6 Ski Resorts in 6 Days (3 overnights in rifugios)

from €1.320

Ski from valley to valley discovering the gourmet cuisine and fine wine of the Dolomites, while exploring sunny, groomed pistes and off – piste descents featuring some of the best skiing in the world!

  • Length 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Trip Type On-Piste Ski Safari
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Start / Finish Alta Badia
  • 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 mountain rifugios and comfortable Hotels – the perfect combination of mountain accommodations as you ski through the Dolomites
  • Explore the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes!
  • Experience the refined cuisine of northern Italy accompanied by excellent wines, while traveling from meal to meal on skis!

 

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.

Combine some of the most fantastic skiing in the world, with fine dining on incredible Italian cuisine – what could possibly be better?

 

CLIENT FEEDBACK

"I just wanted to thank you and the rest of your team for all your arranging our trip last week. We had an amazing time thanks to the fantastic weather, mountains, skiing, accommodation, food and above all the people we met on our journey." – Peter, Isabelle & Monty Knight / UK – February 2015

“Dolomite Mountains arranged all of the details; they booked the hotels, arranged for the breakfast and dinners, got our ski passes, arranged the transfers and booked the rifugio where we stayed the night. They answered all of my questions and worked hard to get the answers timely and directly.” – Michael / USA, December 2010

Day by Day

Ski from valley to valley discovering the gourmet cuisine and fine wine of the Dolomites, while exploring sunny, groomed pistes and off – piste descents   featuring some of the best skiing in the world! 


Day 1 ~ Arrival in Alta Badia, Dolomites
Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfer available on request). After you have settled in, you’ll meet a Dolomite Mountains representative for a trip briefing and equipment check. Alta Badia is a sunny hollow on the south side of the Val Badia, where incredible hiking, skiing, and vistas abound. It is often referred to the “heart of the Dolomites,” and with good cause: it is set in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites!
D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 2 ~ Warm up day in Alta Badia
Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano, Badia and La Val are the famous names of the towns of Alta Badia that represent the cradle of the Dolomites winter tourism. 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 (53 total), 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. You will have the opportunity to venture on the famous World Cup slope of Gran Risa or on the more relaxed slopes of Piz La Villa, Gardenaccia and Santa Croce.
Try the traditional Ladine specialities or even lobster, served in the many rifugios on the slopes. Thanks to the Ladine, Tyrolean, and Mediterranean influences this area has developed a unique and extremely varied cusine.
B,D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 3 ~ Ski in Val Gardena
After breakfast ski towards Passo Gardena and descend to Val Gardena. Ski on some of the most amazing ski slopes in the world, and hosted several 1970 World Champions, which is how the tour got its name.

  • Karl Schranz became Giant Slalom World Champion on the very run where the tour now winds its way to Selva Gardena.
  • Annerösli Zryd, also bore the title of World Champion for conquering Dantecepies.
  • And Swiss Bernard Russi was also crowned champion in 1970 on the Sasslong, one of the most popular runs for skiing enthusiasts on the Gardena tour.

In the afternoon ski to the village of Ortisei and take the railway up to your rifugio.
B,D… Rifugio


Day 4 ~ Ski from Val Gardena to Val di Fassa
Continue the loop around the Sella Massif passing the Passo Sella. Over time the Ladins of Val di Fassa have guarded this valley of incomparable beauty, stretching over about 20km / 12 miles and surrounded by some of the Dolomites' most famous peaks: Roda di Vael, Catinaccio, Sassolungo, Sella group, Pordoi, Monzoni, over which Marmolada stands undisputed. Val di Fassa is one of the most complete and famous ski districts in the Dolomites with 9 different ski areas. In the afternoon reach your rifugio for the night.
B,D… Rifugio in Val di Fassa


Day 5 ~ Marmolada Glacier & Civetta
Depart your rifugio and ski to the Marmolada Glacier and then reach the Civetta 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. This area became famous during the 19th century, during the final century of the Venetian Doges, when the first winter guests discovered the imposing beauty and timeless charm of Monte Civetta and in particular Monte Pelmo – known as “God’s Throne.”
In the afternoon reach your rifugio for the night.
B,D… Rifugio


Day 6 ~ Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi 
Ski in the area of Cinque Torri, reach Passo Falzarego and take the Lagazuoi cable car, which arrives at an altitude of 2,800 meters (9,186') in just three minutes! Once you reach the top, stop to enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the terrace of the Rifugio Lagazuoi, famous throughout the world for its spectacular views of the Dolomite peaks. When you’re ready to descend, you’re in for a treat! The Armentarola slope unfolds along the foot of the imposing Fanes mountain, in an enchanting fairy-tale valley surrounded by majestic castles of rock and frozen waterfalls, making this magical descent an endless flow of thrills and surprises. And just like in the fairy-tales, the run ends with a horse-drawn lift from where you can do it all again, or move on to another fabulous adventure. There are several lunch opportunities during this tour: Rifugio Lagazuoi, at the arrival station of the cable car, Rifugio Scotoni, along the slope and where you can taste one of the best grilled meat of Alta Badia, and Capanna Alpina, a typical restaurant just before the horse-drawn lift.
B,D… Hotel in Alta Badia (3-Star)


Day 7 ~ Departure
In the morning 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? 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 conditions, fitness levels, abilities of participants, accommodations availability and/or the recommendations of the Dolomites Mountains staff.

Cost

Guided Trips:
From € 3.040 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 2.100 per person (minimum 4 participants)

Self-Guided Trips:

From € 1.530 per person (minimum 2 participants)
From € 1.320 per person (minimum 4 participants)

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


Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 nights accommodation in family run 3-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • 3 nights accommodation in charming rifugios (dormitory style for two nights - private room for one night)
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Dolomiti Superskipass
  • Luggage transfers
  • Italian mobile phone for emergency calls during the trip
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request.
Private rooms in rifugios 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!

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    
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
26-31 Apr
2017
4
Available
€ 1220
26 Apr - 1 May
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1900
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
Limited space
€ 2660
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 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
€ 2660
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