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Climate in Dolomites

Spoilt by nature
White slopes guaranteed

In winter the Dolomites are covered by white caps giving the peaks a gentle and silent look. What, however, if the sun does not allow the glittering snowflakes to fall from the sky? No worries. Snow making facilities are available on 90% of the Dolomiti Superski slopes, guaranteeing enjoyment on the snow from the end of November until late April.

Unparalleled 80% of sunny days
The Dolomites deserve the name of ‘sun-mountains’. Across the Alps there is no mountain range that gets an equal amount of sunshine. In the sunny ski paradise of the Dolomites the sun shines on 8 days out of 10. This gives pleasure and activates new energies – skiing, sitting in the sun, looking at the glimmering ice crystals and enjoying the holiday to the full.

Winter temperatures
The temperatures in winter are subject to considerable fluctuations. Mediterranean influence comes in through a distinct southern stream. On peak days and in particularly sunny-exposed areas +20° Celsius (C) are reached. The average daily temperatures vary between +2° and +6° C. During the night the temperature can drop to –15° C. The average night temperature is around –4° C. As the ski resorts reach high into Alpine climatic zones, temperature fluctuations together with strong winds can become even more prevalent. We therefore recommend you to take with you good equipment from top to toe. Modern sport clothing from specialist shops is suitable for the temperature fluctuations during winter sports.

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It is the unique make-up of Dolomite, the special composition of calcium carbonate and magnesium, which gives the peaks their famous rose pink color. In late afternoon as the sun begins to set, these much loved mountains begin to “glow” in ever-changing hues of subtle pink and rose that gradually turns to purple. This phenomenon is what the Ladins call the Enrosadira, which literally means “to become rose-coloured.” Visitors often stop in their tracks to gaze in wonder at the “glowing” peaks as twilight descends. The colors are never the same twice and the daily evening spectacle is mesmerizing.

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