Dolomites Ski Safari Getaway

Short on time? Why not take our winter “getaway” trip and ski from hut-to-hut entirely on groomed, lift-served runs!
Explore the Dolomites on skis, moving from rifugio-to-rifugio each night, taking in different vistas, marvellous cuisine,
and skiing the Dolomites world-class on-piste terrain.

OVERVIEW

On our On-Piste Inn-to-Inn Ski Safari, you’ll enjoy skiing on the Dolomiti Superski network of 12 resorts, with over 1,500m / 5,000 vertical feet of skiable terrain! You’ll ski from valley to valley each day, traveling on groomed on-piste slopes throughout, and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of a different rifugio or hotel each night.

This tour also provides you with the opportunity to explore the Ladin valleys of the Dolomites and their people, discover the traditions and history of these places that integrate the Ladin, Italian, and Austrian cultures, and explore the excellent cuisine!

Not only you will enjoy incredible Italian resort skiing, but you’ll discover the breath-taking beauty of the Dolomites, and see so much more than if you stayed at a resort at the base of the mountain. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy on-piste resort skiing!

Trip Highlights

• Ski the beautiful Dolomites with our certified ski mountain guides, who will help you discover the crystalline beauty of these mountains in winter
• Travel on-piste from valley to valley through the Dolomites, experiencing the delightful blend of Italian and Austrian and Ladin that co-exist in this region
• Stay in mountain rifugios and charming hotels – the perfect combination of mountain accommodations as you ski through the Dolomites
• Experience the Dolomiti Superski – a “carousel” of 12 inter-connected resorts with 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of prepared pistes!
• Enjoy exhilarating ski adventures that are perfect for the entire family! 

DAY BY DAY

A Note About Your Duffel Bag

During your trip, we will provide you with a Dolomite Mountains duffel bag (one 90 liter duffel bag for every two participants). You can pack the belongings you require for the nights in rifugios, and leave the rest of your luggage stored at your hotel. When you return from your overnight excursion(s), your luggage will await you – either at your original hotel (if you are returning there) or transferred to your final destination.
At the end of your trip, please leave the duffel bag at your hotel’s reception desk. If you wish to keep it, we will charge the €120 purchase price to your credit card

DAY 1

Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Dolomites
Arrive in Cortina d’Ampezzo (1,224m / 4,016′) on your own 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 alpine town also caters to the high society crowd, offering many year-round social activities, shopping, and fine dining.
A trip to the Dolomites is sure to provide visitors with enough adventure, enjoyment and memories to last a lifetime. Cortina d’Ampezzo offers everything the adventure traveler could need, whether it’s natural beauty, outdoor activities or exciting night life. It’s the perfect location to experience everything that the Dolomites have to offer.

Summary of services included
Hotel De Len 

DAY 2

Ski at Cinque Torri and Cortina
Cortina D’Ampezzo 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. The Tofane ski area offers some of the most exhilarating and beautiful alpine ski runs in the world, 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).
In the afternoon ski in the area of Cinque Torri. Thanks to their infinite variety of shapes and sizes, the marvellous Cinque Torri ideally represent the entire Dolomites. Their characteristic profile isn’t comprised of just 5 towers, but by a mass of secondary boulders, fractured towers and peaks sprinkled liberally across the entire area. These peaks are located to the west of Cortina on a grassy hillock just above the tree line at circa 2,200m / 7,218′. The ski slopes of the Lagazuoi 5 Torri Giau area are always perfect, thanks to the favourable exposure and to the use of artificial snow making facilities when necessary. The slopes are easy or moderate, and all are immensely satisfying.

Summary of services included
Rifugio
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3

Ski Marmolada and Civetta areas
In the morning private transfer to the Civetta ski area. Surrounded by plenty of majestic peaks and unobstructed views, the valleys of Alleghe, Selva di Cadore, Zoldo, and Palafavera on Monte Civetta are rich in history and tradition. This area became famous during the 19th century, during the final century of the Venetian Doges, when the first winter guests discovered the imposing beauty and timeless charm of Monte Civetta, and in particular Monte Pelmo – known as “God’s Throne.”
In the afternoon private tranfer to Marmolada. Known as the “Queen of the Dolomites”, boasts the highest peak of all the Dolomites, reaching a height of 3,342 meters (10,965′), and provides 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 kilometre-long (7.5 miles-long) run. The Marmolada Tour not only offers amazing ski adventures, but also provides some of the most beautiful views in the world.

