On-Piste Ski Safari Experience around Dolomiti del Brenta

Self Guided

Guided

Luxury

from €1.860 from €2.570 on request

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

  • Length 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Trip Type On-Piste Ski Safari
  • Activity Level Easy to Moderate
  • Start / Finish Andalo - Ponte di Legno
  • 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
  • Explore the Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta – a “carousel” of 8 resorts with 380 kilometers (237 miles) of prepared pistes!
  • Experience the refined cuisine of northern Italy accompanied by excellent wines, while traveling from meal to meal on skis!

 

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 resort-to-resort  – entirely on groomed, lift-served runs!

On our On-Piste Ski Safari in the Dolomiti del Brenta, you’ll enjoy skiing on the Skirama Dolomiti Adamello Brenta network of 8 resorts, with over 1,500 m / 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 accommodation each night. This tour also provides you with the opportunity to explore the towns of the Dolomites and their people, 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! Combine some of the most fantastic skiing in the world, with fine dining on incredible Italian cuisine – what could possibly be better?

 

RECENT PRESS:
The Guardian, UK: Italian Dolomites ski and snowboard safari!, 4 October 2013

 

CLIENT FEEDBACK

"I would like to thank you for everything you did to make our vacation wonderful... The trip was everything we hoped for and more." – Jody & Mike Bartman / USA – March 2015

“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 Dolomiti del Brenta on skis, moving from resort-to-resort each night, taking in different vistas, marvellous cuisine, and skiing the Dolomites world-class on-piste terrain.


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Andalo, Dolomiti del Brenta
Arrive in Andalo (1,040m / 3,412’) in the Dolomiti del Brenta on your own (private transfer available on request) and check into your hotel.
Andalo is situated on the Paganella high plateau, and features several winter and summer activities.
The village counts some 1,000 inhabitants and is famous for its farms, located between Molveno, Cavedago and Fai della Paganella. In the past years, tourism has become increasingly important and started booming.
The local sports centre features a rich number of facilities, ranging from a soccer ground to a mini golf course, a climbing hall and a basketball court, as well as horse riding and volleyball court. In winter the near-by ski lifts of the Paganella skiing area take you to some 50 km of runs and slopes.

In the afternoon meet with a Dolomite Mountains representative who will provide you a trip briefing and orientation as well as maps and the Skipass for your self guided ski safari.
Dinner follows at the hotel.
B,D… Hotel in Andalo (4-Star)


Day 2 ~ Discover Andalo – Fai della Paganella
Today you will discover the ski area of Andalo – Fai della Paganella reaching an altitude of  2,100m / 6,889’). It has always been an attraction for the people of the whole region, visible thanks to its size from the regional capital city of Trento and from the nearby side valleys.
Located on its slopes, Andalo and Fai are small villages that grew to become tourist destinations, especially in the winter, thanks to the significant investments made in the last decades. Paganella is today an ultra-modern skiing area comfortably reached in few minutes via ski lifts from both villages and connected strategically to both Val di Non and Valle dell’Adige. Many slopes allow skiers the best choice to reach Roda (2125 m /  6,971’) – the locality on the mountain top from where you can enjoy fantastic scenery ranging from the Dolomiti di Fassa (including Marmolada) to Lago di Garda.
B,D… Hotel in Andalo (4-Star)


Day 3 ~ Folgarida – Marilleva Ski Area
After breakfast take a private transfer to Folgarida (1,270m / 4,166’) one of the towns in Val di Sole.
At Folgarida - Marilleva, there are two valley stations, connected by 26 state-of the-art lift facilities. Moreover the skiing area features 34 ski slopes ranging from an easy level to more challenging, including 62 km of ski runs. And for those who do not have enough during the day can enjoy floodlight skiing!
Other activities in Val di Sole are ski mountaineering and cross-country skiing, both have a long tradition in this area. The amazing alpine landscape and great snow conditions never cease to amaze ski alpinists, who enjoy top class skiing around the mountains of Monte Cevedale, Cima Rossa di Saent and Presanella.
When you are ready to return, ski down to Madonna di Campiglio (1,550m / 5,085’) and check into your 4-Star hotel.

