Colfosco ski resort guide & reviews Ski area, apres-ski, things to see & do around Colfosco


Colfosco (1645m) is a stunning village just up from Corvara at the foot of the Sella and Sassongher massif and right on the door step of the Puez Odle nature park on the Alta Badia - Val Gardena pass.


Colfosco is a lively yet small resort with several good bars and restaurants. In fact, all of Alta Badia is a paradise for those who love their food. Their are 3 Michelin-starred restaurants and the dishes combine South Tyrolean and Italian cuisine with local Ladin specialities. For more bars and restaurants, you can either head into Corvara or on to Selva.


Colfosco has great childcare and offers ski-kindergarten for beginners (3-4 years) and non-ski kindergarten (18+ months).

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Key information (local area)
Altitude 1645m
Top lift 2778m
Piste (km) 130
Longest run 8 km
Off piste
Cross country 38 km
Season Dec - April
Snowboard parks 2
Heli Skiing
Summer skiing
Glacier skiing
Apres ski Relaxed and fun

Colfosco ski area guide

Skiing in Colfosco in the valley of Badia is a delight for any skier. There are 51 ski lifts, 130km of pistes and 38km of cross country slopes. The famous Gran Risa ski run can be found in La Villa, well known for its World Cup Slalom race. The lovely Valley of the Stella Alpine can be reached from the village of Colfosco and you can admire the breathtaking view of the Valley of Mezdi. From here you can start a magnificent all day ski tour to Lagazuoi. The Sella Ronda also takes you to Corvara and over to Arabba where you can link into the Marmolada ski area.

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Colfosco's nursery slopes are accessible from the town centre and after you have managed to get the snowplough turns perfected, there are lots of wide easy cruising blues in every direction to progress your technique.


For the intermediates, the local and entire Super Dolomiti area is heaven with literally miles and miles of piste at your finger tips. One of the best days out is to ski the Sella Ronda - it can take up to a full day depending on your ability, fitness and the number of pit-stops but definitely worth it.


The Ciampinoi - Sassolungo area between Selva and S. Cristina is the closest area for some challenging runs and certainly the best off-piste. Further afield, its definitely worth the trip to Arabba via the Podroi Pass as it has the most blacks around the Sella Ronda circuit.

Another 40 mins skiing from Arabba takes you to the Marmolada mountain. The best known ru is the Bellunese from Punta Rocca at 3300m down to Malga Ciapela, a vertical drop of 1800m and some 12km long - amazing and stunning scenery all the way.

Featured chalets in Colfosco

The self catering holiday rentals in and around Colfosco are a collection of traditional ski chalets and apartments all next to the slopes and ski lifts. No matter what type of accommodation you choose, you can be sure that they are all extremely welcoming and friendly and close to all the restaurants serving up fantastic local dishes.

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Things to see & do around Colfosco

Whilst Colfosco is a little smaller and quieter than Corvara just a few minutes down the valley, it is literally on Sella Ronda circuit so the choices of where to ski are huge.

A few suggestions....
From Cortina, ski the Hidden Valley with its frozen waterfalls
Head over to Marmolda and take the 3 cable cars to the summit
Ski the Sottaguda gorge at the bottom of the Marmolada glacier
Head over the pass and ski down into Val Gardena - breathtaking scenery
colfosco mountain restaurant

Our view on Colfosco

A wonderful resort on the mountain pass with Val Gardena and perfect for family ski holidays with as close to ski-in, ski-out as you can get.

If you like Colfosco, you may also want to take a look at Alleghe and Canazei also in the Dolomites.