Hotel-to-Hotel Ski Safari

Self Guided

Guided

Luxury

from €1.560 from €2.660 on request

Ski from valley-to-valley exploring sunny, groomed pistes and discovering the gourmet cuisine and fine wine of the Dolomites. What's more, each night you'll enjoy the warm hospitality and comforts of the cozy hotels in town!

  • Length 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Trip Type On-Piste Ski Safari
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Start / Finish Alta Badia / Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from December to March

Highlights

  • Discover the fairy tale world of the Dolomites in winter, skiing its beautiful valleys
  • Stay in comfortable Hotels – the perfect combination of mountain accommodations as you ski through the Dolomites
  • Experience the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes!
  • Enjoy some of the most challenging and beautiful slopes in the Dolomites, all accessible by chairlift and gondola


OVERVIEW

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.

 

 

Day by Day

Ski from valley-to-valley exploring sunny, groomed pistes and discovering the gourmet cuisine and fine wine of the Dolomites. What's more, each night you'll enjoy the warm hospitality and comforts of the cozy hotels in town! 


Day 1~ Arrival in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Arrive to Alta Badia on your own (private airport transfer on request). Located in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites, Alta Badia is truly the “heart of the Dolomites.” Geographically in the South Tyrol (Südtirol), this area was part of Austria prior to the First World War. Here you’ll find unique mountain scenery with villages rich in natural beauties and ancient traditions, witness the simple everyday life of the local people (the “Ladini”), as well as the customs and traditions of the ancient Ladin culture.

In the afternoon meet with a Dolomite Mountains representative (self guided trips) who will provide you a trip briefing and orientation as well as maps and the Skipass for your self guided ski safari.
D… Family Run Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star) 


Day 2 ~ Explore the Alta Badia ski resort
After breakfast, meet your local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA professional ski guide (guided trips). Alta Badia is located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters (4,593-8,858') above sea level and this altitude ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter, and offers breath-taking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites. Fast and comfortable ski lift connections, miles of wide, well-groomed slopes (130 km / 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.
B,D… Family Run Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 3 ~ Sellaronda
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).
B,D… Family Run Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star) 


Day 4 ~ Ski towards Val di Fassa/Val Gardena
Begin your fourth ski day skiing towards Val Gardena. In the afternoon ski down to the village of Canazei and check-in at your hotel. Canazei is a mountain village belonging to the province of Trento and placed in a fascinating natural valley in the most northern area of the wonderful Val di Fassa. It is surrounded by magnificent Dolomites peaks: Colac, Marmolada, Gruppo del Sella and Col Rodella. Along with another 18 municipalities, Canazei forms part of a very unique area: Ladinia, where the minority group of Ladin speakers live. The local inhabitants are very attached to their traditions and keen to protect their customs and habits. Therefore there are a huge number of performance s and celebrations aimed at handing down and raising awareness of the Ladin culture and customs
B,D…Family Run 3-Star Hotel in Val di Fassa or Val Gardena, depending on availability (3-Star)


Day 5 ~ Ski in Val di Fassa
Explore the ski area of Val di Fassa. From Alba ride the cableway up to Ciampac, a natural viewpoint in the Sassolungo Group, of the Sella and over towards the Marmolada, the "Queen of the Dolomites." The Ciampac is one of the most famous and exciting black slopes of the entire Val di Fassa. It is a very technical run, about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles), long with a 660-meter (1,969-foot) descent, dropping sheerly right down to the village. After you’ve enjoyed a few runs, continue to Pozza Buffaure, which links directly from Ciampac, and on to Pozza di Fassa. Option to ski in the Belvedere area.
B,D… Family Run Hotel in Val di Fassa or Val Gardena, depending on availability (3-Star)


