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Pozza di Fassa

Hotel El Pilon

The Accommodation

Hotel El Pilon in Pozza di Fassa is a modern 3-star S hotel with traditional twists and beautifully appointed rooms for 2 - 4 persons all with private facilities. The hotel is run by the Cincelli family since 1983 and is a relaxing, high-quality setting for both adults and children, it is located a 10-minute walk from the ski slopes for the start of ski lessons and also to the heated ski lockers where your ski equipment is left overnight, or if those ski boots are giving you too much trouble you can hop on the private minibus.

The Hotel is situated in the heart of the Dolomites in a very quiet, panoramic and sunny position, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Sassolungo and Catinaccio mountains. It is perfectly located for all local facilities not to mention the picturesque, charming Italian village.


Mealtimes are another highlight here. There’s a big continental buffet to kick things off, where you can take your pick from fresh breads, cereals and omelettes – or just grab a quick coffee and pastry if you can’t wait to hit the piste, at the end of a days skiing tuck into the tasty treats at the afternoon tea. In the evenings, there are four courses of fine dining to savour.

The Setting

The village of Pozza di Fassa and the smaller Pera Hamlet are nestled within the stunning surroundings of the Cima Undici and Cima Dodici mountain range, with breathtaking views of the striking Vajolet Towers.

On the Val di Fassa/ Carezza ski pass you’re able to explore areas including Col Rodella, Belvedere and Carezza and you can ski straight over to Alba di Canazei from Buffaure. The Dolomiti Superski pass is also available and this gives you access to the rest of the resorts around the Sella Massif- you’ll need to purchase this if you’re looking to ski the infamous Sella Ronda ski tour.

The Skiing


The local ski schools hold lessons on the quiet Fraine nursery slope at resort height, there’s a class dedicated to children and a fun playground on the snow. Beginners can ski the beginner runs of Fraine-Pozza di Fassa which are accessed by drag lifts.

With the majority of pistes graded red, this is a perfect destination for intermediates. After rekindling your confidence at Buffaure, you have over 1200km of piste to explore within the stunning Dolomite ski region. The Val di Fassa/ Carezza ski pass gives access to the quieter resorts within the Val di Fassa.


Arabba has some of the steepest descents whilst Alta Badia has a number of nice gentle runs. Pozza itself has the longest run in the valley – the Panoramica (well named – the views through the woodland and of the Maerins Towers are amazing) descends from 2050m at Rifugio Baita Cuz back to the gondola station. The two red Valvacin runs also offer an exciting downhill ride- these can be accessed by the Col di Valvacin chair lift.


The Sella Ronda ski tour is a must for confident skiers visiting the area- upgrade to the Dolomiti Superski pass to explore this stunning route. Its best to set off before 10 am for this 6 hour round trip, just ski down in to Alba di Canazei and get the ski bus to the starting point at Canazei.


For experts, the black Aloch run, which in the past has held the ski training and European cup competitions, is perfect for gaining some speed - night skiing is also held here three times a week. Head over to Sas Pordoi to find some exciting off piste. There’s a self-timer race run at Campitello for competitive skiers and the snow park at Canazei is worth a visit - kitted out with jumps and rails for all abilities.


Sounds good to you?

If you are interested in looking further at this destination please send an email to or please give me a call on 0208 858 9535, personally I think it is good to talk !​

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