Dolomites On-Piste Skiing Safari

Family Ski Safari in the Dolomites

A winter family vacation that is so much more than “just” a ski trip! Explore the Dolomites on skis, moving from valley-to-valley each day, entirely on groomed, lift-served runs. World-class resorts, magnificent vistas, three different cultures and cuisines – quite simply the best winter family vacation ever!

Trip Overview

Want your family winter vacation to be more than “just” a ski trip? Then join us in the Dolomites for a Family Ski Safari! On this itinerary, you’ll explore a wide variety of the finest ski resorts of the Dolomiti Superski. From Cortina d’Ampezzo to Sesto/Sexten, Plan de Corones/Kronplatz to Val di Fassa, and of course, Alta Badia, you’ll have 6 full days of skiing to get to know these mountains well. You and your family will ski from resort-to-resort, aided by ski lifts. No snowshoeing, no skinning – just skiing, pure and simple! And, whether your family includes beginner/intermediate on-piste skiers, advanced off-piste skiers, or both, this itinerary can be adapted to your family's skill levels and interests.

One of the beauties of skiing in the Dolomites is that you can ski from resort to resort, or moving to a Rifugio for the night. You’ll experience the welcoming atmosphere of a rifugio – an alpine mountain inn set high atop the mountains with excellent views. Cozy wood-paneled bedrooms and big fluffy duvets make for a great end to the day! And crossing from region to region, your taste buds will enjoy the unique combination of flavors resulting from the different Italian, Austrian, and Ladin cultures and cuisine found in these valleys.
  

No day is the same, with pristine valleys and terrains aplenty for your family explore within the beautiful Dolomite Mountains. And nowhere else in the world can you access such a variety of lift-service skiing terrain covering so much ground – you may never ski the same run twice! The imposing peaks of the Dolomite Mountains provide extraordinary terrain for skiing and snowboarding. Boasting the number one ski resort in the world, and a past Winter Olympics site to boot, the Dolomites are a winter sports paradise for families – beginners and champions alike. 

Highlights

  • Experience the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes!
  • Explore some of the Dolomites most famous resorts including Cortina d’Ampezzo, Sesto/Sexten, Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, Val di Fassa and Alta Badia areas, surrounded by superb panoramas  
  • Savor the delicious, hearty cuisine the Dolomites are known for as you taste your way from valley to valley…
  • Share the adventure of skiing through the Dolomites with your family – the best winter vacation ever!

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 Cortina d’Ampezzo

  • Day 2

    Hotel in Sesto (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Hotel in Sesto (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Alta Badia (B,D)

  • Day 6

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 7

    Hotel in Cortina d'Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 8

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 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!

LEARN MORE:

Want to learn more about skiing in the Dolomite Mountains? Check out our Winter Article Resources, featuring articles on Dolomites Ski ResortsTransitioning from On- to Off-Piste, and MORE

Check our video gallery with some of the best free-ride videos in the Dolomites.

And, don't miss our resource article: Why The Dolomites Are the Place to Be for Winter Family Adventure

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!

Cost

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

Private Guided Trips:
€ 13.440 for the whole family (3 participants) 1 triple room
€ 17.160 for the whole family (4 participants) 2 double rooms
€ 18.700 for the whole family (5 participants) 1 double and 1 triple room
€ 22.800 for the whole family (6 participants) 3 double rooms

Private Self-Guided Trips: 
€ 8.880 for the whole family (3 participants) 1 triple room
€ 12.360 for the whole family (4 participants) 2 double rooms
€ 13.850 for the whole family (5 participants) 1 double and 1 triple room
€ 17.820for the whole family (6 participants) 3 double rooms

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only

High Season Dates:  30th January – 06th March 2021 --- 5% increase on costs
Holiday Blackout Dates:  (7-night minimum hotel stay required)
Christmas / New Years — 26th December 2020 – 6th January 2021

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

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in Cortina D’Ampezzo
  • 2 night accommodation in Sesto
  • 2 nights accommodation in Alta Badia
  • 1 night accommodation in charming mountain inn/rifugio in private rooms with private/shared bathroom
  • All breakfasts 
  • All dinners (except in Cortina d’Ampezzo)
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 6 days
  • Dolomiti Superski Skipass for 6 days
  • Transportation in the area when needed
  • Luggage transfer to hotels
  • Duffel bag transfer to rifugio
  • Tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request
Ski equipment rentals available on request

Video

Dolomites Map