Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort

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Arabba Marmolada ski resort - from forest to the Dolomites highest peak.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort - from forest to the Dolomites highest peak.
Marmolada and its glacier provide spectacular snow sure skiing.
Marmolada and its glacier provide spectacular snow sure skiing.
Compact Arabba village has everything within walking or skiing distance!
Compact Arabba village has everything within walking or skiing distance!
Ski Arabba Marmolada.
Ski Arabba Marmolada.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort has the most reliable snow in the Dolomites.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort has the most reliable snow in the Dolomites.
Arabba Marmolada has great terrain for all levels of skier.
Arabba Marmolada has great terrain for all levels of skier.
Perfect groomed piste at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Perfect groomed piste at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
A series of 3 cable cars make the journey up the Marmolada glacier.
A series of 3 cable cars make the journey up the Marmolada glacier.
Marmolada glacier tunnel ski access from the mid station.
Marmolada glacier tunnel ski access from the mid station.
The Marmolada glacier has the longest ski trail in the Dolomites - 12km.
The Marmolada glacier has the longest ski trail in the Dolomites - 12km.
Arabba Marmolada snack bar, an essential stop on the Great War Circuit!
Arabba Marmolada snack bar, an essential stop on the Great War Circuit!
Cold, dry snow at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Cold, dry snow at Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Arabba Marmolada extends a long way in all directions. Get your bearings!
Arabba Marmolada extends a long way in all directions. Get your bearings!
Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort near Passo Padon.
Arabba Marmolada ski resort near Passo Padon.
Awesome on & off piste skiing at Arabba.
Awesome on & off piste skiing at Arabba.
Arabba Marmolada has the Dolomites best range of piste trails.
Arabba Marmolada has the Dolomites best range of piste trails.
Mountain huts like at Bec de Roces abound in Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Mountain huts like at Bec de Roces abound in Arabba Marmolada ski resort.
Austere bus stop at Malga Ciapela below Marmolada heading to Civetta.
Austere bus stop at Malga Ciapela below Marmolada heading to Civetta.
Arabba links to Val di Fassa ski resort on the Sella Ronda..
Arabba links to Val di Fassa ski resort on the Sella Ronda..

Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort

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Arabba Marmolada

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Arabba Marmolada3.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
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Arabba Marmolada Stats

    Arabba Marmolada Trail & Piste Map
  • Arabba Marmolada Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,446m - 3,269m (1,823m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown (includes glacier)
  • Lifts (28)
    8 Gondolas / cable cars
    17 Chairs

    Dolomiti Superski
    450 lifts
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Late Nov to mid-April
    8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 63km
    Longest run - 12km
    Advanced - 15%
    Intermediate - 48%
    Beginner - 37%

    Dolomiti Superski
    Runs - 1200km
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 23/24
    Arabba Marmolada only
    Adult: €63 to 70
    Senior >65yr: €57 to 63
    Child: €42 to 49
    Child u/8yr: Free with adult

    Dolomiti SuperSki
    (Valid all Dolomites resorts)
    Adult: €72 to 80
    Child: €50 to 56
    Child u/8yr: Free with adult
    All passes are cheaper if pre-purchased online
    Ikon Pass also conditionally valid

    Dolomiti Superski Trail Map
  • Dolomiti Superski Trail Map

  • Sella Ronda Trail Map
  • Sella Ronda Trail Map

  • Great War Circuit Trail Map
  • Great War Circuit

  • Armentarola Ski Trail Map
  • Armentarola Ski Trail Map

Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort Italy

Deep in the Dolomites, surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Marmolada, Sella massif, Padon and Col di Lana, the Arabba Marmolada ski resort is a justifiably popular skiing destination. Arabba Marmolada ski resort has the best snow quality & quantity of all the Dolomites ski resorts. Add to its many attributes the highest lifted point in the Dolomites, the longest ski run & the best piste trail variety and it is easy to see why we think Arabba Marmolada is well worth a visit.

