THE TELEGRAPH - Five of the best ski holidays for food lovers this winter

4. Gourmet safari in the Dolomites, Italy

Combine some fabulous skiing with fine Italian cuisine. On this guided safari you’ll ski some of the 1,200 kilometres of prepared pistes that are all on one ski pass. Moving from valley to valley on skis, you’ll be able to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of the mountain rifugios, explore the culture and history of the mountains, while dining on the home-made traditional dishes of the Dolomites and sampling the fine wines of the region. Gourmet lunch spots are are an essential part of the tour, such as  the wonderful Rifugio Scotoni above Armentarola, renowned for its grilled meats and succulent polenta. At the end of the day, you tuck into hearty local dishes such a ragout of venison or rough-cut pasta with a porcini mushroom and red wine sauce. Dinner on the final day is in Michelin-starred restaurant. The safari begins and ends in a four-star hotel in San Cassiano. Each night you spend in different mountain hut and your luggage is transported by road. The tour includes the Sella Ronda, Passo San Pellegrino, Civetta, and Cortina’s Cinque Torri ski area.

Need to know

Dolomite Mountains Gourmet and Ski Safari Experience run safaris on three set dates: January 14-19, February 25 to March 2, March 18-23, and bespoke trips for a minimum of four people. Five nights from €1730 (£1,570) excluding lunches and flights.

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