Pannettone, Prosecco and skiing in the Italian Dolomites
Dolomite Mountains Ltd. announce NEW Ski Safaris in the Dolomites for Winter 2013-4:
Six new routes and a new 3- Country-in-One Ski Safari
Dolomite Mountains Ltd. announce their winter 2013-14 programme with a new twist on the theme of safaris. Instead of scouting for wildlife, this time the safari is all about putting the miles under your skis.
Ski Safaris in the Dolomites encompass the Dolomiti Superski region, linking 12 different resorts featuring 1,200 km of pistes from 4-10 days.
Different from classic resort skiing, ski safaris encourage skiers to ski from valley to valley in the day and enjoy the hospitality of a rifugio (alpine inn) in the evening. Here guests savour cuisines and cultures unique to each valley region.
The program began last winter with two itineraries; the trips this winter expand to six new routes, including a gourmet-focused trip featuring meals from Michelin-starred chefs in the huts and a family-friendly option.
“Ski Safaris are quite unlike any ski holiday you have had before. Ski the famous Dolomite mountains, stay in different mountain rifugios (huts) every night, and enjoy lift access to hundreds of miles of prepared terrain. You may never ski the same run twice!” says Agustina Lagos-Marmol, founder of Dolomite Mountains Ltd.
Tailor-made and group trips, guided or self-guided are available between mid-December and mid-April. Itineraries may include, among others, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Alta Badia and Val Gardena.
Few places in the world offer the ski terrain of the Dolomites and the ability to experience a dozen ski resorts in less than a week. Throughout the ski holiday, skiers explore the traditions, culture, history and cuisine of the Ladin valleys as they move from luxury hotel to one rifugio to the next, with meals paired with outstanding wines.
Mountains that may be experienced from the vantage point of skis include Italy’s Trentino region from the Marmolada Glacier to Passo San Pellegrino. Marmolada is the highest peak of all the Dolomites, reaching a height of 3,342m, and provides some of the most spectacular skiing experiences on earth. Italy’s Dolomites are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Dolomite Mountains 7 night/8 day Ultimate Ski Safari including UIAGM mountain guide, half board accommodation in mix of rifugio and 3* hotels, luggage transfers from £2300 pp.
Also New for winter 2013-14: 3-Country Luxury Ski Safari
Enjoy the exclusive slopes of St Moritz in Switzerland, Lech in Austria and Alta Badia in Italy on this bespoke ski 3-country holiday with a private English speaking mountain guide, 5 * accommodation and gourmet dining. Transfers are possible between each resort by helicopter. 3, 6 or 9 night options. 3 nights/4 days from £2180 (min 4 people).
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About Dolomite Mountains Ltd –a tour operator based in the Dolomites specializing and providing unique experiences in adventure travel within one of the most beautiful and natural settings on Earth. Types of trips offered include hiking, biking, Via Ferrata, Climbing, Snowshoe tours, Photo safari, ski, self guided and luxury trips. For over 15 years they have been crafting Dolomite adventures, helping travellers uncover the region’s true spirit. Customized guided and self guided active trips and luxury and gourmet adventures take travellers off the beaten path for authentic experiences that reveal the real Dolomites.
Dolomite Mountains Ltd. believes in the value of sharing their love of the mountains and natural places with others while also recognizing the need to take care of them if they are to be here for future generations. They employ sustainable practices in all daily operations – everything from recycling in the office to leaving only footprints while in the field. The company also supports several worthy organizations such as SUMMITS4KIDS and The Footprints Network. See: http://www.dolomitemountains.com/en/dolomite_mountains/our_style_giving_back.htm