If you want to book ahead, the lifts will run until 11th April, a week after Easter, in the 2009-10 season.

"Holidays on the snow are a fixed appointment for thousands of skiers and not only for Christmas holidays, but all winter, from December to April. Many snow enthusiasts need to plan their holiday time early on. To meet this requirement we fixed the opening and closing dates for the winter season for the next years, up to 2010." said a spokesperson.

Next season will run from 1st December to 6th April, 2008 - 9 will run from 29th November to 14th April and the ‘09-'10 season will kick off on 28th November, 2009.

With over 500km of lift-linked runs Sella Ronda is probably the world's third largest lift-linked ski area, all the ski areas on it are included in the Dolomiti Superski pass.