skibuses and even a horse-drawn ski tow ensure that you can complete the circuit in a single day.

Start by taking a taxi to Alleghe where you’ll ride a lift to access the Civetta range. Descend to Pecol, then transfer up and over Passo Giau and Passo Falzarego, and take a cable car to the “Hidden Valley”. Enjoy this fabulous ski area known for its quiet and beautiful runs.

Next, descend to Armentarola where you’ll take a horse-drawn ski tow 1.5km to the Alta Badia ski range. Drop down into the Malga Ciapela area, and ski right into the Serrai di Sottoguda, a UNESCO-listed canyon filled with incredible curtains of ice.

Day 3: Marmolada and return to Venice

Enjoy a more relaxed day, skiing the famous Marmolada glacier, a sweeping expanse of snow with endless terrain to explore. Don’t miss the Bellunese, the highest, longest run in the Dolomites. If you want, your host can arrange a fully-guided day of off-piste skiing for you.

In the afternoon you’ll return to Malga Ciapela to drop off any rental equipment, then drive back to Venice airport.


You will stay at Casa Alfredino, a set of vacation apartments with beautiful views of the mountains and forests. Each apartment sleeps 2 – 6 people, and is equipped with a full kitchen, sitting, room, drying room, balcony and wifi.


The Dolomites are a range of mountains in Northern Italy composed mainly of dolomite, a pale limestone-like rock. The highest peak in the range, Marmolada, rises above Col di Rocca at an elevation of 3343m. The mountain’s associated glacier makes for incredible skiing. Col di Rocca is a small village with good amenities located in the beautiful Pettorina Valley.

Skiing in the Dolomites makes for a memorable weekend, not because the mountains are particularly high or steep, but because conditions are almost always sunny, the snow is deep, and the villages are full of warm, welcoming Italians and delicious local cuisine.

Start point?
Fly into Venice on Thursday evening and drive to Col di Rocca. Your host will be in touch to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will drive yourself back to Venice at the end of the weekend. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Venice is served by the Marco Polo and Treviso airports. Driving time to Col di Rocca is roughly 2 hours.


What extra costs are there?

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to and from Venice
  • Rental car
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • Ski equipment
  • Travel insurance

How fit do I need to be?

This trip is designed for competent skiers able to ski all day on a variety of runs including reds and blacks. A good level of fitness is necessary.

How big will the group be?

This is a fully self-guided trip, so it’s up to you.

What’s the weather like?

Winter in the Dolomites is cold, average temperatures are between 5 and -5°C most days. As you gain altitude, the weather will cool even more, but it’s a dry cold that doesn’t seem so bad, and days are usually bright and sunny. Temperatures on Marmolada can be as low as -15°C at the summit, and morning temps are anywhere between -5 and -10 at the house. Nearly a meter of snow falls each month in the winter!

What should I pack?

Bring your own ski equipment if you like, or rent in Malga Ciapella. Pack plenty of warm and waterproof layers, several pairs of ski socks, sun protection, gloves and a hat, a waterbottle or thermos, and a rucksack to carry personal gear on the slopes.