The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 1 out of 5
  • Restaurants 4 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 5 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Gallery

  • SellaRonda Can

Key facts covers:

  • Sella Ronda: The linked lift network of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba, and the Canazei and Campitello slopes of Val di Fassa

Key facts

Resort1460 m
Slopes1005-3270 m
Lifts179
Pistes433 km
Price index90

Canazei

Italy

SellaRonda Can

The upside

  • Attractive, unspoiled village
  • Stunning, unique Dolomite scenery
  • Vast network of connected slopes on the Sella Ronda - suits intermediates particularly well.
  • Decent mountain huts with good food
  • Lively nightlife
  • Extensive snowmaking - one of Europe’s best systems, but…

The downside

  • They need it: natural snowfall is erratic in this southerly region
  • Few challenges, and off-piste limited - possibly banned in places
  • Mainly short runs with limited vertical
  • Single run to resort level is often closed
  • Crowds on the Sella Ronda circuit
  • Few off-slope diversions

Latest user reviews

Had a week in Canazei mid January 2011. Stayed at Hotel…

mcleak 24 Jan 2011 

Canazei not Cervinia, Courmayeur (nor even Courchevel)…

RSimpkinuk57 23 Feb 2010 

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News – 2016/17

In a radical upgrade, the Gran Paradiso button lift at Piz Sella was replaced by a covered 8-seater chair lift with heated seats – Italy’s first, apparently; seats are in a “striking blue,” you’ll be excited to hear.

Summary

Canazei is a sizeable town in Trentino’s Val di Fassa – a fabulously scenic region that is rather neglected by the British. The cobbled streets, modern hotels and traditional-style buildings are attractively set beneath the most heavily wooded section of the Sella Ronda circuit. The main gondola takes you up to the circuit, with its vast network of lifts and runs leading around a mighty and spectacular limestone massif. Individual runs maybe short and predominantly easy but the distances you can cover on skis are huge, making the area great for mile-hungry intermediates. And the extensive snowmaking is some of Europe’s best.

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The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 3 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 2 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 1 out of 5
  • Restaurants 4 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 2 out of 5
  • Scenery 5 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 2 out of 5

Gallery

  • SellaRonda Can

Key facts covers:

  • Sella Ronda: The linked lift network of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba, and the Canazei and Campitello slopes of Val di Fassa

Key facts

Resort1460 m
Slopes1005-3270 m
Lifts179
Pistes433 km
Price index90