Canazei Travel Guide
Canazei Ski Resort
- Nearest town: Canazei
- Resort Altitude (metres): 1470m
- Ski Season: December to April.
- Mountain Range: The Dolomites Dolomiten.
- Number of Lifts: 16
- Highest Lift (metres): 2630m
- Lowest Lift (metres): 1190m
- Number of Slopes: 18
- Snowboarding: yes: on all pistes / halfpipe
- Cross Country (km): 20km
Canazei Ski Information
After a day out on the mountain slopes, it is undoubtedly worth visiting the Ladin Museum in Vigo di Fassa. This establishment houses records and artifacts of the life and culture of the Ladin Dolomite population, arranged in various exhibits. The Museum represents and preserves a heritage of history and values that has remained unaltered in the course of the centuries. The Monti Pallidi, that rose out of the sea 250 million years ago, and were turned into the most beautiful sights in the world, by the ice and wind. This is surely a spot that you can not miss while visiting the area. The resort also sports a swimming pool and ice rink, for the amusement of the younger visitors. Other offers include paragliding, walking trails (with plenty of sightseeing opportunities), and hot tubs, to soothe and relax strained muscles.
- Languages: English German Italian.
- Temperatures: 42 - 66.3°F
- Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Emergency contact numbers: Emergencies: 118 (police, fire, ambulance)
Tourist Doctor: 0462 - 574160
Red Cross: 0462 - 5
- Population: 1787
- Religion: Roman Catholic 98% other 2%.
- Local custons: Canazei remains firmly tied to its Ladin origins and traditions, of which many visible traces remain in the architecture (like they do in popular customs).
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Canazei has many typical bars and restaurants, pubs, après ski and piano bars where people go, especially in winter, until the first light of dawn It offers 24 bars, 3 night clubs, 20 shops, and 9 restaurants. The bars are superb in their selection of beverages, many offering live-music. The shops are varied and you can buy almost anything you can think of. Prices range greatly, but you will be able to get some good gifts at reasonable prices. The restaurants offer a choice in top Italian and Traditional cuisine. Faloria Hotel in Canazei, offers comfort and reasonably priced. Food and drinks are very reasonably priced, with pasta dishes 5-7 euros, large beer 3-4 euros.
Canazei is on the Sella Ronda circuit, giving 175km of pistes to cover. With its four outlying areas of Gries, Chieva, Alba and Penia, Canazei is the most touristically renowned. It is above all, nationally and internationally acclaimed for its winter tourism, due to its strategic position by the Dolomite Passes of Pordoi, Sella and Fedaia. The very modern ski lifts make the area of Canazei a model resort in the alpine arc, directly linked to the Giro del Sellaronda. Set in a stupendous natural basin and at the foot of some of the most alluring Dolomite peaks, Canazei has seen a notable expansion in building work during the last decade. Most of it caters for intermediates and, with the aid of improved lifts, the whole domain is easily accessible. Canazei itself is quite large, but maintains its charm and traditional appeal The village has decent accommodation (hotels and chalets), a good range of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, and apres-ski can be lively. There is ski schools available, but childcare provided is fairly minimal. Canazei represents an ideal match between nature and sport, shows and culture, relaxation and night life, making this a good place for the whole family. Verona has the nearest airport, two and a half hours away.
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