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Trans-Alp Ski Safari – Austria to Italy

Sölden, Gurgl, and Dolomiti Superski. Three of the top ski destinations in the world, all on one great trip! Join us and discover the incredible beauty, magnificent skiing, and compelling diversity of the Austrian and Italian Alps.

Trip Overview

The Alps offer some of the world’s most renown skiing – world class resorts with incredible terrain and sublime vistas across magnificent landscapes. And, of course, the variety of enticing cuisine and fascinating culture! On this incredible holiday, you’ll experience two of the Alps finest ski destinations: Austria’s Ötztal Valley and Italy’s Dolomite Mountains.
 
Your trip begins in Austria, where you’ll stay Sölden, one of the Tyrol's most popular resort towns, and ski in two of the leading ski destinations in the Austrian Alps. Sölden is a world-class ski resort where the modern on-mountain experience extends from the contemporary architecture to the modern lift system, including two of the most powerful gondolas in the world. Whether you’re on mountain or in town, you’ll find everything from fine dining to rustic lodge fare, and of course a vibrant après-ski scene that Austria is known for. You’ll also ski at Gurgl, at the top of the Ötztal Valley, where you’ll discover one of the Alps’ most snow-reliable ski areas encircled by snow-covered 3000-meter-high (6,500') peaks. Incredible restaurants can be found from the top to the bottom of the resort, where you can even enjoy an outdoor après-ski perched hundreds of meters up! Excellent service, modern infrastructure, and incredible terrain make Gurgl one of the most sought-after resorts in Austria.

Next head south across the border to Italy’s Dolomite Mountains and explore the superb Dolomiti Superski, the number one ski resort in the world. You’ll ski from valley-to-valley, exploring a different resort each day –Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Marmolada, Alta Badia, and Cortina d’Ampezzo – taking in the variety of terrain and distinctive landscapes that each region offers. With such expansive skiable terrain, this is truly a vacation in paradise! Each night you’ll get a taste of the delightful hotels and charming rifugi – high mountain inns, each with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Throughout your journey, savor incredible hearty cuisine that the Dolomites are known for, and discover the fascinating culture and history of these mountains, the people, and their traditions.

Join us and discover the incredible beauty, magnificent skiing, and compelling diversity of the Austrian and Italian Alps.

Highlights

  • Discover the Alps – one of the most renowned ski destinations in the world 
  • Experience two of Austria’s most renown ski resorts ¬– Sölden and Gurgl 
  • Revel in the vibrant nightlife in Sölden, famous for hundreds of après-ski bars and clubs 
  • Ski on three glaciers – the Rettenbach and Tiefenbach in Austria and the Marmolada in Italy 
  • Experience the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes! 
  • Enjoy two overnights in Dolomites rifugi – the best ski-in high mountain inns in the Alps 
  • Savor the delicious, hearty cuisine of the Alps, and discover the impact of Austria on northern Italian cuisine 

Day By Day

Trip itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of the Dolomite Mountains Team and your mountain guide. Daily mileage and altitude gain may vary depending on the device used.

  • Day 1

    Hotel in Sölden (4-Star)

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Sölden (4-Star) (B)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Sölden (4-Star) (B)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Sölden (4-Star) (B)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Val Gardena (4-Stars) (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Hotel in Val Gardena (4-Stars) (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 8

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 9

    Hotel in Alta Badia (4-Stars) (B,D)

  • Day 10

    Hotel in Alta Badia (4-Stars) (B,D)

  • Day 11

    (B)

Accommodation

Great hotels with Dolomite Mountains. Whether intimate lodge, family run B&B, or luxury spa resort, our hotels are unique, eminently local, and hard to leave.

Want to learn more about our Hotels and B&Bs?
The Dolomites have 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!

Cost

All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions.

Private Guided Trips:
€ 10.490 per person (minimum 2 participants)
€ 7.490 per person (minimum 4 participants)
€ 6.330 per person (minimum 6 participants)

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only
High Season Dates: 28th January – 26th February 2023 --- 5% increase on costs

Holiday Blackout Dates: (7-night minimum hotel stay required)  Christmas / New Years — 26th December 2022 – 6th January 2023

The cost is based on 4-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only

Please note that the above upgrades do not apply to Group Departures

Prices may increase between the time of quotation and booking. Your Dolomite Mountains consultant will inform you of any such changes.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and maps of the areas
  • 4 nights accommodation in a 4-Star hotel in Sölden, Austria
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 4-Star hotel in Val Gardena, Italy
  • 2 nights accommodation in charming rifugi, in private rooms with private facilities
  • 2 nights accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Alta Badia
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners in Italy
  • Local English-speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 8 days
  • Third-party liability insurance for the ski days (Dolomites leg)
  • Austrian Skipass for 3 days
  • Dolomiti Superski Skipass  for 5 days
  • Duffel bag transfer to rifugi
  • Luggage transfer from Val Gardena to Alta Badia
  • Private transfers in the area as per itinerary
  • A €15 donation to Wow Nature’s reforestation projects makes your trip carbon neutral 
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.
Ski equipment rentals available on request.

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