Dolomites Snowshoe

Dolomites Hut-to-Hut Snowshoeing Circuit Around Cortina d'Ampezzo

Discover the magnificent Dolomites in all their wintery glory and experience the unique charm and warm hospitality of traditional mountain rifugios on this exciting showshoe adventure!

Trip Overview

The Dolomites in winter are positively enchanting. On this seven-day snowshoe trip you’ll hike from one lodge to another, crossing several Dolomitic valleys with incredible panoramic views. Our mountain lodges, or rifugios, provide all meals and linens, so all you have to carry is a light backpack. And, you’ll enjoy the most incredible sunrises and sunsets across snow-swept vistas from these charming alpine lodges.  Explore the incredible Dolomites on foot, just as it’s been done for generations.

This itinerary also combines the beauty of the region with its cultural and historical highlights. We will snowshoe through areas rich not only in visual appeal, but in artifacts from the First World War.  From cannons to galleries dug into the mountains, these relics commemorate the bravery of the soldiers who fought in these challenging mountain conditions.

Rifugi and artifacts, vistas and valleys – exploring the Dolomites in winter is an experience not to be missed!

Highlights

  • Spend the evenings in rifugios – charming mountain inns – where you’ll be high above the Ladin Valleys, and have an elevated perspective of these majestic mountains, with incredible vistas!
  • Travel through the Dolomites from valley to valley, experiencing three different languages, cultures, and cuisines – Italian, Austrian, and Ladin – that make this region so unique
  • Explore spectacular and magical winter landscapes amidst some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world

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 (B)

  • Day 2

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 3

    Rifugio (B,D)

  • Day 4

    Rifugio (B,L)

  • Day 5

    Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (B)

  • Day 6

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 Luxury Hotels?            
Luxury accommodations in the Dolomites combine the ultimate in comfort and refinement. From five star hotels, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and pampering spas, just because you are in the mountains does not mean you cannot have a truly luxe Italian experience in the Dolomites! From the chic town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, a popular destination for the rich and famous, to the quiet and discreet luxury of San Cassiano in Alta Badia, you will find accommodations with credentials ranging from membership in the exclusive Relais & Accommodation to The Leading Hotels of the World! 

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!

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!

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

Guided Trips: Guide Ratio 1:6 (maximum 6 snowshoers per guide)

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 Trip:
€ 2.340 per person (minimum 2 members)
€ 1.610 per person (minimum 4 members)

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.

High Season Dates:  1st February – 7th March 2020 --- 5% increase on costs
Holiday Blackout Dates:  (7-night minimum hotel stay required)
Christmas / New Years — 26th December 2019 – 6th January 2020

Helicopter Sightseeing & Airport Transfers – There's Nothing Else Like It!

Take to the skies for an aerial look at the spectacular Dolomite Mountains, and make memories to last a lifetime! Whether on a panoramic sightseeing ride or an airport transfer, you'll appreciate a bird's eye view of the stunning scenery aboard state-of-the-art single engine helicopters. With over 30 years in operation, our experienced pilots and ground crew employ the utmost safety standards, quality, and service. Contact us for a quotation.
Rides are weather dependent. Heli-transfers from/to airports require advanced reservation. In-resort rides can be reserved with shorter notice.

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 3 nights accommodation rifugios
  • 2 nights double/twin room accommodation in Cortina d’Ampezzo (3-Star)
  • Meals as noted in itinerary
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide for 4 days
  • Snowshoes and ski poles rental
  • Duffel bag transfer on day 3
  • Local transportation as per itinerary
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax
Airport transfers available on request.

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