Top Lift: 2949m
Ski area: 1220km of pistes
Adult lift pass: 213-242€ for six days
In a Nutshell
Plush hotels, and even better restaurants, make little San Cassiano one of the best ski resorts in Europe for a lush and lazy break. And when you’re done eating, there are some lovely, intermediate-grade pistes to try, which link into the massive Sella Ronda circuit.
Essential Advice for the Perfect Trip
The cute little village of San Cassiano deserves to be better known – for its excellent hotels and restaurants, its majestic Dolomite scenery and its well-kept and flattering pistes. For sure, it’s a long way from the modern ideal of a super-snowy paradise for powder pigs, lined with raucous bars and featuring at least one state-of-the-art terrain park.
But let’s face it, not everybody wants that for a skiing holiday. And if you’re one of those people – if you value a good lunch as much as thigh-burning, top-to-bottom descents – then San Cassiano merits serious consideration. The only caveat is that you’ll need a healthy budget to do it properly – albeit a smaller one than that demanded by the likes of Courchevel 1850 or Zermatt.
See also our feature 8 Things We Love About The Dolomites.