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Civetta ski resort is amongst towering Dolomites peaks.
Civetta ski resort is amongst towering Dolomites peaks.
Civetta ski resort lifts include 3 gondolas, this one from Alleghe village.
Civetta ski resort lifts include 3 gondolas, this one from Alleghe village.
Civetta ski resort.
Civetta ski resort.
Aleghe village on the lake at the base of Civetta ski resort.
Aleghe village on the lake at the base of Civetta ski resort.
Civetta ski resort.
Civetta ski resort.
Valley trail goes all the way into Alleghe over 1100m vertical.
Valley trail goes all the way into Alleghe over 1100m vertical.
Civetta ski resort is a major link in the Great War Ski Route.
Civetta ski resort is a major link in the Great War Ski Route.
Buses link Civetta ski resort to Cortina and Marmolada.
Buses link Civetta ski resort to Cortina and Marmolada.
Civetta ski resort.
Civetta ski resort.
Pescul base area at Civetta ski resort.
Pescul base area at Civetta ski resort.
Ski Civetta.
Ski Civetta.

Civetta

Civetta Ski Resort Italy

Set spectacularly below the looming Monte Civetta and above the deep valley and lake at Alleghe, Civetta ski resort is the Dolomites best kept secret. Civetta is a quiet and beautiful alternative to the popular Cortina and Sella Ronda resorts.

A surprisingly extensive skiing area, Civetta is surrounded by the Dolomites most imposing peaks which in addition to its namesake include Pelmo & the Marmolada

Summary of Pros & Cons for Civetta Ski Resort

Pros

  • Beautiful and quiet Dolomites resort;
  • Interesting variety of piste trails for all abilities;
  • Stunning landscapes under Monte Civetta and Pelmo;
  • Large amount of piste terrain;
  • Tree skiing opportunities;
  • Easy bus links to Cortina and Arabba-Marmolada ski resorts;
  • Good après ski;
  • Great value ski area;
  • 3 traditional mountain villages at its base. 

Cons

  • Limited advanced piste trails;
  • Lifts are older than in other Dolomites ski resorts;
  • Snow making isn't as good as other major Dolomites resorts;
  • Limited ski in / ski out accommodation.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • Several towns at its base, no central village;
  • One of the lowest elevation ski resorts in the Dolomites;
  • Quiet towns.

Civetta Skiing & Snowboarding

A large ski resort, Civetta has three main base areas at Alleghe, Pescul & the Val di Zoldo. The ski area is relatively low in elevation, in fact one of the lowest in the Dolomites. The vast majority of Civetta's ski terrain is below 2000m but it is extensive.

In total, Civetta has 72km of mainly beginner & intermediate trails are served by 22 ski lifts with a full skiable vertical of just 1100m.The rambling terrain covers all directional aspects and is mostly at or below the tree line. The upside is that sheltered skiing can be found somewhere in the resort on bad weather days.

The piste trails at Civetta provide great fun for all abilities, but advanced skiers will have to push hard to get the most out of it. Advanced skiers can ski trees above Pescul or try their hand at the relatively limited alpine off piste. Lower pistes can get very icy, particularly on the long valley run into Alleghe and the lower sections of valley runs into Pescul and Val di Zoldo.

Civetta is a major link (and a good starting point) in the self guided Dolomites Great War Circuit Ski Tour. The circuit, which even though on piste, is an arduous 80km journey on skis involving 4 ski resorts, the Marmolada glacier, at least two bus trips and a memorable horse drawn section. The Great War Circuit is best done in an anticlockwise direction starting in Pescul as early as possible.

Where is Civetta, Italy?

Civetta ski resort is in the southeast Dolomites less than 2hr (140km) drive north of Venice Marco Polo International Airport. By road, the closest Dolomiti ski resorts to Civetta are Cortina d'Ampezzo (the Cinque Torri Fedare chairlift is an 11km, 20min bus ride away from Pescul) and Arabba Marmolada (the Marmolada cable car at Malga Ciapela is a 13km, 20min bus ride from Alleghe).

The gateway airport for Civetta is Venice, however other options could include Innsbruck, Verona & Milan.

Civetta Accommodation

Civetta ski resort is surrounded by numerous authentic mountain villages providing abundant lodging options. Three main base areas at Alleghe, Pescul and in the Val di Zoldo are complemented by other nearby towns including Selva di Cadore (north of Pescul) and Caprile (north of Alleghe).

Pescul is our favourite due to its peace & quiet, but some services are limited - a classic Dolomites mountain village. Access to the resort is via direct chairlift. The bus to Cinque Torri ski area of Cortina leaves from the valley station at Pescul.

Alleghe is a full service town sited beside the frozen Lago di Alleghe. It will appeal to everyone and is best placed to link (by bus) to the nearby Marmolada glacier. Access to the ski resort is via the main gondola on the edge of town.

The Val di Zoldo has numerous hamlets including Pecol, Mareson & Pianaz. The closest part of the resort to Venice, access is via numerous ski lifts (including a gondola, chairlift & surface tow) depending on the starting point.

Between the Val di Zoldo and Pescul, is the high pass at Palafavera (1514m). Palafavera has the best high altitude ski in accommodation and is also the quietest place to stay.

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    Civetta Ski Trail Map
  • Civetta Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    979m – 2100m (1121m))
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (22)
    3 Gondolas
    10 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Lat Nov to early April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs -72km
    Longest run – 5.5km
    Advanced - 10%
    Intermediate - 55%
    Beginner - 35%

    Dolomiti Superski
    1200km
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Civetta only
    Adult - €43 to 48 
    Child - €30 to 33
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti Superski (18/19)
    Adult - €49 to 61
    Child - €34 to 43
    Child u/8yr - Free

    Dolomiti Superski Trail Map
  • Dolomiti Superski Trail Map

  • Sella Ronda Ski Trail Map
  • Sella Ronda Ski Trail Map

  • Dolomites Great War Circuit Ski Trail Map
  • Dolomites Great War Circuit Ski Trail Map