Charming ski area with towering mountain scenery and good on-mountain dining
Colfosco resort guide - a general overview
Colfosco is a small and charming Süd-Tirolean village in a prime location on the famous Sella Ronda ski circuit.
The six villages of the Alta Badia region - Corvara, Colfosco, San Cassiano, La Villa, La Val and Badia - are set in some of the most stunning scenery in the South Tyrol. The skiing around these villages is vast and will suit all levels of skiing ability. Colfosco does, however, suit novices and intermediates best. The position of the resort is very central to the Sella Ronda and the valleys of the Dolomite resorts radiate out around you. The Marmolada glacier towers over the surrounding peaks and is easily reached via the resort of Arabba and the Porto Vescovo cable car.
Colfosco's local ski area offers long, wide and mostly easy runs running right into the village. There is also a huge amount to explore locally in the wider Alta Badia ski area. The resort is also on the celebrated Sella Ronda circuit, which you can take either clockwise or anti-clockwise, with numerous local variants. In one direction you can ski down to Corvara and then on to Arabba and beyond towards Canazei and (eventually) Selva. In the other direction you can catch lifts up towards the Gardena Pass from where you can ski directly to Selva.
Ski holidays in Colfosco give you access to the huge Sella Ronda ski area with over 1,000 kilometres of pistes, all covered under just one ski pass.
1,645m - 2,530m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- 2hrs 25mins
- 2hrs 40mins
Pros and Cons
- The incredible scenery of the Dolomites and superb on-mountain dining
- Pleasant, traditional village perfect for families
- Good access to the huge Sella Ronda ski area with over 1,000kms of pistes on one lift pass
- Great for beginners and intermediates
- Traditional family run hotels
- Limited off-piste skiing options
Colfosco Resort Restaurants
Colfosco has number of good dining options, one of the best of which is the restaurant at the Hotel Kolfuschgerhof. This just off the main road above the village. For simpler fare, the Black Hill is also recommended and does excellent wood-fired pizzas. Stria, just by the local church, offers traditional dishes. The restaurants in both the Hotel Sassongher and the Hotel Mezdi are also recommended.
Colfosco Mountain Restaurants
Close to Colfosco, recommendations include Rifugio Jimmy (above the Gardena Pass) and for a slightly more gastro, table-service experience, the Edelweiss Hütte. There is also the Col Pradat L'Ciamin for great views and excellent food.
Colfosco Apres Ski
Colfosco is a relatively quiet, family orientated resort but there are a handful of après-ski options including the Matthiaskeller which can be busy at the end of the day.
There is not much going on after dinner. A few local bars and that is about it.