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San Cassiano

Italy

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 Skiing

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.

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. Take the Piz La Ila 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. 

Our Hotels

We carefully select our hotels visiting each property and researching it in great detail before ever sending a client. Our hotels are hand-picked for their unparalleled accommodation, cuisine and facilities as well as first-class service.

Fanes Dolomiti

Fanes Dolomiti

Overlooking the centre of the village and occupying an enviable elevated spot, Fanes Dolomiti is a superb hotel boasting spectacular views of the Dolomites. What really makes The Fanes stand out from the crowd is its phenomenal spa that provides an extensive range of facilities.

Ciasa Salares

Ciasa Salares

A traditional, family-run Italian Alpine gem, Ciasa Salares is our only ski-in, ski-out hotel in the resort. It is surrounded by nature and the dramatic crests of the Dolomites.

Rosa Alpina

Rosa Alpina

This is a highly regarded hotel that emanates a vibe of chic grandeur through its timeless interior and discreet service. Ideally located in the centre of the village, Rosa Alpina boasts some impressive 'green' credentials, including producing its own electricity.

Lagacio Hotel Mountain Residence

Lagacio Hotel Mountain Residence

The Lagacio Hotel Mountain Residence is a development of 24 exclusive serviced suites, located right in the centre of the village.

Hotel Gran Paradiso

Hotel Gran Paradiso

The Gran Paradiso is one of the most exclusive hotels in Alta Badia, surrounded by forests and meadows and with stunning views of the Dolomites.

Gastronomy

Below you'll find our top picks for gastronomy in the area, including places to eat on the mountain, local restaurants you need to try and our hotel highlights.

Piz Boè Alpine Lounge, San Cassiano
Piz Boè Alpine Lounge, San Cassiano

Piz Boè Alpine Lounge, San Cassiano

Located alongside the upper station of the Boe cable car, this exclusive mountain hut is definitely worth a visit. Relax and enjoy a spot of South Tyrolean traditional lunch whilst overlooking the panoramic mountain views.

Club Moritzino, Piz la Ila

Club Moritzino, Piz la Ila

A lively restaurant at the top of La Villa gondola. Salad may not sound inspiring but when a selection of flowers, fruit and herbs are prepared by Michelin chef Lorenzo Cogo and accompanied by an Alto Adige sauvignon it’s much more than just a salad.

Club Moritzino, Piz la Ila
La Siriola, San Cassiano
La Siriola, San Cassiano

La Siriola, San Cassiano

La Siriola Hotel has a much deserved Michelin star rating and well stocked wine cellar. The ingredients the chef uses are top quality and prepared in a classical style.

Active Rest

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.

Children's Ski Programmes

We run the children's programmes below in San Cassiano during selected weeks over the winter season. Click here to see all of the children's programmes Powder Byrne offers.

10-14 years
SnoZone
4-9 years
Yeti

RESORT FACTS

Approx. flight times
Approx. flight times
LHR-VCE: 2 hrs, LHR-INN: 2 hrs
Time difference
Time difference
GMT +1
Transfer times
Transfer times
From VCE: 3 hrs, From INN: 1 hr 45 min
When to travel
When to travel
Between December and April
Average snowfall
Average snowfall
55cm Average Depth
Average temperature
Average temp.
7°C in Winter

Dispatches

Find out the latest goings on in San Cassiano including news from resort, insights from our teams and partners. Click here to read our latest features.

The 2015 Ski Season
Family Day
This Month We Love
Whether it’s new hotels, programmes or resorts, the 2015 ski season was a great one for Powder Byrne and we want to thank you for
With February Half term just around the corner, it seems only right that we give you ideas for things to do on Family day! We
This month we ran our first ever social media competition! We asked clients and resort team staff to take their best ever selfie photo wearing

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