Madonna di Campiglio (1,550m / 5,085') is an elegant town nestled in a breathtaking valley, surrounded by the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park on three of its four sides. Set between the Dolomiti del Brenta (or also referred to Western Dolomites) and the glaciers of Adamello and Presanella, Madonna is one of Italy’s most fashionable ski resorts, second only to the Dolomites’ Cortina d’Ampezzo. Tourism began here in the late 19th century, when the Austrian Empress Sissi and Emperor Franz Josef visited. After the imperial journey, the popularity of Madonna di Campiglio never really ended, and today the town is still one of the most visited in the Alps in both summer and in winter. The main square of Madonna di Campiglio offers fantastic views overlooking the Brenta massif, and the town serves as the starting point for a multitude of hikes. Quintessentially Italian, and vibrantly attractive, Madonna di Campiglio offers considerable traditional charm, with elegant buildings that date back to the 19th century. And, thanks to the completion of a tunnel bypass in 2000, today the town is virtually car-free!

Unlike the majority of the Dolomites, which exhibit the influence of both the Austro-Hungarian and native Ladin history and cultures, Madonna is undeniably Italian. That said, in the late 19th century during the Habsburg Empire, the village briefly served as a summer extension of the court of Vienna, and Emperor Franz Josef of Austria liked to walk in the woods here. Reaching further into history, Madonna di Campiglio dates back to the 12 century, when a church on the main road served as an inn for those heading towards the Germanic lands beyond the Alps, and prior to that Passo Campo CarloMagno, which separates the Brenta from the Adamello group just north of Madonna, was named after Charlemagne who led his troops along the pass. Dinner follows.
B,D… Hotel in Madonna di Campiglio (4-Star)


Day 4 & 5 ~Ski in Madonna di Campiglio & Pinzolo
Depart your hotel and make your way to the cable car station in order to reach the top. Madonna di Campiglio is a Mecca for skiers and snowboarders, surrounded by the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello and Presanella glacier. This ski resort is not only very popular with tourists from all over the world, but also with Italians themselves, for example the Italian ski champion Alberto Tomba hails from here.
There are slopes of different levels including very challenging ones: one of these ski runs features a drop of up to 70%! Moreover there is the “3-Tre” FIS ski slope, which every year is venue for a slalom competition of the male ski World Cup.
Cinque Laghi, Pradalago, Grostè and Spinale are connected areas so that you don’t have to take off your skis. Madonna di Campiglio is also connected with a 10-minutes express funicular to Pinzolo, a town situated at the foot of Mount Doss del Sabion. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy more than 150 km / 93 miles of ski slopes in its variety of ski levels.  The queen of all the slopes in this skiing area is definitely the Tulot Audi quattro® slope with its difference in altitude of 900 m / 2,952’ and its length of 2.600 m / 1,6 miles; a real challenge for skiers.
B,D… Hotel in Madonna di Campiglio (4-Star)


Day 6 ~ Tonale – Ponte di Legno
After breakfast take a private transfer to the town of Ponte di Legno (1,257m / 4,224’) and start another exciting skiing day in the area of Tonale, with 100 kilometres of well prepared slopes.

Passo Tonale represents the ancient and natural connection with the Lombardy region and is today one of the coziest skiing areas in the Dolomiti del Brenta. Thanks to the high altitude, Passo Tonale can guarantee a constant and abundant natural snow cover and a fast connection with Ponte di Legno and the Presena Glacier (3,000m / 9,842’) which can be reached within minutes by funicular.

It is a much loved destination in spring for the growing crowd of free ride lovers thanks to its excellent orientation and the possibility of skiing in late spring on the Presena Glacier. From the top station, a demanding slope descends to the Pass and allows a beautiful and long “non-stop” run of nearly 12 km / 7,4 miles to Ponte di Legno. Check into your hotel and enjoy dinner.
B,D… Hotel in Ponte di Legno (4-Star)


Day 7 ~ Depart
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 weather conditions, fitness levels, age, and skiing abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your guide. Whether you are a beginner/intermediate on-piste skier or an advanced off-piste skier, this itinerary can be adapted to the groups’ skill level, and is customizable for a wide variety of abilities.


Cost

Guided Trips:
From € 3.490 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 2.570 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self Guided Trips:

From € 1.860 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.730 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
  • 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Andalo
  • 3 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Madonna di Campiglio
  • 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Ponte di Legno
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 5 days (if guided)
  • Superskirama Skipass for 5 days
  • Transportation in the area when needed
  • Luggage transfer to Hotels
  • 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.

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!

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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