Moena Ski Resort Guide & Reviews
Ski Area, Apres-Ski, Accommodation, Other Resort Activities
Moena is a wonderful family friendly village in the centre of the Val di Fassa, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Val di Fassa is in the very heart of the Italian Dolomites at the cross-roads of the Pordoi, Sella and Fedaia mountain passes and is the gateway to the famous Sella Ronda ski tour.
Moena is a relaxed resort where the emphasis is on quality both on and off the slopes and as such is popular for family ski holidays.
As is typical throughout Italy, children are worshipped and Moena is no exception with miniclubs and daycare centres for the younger ones up to the age of 11.
|Key Information (Whole Area)|
|Season||Dec - April|
|Apres ski||Lively & Funl|
Moena ski area guide
The local ski area to Moena is called the Tre Valli which includes the town of San Pellegrino and provides 100km of pistes serviced by 26 lifts.
Further up the valley is the ski area of Val di Fassa / Carezza which includes Canazei, and has 59 lifts and 120km of pistes of which 87km are red, 24km blue / green and 9km black.
Access to the Sella Ronda is via the main slopes above Canazei known as the "Bowl". We only have one recommendation and that is to get to Canazei early as the lift linking into the Sella Ronda can get quite busy in the morning "rush hour". After that, there are virtually no queues to be seen.
For absolute beginners, the nursery area at Moena is the place to start or if you get the ski bus to Canazei, the Canazei Bowl avove the village is also a good option with a few gentle green and blue runs. Ski lessons can be booked at the ski office in the centre of town.
Intermediates are in heaven as 60% of the runs covered by the Super Dolomiti pass are red! - far more than you can ski on a weeks holiday.
To get started, try the Sella Ronda orange route in the direction of Val Gardena via the Belvedere gondola - the complete circuit should take the best part of a day and is great fun. or, you can ski the Green route accessed via Canazei.
For experts, head towards Arabba. This is where the more challenging runs are - long and steep. From Arabba, its about another 40 mins skiing to the glacier on the Marmolada mountain which requires you to take 3 consecutive cable cars to get to the top at 3250m. Once there, you will be greeted by some excellent off-piste trails but as always, these are best attempted with a local guide.
Other ski holiday activities
In addition to skiing, other winter activities include...
- Ice skating in Canazei, Moena, Campitello and Pozza di Fassa
- Snow tubing
- Ischia sports centre
The après ski is excellent and can be as relaxed or lively as you want. In the town centre, there is a good choice of cafes, restaurants and bars some of which stay open until the early hours in season. For dancing the nightg away, the Chalet One nightclub in Campitello is open from 10pm until 4am.
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Our view on Moena
We think Moena is the ideal base for an authentic Italian ski holiday in the Dolomites. A few suggestions...
- Spend a day doing the Sella Ronda - a great day of skiing for all levels. The circuit can be tried in either direction and takes in 28 ski lifts and 26km of piste
- The Great War Ski Tour is another of our favourites and takes a minimum of 7 hours covering 41km
- In January and February, the towns in Val di Fassa put on "Ladin Carnivals" called Mascheredes. Performances are in the Ladin language with the actors wearing perculiar carved wooden masks
- The Sottaguda gorge at the bottom of the Marmolada glacier is definitely worth visiting