Alleghe ski resort guide & reviews Civetta ski area, apres-ski, things to see & do in Alleghe
Alleghe ski resort - a beautiful alpine village in the Southern Dolomites just a few hours from Venice. Ideal for beginners, intermediates and familiy ski holidays....
Sitting at 1000m between the Marmolada Glacier and Cortina d´Ampezzo, Alleghe links to the ski resorts of Selva di Cadore, Palafavera and Zoldo which together, form the local Ski Civetta area with 80 km of linked pistes.
Wellness & spa
The 5* hotels in Alleghe have excellent spa facilities which can be used by non residents if you book in advance.
There are several day care centres and ski creche clubs for your children starting from the age of 3. In Alleghe, there is the "Happy Park Alleghe" thats open from 10am to 4pm daily. On the mountain, there is also Zodoland Ice Village that take children from 3 to 8 years old and is open daily between 9.30 am and 3pm.
Alleghe & Ski Civetta area guide
Skiing in Alleghe - being part of the Super Dolomiti ski circuit gives you an incredible 1220km of pistes although to tap in to the circuit, you need to get a bus to the Marmolada cable car a few kilometers away.
|Key information (whole area)|
|Season||Dec - April|
|Apres ski||Great fun|
The local area of Ski Civetta covers both sides of Monte Civetta, with Alleghe on one side and Zoldo on the other. Most of slopes are between 1500 and 2100m and there are over 100 snow cannons to ensure good snow cover throughout the season. The majority of the runs going in to Alleghe are through the forests and you can have great fun zipping through the trees at the side of the pistes.
The local skiing in Alleghe has a beginner area and there are several gentle blue pistes to practice on after the first few days.
The whole local ski area is geared towards intermediate skiers and if you like touring, the 24km Sella Ronda tour taking in resorts like Arabba, Selva and Canazei is probably one of the best days skiing you will ever do.
For the advanced skier, there is not much on-piste local terrain to challenge you with most of the pistes suited to intermediates. The off-piste is far better with many back-country routes such as the trails around Col dei Baldi, Fertazza of Valgranda and Col of Grava.
For some challenging runs, head up to the Marmolada, the highest mountain in the Dolomites - one of the great runs is a decent down the Marmolada glacier into the hamlet of Sottoguda where you can visit the ice falls in the Nature Reserve.
The Alleghe ski area offers 40km of cross-country ski trails that cater for everyone, from occasional skiers to pros.
For snowboarders, there is a park featuring all the usual kickers and jumps.
Things to see & do
If you want a break from skiing or the weather isn't that great, the area is teaming with things to see and do. A great day out is a trip to the Sottoguda Natural reserve. This is a 2 km canyon created by an earthquake and water erosion and in the winter, the water forms large ice falls used for ice climbing.
- Snow shoeing trails
- Night skiing
For a small resort, the après-ski in Alleghe can be lively and there is a good party atmosphere with live bands in many of the bars both on and off the slopes. There is a good selection of cafes, bars, restaurants and a few shops. If you love skiing, a quiet drink, dinner then bed, this is the place to go.
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Our views on Alleghe ski resort
Alleghe has plenty on offer for all seasons - a few suggestions...
- Take the ski bus to Arabba and connect in to the famous 24km Sella Ronda circuit. This is a must do day out if you enjoy ski touring
- Try the Great War 1915-18 Ski Tour around the Col di Lana mountain. This is a great alternative to the famous Sella Ronda tour
- Visit the famous international resort of Cortina. Surrounded by stunning jagged peaks, this is where the rich and famous hang out!
You can also ski in these other regions of the Dolomites using the Super Dolomiti ski pass....