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8 Days of Lodge to Lodge skiing
per person based on double occupancy
Deposit: $1000 Meeting Place: Venice, Italy Single Supplement: $1500 Age Range: 13-80
If you love to ski, and the more runs you can get in on different slopes each day the better, then you should check out our Dolomites Ski Adventure experience! We’ve crafted this trip to maximize your time on the slopes, exploring a wide range of terrain at different resorts, in some of the most beautiful mountains on earth – the Dolomites.
“I’ve had a couple of weeks to reflect back on how absolutely wonderful our Dolomites Ski Safari was and I can honestly say it was the best ski adventure trip I have ever been on!!!
5 days of knock-out gorgeous scenery, ~119,000 vertical feet, ~110 miles!!!
We had the best two mountain guides ever, Max & Giovanni!!! They were constantly monitoring the weather, changes in lift operations, as well as energy of the group, adjusting our route to get us where we needed to be, safely at the end of each day.
Our hosts Brian & Ashley made sure that everything was handled behind the scenes so that to us, each day was flawless. I can’t say enough about how awesome our lunches and dinners were!! (and breakfasts were pretty good also!) We always had the perfect wines to go along with our meals. Each refugio we stayed at was beautiful and unique in its own way.
We had the perfect group of people, some old friends and now some new friends!!!”— Shirley Wampler
On our Ski Adventure, you’ll have five full days of skiing to get to know these mountains well. Each day you’ll ski from resort-to-resort across the Dolomites, enjoying the advantage of lift-service pistes. And one of the beauties of skiing here is that you can ski from rifugio-to-rifugio, staying at a different mountain inn high above the slopes each night!
Every day you’ll explore a different ski area within the 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 these mountains. From Alta Badia, to Civetta, to the Marmolada, to Lagazuoi and Cinque Torri – you’ll experience the wide variety of the finest ski resorts in the Dolomites.
Each evening you’ll experience the welcoming atmosphere of a rifugio – an alpine mountain inn set high atop the mountains with excellent views – and savour the excellent culture and cuisine unique to the region. Crossing from region to region – the South Tyrol, Badia, and Cortina – your taste buds will enjoy the unique combination of flavours resulting from the disparate Italian, Austrian, and Ladin cultures found in these valleys.
Throughout your trip, you’ll ski with our outstanding UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Mountain Guides, who know their way in and out of the Dolomite Mountains – the best runs, the best slope-side dining, and what wine to order! Plus, while maximizing your turns is the focus, they’re always willing to give you pointers to help you improve. Whether you’re a seasoned skier or still honing your skills, if you love full days of skiing on different terrain each run, this is the trip for you!
Itinerary at a Glance
- Fly into Venice, Italy where a ROAM representative will meet you. Welcome dinner and overnight Venice
- Private shuttle to Alta Badia and check in to your 4 star hotel
- Ski the Sellaronda: Alta Badia to Val Gardena and Val di Fassa
- Overnight in a mountain rifugio (lodge) and enjoy a tasty dinner with fellow guests
- Ski to the picturesque town of Arabba and the Marmolada ski area
- Ski on the Dolomite’s largest glacier and one of the most beautiful ski runs in the Alps: La Bellunese
- Overnight an another beautiful mountain lodge and enjoy another hearty feast
- Ski to Malga Ciapela then transfer to Alleghe where you’ll spend the day skiing at the Civetta ski resort
- Another day brings another ski area: today it’s off to Passo Giau and the Cinque Torri & Lagazuoi ski area
- End your day with a ride on the Lagazuoi cable car to the scenically spectacular Rifugio Lagazuoi
- Next you’re off to Cortina d’Amprezzo for some of the most exhilarating alpine runs in the world
- Enjoy a final night’s dinner at a local restaurant before a deep slumber in 4-star hotel in Cortina d’Amprezzo
- Savor on last morning in the Alps before private transfer to Venice airport for flights home
- Trip briefing, logistics and ski maps
- 1 night accommodation in Venice
- 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Alta Badia
- 4 nights accommodation in charming mountain inns in private rooms with private bathroom
- 1 night accommodation in 4-star hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- Local English speaking Professional UIAGM/IFMGA Ski Guide for 5 days
- Dolomiti Superski Skipass for 5 days
- In/Out Venice airport transfer
- Transportation in the area as per itinerary
- Duffel bag transfer to each lodge
- Luggage transfer from Alta Badia to Cortina d’Ampezzo
- Return transfer of the ski equipment from Cortina to Alta Badia
- Local tourist & Italian VAT taxes
What to Expect on the Dolomites Ski Adventure
Trip itinerary may vary based on snow conditions, weather conditions, fitness levels and skiing abilities of participants, and/or the recommendations of your Mountain Guide and the ROAM Adventures team. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced skier, this itinerary can be adapted to the groups’ skill level, and is customizable for a wide variety of abilities.
