Dolomites

The Ski Safari Experience

Destination
Dolomites
Dates From
13/01/2022
Duration
6 nights
7 days
Price From
$4,650
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WINTER SKI EXPERIENCE

This is a group tour itinerary with set tours dates (see below), or an independent, private guided itinerary which can depart on day requested (subject to availability). Groups can vary in size from 3 to 6 participants. For more information, please contact us. 

If you love to ski, and the more runs you can get in on different slopes each day the better, then you should check out our Ski Safari Experience! We’ve crafted this trip to maximize your time on the slopes, exploring a wide range of terrain at different resorts, in some of the most beautiful mountains on earth – the Dolomites.

On our Ski Safari Experience, you’ll have five full days of skiing to get to know these mountains well. Each day you’ll ski from resort-to-resort across the Dolomites, enjoying the advantage of lift-service pistes. And one of the beauties of skiing here is that you can ski from rifugio-to-rifugio, staying at a different mountain inn high above the slopes each night!

Every day you’ll explore a different ski area within the Dolomiti Superski – 12 ski areas featuring 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes (all on one ski pass!) that will lead you to discover the breathtaking beauty of these mountains.  From Alta Badia, to Civetta, to the Marmolada, to Lagazuoi and Cinque Torri – you’ll experience the wide variety of the finest ski resorts in the Dolomites.

Each evening you’ll experience the welcoming atmosphere of a rifugio – an alpine mountain inn set high atop the mountains with excellent views – and savor the excellent culture and cuisine unique to the region. Crossing from region to region – the South Tyrol, Badia, and Cortina – your taste buds will enjoy the unique combination of flavors resulting from the disparate Italian, Austrian, and Ladin cultures found in these valleys.

Throughout your trip, you’ll ski with our outstanding UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain Guides, who know their way in and out of the Dolomite Mountains – the best runs, the best slope-side dining, and what wine to order!  Plus, while maximizing your turns is the focus, they’re always willing to give you pointers to help you improve.  Whether you’re a seasoned skier or still honing your skills, if you love full days of skiing on different terrain each run, this is the trip for you!

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Experience one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – skiing its beautiful valleys
  • Take advantage of lift-service pistes that help you move from hut to hut, so you can focus on enjoying your downhill turns!
  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and ski maps
  • 2 nights accommodation in Alta Badia (4-Star hotel)
  • 4 nights accommodation in charming mountain inns with shared bathroom
  • Enjoy superb skiing with our world-class, certified ski mountain guides, who will show you the best of the Dolomites on skis!
  • Ski “hut-to-hut” and enjoy the atmosphere of mountain rifugios, the best in all of the Alps
  • All breakfasts & dinners
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 5 days
  • Dolomiti Superskipass for 5 days
  • Transportation in the area as per itinerary
  • Duffel bag transfer

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Alta Badia

Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfer available on request) and check into your hotel. Located in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites, Alta Badia is truly the “heart of the Dolomites.” Geographically in the South Tyrol (Südtirol), this area was part of Austria prior to the First World War. Here you’ll find unique mountain scenery with villages rich in natural beauties and ancient traditions, witness the simple everyday life of the local people (the “Ladini”), as well as the customs and traditions of the ancient Ladin culture.

You’ll notice the street signs are written in three languages – first in Ladino (a neo-Latin language), then in German, and lastly in Italian. The mixed culture is very well marked not only in the language, but also in the architecture and cuisine. You will surely enjoy hearty meals that are representative of the incredible diversity of this region!

Alta Badia is located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters (4,593-8,858′) above sea level and this altitude ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter, and offers breathtaking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites. Fast and comfortable ski lift connections, miles of wide, well-groomed slopes (130km / 81 miles), and the spaciousness of the ski area allow you to enjoy pleasant and safe skiing days. Charming mountain huts and first class mountain restaurants round out the appeal, making Alta Badia a ski area for connoisseurs.

Should you need to rent ski equipment (not included, available on request) we recommend you to visit the shop in the evening before dinner.

Day 2: Val Gardena and Val di Fassa

After breakfast meet your local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA professional ski guide for a short trip briefing and equipment check and to receive your Dolomiti Superski Skipass.

During your trip, we will provide you with a Dolomite Mountains duffel bag. You can pack the belongings you require for the nights where you will be staying away from your hotel in this duffel, and leave the rest of your luggage stored at your hotel.

