THE TELEGRAPH - Eight of the most adventurous ski holidays for 2016/17

Backcountry adventure in the Dolomites, Italy

Challenge yourself on a exhilarating backcountry itinerary in this hospitable Italian region, on a seven-night Backcountry Ski Touring Adventure. Starting from the village of Falcade, on the edge of the Trevalli ski area, you’ll stay three nights in three-star hotels and three nights in simple mountain refuges. Dolomite Mountains organises private departures for small groups of expert skiers or snowboarders between mid-December and mid-April. The guide ratio is one to four and high stamina levels are required.

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From €2,480 for a six-night stay through Dolomite Mountains, including lift pass. Excludes flights and transfers.