Traverse the Dolomites in style and luxury! On this luxurious ski safari, you’ll ski across the Dolomites as you explore many of the best-known Dolomiti Superski resorts, including Cortina, Marmolada, the Sellaronda, and Kronplatz. You’ll spend your days enjoying the groomed – or off-piste! – slopes of the Dolomites, as you move from resort to resort skiing and using lifts.
You’ll spend your evenings in Cortina d’Ampezzo at a 5-star luxury hotel, and mountain inn rifugio nights tucked away in the mountains, enjoying private accommodations. And, of course, we saved the best for last – three nights at an exclusive mountain lodge.
Day 1: Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo and check into your hotel (private transfer available on request). Cortina d’Ampezzo is a charming alpine resort town surrounded by stunning peaks, uniquely sheltered from the cold winds of the north, giving it a pleasantly mild climate that tourists can enjoy year-round. This chic Venetian town also caters to the high society crowd, offering many year-round social activities, shopping, and fine dining.
Day 2: In the morning meet your local English speaking ski guide. He or she will provide you with a trip briefing, maps, and your Dolomiti Superski Skipass, and assist you with any gear rental you may require.
Today you will discover the Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort, with its 87 miles of slopes and 42 lifts. It is well-known all over the world not only for playing host to the first-ever televised Winter Olympics in the 1956, but also for its fashionable attire. This area offers some of the most exhilarating and beautiful alpine ski runs in the world. Today you will get to know its slopes, from the famous Olympia, where the men’s Olympic downhill events were held, to the superb Couloir in English, on which the women’s downhill Olympic events took place and to the beautiful, but more tranquil slopes of Faloria and Cristallo.
Day 3: After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Cinque Torri ski area, from where you will start your adventure surrounded by some of the most impressive landmarks of the Dolomites. When you reach Passo Falzarego, you’ll take the Lagazuoi cable car, which arrives at an altitude of 9,186 feet in just three minutes! Once you reach the top, stop to enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the terrace of the Rifugio Lagazuoi, famous throughout the world for its spectacular 360-degree views of the Dolomite peaks.
When you’re ready to descend, you’re in for a treat! The Armentarola slope 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 fairy tales, the run ends with a horse-drawn lift from where you can do it all again, or choose to move on to another fabulous adventure.
Tonight you’ll stay in a high mountain inn, or rifugio, the best in the all Alps! You’re sure to enjoy the welcoming environment, hearty cuisine, and camaraderie of your fellow skiers, but also first tracks tomorrow morning!
Day 4: From your rifugio, ski down to the main road where a private transfer will take you to the Civetta ski area, in the heart of the Veneto Dolomites. This area offers a wide range of slopes (50 miles) and attracts skiers of all levels. Surrounded by plenty of uncontaminated views and majestic peaks, the valleys of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Zoldo, and Palafavera of Monte Civetta are rich in history and tradition.
But the real highlight here is your rifugio tonight, where you will taste the typical, delicious cuisine of Trentino, accompanied by a rich choice of local wines. You will surely appreciate this renowned and traditional restaurant, mentioned in several culinary guides, not only for the quality of the food, but also and especially for the warmth and the welcoming hospitality.
Day 5: From Passo San Pellegrino, a private transfer will take you to Passo Fedaia and Marmolada. Known as the “Queen of the Dolomites”, Marmolada is recognized as the highest peak of the Dolomites, reaching a height of 10,965 feet, providing some of the most spectacular skiing experiences on earth.
Another highlight of today is the Sellaronda Ski Tour that circumnavigates the majestic Sella Massif. Considered somewhat of a “merry-go-round” for intermediate level skiers, this unique circular connection of lifts and runs was once the only way the ancient inhabitants of the Ladin villages could maintain a connection with each other. Nowadays it’s a modern day carousel that connects four Dolomite passes and four Ladin valleys (Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Val di Fassa, and Fodom). Today you will have the opportunity to ski half of the circuit. A private transfer at the end of your ski day will take you to your mountain lodge.
This spectacular lodge provides a sensuous oasis and escape from the world. It is the perfect combination of elegance and charm, as it welcomes you into the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of a lived-in home. Surrounded by unspoiled nature, meadows, and towering mountain peaks, it is the perfect place to go to get away from it all. This private luxury lodge features a kitchen offering expertly crafted regional specialties, a well-stocked wine cellar, indoor and outdoor recreation centers, including a spectacular panoramic whirlpool.
Day 6: Today you will discover another exciting ski resort in the Dolomites: Kronplatz. Also called Plan De Corones, Kronplatz is a popular destination for skiers, with its majestic 7,464′ peak standing out from the surrounding mountains.
The Messner Mountain Museum “Corones,” part of six-museum series dedicated to man’s relationship with the mountains, is set on the summit plateau of Mount Kronplatz. This, the final museum built, is dedicated to the lives of mountaineers and climbers. The buildings, mostly underground, was designed by the world renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The museum is accessible from the cable car at the top of Kronplatz.
Day 7: A real snow paradise awaits you at easternmost resort of the Dolomiti Superski area, Alta Pusteria, set at the foot of the largest natural sundial made up by five Dolomite peaks: Cima Nove, Cima Dieci, Cima Undici, Cima Dodici and Cima Una. Demanding skiers can choose the Holzriese slope, Italy’s steepest prepared slope and known as one of the steepest descents in the entire Alps chain, or the Raut slope at Monte Elmo, one of the most beautiful red slopes (medium difficulty) in the Dolomites, with fast and driven curves.
If you are traveling with your family, the villages of Sesto, San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa and Braies are quiet and ideal. At the Croda Rossa, children are surrounded by giant snowmen and reindeer, and feel like they are in a winter fairytale!
Day 8: Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).