Arabba Ski Holidays
Italy

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Description

Arabba is a cosy, traditional village within the mighty Dolomites mountain range of north-eastern Italy. It’s a charming resort with access to the vast Sella Ronda Circuit, which comprises neighbouring resorts Selva/Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Alta Badia. 


The mountain restaurants around Arabba are of a high standard in general and are excellent value compared to those typically found in Swiss or French resorts. While there are a few nice après spots too, the scene is relatively quiet and very limited compared to resorts like Sauze d'Oulx and St Anton.


Getting There

For holidaymakers interested in Arabba, the easiest and cheapest airport to fly into is Innsbruck, which is about 2.5 hours from the resort. For absolute convenience, most of the chalets here are available with flights and transfers included. Within the resort itself, it’s nice and easy to cover everything on foot – and the charming town is a pleasure to explore.


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Apres

While the après-ski selection in Arabba is quite limited, there are some nice, laid-back places to grab a drink after exciting days exploring the slopes.

Bar Heidi is a sophisticated spot to savour a glass of wine, while Mister X Bar is a nice little hideaway right next to the Burz lift – great for a drink and a burger.

For something a bit more vibrant, Bar Peter is an Austrian-style joint that gets nice and lively around après time.


Eating out

Hungry skiers will find some excellent places to dine in Arabba, from elegant hotel restaurants to charming mountain huts. Better yet, the prices are generally very affordable compared to restaurants in the French and Swiss Alps.


On mountain, Rifugio Burz offers a winning combination of good food and fast service. Plan Boe, meanwhile, has a nice traditional feel and plates up hearty portions. Rifugio Fodom is another great option for delicious food, great service and stunning views.

In town, the lovely restaurant in the Hotel Pordoi is an excellent place to go for local specialities, and Al Table does everything from simple pasta dishes to pizzas and perfectly cooked steaks. Miky's Grill, part of the Hotel Mesdi, is another top choice: their experienced chefs plate up delectable cuisine that looks as good as it tastes.



Activities

While there are some exciting activities in Arabba, non-skiers may want to consider resorts like Cervinia and Avoriaz that have much more on offer.

The small ice rink is a great deal of fun, while snowshoeing is a fantastic way to experience the breathtaking mountain scenery. Those in search of an extra adrenaline hit can also test their mettle by taking a snowmobile tour.

For more information, the best place to go is the local tourist office. Of course, you can also ask your dedicated chalet host or hotel concierge.



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Family ski

Located within Italy’s famous Sella Ronda ski area, Arabba is a small resort with a challenging range of local ski slopes. Families with skiing kids of intermediate level will find plenty of exciting terrain here, but the limited range of learner-friendly slopes can make life tough. Arabba offers spectacular Dolomite mountain scenery and great value for money, and the nightlife is pretty low-key too, so it’s nice and peaceful. 

Parents looking for childcare in Arabba can turn to the Kindergarten Folly Club, home to the Mini Club and Kindergarten. This facility welcomes youngsters from the ages of two to twelve with a range of tuition in the fun park and outdoor adventure like sledging, forest walks, and more. The facility is open during the winter ski season from half past nine to half past three each day. 

Arabba’s Funslope is a family-friendly terrain of ramps, banks, bridges and tunnels, where kids can master the basics on the snow in an atmosphere of tranquillity and safety. It sits in the Arabba-Marmolada sector on the Bes Des Rosses, with a wide range of sun-facing slopes The obstacles are complemented by a selection of sculptures and mascots to make kids’ experiences on the snow fun and engaging.   

Away from the groomed pistes, there’s plenty to do for families looking for adventure. Snowshoeing is a great way to experience the best of the Dolomites off your skis, with winding trails taking explorers deep into the snowy landscapes. You can spot deer and squirrels in their natural habitat, and of course hiring a guide helps families get the most out of their snowshoeing experience. 

There’s also a lovely ice-skating rink in Arabba where parents can enjoy outdoor adventure with the kids. Take to the ice beneath the soaring peaks of the UNESCO–listed Dolomites world heritage site, and enjoy family adventure in Arabba. You can walk to the ice rink easily from the centre of the resort. Off the ice, there’s also a wide selection of playgrounds and adventure parks where kids can let off steam in safety. Across the sectors and resorts of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Val di Zoldo, Falcade, Arabba and Marmolada, a whole host of colorful swings, slides and see-saws offer fun and adventure to kids in search of adventure off the snowy slopes. 


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Childcare

Arabba is quite limited when it comes to childcare facilities. There is one daycare facility in town that accepts children aged two-years-old and up. Kids aged five and over can join the ski school, where they will learn in a safe and supportive environment.

Of course, as Arabba is best suited to intermediates, skiing families looking for more gentle slopes and dedicated in-house childcare may want to consider resorts like Obergurgl and Courchevel.


The Piste

While all experience levels will find something to like across the 1220km Dolomites Superski domain, the area is best suited to intermediates looking to get some serious mileage under their skis. Likewise, as a base, Arabba and its 52km of local pistes are best suited to those eager intermediates and advanced skiers: the area has some of the steepest slopes in the whole Sella Ronda Circuit, and beginners may struggle.


The Dolomites can be a little bit hit and miss in terms of snow coverage, as it relies on storms coming up from the Mediterranean rather than the more frequent storms that come from the Atlantic, however Arabba makes up for this with the nearby Marmolada glacier offering high-altitude snow-sure skiing. The glacier also boasts breathtaking views, but do check the weather forecast before heading up as there are no trees to shelter in if the conditions take a turn for the worse. 


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Resorts statistics

  • ALTITUDE

    1600m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    16km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    2950m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    179

  • TOTAL PISTE

    200km






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