The imposing peaks of the Dolomites have become famous the world over as one of the most beloved areas for winter sports, and boasting the number one ski resort in the world, the Dolomites are a winter sports paradise for families, beginners, and champions alike! This ski adventure is an opportunity for passionate skiers to spend a week skiing some of the world famous pistes in the Dolomites with the supervision of a team of international mountain ski guides (optional).
The Dolomites offer some of the best ski runs on earth, all amidst the backdrop of exquisite views and natural wonders, and each day you’ll set out with your guide to ski the best snow and most interesting runs. This trip comprises some of the best skiing resorts you will ever find! While the emphasis is on where, rather than how, you ski, you’ll also have general coaching, and tips and hints on how to ski specific terrain and snow conditions. Choose to be led by local, professional guides of international caliber who are intimately familiar with the best skiing in the Dolomites. If you are a passionate skier, looking for a full week of fun on-piste skiing, exploring new terrain every day, then this is the trip for you!
Day 1: Arrive in Alta Badia on your own or request a private transfer. Alta Badia is located between 4,593-8,858 feet above sea level, an altitude that ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter, as well as offers breath-taking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites! Fast and comfortable ski lift connections, miles of wide, well-groomed slopes (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.
Your accommodations have been hand selected offering 3, 4 or 5 star hotel, luxury chalets, mountain huts (known as Rifugio) or a cozy mountain lodge. Apartment accommodations are a fantastic option for everyone from large groups, families who want to share a common living space, and travelers who simply don’t want to stay at a hotel. Choose from fully catered and self-serviced stays, and everything in between!
In the afternoon, meet with a Dolomite Mountains representative for a trip briefing, orientation, maps, your Skipass and everything else necessary for your ski vacation.
Day 2: Today, you’ll begin by exploring the Dolomiti Superski Resort where your accommodation is located – Alta Badia, Val Gardena, Cortina d’Ampezzo, or Val di Fassa. In the coming days, you’ll continue your exploration, skiing some of the other 11 resorts in the Dolomiti Superski!
Day 3: The Sellaronda Ski Tour is one of the most fantastic spectacular ski tours in the world, circumnavigating the 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 Arabba).
Day 4: From December to April each year, this marvellous 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.
108,700 miles of dream slopes that run as far as the eye can see, served by 79 lifts! Winter sports in the Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi ski district are not just a tradition, but in fact reveal their most attractive side. The wide, generous and gentle slopes of the highest Alp in Europe, Alpe di Siusi, are a veritable paradise for beginners and families with children.
Day 5: Today is a long day on the slopes, we recommend to set off early in the morning. Ski to the town of Arabba, take the Porta Vescovo cable car and continue through slopes and lifts to Malga Ciapela, where you’ll find the first of the three cable cars taking you up to the Marmolada Glacier. Known as the “Queen of the Dolomites,” Marmolada ( 10,990′) is the highest peak and the only glacier in these mountains. You will get our full share of stunning views all around you, including the Catinaccio, Sassolungo, Sella, and Gran Vernel.
Day 6: After breakfast, take a private transfer (by car or helicopter) to Cortina D’Ampezzo. Begin your ski day in the Tofane area. 30 pistes (6 black runs, 12 red runs, 13 blue runs and 6 green runs) with a total of 29,2 miles. From the beginners’ slopes of the lower area you can quickly reach the technically very demanding pistes such as the Canalone and the famous Schuss. The Freccia nel Cielo cable car takes you up to a height of 8,202′ to the Ra Valles area. If you take the Skitour Olympia route, you can venture onto the unforgettable peaks of the 1956 Olympic races, which today host the Women’s Skiing World Cup. There are 15 mountain refuges and restaurants in the area.
Once you’ve experienced the slopes at Tofane, take a private transfer to the Cinque Torri area. Ski in the area of Cinque Torri, Passo Falzarego and take the Lagazuoi cable car, which arrives at an altitude of (9,186′) 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 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 connect with the slopes at San Cassiano in Alta Badia.
Day 7: Breakfast before a transfer to the airport.