What month does it snow in the Dolomites?

10 questions about winter in Corvara

The Dolomites are the flagship among the tourist attractions in South Tyrol - no question about it. It’s a region full of natural and cultural treasures that are waiting to be discovered. Nature lovers will find what they are looking for here, as will history buffs, foodies, sports enthusiasts, and wellness fans. Every season has its own highlights, but today we want to focus on winter in particular, with the 10 most frequently asked questions about winter in Corvara, answered in a nutshell:
What month does it snow in the Dolomites?
It’s a little different every year and it depends on the altitude and location of the respective area. Generally speaking, the first snow can fall as early as November and last well into April. On the glacier regions in the Dolomites, there is even snow all year round.

What month is best to go to the Dolomites for skiing?
In the Alta Badia ski area, where Sporthotel Panorama is located, the ski season usually lasts around 4 months, from the beginning of December to the beginning of April. Don't worry: the Dolomites are snow sure thanks to a well-developed network of snowmaking machines, but there is usually plenty of snow in Alta Badia anyway.

At which altitude does the ski area Alta Badia lie?
The Alta Badia ski area comprises slopes at altitudes between 1,300 and 2,778 metres. It is centrally located in the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel and offers 53 ski lifts and 130 km of slopes. However, the connection to Dolomiti Superski opens up a whole 500 kilometres of slopes.

Apart from Alta Badia, which ski areas belong to Dolomiti Superski?
With its 460 lifts and 1,200 kilometres of slopes, Dolomiti Superski is the largest ski carousel in Europe. It also includes the ski areas of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Plan de Corones, Val Gardena-Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa-Carezza, Arabba-Marmolada, Tre Cime, Val di Fiemme-Obereggen, San Martino di Castrozza, Rio Pusteria, San Pellegrino and Civetta. You can ski on all of them with a single ski pass.

Where is the Gran Risa?
The Gran Risa is a legendary ski slope in La Villa/Stern, not far from Corvara. It is 1,255 metres long, covers a difference in altitude of 448 metres and has a maximum gradient of 53%. It is best known for hosting the men's giant slalom in the Alpine Ski World Cup since 1985.
Why is it so popular to go to the Dolomites in winter?
There are many reasons for this: the scenic beauty of the snow-covered Dolomite peaks, the many winter sports that can be practised here, but also the quaint villages in the valleys, where restaurants and accommodation for every taste delight the tourist’s heart.

Can you hike the Dolomites in winter?
Sure! Even though skiing is the most popular activity, there are also facilities and offers for cross-country skiing, ski touring, winter and snowshoe hiking, tobogganing, ice skating, curling, snowboarding and horse-drawn sleigh rides.

Can I access the Sella Ronda from Corvara?
Yes. The Sella Ronda is a 40-kilometre roundtrip of interconnected slopes and ski lifts on which you can ski around the Sella massif. The tour is moderately difficult, but it requires some endurance: you should set off before 10 a.m. in order to be back in Corvara before the lifts close.

Is Alta Badia good for beginners?
Of course, it is! Children love tobogganing, ice skating and hiking on family-friendly trails in the Dolomites. However, the Alta Badia ski area also has 74 km of blue (easy) slopes where beginners and children can make their first turns on relaxed and sunny slopes.

Which traditions are there in winter in the Alps?
The Christmas traditions of the Ladin people differ little from those of the rest of the Alpine population. However, there are also special winter traditions, such as slipper throwing on the night before Epiphany. If you would like to know more, don’t hesitate to ask us!
What month does it snow in the Dolomites?
What month does it snow in the Dolomites?
Winter in Corvara in Alta Badia is exciting, varied and thrilling. Because there is so much to discover here, even regular guests never tire of spending their winter holiday at Sporthotel Panorama and trying out something new every year. Do you still have questions about winter in the Dolomites or would you like to book your holiday with us right away? Then simply send us a non-binding request and we'll get back to you!
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