Day 6 ~ Reach Cortina d’Ampezzo
After breakfast reach Passo Pordoi and continue towards the village of Arabba. Take the funicular Porta Vescovo and ski 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. The ski area of the Marmolada, the imposing mountain dividing the region of Veneto in the Bellunese area from the region of Trentino, and reaching a height of 3,342 meters (10,965'), is one of the most scenic of the Dolomites. The ski runs are well groomed and run down the glacier towards the valley, and the highest point of the ski area is also the starting point of one of the most beautiful ski runs of the Alps: La Bellunese. Ski down to Malga Ciapela and from here take the shuttle bus (not included) which brings you to Alleghe. In Alleghe take the cable car “Piani di Pezzé” and reach the Civetta ski area. 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. In the afternoon ski down to the locality Pescul and catch the shuttle bus to Passo Giau. Take the chair lift which brings you in the Cinque Torri ski resort. Private transfer to Cortina and check into your hotel where you are going to spend the last two nights.
B… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (3-Star)


Day 7 ~ Explore  the ski resort of Cortina
Ski in the area of Faloria & Cristallo and taste the excitement of being completely surrounded in a Natural World Heritage location, on these fabulous mountains. 24 pistes (5 black runs, 11 red runs, 8 blue runs) with a total of 44km / 27,3 miles. There are pistes of all levels of difficulty, all with a marvellous view over the Ampezzo Valley. The “Forcella Staunies” chairlift in the Cristallo range takes you to an altitude of 2,930 meters / 9,613'. The Mietres ski-area is specially adapted to children with its selection of gentle runs winding through the woods. There are 12 mountain refuges in this area.
B… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (3-Star)


Day 8 ~ Departure
In the morning breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer on request).
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EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURE!
You’ve come all this way… why not stay a little longer? Explore the spectacular city of Venice, or, if you join us in December, explore the magical Christmas Markets of the Dolomites!

Venice
Venice is one of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing cities, with so much to do and see, for adults and kids alike! Of course there are the must-see icons of Piazza San Marco, the Rialto Bridge, and the surrounding tourist shops and restaurants, but we’ll also introduce you to a maze-like city with new mysteries (and gelato!) to explore around every corner. Option to add 1 or more nights in Venice. 

Christmas Markets
Experience the magical Christmas Markets that are held in the area each year in celebration of the holidays. From dazzling lights and décor to local merchants peddling handcrafted, one of a kind treasures to peaceful horse drawn carriage rides along ancient cobblestone streets, from the moment you step foot in one of these enchanting markets you’re certain to be captivated by the holiday spirit. Option to add 1 or more nights in the Dolomites on December departures.



Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels, abilities of participants, accommodations availability and/or the recommendations of the Dolomites Mountains staff.

Cost

Guided Trips:
From € 3.840 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 2.660 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trips:
From € 1.720 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.560 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Single room supplement: on request

High Season Dates:  27 January  17 March 2018 --- 5% increase on costs

Holiday Blackout Dates:  7-night minimum hotel stay required
Christmas / New Years --- 27 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
Carnival Week --- 10-18 February 2018

 


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 night accommodation in 3-star family run hotel in Alta Badia
  • 2 night accommodation in 3-star family run hotel in Val di Fassa or Val Gardena
  • 2 night accommodation in 3-star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners in Alta Badia and in Val di Fassa/Gardena
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 6 days (if guided)
  • Dolomiti Superskipass for 6 days
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request.
Ski equipment rentals available on request.

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.

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

Check out our Winter Videos!

Still want 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    
25-30 Jul
2017
4
Available
€ 950
27 Jul - 3 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1260
8-14 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 1610
15-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 2790
16-20 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 890
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 950
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2790
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1610
2-8 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 2790
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1560
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Sold out
€ 890
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 950
14-19 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 2290
21-27 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1990
26-31 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1270
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2290
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1600
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1350
11-17 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1990
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2290
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1270
17-21 Jul
2018
4
Available
€ 890
17-22 Jul
2018
4
Available
€ 950
22-27 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1460
7-13 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1610
7-13 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 2790
15-22 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1560
25-31 Sep
2018
4
Available
€ 2790
1-8 Oct
2018
4
Available
€ 1770
8-12 Oct
2018
4
Available
€ 890
16-21 Oct
2018
4
Available
€ 950