Pros & Cons for Arabba Marmolada Ski Resort

Pros

  • Best snow quality & snow surety in the Dolomites.
  • Best range of piste trails for all abilities in the Dolomiti Superski area.
  • Highest lifted point in the Dolomites.
  • Longest skiable vertical & longest ski run/trail in the Dolomites.
  • Includes the Dolomites only glacier skiing.
  • Numerous après ski options.
  • Ski-in ski-out accommodation available.
  • Fabulous mountain huts.
  • Ski area is in one of the most spectacular mountain areas in the world.

Cons

  • Resort villages are deep in shaded, cold valleys, particularly in mid-winter.
  • The smallest (by length of piste trail) of the Sella Ronda ski resorts.
  • Marmolada cable car can have lengthy waiting times on powder days & during high season.
  • Some older style linking chairlifts & tows (but all are supposed to be replaced by season 24/25).

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Integral part of the Sella Ronda & Great War Ski Tours.
  • Small, quiet villages.
  • Piste trails spread across a huge area.
  • Relatively quiet villages, isolated location of Malga Ciapela.
  • IKON Pass now valid in the resort!

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lift & Terrain

Arabba Marmolada skiing & snowboarding trails may be the smallest of the Sella Ronda resorts, but they include the Dolomites highest peak, mighty Marmolada, providing the longest advanced runs and best off-piste opportunities in the entire Dolomites.

Check out the full ski trail map for Arabba Marmolada below.

Arabba Marmolada Ski Trail Map
Arabba Marmolada Ski Trail Map

With its high alpine glacier, Marmolada is home to the Dolomites highest & longest ski run - the 12km, 1,820m vertical Bullunese run. From 3,265m at Punta Rocca near the summit of Marmolada, ski the glacier down to Passo Fedaia at 2,057m, then wiz through the valley past speeding cars on the adjacent road, finishing with a long schuss in a forested valley to Malga Ciapela at 1,446m. Wonderful! Way more fun too if doing the glacier sector off-piste in powder!

In Arabba, the north-aspect ski slopes from Porta Vescovo are the Dolomites best advanced pistes. On the opposite side of the valley below the Sella massif, the slopes are a beginner & intermediates paradise on sun soaked, perfectly groomed piste. Further up towards the Belvedere & Passo Pordoi, a broad off-piste interspersed with trails will please everyone hunting powder.

International visitors may be pleased to know that Ikon Pass is valid in Arabba Marmolada & the Dolomites, but with certain conditions/limitations.

Interlinked with Dolomiti Superski

Part of the Dolomiti Superski area, Arabba Marmolada is one of the sections of the popular Sella Ronda and a major part of the intriguing Great War ski circuit. Arabba is located such that direct ski links via piste and lift are easy to the Alta Badia and Val di Fassa ski resorts. Bus links are easy to both Cortina and Civetta ski resorts.

For more information on lifts, terrain, trail maps & lift passes, see our Skiing & Snowboarding Arabba Marmolada page.

Where is Arabba Marmolada Italy?

Arabba Marmolada ski resort is in the spectacular Dolomites, Veneto (Venice) province, northeast Italy. The two main centres for the ski resort, Arabba & Malga Ciapela are separated by a mountain range and whilst it is only 8km 'as the crow flies', driving distance is over 25km.

The village of Arabba is at high elevation (over 1600m above sea level), 2½hr drive north of Venice. The wonderful ski city of Innsbruck in Austria is a similar distance & travel time north of Arabba. Gateway airports are Venice (VCE) & Innsbruck (INN).

For detailed information on the best ways to get there, see our Travel to Arabba Marmolada page.

Arabba & Marmolada Accommodation

Visitors to the Arabba Marmolada ski resort have a wide choice of options when staying overnight. The obvious choice is the small town of Arabba. Whilst it is central to the resort lifts and has everything one would require in a compact town, Arabba is deep in shadows for much of mid-winter so can be quite cold. A range of ski-in & some ski-out hotels and apartments are in the town & up the road. Below the Burz chair above town, Hotel Alpenrose & Hotel Chalet Barbara are awesome. The Hotel Malita, Blizzard Apartments, Hotel Pordoi, Sporthotel Arabba & Chalet Karin have prime positions in the village, a few steps from the lifts & pistes.