Day One – Arrive in Venice
Walk over to your hotel at the airport. Tonight, we’ll meet at 6pm for cocktails and a welcome dinner. Overnight Venice
Day Two – Arrive in Alta Badia
Private transfer from Venice airport to Alta Badia (3 hour drive) and check into your deluxe hotel. Spend the afternoon hiking, cross country skiing or relaxing in their deluxe spa facilities. Located in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites, Alta Badia is truly the “heart of the Dolomites.” Geographically in the South Tyrol (Südtirol), this area was part of Austria prior to the First World War. Here you’ll find unique mountain scenery with villages rich in natural beauties and ancient traditions, witness the simple everyday life of the local people (the “Ladini”), as well as the customs and traditions of the ancient Ladin culture. You’ll notice the street signs are written in three languages – first in Ladino (a neo-Latin language), then in German, and lastly in Italian. The mixed culture is very well marked not only in the language, but also in the architecture and cuisine. You will surely enjoy hearty meals that are representative of the incredible diversity of this region!
Alta Badia is located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters (4,593-8,858′) above sea level. This altitude ensures optimal ski conditions throughout the winter, and offers breathtaking views of the most beautiful peaks of the Dolomites. Fast and comfortable ski lift connections, miles of wide, well-groomed slopes (130km / 81 miles), and the spaciousness of the ski area allow you to enjoy pleasant and safe skiing days. Charming mountain huts and first class mountain restaurants round out the appeal, making Alta Badia a ski area for connoisseurs.
Overnight: Hotel in Alta Badia
Day Three – Ski the Sellaronda – Alta Badia to Val Gardena and Val di Fassa
After breakfast meet your local English speaking UIAGM/IFMGA Professional Ski Guide for a trip briefing, equipment check, and rent any equipment (if needed). Your first ski day begins on the slopes of Alta Badia and Val Gardena.
From December to April each year, this marvellous region invites all winter sports enthusiasts to explore its innumerable pistes and descents. Ski the loop around the famous Sella Massif to reach Val Gardena. Efficient modern lift systems ensure a comfortable ski holiday in Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi, world-renowned for its champions. Continue the Sellaronda to Val di Fassa, which drives ski and snowboard fans just crazy In winter! In addition to the Sellaronda, three ski tours, and five snow parks, the 230 kilometers (142.9 miles) of ski slopes are always in perfect conditions thanks to the advanced snowmaking system, and served by 87 up-to-date lifts that guarantee a fast and effective transportation to the highest altitudes.
Overnight: Mountain Lodge
Day Four – Passo Fedaia and Marmolada Glacier
After breakfast, ski towards the town of Arabba to reach the ski area of the Marmolada. This imposing mountain dividing the region of the Bellunese from the region of Trentino, reaches a height of 3,342 meters (10,965′) – the highest in the Dolomites. It is also one of the most scenic of the Dolomites, and home to her largest remaining glacier. The ski runs are well groomed and run down the glacier towards the valley. The highest point of the ski area is also the starting point of one of the most beautiful ski runs of the Alps: La Bellunese. The Marmolada ski area offers wonderful intermediate and high difficulty ski slopes on the glacier, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes that will make your ski day on the Queen of the Dolomites an unforgettable experience.
Overnight: Mountain Lodge
Day Five – Ski Civetta and Passo Staulanza
Ski to Malga Ciapela at the bottom of the glacier and take a public bus to Alleghe . Spend the day skiing at the Civetta ski resort. 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.”At the end of the day the owner of your next rifugio will pick you up and bring you to the mountain inn by van (about 15 minute transfer).
Overnight: Mountain Lodge
Day Six – Ski Lagazuoi & the Cinque Torri Area
You’ll start the day with a short transfer to the slopes of the Civetta area. Ski down to the locality Pescul and catch the ski bus to reach Passo Giau. Enjoy the rest of the day in the Cinque Torri and Lagazuoi ski area. In winter, the ski slopes of the Lagazuoi – 5 Torri – Giau area are always perfect, thanks to the favorable exposure, and to the use of artificial snow when necessary. The slopes are easy to moderate, and all are immensely satisfying. Facing the Lagazuoi Massif, the Gallina Ridge is a paradise for children, with slopes that are also suitable for beginners. At the end of your skiing day, take the Lagazuoi cable car from the Falzarego Pass, which arrives at an altitude of 2,800 meters (9,186′) in only three minutes! From the top, enjoy the breathtaking panorama from the terrace of the Rifugio Lagazuoi, famous throughout the world for its spectacular views of the Dolomite peaks, and your home for tonight.
Overnight: Mountain Lodge
Day Seven – Ski in Cortina d’Ampezzo
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. In the evening we’ll have dinner in a typical local restaurant (eg. Al Camin or Baita Fraina)
Overnight: Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo
Day Eight – Departure
Breakfast and private transfer from Cortina d’Ampezzo to Venice airport (2 hour drive).
Ski Level – Moderate to Advanced
These trips are perfect for people who want to be active, yet still have some time to explore the cultural aspects and opportunities for relaxation available in the area in the afternoon. You can expect to ski 4 to 6 hours per day, with a stop for lunch. This trip includes lift service skiing on red and black (intermediate and expert) pistes, and the option for an introduction to easier off-piste runs. This ski safari also features moving from valley to valley, skiing different resort areas, and changing accommodations multiple times during the trip.
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 ROAM, 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.