Italian ski property resort report
This MIPC report documents and focuses on the Italian ski network of the Dolomiti Superski and the world famous 24km ski slope circuit of the SellaRonda. Minor resorts are investing and connecting into this ski circuit and experiencing a boom in tourism. MIPC has identified a town that is investing in new ski lifts connecting to the SellaRonda and offers property developers and investors various ski property investment solutions. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive further details.
The Italian ski network, Dolomiti Superski, www.DolomitiSuperski.com is located in the Italian Dolomites, northern Italy near the Austrian border in the counties of north east Trentino, east Alto Adige and south Tirol.
See videos of the area at http://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en-US/video-2156EN.html
Dolomiti Superski is the brand of 12 major ski networks made up of 100+ ski resorts and more than 500km of ski slopes accommodating all levels of skiers.
Stretching from Bolzano to Cortina, Dolomiti Superski includes the internationally famous resorts Cortina D’Ampezzo, Canazei and the Unesco mountain range of SellaRonda.
The ski season is from December to April, guaranteeing 4 months of quality skiing. In summer the Dolomites offer spectacular mountain sport activities. The low season is during the months of October & November when neither summer nor winter activities prevail.
How to get to Dolomiti Superski.
International airports include Verona (2hours), Innsbruck (1.5hours), Venice (2 hours) and Bergamo (3 hours). The A22 motorway connects Verona with Innsbruck and is the principal access route to Bolzano the nearest city to the west of Dolomiti Superski. Resorts in the east near to Cortina can be reached from Venice on the A27 motorway.
The Dolomites were once ruled by the Austrians. The culture, property designs and language have strong Austrian roots. In some valleys they speak Ladino, the local dialect, which to the untrained ear sounds German/Austrian. Mixed with the Italian flair, food and wine the Dolomites offer a wide cultural experience.
At the heart of the Dolomiti Superski circuits is the world famous Sella Ronda mountain range. Recent improvements and investment in ski lifts connecting once independent resorts now permits skiers to ski round the mountain range of the SellaRonda over the mountain passes of Campolongo, Gardena, Sella and Pordoi, directly connecting in a circular route the ski networks of Val Gardena, Alto Badia and Arabba. It is 24km round the SellaRonda and you need to set off early in the morning to ensure that you make it all the way round in time for the last ski lift towards your ski resort. (it can prove expensive taking a taxi across valleys !).
Resorts in nearby valleys have also made strategic connections to the SellaRonda circuit, opening their existing network of slopes to extra kilometres of spectacular pistes. Resorts like Canazaei have seen huge expansion after they connected to the SellaRonda.
Overview of the Dolomiti Superski Ski networks
See at http://www.dolomitisuperski.com/en-US/dolomiti-webcam-skimap-2160EN.html click “Skimap”.
Dolomiti Superski is made of 12 major ski networks;
- Cortina D’ampezzo
- Alta Badia
- Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi
- Val di Fassa / Carezza
- Arabba / Marmolada
- Alto Pusteria
- Val di Fiemme / Obereggen
- San Martino di Castrozza / Passo Rolle
- 10. Valle Isarco
- 11. Trevalli
- 12. Civetta
At 1224m Cortina is a VIP resort, popular both with Italians and the international market. Cortina hosted the winter Olympics in 1956 and annually hosts the World Cup competions for women’s skiing world Cup. The Cortina network offers 140km of slopes across the mountain ranges of Mount Cristallo, Tofane and Sorapis. The main resorts on the Cortina ski network are Cortina D’Ampezzo, San Vito di Cadore, Auronzo and Misurina.
View a map of the slopes at http://www.dolomitisuperski.com/cortina/en-US/skimap-cortina-d-ampezzo-1821EN.html
Tourist info at http://www.dolomiti.org/dengl/Cortina/index.html
Kronplatz / Plan de corones:
In the north of the Dolomiti Superski networks situated at 2275m. The principal resort is Brunico and satellite resorts in clued San Viglio di Marebbe and Valdaora. 105km of slopes. The Piculin cableway connects to the Alta Badia network.
The heart of the Dolomiti Superski networks. Principal resorts are Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano, Pedraces and La Val and all live the Ladina culture. 130km of slopes across the mountain ranges of the Sassongher, Sasso della Croce, La Varella and Piz Boe. Close connections to the SellaRonda circuit.
Tourist info at http://www.altabadia.org/
Val Gardena / Alpi di Siusi
Set around the Sassolungo mountain range Val Gardena is high quality. 175km of slopes with 84 lifts accessed from the local resorts of Ortisei, San Cristina, Selva, Siusi and Castelrotto. Slopes include the 1970 World Cup downhill slalom. Direct access onto the SellaRonda circuit.
Tourist info at http://www.valgardena.it/en/
Val di Fassa and Carezza:
Offers 120km of slopes on the Marmolada, Sella, Sassolungo and Catinaccio mountain ranges. Principal resort is Canazei others include Campitello, Cozza di Fasso, Alba di Canazei. Connections to the SellaRonda circuit from Canazei and recently Campitello have increased the popularity of this valley.
Tourist info at http://www.fassa.com/index.asp?l=en
Arabba / Marmolada
62km of slopes and 29 lifts Arabba connects to Malga Ciapela opening up the Marmolada slopes and has direct connections to the SellaRonda circuit.
Marmolada info : http://www.marmolada.com/inglese/index.htm
Web cam on Arabba http://www.dolomitisuperski.com/arabba/en-US/webcam-arabba-1862EN.html
North East of Dolomiti Superski and a bit off the tourist track, popular with Italian families. Resorts include Sesto, San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa and Valle di Braies. 28 ski lifts and 55km of slopes. Famous for the Three Peaks of Lavaredo, the largest sundial in the world that crown the mountain range.
Val di Femme / Obereggen
Most westerly of the Dolomiti Superski and a little dispersed Val di Femme offers over 50 ski lifts spread over 5 distinct ski areas known as L’Alpe Cermis, la Ski Area Alpe Luisa, il Pasos Oclini/Lavaze, il Passo Rolle and lo ski Center Latemar. Main resorts are Obereggen, Pampeago and Predazzo. Mountain ranges include Latemar, Rosengarten, Cimon della Pala and Lagorai.
San Martino di Castrozza / Passo Rolle
Small network with 30km of slopes centred on the resort of San Martino di Castrozza set in the valley of the Pale massif.
The main ski resorts are Plose, Maranza and Valles all located near the main town of Bresanone, South Tyrol. Disperse network. Quite resorts appreciate by Italian families.
The three valleys network includes the valleys of Val di Fassa, Passo san Pellegrino and Valle del Biois crowned by the mountain ranges Pale di San Martino, Monzoni, Catinaccio and the Marmolada, connecting the resorts of Moena di Fassa, Luisia(bellamonte), San Pelligrino, Falcade and Valles. 100km of slopes and a good 60km of off piste.
Most eastern ski network of Dolomiti Superski. 25 lifts and 80km of slopes connect the resorts of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Zoldo and Palafavera. Locally know as Ski Civetta and famous for its 5km of illuminated slopes for night skiing. A free Skibus connects Alleghe to Malga Ciapela for connections to the Marmolada slopes and SellaRonda circuit.
Tourist info at http://www.skicivetta.com/modules/news/index.php?lang=english
It is the smaller independent resorts that are investing in their ski lift network and connecting directly into the SellaRonda circuit that are the focus of MIPC property investment investigations.
MIPC has identified a picturesque small town that is investing in new connections, with some great ski property investment opportunities. If you are interested in a Ski Property in Italy then contact MIPC and we will forward you a sample of our Italian ski property listings.