Search & book all Arabba ski accommodation.

As it is two ski resorts in one, the other choice is the base area of Marmolada at a location known as Malga Ciapela. Set deep in a forested valley & surrounded by magnificent, precipitous cliffs, Malga Ciapela has some excellent hotels providing quick access to the Marmolada lifts (avoid the powder day line up!). The closest hotels to the cable car are the Hotel Principe Marmolada & Hotel Tyrolia. Facilities & services are relatively few & it will not be everyone's ideal location. Malga Ciapela will appeal to those that prefer their nights blissfully quiet. Party animals should apply elsewhere!

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Ski Rentals, Lessons & Guiding

Arabba village has two partner ski rental outlets near the base of the lifts. Receive a discount when you search & book via our Arabba Ski & Snowboard Rental page.

Getting around the Dolomites & exploring the off-piste routes on the Sella massif & Marmolada glacier can be best done with a local ski instructor or guide. For a range of options, see our Arabba-Marmolada Ski Lessons & Guiding page.

Arabba Restaurants

Aside from the delicious lunches served up by most of the mountain rifugi, the absolute standout restaurant in Arabba is Miky's Grill at the bottom of the Mesdi Hotel next to the Burz chairlift & ticket counter. Huge, heaped platters of scorched meats & vegetables are a carnivore's delight at Miky's. The centre of the village has numerous traditional restaurant options that will satisfy your desire for quality Italian nosh.

Review

The Powderhounds have visited Arabba & Marmolada numerous times, the last in 2019. Arabba is one of our favourite resorts & villages in the Dolomites. We are due to return to the region next season to check some new lifts. Click on the review link in the left column (or top of the page if on a mobile) to read all our reviews!

See how Arabba-Marmolada and the other Dolomites ski resorts compare to the rest of the Italian ski resorts on the Italy ski resort ratings page, or compare to the rest of Europe on the European ski resort ratings page.

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Tours in or near Arabba Marmolada

Safari (Road Trip) Tours

SPECIAL Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
A special ski adventure set amongst the awe inspiring landscape of the Dolomites. Linking 9 ski resorts via groomed slopes by ski, taxi, helicopter & snowmobile, spend 5 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours during the 2025 season, twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO incl taxes.
USD 4,479
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DOLCE CLASSICO Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED ON-PISTE SKI SAFARI
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
The very best skiing in the Dolomites linking 6 ski resorts & spending 4 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Ski the best groomed trails in the Dolomites on this classic ski safari. Join a "fixed date" tour in January or March.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours in 2025, twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO incl taxes.
USD 3,658
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DOLCE TEMPO Dolomites Ski Safari
HOSTED RELAXED PACE SKI SAFARI
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Intermediate to Strong Intermediate
Ski the best of the Dolomites at a relaxed pace, linking 6 ski resorts & spending 4 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Ski the best groomed trails in the Dolomites on this classic ski safari. Join a "fixed date" tour in January
Price p/p From price based on fixed date tours, twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO incl taxes.
USD 3,993
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours

Skiare SILVER Packages
MIXED GROUP GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday, guided by local instructors showing you amazing Dolomiti skiing, sights & restaurants, whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Based in Alta Badia, fixed date packages are based on 7 nights, however can also be fully customised for groups of 4 or more ....
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share in low season.
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
USD 3,557
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Dolomites Powder Skiing Safari
GUIDED POWDER SKI SAFARI | VAL GARDENA
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
The ultimate guided Dolomites powder ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best snow & terrain the region has to offer. Experience a night in a classic mountain hut & ski up to 2,000 m vert descents. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
Price p/p From price based on fixed date 8-day tours, min 6 people, twin/double-share room.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
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USD 2,365
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