The Alta Via N.1 is a grand trail, highlighted by breathtaking views, rustic and lively mountain refuges, and a sense of excitement of what lies around the next bend or the next pass. And, with a blanket of snow, this beautiful and remote area seems to be wrapped with magic! While the Dolomites are magical any time of year, in winter they are positively enchanting. Towering peaks surround a peaceful, breathtaking landscape blanketed in pure white snow, magically transforming it into a winter wonderland.
The impressiveness of the scenery and the variety of terrain on this route is matched only by the warmth and hospitality offered by the mountain huts. The unusual contrasts in landscapes and curious mix of Italian, Austrian, and Ladin influences means fantastic hiking, stunning scenery, and plenty of pasta! It’s the perfect location to experience everything that the Dolomites have to offer. And what better way to explore and discover this eclectic mountain valley than on a pair of snowshoes?
- Snowshoe on one of the famous High Routes of the Dolomites – the Alta Via!
- Explore spectacular and magical winter landscapes amidst some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world
- Travel through the Dolomites from valley to valley, experiencing Italian, Austrian, and Ladin – the three different languages, cultures, and cuisines that make this region so unique
- Hike hut-to-hut, and enjoy the atmosphere of a different mountain rifugio – “mountain inn” – each night
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
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!
Guided Trips: Guide Ratio 1:5/6 (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 Venice, Verona, Lake Garda, Florence, 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!
Private Guided Trip:
€2.380 (per person, minimum 2 members)
€1.640 (per person, minimum 4 members)
The cost is based on 3-star hotels, it can be upgraded to 4/5-star, please contact us for a quotation.
Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only
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.
- Trip briefing
- Logistics and map of the area
- Private transfers as per itinerary
- Lifts and cable cars as per itinerary
- 2 nights accommodation at hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
- 3 nights accommodation in charming rifugios (private rooms)
- All breakfasts
- Dinners in rifugios
- Local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain Guide for 4 days
- Snowshoes and safety equipment rental
- Local tourist tax
- Italian VAT tax