The epitome of Italian charm, sophisticated San Cassiano has become a firm Powder Byrne favourite. One of a handful of delightful Italian villages that make up the Alta Badia ski area, San Cassiano is a true gem.
The picturesque village of San Cassiano lies at the heart of the largest skiing area in Europe. This smart and elegant village offers spectacular scenery and a stunning setting. The village is rich in flavour, buzzing with traditional Tyrolean cuisine and Italian hospitality.
The village of San Cassiano is a sister village to La Villa in the beautiful Alta Badia valley. They share the same skiing, accessed by separate gondola stations, and are linked together by gentle blues and reds.
Take the Piz Sorega gondola from the village centre and you're transported right in to the heart of the Alta Badia ski region. From here you can ski gently rolling terrain over to San Cassiano and Armentarola, or across to Corvara and the entry point to the extensive Sella Ronda route for those looking for more of a challenge. Take on the technical challenge of the infamous World Cup slalom piste, the Gran Risa, or head across to the 'Hidden Valley' of Lagazuoi, one of the most memorable runs in the region surrounded by frozen waterfalls and soaring rock walls. For an off-piste challenge there is plenty to explore with a mountain guide, including the extensive skiing of Arabba and the Val Mezdi.
For those looking to put some miles on the clock, the Sella Ronda, which can be skied in both directions gives you a wonderful introduction to the spectacular mountainscapes of the Dolomites, taking in the famous peaks.
For spectacular views over the valley and the mountain range we suggest the 'Lagazuoi' run. Starting at 'Passo Falzarego' and ending in 'San Cassiano' it allows you to take in all the breath-taking views. We also recommend the 'Armentarola' run for a smooth run but with an exciting descent and magnificent views over the valley.
San Cassiano and the Alta Badia Valley is the perfect choice for foodies. With the region being home to one of Europe's largest concentrations of Michelin starred chefs, including three Michelin star restaurants within a 15 minute drive of each other, you won't struggle to find fantastic food.
The region is also home to the innovative slope food concept. Mirroring the idea of street food, Slope Food involves small appetisers being served in traditional ski huts at intervals along the slope. These culinary creations are by Michelin starred chefs and take place in fourteen places on the mountain. You can also treat yourself to a glass of local South Tyrolean wine at each stop.
We love the Slope Food concept, and the fact that delicacies are by some of Italy’s most renowned chefs makes it all the more exciting!
The Dolomites are home to a huge range of winter activities for those who aren't keen on taking on the slopes. Enjoy the region's extensive cross country trails, try out Nordic walking or snowshoeing or get your blood pumping with a spot of tobogganing. The indoor ice rink in Corvara is also nearby for those who want to have a go a whizzing around on skates.
All of our selected hotels offer some of the finest spa and pampering treatments in the Dolomites.
Whether it be the Turkish steam baths of Fanes Dolomiti, the beauty treatments and scrubs of the Ciasa Salares Hotel, the luxurious Finnish saunas and swimming pool of Rosa Alpina or the beauty treatments of the Lagacio Hotel Mountain Residence, you're sure to find just the thing to soothe those weary ski legs.
San Cassiano is located in the Italian Dolomites, 3 hours from Venice and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Innsbruck. Our luxury coach transfers will transport you from your chosen airport to resort during selected school holiday weeks.
San Cassiano is located in the Italian Dolomites, 3 hours from Venice and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Innsbruck.
|Altitude of Village||1537m|
|Altitude of Ski Area||1537m - 2750m|
|Number of Lifts||53|
|Total Pistes||130km (Alta Badia)|
|Cross Country Skiing||38km|