The Ski Safari

Slopes Open Early in The Dolomites

The Slopes are Open: Skiing in the Dolomites since 17 November

Further snow this weekend is sure to see more slopes open early.


The ski season in Cortina d’Ampezzo officially started on 17th November. As one of Italy’s top ski-resorts and without doubt the most famous, the early start to the season bodes well for the Italian Dolomites.



Dolomites Ski Safari 

Here at Inspired Italy we’re all excited for our pre-season training which is scheduled to commence 3rd December. The first Dolomite Ski Safari Guests, the Farley family from the UK, start their Dolomites Ski Safari on Sunday 1st January 2017.



The ‘5 Torri’ ski area – home to Rifugio Averau and favoured overnight stop on the Inspired ITALY Dolomites Ski Safari – is expected to open today, Sunday November 26.
Across the Cortina valley, the Faloria Cable Car, Vitelli Chairlift and the Tondi Ski Run are ready for the first action of the season as is the Faloria Mountain Hut.


The Pocol ski area in Cortina opened last Tuesday, November 22, while the Socrepes-Cristallo-Col Gallina-Tofana area comes on-line 3rd December, together with the Tofana-Freccia nel Cielo system.


The Lagazuoi cable car is set to open 20th December, closely followed by Fedare-Giau chairlift and the Guargnè ski-lift, currently scheduled to open 22nd December.




The early season snow fall, together with the Dolomites Superski impressive snow management and snow making capacity combined with recent low temperatures, means that the snow canons are running day and night. 

The Dolomites boasts an incredible 721 miles (97%) of slopes covered by snow canon and with 750 miles of slopes, 90% of which are at an altitude between 4,921 – 10,725 feet, snow is virtually guaranteed in the Italian Dolomites.

These considerable snow making resources in the Dolomites are unrivalled and ensure that the areas gets a solid base for the coming season.

Further snowfall is expected in the Dolomites the weekend and  the number of operational facilities and open ski-tracks is set to increase.


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The Sellaronda & Other Areas

The Sellaronda will be in operation from 3rd December 2016 to 2nd April 2017.

Kronplatz/Plan de Corones is scheduled for action 26 November while the central areas of the Dolomites being Alta Badia, Val Gardena and the Val di Fassa are expecting to open on Saturday 3rd December with Alpe di Siusi on 7th December.


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