Summary of services included
Rifugio
Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4

Ski in Alta Badia – return to Cortina d’Ampezzo
In the morning ski towards Alta Badia, located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters above sea level (4,593-8,858′). This altitude not only ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter, but offers breath-taking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites. Fast and comfortable ski lift connections (53 total), 130 kilometers (81 miles) of wide, well-groomed slopes, and the spaciousness of the ski area allow you to enjoy pleasant and safe skiing days. You will have the opportunity to venture on the famous World Cup slope of Gran Risa or on the more relaxed slopes of Piz La Villa, Gardenaccia, and Santa Croce.
In the afternoon private transfer back to Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Summary of services included
Hotel de Len

DAY 5

Depart
Breakfast and departure on your own (private transfer available on request).

COSTS

Private Guided Trip:

  • € 1.980 per person (2 members)
  • € 1.360 per person (4 members)
  • € 940 per person (4 members)
COST INCLUDES

• Trip briefing
• Logistics and map of the area
• 2 nights accommodation at rifugios
• All breakfasts
• Dinners in rifugios
• Dolomiti Superski Skipass for 3 days
• Private transportation as noted in itinerary
• Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 3 days
• Duffel bag transer to rifugios
• Local tourist tax
• Italian VAT tax 

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

• Airfare 
• In/Out airport transfers (on request)
• Extra charges due to changes in itinerary
• Lunches
• Beverages except what is served at breakfast
• Ski equipment (rental available on request)
• Insurance (medical, evacuation, or trip cancellation coverage)
• Items of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, excess baggage charge, etc.)
• Tips and gratuities
• Anything not mentioned in “Cost includes”

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.

LOCATION

Ski – Easy to Moderate

Our easy to moderate trips are great for people who want to experience the area at a relatively relaxed pace, yet still want to feel like they got some exercise, and for families with children. Classic ski trips include groomed, lift service skiing on blue and red (easy and intermediate) pistes, with options for expert black runs. Ski safaris also feature lift service skiing on blue and red pistes, with the addition of moving from valley to valley, skiing different resort areas on different days. On some trips, you will also move to a hotel in a different region during the trip (your luggage will be transferred for you), or enjoy an overnight in a rifugio (mountain inn).
Safety awareness and training

Adventurous outdoor activities, particularly in the mountains, have inherent risks. While these risks can never be removed entirely, they can be minimized. At Dolomite Mountains, our aim is to provide you with a thrilling holiday, directed with maximum attention to your safety and the safety of others. We don’t want you to just blindly follow our indications; we take pride in providing you the opportunity to learn mountain skills, and to understand potential hazards, how to minimize risk, and how to cope with an incident should it occur.

All mountain activities require appropriate clothing and equipment. This is to ensure preparedness for quickly changing weather conditions, varying activities, and to take into consideration the different ability levels of each participant. Each trip participant should carry a small personal backpack containing a lightweight waterproof jacket, and the appropriate amount of water and food for the length and difficulty of the activity. Each trip member must wear appropriate footwear for the activity they are engaging in.

Travel Insurance

Dolomite Mountains recommends Global Rescue to provide evacuation and advisory services to our clients when traveling. We strongly suggest purchasing a travel membership anytime you will be more than 100 miles from home. Both short term as well as annual memberships are available. Please use this link or call Global Rescue directly and mention you are traveling with Dolomite Mountains. There are no restrictions on activities with a Global Rescue memberships.

It is important to note that Global Rescue is a membership organization and not an insurance company. While Global Rescue provides the industry’s best evacuation and advisory services, for complete protection while traveling, a membership should be combined with a travel insurance policy.
Global Rescue also offers IMG Signature Travel InsuranceSM, which is a great option to protect you from financial loss due to trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical care, lost luggage, etc*. Trekking, climbing, biking, and off-piste skiing are covered with this insurance. To add a Signature Travel Insurance policy to an existing Global Rescue membership, please click here.
For specific questions, please contact the member services department 24 hours a day by calling +1-617-459-4200 or emailing [email protected]. Be sure to mention that you are traveling with Dolomite Mountains so they can provide you with the best travel advice for your upcoming travels. 

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