Luxury Ski Safari with 3 Nights at White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge

Guided

on request

Traverse the Dolomites in style and luxury! Explore the chic Dolomiti Superski as you move from resort-to-resort, enjoying hundreds of miles of pistes, and enjoy exclusive accommodations at the White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge – a restored antique hunting lodge that offers secluded, silent luxury.

  • Length 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Trip Type Luxury Experience
  • Activity Level
  • Start / Finish Cortina d'Ampezzo / San Lorenzo
  • Dates This trip is available as a custom, private departure on dates of your choosing from December to March

Highlights

  • Experience the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes!
  • Ski from resort-to-resort, staying in luxury hotels, family-run mountain rifugios, and an exclusive luxury lodge – a delightful combination of mountain accommodations
  • Savor the delicious, hearty cuisine the Dolomites are known for, as you taste your way from valley to valley…
  • Enjoy four days at the stunning White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, and let Stefano and Giorgia take complete care of your well being with their charming attitude and delicious homemade food! 

 

OVERVIEW

Traverse the Dolomites in style and luxury! On this luxurious ski safari, you’ll ski across the Dolomites as you explore many of the best-known Dolomiti Superski resorts, including Cortina, Marmolada, the Sellaronda, and Kronplatz. You’ll spend your days enjoying the groomed – or off-piste! – slopes of the Dolomites, as you move from resort to resort skiing and using lifts.

Better yet, you’ll do it in style! You’ll spend your evenings in Cortina d’Ampezzo at a 5-star luxury hotel, and mountain inn rifugio nights tucked away in the mountains, enjoying private accommodations. And, of course, we saved the best for last – three nights at the exclusive White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge.

White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is located on a sunny high plateau at the very end of the Val Badia, where it reaches Val Pusteria, one of the most popular valleys in the Alps. This is an antique hunting lodge from the 16th century, where the warm and reassuring atmosphere harmoniously merges with the untainted nature of the woods of the Pusteria Valley. The Lodge, surrounded by 17 hectares of private meadows and forest, is located in the middle of nowhere, and clients, in an absolutely exclusive way, have the feeling of living in a fairy tale, where history combines with a silent luxury. What’s more, San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge has been awarded Italy's Best Ski Chalet by the World Ski Awards, a sister organization of the World Travel Awards, every year since it’s inception in 2013!

So let yourself succumb to luxury in nature, and be astounded by the breath-taking beauty of the Dolomite Mountains, taking in a different viewpoint with every accommodation, every lift, and every piste.

Day by Day

Traverse the Dolomites in style and luxury! Explore the chic Dolomiti Superski as you move from resort-to-resort, enjoying hundreds of miles of pistes, and enjoy exclusive accommodations at the White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge – a restored antique hunting lodge that offers secluded, silent luxury.


Day 1 ~ Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo (1,224m / 4,016') and check into your hotel (private transfer available on request). Cortina d’Ampezzo is a charming alpine resort town surrounded by stunning peaks, uniquely sheltered from the cold winds of the north, giving it a pleasantly mild climate that tourists can enjoy year-round. Host to the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina enjoys a reputation for great skiing in winter, and in the summer attracts hikers and climbers who challenge the rocky faces of the nearby mountains. This chic Venetian town also caters to the high society crowd, offering many year-round social activities, shopping, and fine dining.

If you are taking a self guided trip, you will meet with a Dolomite Mountains representative In the afternoon, who will provide a trip briefing and orientation, maps, Dolomiti Superski Skipass, and everything necessary for your self guided ski safari.
… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (5-Star)


Day 2 ~ Ski in Cortina d’Ampezzo
If you are taking a guided trip, in the morning meet your local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain and Ski Guide. He or she will provide you with a trip briefing, maps, and your Dolomiti Superski Skipass, and assist you with any gear rental you may require.

