Dolomites Off-Piste Ski Safari Traverse

from €1540

Discover lift-service off-piste skiing in the Dolomites! Ski some of the Dolomites most famous off-piste descents by day, and enjoy the warm hospitality of charming mountain rifugi (huts) each night, all the while taking in incredible vistas and marvelous cuisine!

  • Length 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Trip Type Off-Piste Skiing
  • Activity Level Moderate to Challenging
  • Start / Finish Alta Badia
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from December to March
  • Group Departures Available
    22-27 Jan
    12-17 Feb

Highlights

  • Enjoy some of the most challenging – and beautiful – off-piste slopes in the Dolomites, all accessible by chairlift and gondola
  • Ski “hut-to-hut” and enjoy the atmosphere of mountain rifugios, the best in all of the Alps
  • Ski some of the Dolomites most famous runs including Val Lasties, Val Mesdi, Val Setus, Marmolada Glacier, Val Litres and Cristallo, surrounded by superb Dolomite panoramas
  • Ski with our professional UIAGM/IFMGA ski guides, who will help you safely discover the crystalline beauty of these mountains in winter
  • Short on time? This is the perfect quick way to experience the Dolomites off-piste on skis!

 

OVERVIEW

Fantastic off-piste skiing, lift service, and fine Italian dining – now that’s our idea of a great winter vacation! Each day you'll set out with your guide to ski the best snow and off-piste terrain – some of the finest off-piste skiing in the world. Powder, spring snow, breakable crust and crud... we ski them and love them all!

On this freeride itinerary, you’ll ski three areas of the Dolomites known for their fantastic off-piste – Alta Badia, including the Val Mezdì and Sass Pordoi; Arabba, at the foot of the Sella Massif; and Cortina d’Ampezzo, famous not only for hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics, but for it’s phenomenal Lagazuoi couloirs. As you enjoy four days of skiing, you’ll explore many of the lines and couloirs here that have become the stuff of legends. Lucky for us, much of this terrain is accessible just a short hike or skin from the top of the lifts, making this a great trip for skiers who want to track their vertical and maximize their turns. You’ll use a combination of lifts, gondolas, skinning, and boot packing to reach the some of the most incredible terrain Dolomite Mountains have to offer!

Each day you will have the opportunity to ski different off-piste areas. This tour also provides you with the opportunity to explore the Ladin valleys of the Dolomites and their people, as well as discover their traditions and history, and explore the excellent culture and cuisine. Each night you’ll stay at a different rifugio – charming mountain inns with simply the best access to the slopes (you’ll ski right out the door each morning!), breath-taking vistas, and incredible cuisine. So what are you waiting for!?

Day by Day

Discover lift-service off-piste skiing in the Dolomites! Ski some of the Dolomites most famous off-piste descents by day, and enjoy the warm hospitality of charming mountain rifugi (huts) each night, all the while taking in incredible vistas and marvelous cuisine!


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfer on request). Alta Badia is located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters (4,593-8,858') 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 (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.

Upon arrival, you’ll meet your professional UIAGM/IFMGA ski guide for a trip briefing and equipment check (and rent any equipment if needed), and pick up your week long Dolomiti Superskipass.  Evening trip orientation and dinner at the hotel.
D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Days 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 ~ Sella Massif & Marmolada Glacier
Depending on the snow conditions during your stay, you will be skiing a series of off-piste descents in the Sella and Marmolada Massifs.

Sella Massif:
Ski some famous descents such as Val Mezdi – the "Valle Blanche of the Dolomites", Val Setus – with its 1,400 meter (4,595') vertical drop, Val Lasties – or Witch’s Valley, Piz Boe – with various descents and fantastic steeps, and Joel and Holtzer on the Sass Pordoi – considered the gateway of extreme skiing in the Dolomites.

Marmolada Massif:

Marmolada, aptly named as “Queen of the Dolomites,” boasts the highest peak of all the Dolomites, reaching a height of 3,342 meters (10,965'), features the largest remaining glacier in the Dolomite Mountains. It also provides some of the most spectacular off-piste skiing experiences on earth. Tackle Antermoia, Bellunese Vecchia, Punta Penia, In Fra i Sass, Lydia, or the Forcella Marmolada (Marmolada Pass) itself!

(Days  2,3 & 4 ) B,D… Rifugio
(Day 5) B,D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 6 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).
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STILL WANT MORE ADVENTURE?
We can two additional days of skiing in the Cortina d’Ampezzo area!  Well-known all over the world for its fascinating beauty and surrounding mountains, Cortina was host to the 1956 Winter Olympics. You’ll enjoy off-piste descents of the Cinque Torri, Lagazuoi, Tofana, and Cristallo Massifs.


WANT EVEN MORE? EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURE!
You've come all this way, why not stay a little longer? Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!


Trip itinerary may vary based on weather and snow conditions, fitness levels, abilities of participants, accommodations availability and/or the recommendations of your guide.

