Canazei is a town and holiday-ski resort in the Trento Province of the Trentino Alto Adige Region. The town sits at the head of the Fassa Valley and is well placed for exploring the Italian Dolomites. Canazei is in a great setting surrounded by high mountains, easy access from Bolzano or Trento and as a result is a popular destination in both summer and winter.
Canazei (1460 m.) together with the small villages of Gries, Alba and Penìa are famous for their strategic position in reaching the Passo Pordoi, Passo Sella, and Passo Fedaia. The town does not have a lot to see but instead it is a base to make excursions into the mountains. Ski resorts, bike parks, swimming pool, walks, endless sports and fun are the answer to the needs of mountain lovers who make Canazei a true reference point for tourists from all over the world.
Canazei is located at the base of some the most important mountain groups in the Italian Dolomite. These mountains offer visitors the opportunity to explore some of the largest and most extraordinary ski resorts in Italy. Canazei is part of the Dolomiti Superski group.and there is both downhill and cross-country skiing slopes, a snowpark, an ice-stadium.
Sella Mountain Group, Sassolungo Mountain Group, and the Marmolada Mountain Group guarantee a vast number of ski-lifts, hiking paths, and climbing routes to fully satisfy the visitor. At the end of the day you can relax in one of the many wellness centres and also have a taste of the après ski night life in the local pubs and bars.
During the summer months Canazei is an excellent base for hiking in the dolomites, with mountain climbing also very popular in the region. Hiking is a particularly popular activity from Canazei, with hikes of different challenges available. Some of the toughest are found in Gruppo di Sella to the north of the town. The ski lifts from the town make it easy to reach the upper elevations, and makes the town a very good summertime base. The panoramic views from Col dei Rossi, Passo Sella, and Pecol are among the best in the world.
Canazei has also been a stage in the Giro d'Italia cycling competition on several occasions, and cycling enthusiasts like to follow some of the popular routes through the mountains.Other International events which bring ski-mountaineering and sky running lovers to high altitude are the Sellaronda Skimarathon and the Dolomites Sky race.