Italy is blessed with world-class and inspiring ski areas and Arabba is one of these ski resorts ideal for a ski holiday. Marmolada is known as the Queen of the Dolomites and is at the epi-centre of the famous Dolomite mountain range located in northeastern Italy. Assisted by a superb lift system, Arabba ski resort has over 60km of perfectly groomed slopes, and is famous for the longest ski slope “12km of pure skiing pleasure” within the Domoliti Superski.


Arabba ski resort features a variety of steep and exciting terrain for advanced skiers, as well as the kilometres of intermediate cruising. Beginners can also enjoy the offerings of this Dolomite delight with runs right by the village.

One of the best-known resorts in the Dolomite area, Arabba ski resort offers ski in ski out alongside 60km of slopes, and in true European style has 31 modern ski lifts. This resort features the Sella Ronda ski route which connects four Dolomite passes: Campolongo, Gardena, Sella and Pordoi.

Arabba ski resort is the starting point for the Sella Ronda loop, the Great War Tour and the Queen of the Dolomites – Marmolada. Start off easy or get straight into the expert trails with the Portavescovo descent – which boasts some of the best skiing in the Sella Ronda area.

A resort surrounded by mountain passes and ridges that is at the heart of the Dolomite Superski circuit that provides access to more ski areas. This is an incredibly scenic location with a traditional mountain village resort and excellent skiing. A true winter paradise in the heart of Italy.

Mountain Statistics


Top Elevation 2,950m (highest lift)
Base Elevation 1,450m (lowest piste)
Village Elevation 1,600m (Resort Altitude)
Vertical Drop 1,723 metres
Skiable Terrain 67km – 52km Downhill Pistes / 15km Cross Country Pistes
Lifts 28 lifts
Runs 40
Terrain Intermediate 53%
Terrain Advanced 8%
Terrain Expert 40%
Ski in / Ski out Yes

Trail Map

Other Activities

Cross Country Skiing
Ice Skating
Winter Walking

Getting There

Getting to Arabba

Venice (Marco Polo) Airport is the closest airport to Arabba.

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About Arabba

Lift Systems and Arabba slopes

The efficient lift systems operating here are truly outstanding. The impressive Marmolada cable car allows visitors to reach altitude of over 3000 meters in a few minutes. Servicing the slopes are six lifts and these depart three at a time from Arabba. The Marmolada glacier and the 26km Sella Ronda circuit is accessed via a two stage gondola and a single span cable car. There’s also a third chair lift, that takes you to the top of the treeline. The runs back down to Arabba feature steep reds and blacks. Arabba is located at 1602m and is one of the highest resorts in the region. Most of its slopes are north facing and boast some of the best natural snow conditions in the Dolomites. The locals love their mountains which host some of the most challenging slopes in the Dolomites – but it still offers areas of easier descent to the village. The village of Arabba is compact and everything is within walking distance

The Marmolada is the highest peak of the Domomites and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This location features a World Cup run on the other side of the area down to La Villa and the Marmolada glacier is another option, with off piste routes such as the famous Hidden Valley run from the top of Sella down Val Mesdi to Colfosco. Not for the faint hearted. If all that’s not enough there’s always the heli-skiing.

Arabba History

The area of Arabba is steeped in history as equally amazing as its scenery. From a quiet and isolated destination in the 1600s with little more than a church, this settlement goes back many generations. Today you can still find the thousand year old ruins of Andraz Castle, a rock transformed into a fortification and abandoned two centuries.  Mount Marmolada is also a battlefield of WWI dedicated to the Great War in the Dolomites. Here you’ll find the Marmolada Great War Museum 3000m and features a variety of original war finds and memorabilia.