Cost

Private Guided Trip:
From € 2.370 per person (minimum 2 members)
From € 1.640 per person (minimum 4 members)


Group Departures: €1540 per person (minimum 4 members) 

High season: 5% increase on costs. High season dates: 28 January – 11 March 2017
Black out Dates: Christmas / New Years and Carnival weeks ---- 24 December 2016 – 8 January 2017 and 25 February - 12 March 2017
Supplement for private rooms at the rifugios: €10 per person and per night


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3-star Hotel in Alta Badia
  • 3 nights accommodation in charming rifugi in private/shared rooms with private/shared bathroom
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide
  • Dolomiti Superskipass during the trip
  • Safety equipment rental
  • Transportation when needed
  • Luggage transfer
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request.
Single rooms available on request in hotels only.

Accommodation

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites has a multi-faceted culture and history that is reflected in each village we visit, and we make sure to provide you with the most authentic experience of the region possible through the hotels and B&Bs we offer. Hotels and chalets are available in the larger villages, while agriturismos (working farms with accommodations similar to B&Bs) are more common in rural areas. And we always make sure you have access to inspired regional cuisine, and the best panoramas you can get in the Dolomites!

Prefer luxury accommodations?
You can also book a custom departure of this trip using our Luxury Hotels. For details, please contact us.

Want to learn more about our Mountain Inns & Rifugi?            
Rifugi – or mountain huts in English – are the classic accommodation for hikers, climbers, mountaineers, and ski mountaineers in the Alps. Set in spectacular locations high in the Dolomites, rifugi are accessible only on foot (with a few exceptions that are reachable by car). These marvelous establishments are open primarily in the summer, with a select few in winter, and offer meals and sleeping facilities.

The Dolomite rifugi are considered the best in the Alps. While some are dormitory style with bunk beds, many meet the standard of a simple guest house with private rooms and en-suite bathrooms, and each has its own unique character and charm. Bedding and linens are provided, hot showers are available, and meals are served in common dining areas – like a small mountain inn set high in the mountains with the most incredible vistas in the Dolomites. Whether you’re hiking in summer or skiing in winter, an overnight rifugio stay is not to miss on a Dolomite holiday.

To learn even more about rifugi in the Dolomites, check out our Rifugios in the Dolomites article, and learn about one of the best ways to experience these incredible mountains!

More info

Guided Trip:
Up to 4 persons: 1 guide
5-8 persons: 2 guides
9-12 persons: 3 guides
Dolomite Mountains professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guides
 have years of experience skiing the Dolomites. We have guides that speak Italian, English, French and Spanish. From the moment you arrive in the Dolomites they will look after you. They know the best ski runs, mountain restaurants, and how things work in the Italian mountains.


LEARN MORE

Want to learn more about skiing in the Dolomite Mountains? Check out our Winter Article Resources, featuring articles on The Not to Miss Ski Tours of the DolomitesDolomites Ski ResortsTransitioning from On- to Off-Piste, and MORE

Check out our video gallery with some of the best free-ride videos in the Dolomites and check out our new video Freeride Off-Piste: Val Culea Integrale in the Sella Group.


OFF-PISTE SKI DESCENTS

The Dolomites seem to have a never-ending supply of lift-accessible off-piste ski descents!

On this great itinerary, you'll enjoy lift-serviced off-piste skiing in the Alta Badia area. From Alta Badia there are incredible off-piste descents of Marmolada, Piz Boè, Sella, and Tofane, to name a few. To see a list of some of our favorites that you may enjoy during your trip, click here.

Still want more adventure? 
We can two additional days of skiing in the Cortina d’Ampezzo area! From Cortina d'Ampezzo there are incredible off-piste descents of Cinque Torri, Lagazuoi, Tofana, and Cristallo Massifs, to name a few. Click here to see some of our favorites!

Still want even more? Why not extend your adventure!
Dolomite Mountains offers fantastic extensions that you can enjoy before or after your trip in the Dolomites. Explore VeniceVeronaLake GardaFlorence, or Milan, or any of the many other magical places found throughout Italy. There's no more perfect way to recover from jet lag upon arrival, or delay your return to reality at the end of your trip!

 

Group Trip Dates

Trip name   Trip dates   Min persons   Trip status   Price    
15-21 Feb
2017
4
Available
€ 1900
22-27 Feb
2017
4
Available
€ 1540
22-27 Feb
2017
4
Available
€ 2200
23-28 Feb
2017
4
Available
€ 1220
29 Feb - 3 Mar
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2200
5-10 Mar
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1190
12-17 Mar
2017
4
Available
€ 2200
12-17 Mar
2017
4
Available
€ 1540
12-17 Apr
2017
4
Available
€ 2200
12-17 Apr
2017
4
Available
€ 1190
19-25 Apr
2017
4
Available
€ 1900
25 Apr - 1 May
2017
4
Available
€ 1900
26-31 Apr
2017
4
Available
€ 1220
25-30 Jul
2017
4
Available
€ 890
27 Jul - 3 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
8-14 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1520
15-21 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 2560
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 890
16-20 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 890
18-24 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1260
23-30 Aug
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1520
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2560
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 890
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1730
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 890
12-18 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1260