Sella Ronda is just one tour around a Mountain Massif (english word, please), the Sella Massif, using the lifts and the runs to move around (Sella Ronda = Around the Sella)
It is part of the Dolomiti Superski coop.
You start in the morning, clockwise or counterclockwise and ski all day. Colfosco, Selva di Valgardena, Canzei, Arabba, Corvara
and then back in Colfosco, that's the tour as we used to ski it.
Another Tour like that is the "Giro della Prima Guerra Mondiale"
WWI ski tour
So called because you ski in places like Marmolada, Col di Nava
and so on, in a round tour. It's a little bit more "primitive"
than the Sella Ronda, since it's been started only a couple of seasons ago (you still have to ride a bus here and there, instead of skiing). Sella Ronda was like that, some 25 years ago.
If you like to walk out of the room in the morning and put on your skis, then places like Colfosco or Corvara in Alta Badia (see Alta Badia, Dolomites
Lots of castles which are dated back to the middle age, round there. But visitng season is summer only, I think.
Anyhow, for example in St.Cristina, the run (red run, the alternative to the black run which host the Valgardena downhill race) pass beside such a castle.
Snow in the Dolomites? Well, if the natural stuff lacks, they're more than willing to make it up, it's strange, really strange, the past season al runs were open, "white" with man made snow, and all the surroundings were brown.
This happens, to these extremes, roughly every 10-15 years (it happened once in 87/88 and then the past season).
Since it happened last year, I hope that this season will be more normal.
As for its quality, all runs are usually prepared with a layer of man made snow as soon as it's cold enough. hen the natural stuff comes, the man made freezes and won't let the natural one go away. As for dryness, Dolomites are very close to the mediterranean sea, as the crow flies...
But I never found its snow to be damp and heay. It also depends werther you're a "Pistaiolo" (someone who stays on the groomed terrains) or you're looking for off-piste runs all day.
If you're an extreme skier or a freerider, then, you'll may find
sticking on the groomed runs boring. I did, despite not being an extreme skier nor a freerider, but after 20 years back to back of going there every year for at least one week.
In one week only, you should be able never to ski on the same run twice (unless you choose to).
As for the Best Resorts (this is my preferred list):
These are mid-size towns (for Italian alpine vllages), where one can still (sort of) exit the door, don the skis, and begin queuing at the chairlift.
A classical one (a real town)
Again, I never noticed this, and maybe Gera will tell, I think that English speaking people (I mean the Hotel clerk, the waiter and so on) are scarce. The area is bilingual German-Italian
(that's why you'll see most of the indications in both languages) and spans between two Regions, Trentino-Altoadige (Trentino-SüdTirol)and Veneto
I did not know about the Australian company in Campitelo, that sounds interesting, it would be of help with all the "cultural" barriers.
Also, what Gera proposes! Venice and the Dolomites, that's some package (our Honeymoon was Chamoix AND Venice)
As far as cheese, the Alps are the land of cheese!
Asiago cheese, Taleggio cheese, Toma cheese, just to name three...
Cham, I've been there for our honeymoon, as I've said, and I liked the atmosphere of it. And cheese there was hmmm as good as