Your first ski day begins on the slopes of Alta Badia and Val Gardena. From December to April each year, this marvelous region invites all winter sports enthusiasts to explore its innumerable pistes and descents. Efficient modern lift systems ensure a comfortable ski holiday in Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi, world-renowned for its champions. Continue the loop around the famous Sella Massif reaching Val di Fassa. In winter, Val di Fassa drives ski and snowboard fans just crazy. In addition to the Sellaronda, 3 ski tours, 5 snow parks, the 230 kilometers (142.9 miles) of ski slopes are always in perfect conditions thanks to the advanced snowmaking system, and served by 87 up-to-date lifts that guarantee a fast and effective transportation to the highest altitudes.

Day 3: Passo Fedaia and Marmolada Glacier

After breakfast, ski towards the town of Arabba to reach the ski area of the Marmolada. This imposing mountain dividing the region of the Bellunese from the region of Trentino, reaches a height of 3,342 meters (10,965′) – the highest in the Dolomites. It is also one of the most scenic of the Dolomites, and home to her largest remaining glacier. The ski runs are well groomed and run down the glacier towards the valley. The highest point of the ski area is also the starting point of one of the most beautiful ski runs of the Alps: La Bellunese. The Marmolada ski area offers wonderful intermediate and high difficulty ski slopes on the glacier, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that will make your ski day on the Queen of the Dolomites an unforgettable experience.

Day 4: Civetta and Passo Staulanza

Ski to Malga Ciapela at the bottom of the glacier and take a public bus to Alleghe (not included). Spend the day skiing at the Civetta ski resort. Surrounded by plenty of majestic peaks and unobstructed views, the valleys of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Zoldo, and Palafavera on Monte Civetta are rich in history and tradition. This area became famous during the 19th century, during the final century of the Venetian Doges, when the first winter guests discovered the imposing beauty and timeless charm of Monte Civetta, and in particular Monte Pelmo – known as “God’s Throne.”At the end of the day the owner of your next rifugiowill pick you up and bring you to the mountain inn by van (about 15 minute transfer).

Day 5: Lagazuoi / Cinque Torri Area

You’ll start the day with a short transfer to the slopes of the Civetta area. Ski down to the locality Pescul and catch the ski bus to reach Passo Giau. Enjoy the rest of the day in the Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi ski area. In winter, the ski slopes of the Lagazuoi – 5 Torri – Giau area are always perfect, thanks to the favorable exposure, and to the use of artificial snow when necessary. The slopes are easy to moderate, and all are immensely satisfying. Facing the Lagazuoi Massif, the Gallina Ridge is a paradise for children, with slopes that are also suitable for beginners. At the end of your skiing day, take the Lagazuoi cable car from the Falzarego Pass, which arrives at an altitude of 2,800 meters (9,186′) in only three minutes! From the top, enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the terrace of the Rifugio Lagazuoi, famous throughout the world for its spectacular views of the Dolomite peaks, and your home for tonight.

Day 6: Armentarola – Alta Badia

With its 8.5 kilometers (5.2 miles) and magical scenery, the Armentarola is without doubt one of the most fascinating slopes in the Dolomites, and one of the most beautiful ski runs in the world. It unfolds along the foot of the imposing Fanes mountain, in an enchanting fairy-tale valley surrounded by majestic castles of rock and frozen waterfalls, making this magical descent an endless flow of thrills and surprises. And just like in the fairytales, the run ends with a horse-drawn lift (not included) from where you can do it all again, or move on to another fabulous adventure.

Spend your last ski day in the area of Alta Badia, and finally settle in your hotel and enjoy a last dinner in the Dolomites.

Day 7: Departure

Breakfast and departure on your own.

DATES & PRICES

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13/01/202220/01/2022$4,650 p/p twin shareAvailable
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30/01/202206/02/2022$4,650 p/p twin shareAvailable
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03/02/202210/02/2022$4,650 p/p twin shareAvailable
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13/03/202220/03/2022$4,650 p/p twin shareOn Request
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17/03/202224/03/2022$4,650 p/p twin shareAvailable
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01/01/202230/03/2022Private Guided: From $6,055 p/p - min. 4 peopleOn Request
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01/01/202230/03/2022Independent: From $3,175 p/p - min. 4 peopleOn Request
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Exclusions

Ski equipment rentals available on request.
Single supplement (is available if required)
Optional excursions/sightseeing
City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the hotel
Meals and beverages other than those specified
Tips/Gratuities
Everything which is not clearly specified under inclusions

* Please note, price is subject to fluctuation and availability is subject to change until booked and confirmed *