The Arabba ski resort is located at the base of Sella Massif at the foot of Pordoi and Campolongo passes, in the heart of the Super Ski Dolomiti region and boasts 1,040 kilo meters of ski trails and 465 lifts. It's also one of the highest resorts in the Dolomites.
The most practical way to get to reach the resort is to fly to Venice-Marco Polo Airport and take a train to Belluno.
About 25 percent of the ski runs at Arabba are geared towards beginners, 55 per cent to intermediates and 20 per cent to advanced or expert skiers. And apart from skiing Arabba offers many more possibilities for your entertainment. There's the Ice Stadium, snow mobiles, beautiful excursions on snowshoes and ski poles, mountain huts, restaurants, pizzerias, bars and discos.
Arabba brings you the sight of wonderful giant mountain formations and the experience of spectacular excursions as well as the type of ski runs you've dreamed about. Like the legendary Sellaronda or a day trip on the 3,342 meter high Marmolada, widely considered the 'queen of the Dolomites'.
The resort area that makes up Arabba is actually a small village that has an excellent range of accommodations to offer, from comfortable self catering, to your own private chalet through to extremely comfortable 4 star hotels with a host of facilities to ensure you're relaxed, looked after and full of energy for the next round of skiing.
Arabba was already one of Italy's most popular resorts, but surely got some help when it joined the ski area known as The Sella Ronda. It's a historical village but with all the modern facilities of a purpose-built resort.
As for the skiing at Arabba it's divided into three distinct areas. The area directly above the village on the slopes below the Porta Vescovo, the lifts linking up to the Passo Pordoi and Canazei, and finally the links linking up to the Passo Campolongo and Corvara Skiing the Porta Vescovo.
Arabba's nursery slopes in skiing terms is arguably one of the best ski resorts in the Dolomites.
By Leonardo Dianese