Today you will discover the Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort, with its 140 kilometers (87 miles) of slopes and 42 lifts. It is well-known all over the world not only for playing host to the first-ever televised Winter Olympics in the 1956, but also for its fashionable attire. This area offers some of the most exhilarating and beautiful alpine ski runs in the world. Today you will get to know its slopes, from the famous Olympia (where the men’s Olympic downhill events were held, and for many years a stage of the Women’s World Cup), to the superb Canalone (or Couloir in English, on which the women’s downhill Olympic events took place) and to the beautiful, but more tranquil slopes of Faloria and Cristallo.
B… Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo (5-Star)


Day 3 ~ Ski Cortina – Cinque Torri Area
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Cinque Torri (Five Towers) ski area, from where you will start your adventure surrounded by some of the most impressive landmarks of the Dolomites. When you reach Passo Falzarego, you’ll 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 360-degree 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 choose to move on to another fabulous adventure.

Tonight you’ll stay in a high mountain inn, or rifugio, the best in the all Alps! You’re sure to enjoy the welcoming environment, hearty cuisine, and camaraderie of your fellow skiers, but also first tracks tomorrow morning!
B,D… Rifugio


Day 4 ~ Ski Civetta & San Pellegrino
From your rifugio, ski down to the main road where a private transfer will take you to the Civetta ski area, in the heart of the Veneto Dolomites. This area offers a wide range of slopes (80km / 50 miles) and attracts skiers of all levels.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.

In the afternoon you will have the option to ski on relaxed slopes in the sun, as well as more challenging ones in the shade of the Col Margherita gondola, and to ski down to Passo San Pellegrino, and over to the opposite face towards Cima Uomo, with a view of the Pale di San Martino (1,467m / 4,813'). But the real highlight here is your rifugio tonight, where you will taste the typical, delicious cuisine of Trentino, accompanied by a rich choice of local wines. You will surely appreciate this renowned and traditional restaurant, mentioned in several culinary guides, not only for the quality of the food, but also and especially for the warmth and the welcoming hospitality.
B,D… Rifugio


Day 5 ~ Ski Marmolada Glacier & Sellaronda Ski Tour
From Passo San Pellegrino, a private transfer will take you to Passo Fedaia and Marmolada. Known as the “Queen of the Dolomites”, Marmolada is recognized as the highest peak of the Dolomites, reaching a height of 3,342 meters (10,965'), providing some of the most spectacular skiing experiences on earth. An incredible tour, it covers over 1,300 meters (4,265') in elevation and offers an astonishing 12 kilometer-long (7.5 mile-long) run. The Marmolada not only offers amazing ski adventures, but also provides some of the most beautiful views in the world and offers challenging off-piste skiing.

Another highlight of today is the Sellaronda Ski Tour that circumnavigates the majestic Sella Massif. Considered somewhat of a “merry-go-round” for intermediate level skiers, this unique circular connection of lifts and runs was once the only way the ancient inhabitants of the Ladin villages could maintain a connection with each other. Nowadays it’s a modern day carousel that connects four Dolomite passes and four Ladin valleys (Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Val di Fassa, and Fodom). Today you will have the opportunity to ski half of the circuit. A private transfer at the end of your ski day will take you to the White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge.

The White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge provides a sensuous oasis and escape from the world. It is the perfect combination of elegance and charm, as it welcomes you into the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of a lived-in home. Surrounded by unspoiled nature, meadows, and towering mountain peaks, it is the perfect place to go to get away from it all. This private luxury lodge features a kitchen offering expertly crafted regional specialties, a well-stocked wine cellar, indoor and outdoor recreation centers, including a spectacular panoramic whirlpool. 
B,D… White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge


