The Dolomites

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I’m leaving for Cortina next Friday with a good sized group (38 I think) mainly based out of Queensbury. Never skied in Europe and really looking forward to it. Last week they got 98 inches of snow over 2-3 days. Online videos of the views look awesome.
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The town of Cortina reminded me of Vail, in size and poshness. I don't think it's connected to any of the sella Ronda chairs, but I'll bet there's a transit service, public or private, that can get you over to Arraba, or not even that far, to ski. When I drove from Cortina to Arraba, I passed a chair running on the highest pass in late November. Not far at all.

It's beautiful. Enjoy.
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The negatives are Italians do not believe in civilized lift line behavior.
Europeans. This is not specific to Italians.

I’ve skied a lot in Europe.  

As far as lift lines go Italians are the worse closely followed by the French.  German Swiss and Austrians tend to be much more orderly in a Tutonic sort of way.  The Brits get trampled by all the rest and us Americans are like wtf is happening until our inner NYer kicks in and we wedge our way in.
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I found German, Austrian and Essex County skiers to be the worst. But not by a whole lot compared to other Europeans.
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The town of Cortina reminded me of Vail, in size and poshness. I don't think it's connected to any of the sella Ronda chairs, but I'll bet there's a transit service, public or private, that can get you over to Arraba, or not even that far, to ski. When I drove from Cortina to Arraba, I passed a chair running on the highest pass in late November. Not far at all.

It's beautiful. Enjoy.
To go from Cortina to the sella Ronda section you need to go over a pass.  Best  way to do it is to take a bus to the ski area on the Aaso Falaragro and from the top ski towards Covara.  You’ll hit a section of xc ski trails at the bottom where for a couple Euros a farmer on a horse will pull you are your friends the 3k to Covara.  You can’t make it all the way around the Sella Ronda in a day starting from there but it’s a fun way to go.  

Arraba is the best expert skiing in the region and well worth a day though it’s multiple passes from Cortina so that might be too far to day trip.

The Dolomites are huge but as interconnected as some areas in France or Austria
https://www.dolomitisuperski.com/skimaps/Dolomiti-Superski/Dolomiti_Superski_fuer_Homepage_DE_web.pdf
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I found German, Austrian and Essex County skiers to be the worst. But not by a whole lot compared to other Europeans.
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What seems to make the Italians the worst is they simultaneously chain smoke, talk rapidly on thier cell phones and walk on your skis.  It seems to be a gift the own.

My son told me even the teen age ski racers chain smoke in the tram lines.
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