Canazei is a beautiful ski resort in the famous Italian Dolomites. The retreat is ideal for skiers and snowboarders, but Canazei resort offers many other activities for families and children that makes it one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world.
Tourists from all around the globe visit Canazei to experience the vibrant Italian culture and to know more about the region.
Wellness and Health Centers
One of the most favorite non-ski activity among skiers and non-skiers is visiting the different health and wellness centers offered by various hotels and independent centers located across the central Canazei district. Apart from a large number of private centers, there is a famous public wellness center in Canazei called the ‘Eghes Wellness Center.' The center offers different facilities like warm baths, saunas, massages and a heated swimming pool. Several beauty treatments and Therapies will give you a refreshing mind and body, all set for a perfect day of skiing.
Winter walks and Snowshoeing
To move away from the stress of your daily routine the Canazei offers the best winter walks with the astonishing backdrop of the fantastic Dolomite mountain range. The winter landscape of the Canazei is perfect for a snowshoeing walk. There are different walking itineraries offered by local guides and hotels in the Canazei. The hike through the forests is an experience for everyone in the family or a group of friends. The trails are ideally located, and each walkway has an exclusive restaurant or a place for pit-stops where they can enjoy a quick bite or a drink.
The Canazei resort has different stores offering a wide range of shopping items for everyone. From clothes, flowers, sports, ski gear, snacks, furniture and much more including traditional handicrafts. The resort has a different selection of wine stores and cheese; that make the perfect souvenir to take along for your friends back at home.
The Dolomiti Sky Race
This event is a favorite among European skiers. Each year thousands of Europeans rush to participate in this event. The event involves running in the mountains stretching 13 miles. The Sky race begins at Canazei and moves towards different routes, pathways with ski slopes and gravel paths leading towards Passo Pordoi. The next point is Piz Boe and then a return trip to Canazei. It is one of the most popular international mountaineering events in Europe. The event is part of a Skyrunner World Series that challenges athletes from around the world for a complex race.
La Birra Te Fascia
The event marks the celebration of wine and beer of the Val di Fassa Region. The event is held in Canazei every year, and it offers traditional domestic dishes with wurstel, polenta, sauerkraut, potatoes, and smoked and grilled meats. The live music adds another dimension to the festivities. This event is perfect for sighting and enjoying the local traditional clothing and culture.
New Year Eve
The New Year Eve celebrations at Canazei are one of the best in the world. The resort is filled with partygoers, dancing to the thumping beats blazing loudly from the giant speakers. The Christmas decorations are an unforgettable sight when combined with colourful fireworks to mark the New Year Eve.
Skiing Lessons for Children
The children can enjoy learning skiing in the two leading ski schools in the Canazei Resort; Canazei Marmolada Ski School and the Campitello Ski and Snowboard School. Each school offers special classes for children where they are taught under expert supervision, and proper safety measures are applied. Children enjoy these classes, and it is a great chance for parents to have some alone time while the children are busy taking their skiing lessons.
Both the schools in the Canazei resort have professional and experienced instructors for children. They offer specialized training and coaching for children. The classes are organized well with contemporary facilities. There is a dedicated skiing area for children to practice their skiing skills.
Marcialonga is one of the most popular events famous around the world for cross-country skiing enthusiast. The Marcialonga is the most important event held in the Dolomites of Italy. The cross-country event begins at Moena and moves along Avisio towards Canazei. Then from Canazei, the race continues till Val di Fiemme until it gets to Molina di Fiemme. This race attracts thousands of participants each year. The crowd includes families and expert skiers who participate in this adventurous event.
The Fassa Fouri Culinary Event
Tourists love food, and Dolomites food has gained quite a reputation internationally for its authentic taste and fresh ingredients. The Fassa Fouri Culinary Event is a popular cooking competition that is a favourite among the tourists. The event is held every September where ten talented and skilled Dolomiti chefs compete for a prize.
This is an open-air event located in the Val Di Fassa flowery meadows. It is a perfect experience for a picnic to enjoy delicious food. There are also some formal dinners with live music and other theatrical events.