Day 6 ~ Ski Kronplatz / Plan de Corones Ski Area
Today you will discover another exciting ski resort in the Dolomites: Kronplatz. Also called Plan De Corones (in Italian), Kronplatz is a popular destination for skiers, with its majestic 2,275-meter (7,464') peak standing out from the surrounding mountains. On the top of a wooded area, along the south side of the Pusteria Valley, it offers a 360-degree panorama of the entire surroundings. In fact, the view from Kronplatz is one of the most beautiful in the Alps, and offers vistas across all points of the compass: from Austria’s Lienz Dolomites to the east, to Italy and Switzerland’s Ortler Group to the west, from the Dolomite’s Marmolada Massif to the south, and across the Puster Valley to the Zillertal Alps in the north. At the Concordia Bell there is a panoramic relief that shows the names of the peaks which make this area one of the most breath-taking in the whole world. 105 kilometers (65 miles) of pistes and more than 30 modern lifts, its slopes will take you towards Riscone (Brunico), San Vigilio di Marebbe, Valdaora, and Perca.

The Messner Mountain Museum "Corones," part of six-museum series dedicated to man’s relationship with the mountains, is set on the summit plateau of Mount Kronplatz. This, the final museum built, is dedicated to the lives of mountaineers and climbers. The buildings, mostly underground, was designed by the world renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The museum is accessible from the cable car at the top of Kronplatz.
B,D… White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge


Day 7 ~ Ski Sesto / Sexten – Alta Pusteria Ski Area
A real snow paradise awaits you at easternmost resort of the Dolomiti Superski area, Alta Pusteria, set at the foot of the largest natural sundial made up by five Dolomite peaks: Cima Nove, Cima Dieci, Cima Undici, Cima Dodici and Cima Una. Here 82 kilometers (50.9 miles) of marvelous slopes with 31 lift facilities turn the breathtaking mountain world of the Dolomites of Sesto into a purely enjoyable experience for everybody from beginners to experts alike. Demanding skiers can choose the Holzriese slope, Italy’s steepest prepared slope and known as one of the steepest descents in the entire Alps chain, or the Raut slope at Monte Elmo, one of the most beautiful red slopes (medium difficulty) in the Dolomites, with fast and driven curves. Moreover, it is a popular place for spending romantic tobogganing and skiing evenings.

If you are traveling with your family, the villages of Sesto, San Candido, Dobbiaco, Villabassa and Braies are quiet and ideal. At the Croda Rossa, children are surrounded by giant snowmen and reindeer, and feel like they are in a winter fairytale!
B,D… White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge


Day 8 ~ Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).
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Itinerary may vary based on weather conditions, fitness levels and skiing abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your guides and the Dolomite Mountains Team.

Off-piste skiing is available as an option, depending on snow conditions. 



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!

Cost

Guided Trips:
From € 6.070 per person (minimum 4 participants)
From € 4.800 per person (minimum 6 participants)

Single room supplement: on request, in hotels only

High Season Dates:  27 January  17 March 2018 --- 5% increase on costs

Holiday Blackout Dates:  7-night minimum hotel stay required
Christmas / New Years --- 27 December 2017 – 5 January 2018
Carnival Week --- 10-18 February 2018

Cost Includes:

  • Trip briefing
  • Logistics and map of the area
  • 2 nights accommodation in 5-star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • 2 nights accommodation in charming mountain inns in private rooms
  • 3 nights accommodation in White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 6 days (if guided)
  • Dolomiti Superski pass for 6 days
  • Transportation in the area as per itinerary
  • Luggage transfers
  • Local tourist tax
  • Italian VAT tax

Airport transfers available on request.

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.

 

Accommodation

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 & Châteaux to The Leading Hotels of the World!

About White Star San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge:
White Deer San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge is located on a sunny high plateau at the very end of the Val Badia, where it reaches Val Pusteria, one of the most popular valleys in the Alps. Stretching from Bressanone to Lienz, the rich green valley belongs partly to Italian South Tyrol, partly to the Austrian region of East Tyrol.

This is an antique hunting lodge from the 16th century where the warm and reassuring atmosphere harmoniously merges with the untainted nature of the woods of the Pusteria Valley. The passion of its owners, Giorgia and Stefano, have brought the residence back to its antique splendor and granted us this gem of rare and refined beauty. The Lodge, surrounded by 17 hectares of private meadows and forest, is located in the middle of nowhere, and clients, in an absolutely exclusive way, have the feeling to live in fairy tale where history match with a silent luxury.

