Length: 6d / 5n
Start / Finish: Alta Badia / Cortina d'Ampezzo
Group and Private Departures Available
This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing mid-December to mid-April, or as a group departure on set dates. View Group Departure Dates.
Activity Level: Easy to Challenging
For skiers in good and active physical health. All skiing will be lift-service, with opportunities for both on- and off-piste descents.
Guided: Guide Ratio 1:6
Dolomite Mountains Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Ski Guides have many 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.
Cost: From €2760 (per person, minimum 6 members)
- Trip briefing upon arrival
- Logistics and map of the area
- Accommodations and meals as noted in itinerary
- Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Ski Guide
- Dolomiti Superskipass
- Local transportation as per itinerary
- Luggage transfers during entire itinerary
- Local medical and evacuation insurance
- Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.
- Discover the fairy tale world of the Dolomites in winter, skiing its beautiful valleys
- Ski “hut-to-hut” and enjoy the atmosphere of mountain rifugios, the best in all of the Alps
- Experience the refined cuisine of northern Italy accompanied by excellent wines while traveling with skis on our feet
- Enjoy the advantage of lift-service pistes to help you move from hut to hut, so you can focus on enjoying your downhill turns!
Combine some of the most fantastic skiing in the world, with fine dining on incredible Italian cuisine – what could possibly be better?
On this ski safari traverse you’ll enjoy 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 the Dolomites. With such expansive skiable terrain, this is truly a vacation in paradise: you’ll move from valley to valley on skis, enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the rifugios, explore the fascinating culture and history of these mountains, all while dining on incredible cuisine and sampling fine wines found in the region.
The imposing peaks of the Dolomites emerged from primordial marine expanses, created by microorganisms that were embraced and moulded by the glaciers during the ice age. Providing extraordinary terrain, these incredible mountains have become famous the world over as one of the most beloved areas for winter sports. Boasting the number one ski resort in the world, the Dolomites are a winter sports paradise for families, beginners, and champions alike.
This ski tour offers you the opportunity to explore the Ladin valleys of the Dolomites and their people, as well as discover the traditions and history of these places, all while engaging in the beautiful sport of skiing. You’ll explore Alta Badia, known for it’s Ladin culture and cuisine, and Cortina d’Ampezzo, with it’s refined Italian style. You’ll also spend two nights at different rifugi, enjoying acclaimed regional cuisine at one restaurant, and traveling hut-to-hut for the chef-inspired “A Taste for Skiing in Alta Badia”.
Day 1 ~ Arrive in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfer available on request). Upon arrival, you’ll meet your 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. Welcome dinner with great ambiance, great pastas, salads and wines!
D… Hotel & Spa in Alta Badia (5-Star)
Day 2 ~ Sellaronda and Alta Badia
The Sellaronda Ski Tour is one of the most 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 Fodom). You can choose to ski the entire Sellaronda, or just part of it, in order to be back for lunch in Alta Badia.
Enjoy a combination of skiing and fine cuisine for lunch today – specially crafted Michelin-star dishes in the alpine huts of Alta Badia – the best of both worlds! “A Taste for Skiing in Alta Badia” is a joint effort between the Dolomitici (Alta Badia Michelin-starred chefs), fellow starred chefs from Europe, and ten rifugi. The aim is to focus on and promote the winning combination of skiing and fine food, which are undoubtedly two of the Alta Badia's strong points. Each chef is teamed up with a specific rifugio, creating recipes which use the best of typical South Tyrol’s produce – each a refined, yet simple and genuine, gourmet dish that the rifugio offers on their menu. You will ski tour from rifugio to rifugio (hut to hut) in Alta Badia, having appetizers, primo, secondo, and dessert, each at a different rifugio, together with some outstanding wines. This is truly a gourmet cuisine in the Dolomites experience not to be missed!
B… Hotel & Spa in Alta Badia (5-Star)
Day 3 ~ Ski from Marmolada Glacier to Passo San Pellegrino
The Marmolada Massif, known as “Queen of the Dolomites”, boasts the highest peak of all the Dolomites, reaching a height of 3,342 meters (10,965'), and provides some of the most spectacular skiing experiences on earth. Today you start skiing to Arabba and move on to Porta Vescovo, which offers mesmerizing views of the Marmolada Glacier. Next, skiers continue on the Ornella run to Pescoi, over the ridge of Passo Padon, on through the Passo Fedaia and to Punta Rocca. An incredible tour, it covers over 1,300 meters (4,265') in elevation and offers an astonishing 12 kilometer-long (7.5 miles-long) run. The Marmolada Tour not only offers amazing ski adventures, but also provides some of the most beautiful views in the world.
At the end of the day of skiing this beautiful terrain, a snowmobile will pick you up on the pass and bring you to a rifugio for the night (1,980m / 6,496'). Set in a magnificent group of isolated old huts, this rifugio is immersed in the marvelous silence of a wide valley with a view of the Pale di San Martino. You will get to taste delicious dishes typical of the Trentino region. The renowned and traditional restaurant, mentioned in several culinary guides, will be appreciated not only for the quality of the food, but also for its warmth and welcoming hospitality.
Day 4 ~ Passo San Pellegrino & Civetta Ski Resorts
Today may well be the visual highlight of our skiing this week, with anticipated emotional responses to some of the most stunning views of the Veneto and Trentino Dolomites: the group of the Pale di San Martino, Monzoni, Catinaccio, and Marmolada. You will have the chance to ski on the relaxed slopes in the sun as well as the more challenging ones in the shade of the gondola of Col Margherita, to ski down to Passo San Pellegrino, and over to the opposite face towards Cima Uomo. From here you will ski to the settlement of Fodare, from where you’ll travel by bus to Selva di Cadore. Your skis back on, you’ll ski into the Civetta ski resort, passing by little romantic towns set between impressive mountains, magnificent valleys and silent forests: this is the ski area between the peaks of the Pelmo and the Civetta, in the heart of the Veneto Dolomites.
Day 5 ~ Cortina d’Ampezzo
Ski down to the Cinque Torri (Five Towers) area and arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, well-known all over the world for its fascinating beauty, surrounding mountains, and as host to the 1956 Winter Olympics. On your way down to Cortina you will get to know all of its slopes – including the famous Olympia (where the men’s Olympic downhill events were held, and for many years the stage of the Women’s World Cup), and the superb Canalone (or Canyon in English), where the women’s downhill Olympic events took place. Arrive to Cortina and settle in to your hotel.
You’ll have your final dinner this evening at a gourmet restaurant in Cortina. Great care in the choice of fresh, local ingredients as well as fresh fish that arrives daily from the markets of Venice and Chioggia. Select from among the house specialties for an exceptional meal.
B,D… Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (5-Star)
Day 6 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).
Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and skiing abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your guide.
Want to learn more about our Luxury Hotels?
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Chateau to The Leading Hotels of the World!
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 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!
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