Experience the magic of the Alta Badia this winter by taking a ski safari across the Dolomites.
Dine amongst UNESCO World Heritage mountain landscapes. Ski between beautiful valleys as you move from hut to hut, all under the guidance of certified ski mountain guides, who will show you the best of the Dolomites on skis! Enjoy the mountain Refugio’s, the best in true hut-to-hut ski safari style!
Day 1: Arrive in Alta Badia
Arrive in Alta Badia on your own (private transfer available on request) and check into your hotel. Located in a large valley surrounded all around by the gorgeous peaks of the Dolomites, Alta Badia is truly the “heart of the Dolomites.” Alta Badia is located between 1,400 and 2,700 meters (4,593-8,858’) above sea level and 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.
Day 2: Val Gardena and Val di Fassa
After breakfast meet your local English speaking professional ski guide. You will have a short trip briefing and equipment check, and rent any equipment if needed (not included). Continue the loop around the famous Sella Massif reaching Val di Fassa. Dinner and overnight in Rifugio.
Day 3: 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 Veneto and 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. Dinner and overnight in Rifugio.
Day 4: Civetta and Passo Staulanza
After breakfast, ski to Malga Ciapela at the bottom of the glacier and take a public bus to Alleghe (not included). 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). Your duffel bag will await your arrival at the rifugio. Dinner and overnight in Rifugio.
Day 5: Lagazuoi / Cinque Torri Area
After breakfast, 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. Dinner and overnight in Rifugio.
Day 6: Armentarola – Alta Badia
With its 8.5 kilometers (5.2 miles) and magical scenery, the Armentarola is without doubt one of the most fascinating slopes in the Dolomites, and one of the most beautiful ski runs in the world. It 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 fairytales, the run ends with a horse-drawn lift (not included) from where you can do it all again, or move on to another fabulous adventure. Spend your last ski day in the area of Alta Badia, and finally settle in your hotel and enjoy a last dinner in the Dolomites.
Accommodation in 3-star hotel in Alta Badia.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Departure Breakfast and departure on your own.