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!

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About Dolomite Mountains Ski Safaris

On a Dolomite Mountains Ski Safari you’ll enjoy Dolomiti Superski – 12 ski areas featuring 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes (all on one ski pass!) that will lead you to discover the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites. Our ski safaris offer much more than classic resort skiing: in addition to descending beautiful pistes at the resort, you’ll move from valley to valley on skis, enjoying different accommodations throughout your trip. Each evening you’ll experience the welcoming atmosphere of a luxury 5-star hotel, and savour the excellent culture and cuisine unique to the region. Plus, you’ll enjoy the advantage of lift-service pistes to help you move from valley to valley, so you can focus on enjoying your downhill turns!

About Dolomiti Superski Resorts

The Dolomiti Superski is the jewel in the crown of what’s on offer for skiing in the Dolomites: 12 resorts featuring 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) of prepared pistes, 460 lifts, and 475 interconnected runs to suit all levels. A single ski pass is all that is needed for this immense 12-valley winter carousel. The innumerable thrilling descents and ski tours available at the Dolomiti Superski complex are the stuff dreams are made of.  Whether you’re using the lifts for on- or off-piste skiing or to facilitate your travels into the backcountry, the Dolomiti Superski is truly not to be missed!

This carousel of world-class ski resorts includes Cortina d’Ampezzo, Kronplatz, Alta Badia, Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi, Val di Fassa/Carezza, Arabba/Marmolada, Sextner Dolomiten-Alta Pusteria, Valle di Fiemme/Obereggen, San Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle, Valle Isarco, Trevalli-Moena/San Pellegrino/Falcade, and Civetta. Each resort provides a unique and unforgettable experience for skiers, who visit from across the globe to ski the Dolomites. 

Group Trip Dates

Trip name   Trip dates   Min persons   Trip status   Price    
25-30 Jul
2017
4
Available
€ 1.040
27 Jul - 3 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1.310
8-14 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 1640
15-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 2860
16-21 Aug
2017
4
Sold out
€ 1.040
16-20 Aug
2017
4
Limited space
€ 930
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 1640
26 Sep - 1 Oct
2017
4
Limited space
€ 2860
2-8 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 2860
3-7 Oct
2017
4
Sold out
€ 930
3-10 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1640
10-15 Oct
2017
4
Available
€ 1.040
21-27 Feb
2018
4
Available
€ 2.390
26-31 Feb
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1.300
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1600
25 Mar - 2 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2.440
4-9 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 1350
11-17 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2.390
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Available
€ 2.440
18-23 Apr
2018
4
Sold out
€ 1.300
17-22 Jul
2018
4
Sold out
€ 1.040
1-5 Aug
2018
4
Sold out
€ 930
7-13 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1640
7-13 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 2860
8-12 Aug
2018
4
Limited space
€ 930
15-22 Aug
2018
4
Available
€ 1640
25-31 Sep
2018
4
Sold out
€ 2860
8-12 Oct
2018
4
Limited space
€ 930
16-21 Oct
2018
4
Limited space
€ 1.040
13-19 Feb
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2.360
27 Feb - 2 Mar
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2.390
3-8 Mar
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2.440
10-16 Mar
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2.360
17-22 Apr
2019
4
Sold out
€ 2.440
18-23 Apr
2019
4
Limited space
€ 1.300
24-30 Apr
2019
4
Limited space
€ 2.390
16-21 Jul
2019
4
Limited space
€ 1.040
21-28 Jul
2019
4
Available
€ 1.890
7-11 Aug
2019
4
Available
€ 930
4-10 Sep
2019
4
Available
€ 1.310
7-14 Oct
2019
4
Available
€ 1.890
7-11 Oct
2019
4
Available
€ 930
15-20 Oct
2019
4
Available
€ 1.040