Dolomites Ski Safari Getaway – 2 rifugio nights

Self Guided

Guided

Luxury

from €960 from €1.440 on request

Short on time? Why not take our winter "getaway" trip and ski from hut-to-hut entirely on groomed, lift-served runs! Explore the Dolomites on skis, moving from rifugio-to-rifugio each night, taking in different vistas, marvellous cuisine, and skiing the Dolomites world-class on-piste terrain.

  • Length 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Trip Type On-Piste Ski Safari
  • Activity Level
  • Start / Finish Alta Badia
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from December to March

Highlights

  • Ski the beautiful Dolomites with our certified ski mountain guides, who will help you discover the crystalline beauty of these mountains in winter
  • Travel on-piste from valley to valley through the Dolomites, experiencing the delightful blend of Italian and Austrian and Ladin that co-exist in this region
  • Stay in mountain rifugios and charming 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 exhilarating ski adventures that are perfect for the entire family!

 

OVERVIEW

Is an on-piste ski safari an oxymoron? We don’t think so! In the Dolomites, it is possible for on-piste skiers and families to ski from hut-to-hut – entirely on groomed, lift-served runs!

On our On-Piste Inn-to-Inn Ski Safari, you’ll enjoy skiing on the Dolomiti Superski network of 12 resorts, with over 1,500m / 5,000 vertical feet of skiable terrain! You’ll ski from valley to valley each day, traveling on groomed on-piste slopes throughout, and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of a different rifugio or hotel each night. This tour also provides you with the opportunity to explore the Ladin valleys of the Dolomites and their people, discover the traditions and history of these places that integrate the Ladin, Italian, and Austrian cultures, and explore the excellent cuisine!

Not only you will enjoy incredible Italian resort skiing, but you’ll discover the breath-taking beauty of the Dolomites, and see so much more than if you stayed at a resort at the base of the mountain. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy on-piste resort skiing!

 

CLIENT FEEDBACK

“We arranged a ski safari trip with Dolomite Mountains and it was great from the time we stepped foot in Italy until we returned home…” – Michael / USA, December 2010

Day by Day

Ski from hut-to-hut entirely on groomed, lift-served runs! Explore the Dolomites on skis, moving from hut-to-hut each night, taking in different vistas, marvellous cuisine, and skiing the Dolomites world-class on-piste terrain.

Day 1 ~ Arrive in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfer available on request) and check into your hotel. Alta Badia is located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters (4,593-8,858') above sea level. This altitude ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter, and offers breathtaking 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.

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.
B,D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 2 ~ Sellaronda Ski Tour
Meet your UIAGM/IFMGA professional ski guide (guided trips) for a trip briefing and equipment check (and rent gear if needed), and pick up your week long Dolomiti Superskipass. 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…Rifugio


Day 3 ~ Ski to the Marmolada Glacier
Ski towards the town of Arabba, and ski to the Marmolada Glacier. Known as the “Queen of the Dolomites,” Marmolada (3,350m / 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, Marmolada, and Gran Vernel. 
B,D… Rifugio


Day 4 ~  Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi Ski Area 
In Winter the ski slopes of the Lagazuoi, Cinque Torri and Giau area are always perfect, thanks to the favorable exposure and to the use of artificial snow programmes when necessary. The slopes are easy or moderate, and all are immensely satisfying. Facing the Lagazuoi Massif, the Gallina Ridge is a paradise for children, with slopes that are also suitable for beginners. The area is part of the Superski Dolomiti territory, and is linked to slopes of the neighbouring areas and valleys by the handy skibus and coach services.
B,D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 5 ~ Departure
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available 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.



Itinerary may vary based on snow conditions, weather conditions, fitness levels and skiing abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your guide.

Cost

Guided Trips:
From € 2.050 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.440 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trips:
From € 1.130 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 960 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only

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
  • Accommodations as per itinerary
  • Meals as noted in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Dolomiti Superskipass
  • Local transportation as noted in itinerary
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide (if guided)
  • Luggage transfers
  • 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!

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 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

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.

 

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