Dolomites Luxury Ski Safaris
Dolomites, Northern Italy
- 5 nights
If your great loves are skiing, exploring and great food, then a luxury ski safari in the heart of the Dolomites is right up your street. We can tailor-make itineraries to incorporate up to three ski resorts in the Dolomites for up to 10 days.
At a Glance
Experience the Dolomiti Superski - a 'carousel' of 12 inter-connected ski resorts with 1,200km of prepared pistes
Enjoy superb skiing on or off-piste through the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
Experience the intoxicating blend of Italian, Austrian and Ladin cultures and cuisine that co-exist in this region
Savor the refined cuisine of northern Italy perfectly complimented by excellent local wines
Experience some of the best ski tours in the Dolomites, the Sella Ronda, Great War Tour & Olympia
Ski with certified mountain guides, who will help you discover the beauty of these magnificent mountains
Take your pick from a 4, 7 or 10- day adventure this winter
Experience staying in a Rifugio up on the mountain for a night or two - the hospitality is incredible
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 6469186980 to start planning your vacation.
The Dolomites offer some of the most spectacular and crowd free skiing in Europe. Still relatively unexplored by all but the Italians, it is the world’s largest interconnected ski area, and one of our favorites. Magnificent scenery amongst the vertiginous peaks of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, varied ski terrain to suit all levels and quite exceptional food, there’s very little not to like. For the adventurous skier, one of the most exhilarating ways of experiencing this jewel in the Alps, is on a ski safari. Whatever your ability, an itinerary can be tailor made, allowing you to discover the many different parts of the Dolomiti Superski region. You’ll explore one or more of the 12 Dolomiti Superski resorts and probably won’t ski the same lift twice. Accommodation can range from 5* luxury to authentic, secluded mountain refuges, and a qualified guide will ensure you experience the very best the mountains have to offer.
The immensely varied terrain of the Dolomites together with its legendary beauty will not fail to seduce you. There are perfect slopes for cruising, as well as more testing reds such as those in Marilleva, Folgarida and Pinzolo around Campiglio. The Sella Ronda circuit will see you spending a day amongst some truly spectacular scenery. One of our favorites here is the Hidden Valley near Cortina. It’s quite difficult to access meaning you’ll not find too many other skiers on the 8km ski down. The run takes you through some of the most stunning territory in the Dolomites, with frozen waterfalls and craggy peaks, and at the bottom you can take a horse drawn carriage to connect you back to the Sella Ronda circuit. 3000m peaks tower above you, changing color dramatically as the sun moves across the sky. Frequently orange, red or even purple, the locals call this the “enrosadira”. In Val Gardena you’ll find the famous downhill courses above Selva and Santa Cristina, which are kept in race condition and usually open to the public. For the more advanced and those looking for some off-piste adventures, there are plenty of blacks that your guide will happily take you to. One of the most thrilling off-piste descents is from the Val de Mesdì in the Alta Badia. A drop of 1200m it is one of the Dolomites’ classic runs. It will take you at least an hour of traversing to reach it and will involve some tight turns at the top, before opening out for the rest of the descent.
The joy of a ski safari is that the planning and logistics are organized for you, leaving you to enjoy the skiing in spectacular surroundings. We can organize your flights, whilst the cost of the safari will include your guide, full briefings, accommodation with breakfast and dinners, transfers, Dolomiti Superski pass and local taxes.
The flexibility of the ski safaris mean you can join an organized group tour, or have an itinerary tailor made to suit your ability, timings and just to include your family or friends. Trips can range from three to 10 days, covering a smaller area for moderate skiers, or an expedition type ski-touring with skins itinerary for those who crave real adventure. To fully experience the world class cuisine and wines of the Dolomites, it’s even possible to go on a gourmet ski safari. Groups need to consist of at least two people, and your trip can be designed from scratch, or include parts of existing itineraries, with added extras on top. And if you have time, why not add on a weekend in Venice or the Lakes?
The breadth and variety of the Dolomiti Superski area is almost endless. From the warm and friendly Italian atmosphere of the Ampezzo region to the pastures of the Dolomiti di Sesto and Alta Badia and the Sella Ronda, to the vertiginous peaks of the Val de Fassa and Val Gardena regions, you’re spoiled for choice. Your safari will take you through the best of the Dolomites, skiing a different area each day and staying in a different place each night. All of the accommodation is carefully selected, and you’ll arrive to find your bags already there.
|Fly to Innsbruck or Venice|
|Private transfer from airport to hotel|
|2 nights||Skiing in the Dolomites||Luxury 4 or 5 star hotel in Alta Badia|
|1 night||Skiing & transfer to a new resort||Mountain Rifugio in Val Gardena or Val di Fassa|
|1 night||Skiing in the Dolomites||Mountain Rifigio|
|1 night||Ski to Cortina||Luxury 4 or 5 star hotel in Cortina|
|Private transfer to airport|
|Fly home from Venice or Innsbruck|
Location & Directions
Dolomites, Northern Italy
When to go
The climate in Alta Badia is a typical alpine microclimate - winters are long and cold and from December to February average temperatures are below zero and night time temperatures can fall to minus 20°C. There are great differences between daytime and night time temperatures. Winters are snowy but approximately 100 days of sunshine between December and March is the norm.