Italy 04:07 – 19 June 2024

DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari

6 Sweet Days of Skiing

The Best Views in the Dolomites

Take Your Time & Ski Some of the Most Amazing Slopes & Valleys in the Italian Dolomites

This brand-new 'DOLCE' Ski Safari itinerary is for skiers looking for a ski adventure with a gentler pace!

The DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari is an on-piste, hut-to-hut ski journey through the Italian Dolomites with coffee stops and pauses so that you have time to really enjoy the world's most breathtaking mountains.

The Very Best Skiing and Views in the Dolomites!

 

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Prices from $3,874 per person View Prices

Summary

  • 7 Night & 6 Ski Days
  • SMALL GROUP: 7 Guests Maximum
  • 5 Nights Half Board + 2 Night B&B
  • 5 High Mountain Rifugi
  • 4-Star Base Hotel
  • Ski the Austrian/Italian border
  • Top Ski Areas including Cortina, Plan de Corones & Marmolada
  • Fresh Tracks on the Queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada
  • No Obligatory Black Slopes
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy/Moderate for intermediate Skiers who are Fit
  • SKI RENTAL: Skis & Poles included
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS INCLUDED: To & From Innsbruck or Verona based upon 4 people sharing
  • EXCLUDED: Flights, 2x Dinners, Lunches and Drinks

Statistics

  • ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy/Moderate
  • MINIMUM SKI ABILITY: Intermediate or better
  • PACE: STEADY+
  • DAILY SKI HOURS: 4h to 6h
  • MAXIMUM SKI DAYS: 6
  • OPTIONAL DAYS: Lots of options to sit out
  • LUNCHES: Longer
  • COFFEE STOPS: Frequent
  • SKI AREAS: Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Plan de Corones, Sexten, Cortina, 5 Torri, Hidden Valley, Marmolada.
  • PEOPLE ALSO ASK: Can I use my iKON Pass? YES

“Thank you for the most fabaroonie Ski Safari ever! I’ve enjoyed them all, but this one was the best in my opinion.”

DOLCE TEMPO Ski Safari by Manda Bennett 🇬🇧

“10 out of 10 - a wonderful unique experience. Skiing perfectly groomed pistes at 8:30 in a foot of fresh powder before anyone else”

Lizzie Norton, former owner of Ski Solutions Ltd. 🇬🇧

“An utterly, utterly fab ski holiday and thank you SO much for organising it all. We could/would NEVER have experienced such a thing had it not been for you. I honestly NEVER want to ski anywhere else again and we would LOVE to do it again next year.”

Deborah Maby 🇬🇧

“This is a fantastic opportunity to never ski the same run twice, to be guided by an expert not only on the slopes but on the ‘watering holes’ too! To be the only people at the top in the morning is a real treat. Skiing with a small pack seemed to make no difference, much to my surprise! All I would say is it is worth getting fit before you go. I thoroughly recommend this wonderful original ski holiday.”

Lavinia Shaw-Brown 🇬🇧

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival & Welcome

A 90-minute transfer from Innsbruck (or Verona airports -  other transfers available on request) through the wonderful Brenner Pass to your 4✩-base hotel in Castlerotto via Carlos Ski Rental for your Ski Equipment.

Following your ski fitting you enjoy your Ski Safari Briefing [18:00], welcome drinks with your ski leader, and get to meet your fellow adventurers!

Your base hotel is an ancient coaching house where travelers once stayed whilst horses were changed for the onward journey.

It is here where your ski journey begins.

Castelrotto is an ancient village in the heart of the Sudtirol and the Cavallino d'Oro hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the village.

Highlights

★ Private Taxi Transfer ★ Equipment Collection ★ Arrival at the Cavallino d'Oro ★ Welcome Drinks ★ Meet your Ski Leader & your Back-Pack

Accommodation

Cavallino d'Oro

The Cavallino d'Oro is located in the main piazza of Castelrotto.

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 2: The 3 Valleys

A short transfer to the Val Gardena starts us on our way to the Val Pustaria through the Val Badia.

Coffee with a commanding view of the Sella Massif, lunch in the Val Badia, and onwards to the famous Plan de Corones ski area in the northernmost valley of the Dolomiti Superski area.

Highlights

★ Selva Gardena, ★ Badia valley ★ Plans di Corones

Accommodation

Rifugio CAI

Rustic and charming, offering amazing views of the Val Pusteria.

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 3: Begin with a Black

Plans di Corones is frequently voted as one of the top ski destinations in the Alps and today you’ll discover why.

This Christmas pudding-shaped mountain has slopes running off its crown in every direction - carving heaven - and 12 high speed lifts to bring you back to the peak at 2,275m ASL.

We'll spend the morning and lunch here then we'll catch the mid-afternoon ski train for the 40 min trip east towards Austria and Sesto where we'll exit the station, clip on our skis and ski off to our next rifugio.

Highlights

★ Plans di Corones ★ Ski Train

Accommodation

Rifugio Sesto, Sexten

Offering an amazing view of the Sesto valley, traditional cuisine, and a charming friendly atmosphere this is a wonderful place to rest for a memorable ski day in the 3 Zinnen ski area.

Day 4: Sesto & The Austrian Border

Sexten is a gem of a ski area and the highlight, the Skiweg UNESCO is a remarkable run through the border wilderness and is just one of the 115 km of perfectly prepared pistes.

One time while skiing here I had to make way for a reindeer 🦌 crossing the slope!

And you are so close to Austria, you can all but throw a stone over the border!

 

Highlights

★ SkiWeg UNESCO and lots of long slopes. ★ Ski doo transfer

Accommodation

Rifugio Faloria, Cortina

The ski area Faloria is small but perfectly formed and often the first to open and the last to close. Rifugio Faloria has a commanding view of Cortina and the Tofana.

Day 5: Cortina d'Ampezzo

Fresh tracks on Faloria and a quick look at Cristallo before taking lunch over at Tofana, the main ski area of Cortina.

This stunning ski area will captivate you!

The afternoon ski journey takes us on a historical trip along WWI battle grounds, amazing views, and gentle skiing to arrive at Rifugio Lagazuoi, possibly the most famous rifugio in the Dolomites and certainly with the greatest views.

Highlights

★ James Bond Run ★ Tofanina ❤️

Accommodation

Rifugio Lagazuoi

Welcome to the top of the Dolomites World! Lagazuoi is the highest rifugi that you can ski on-piste to. And then there is the view..

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 6: 101 The Hidden Valley

No Dolomites Ski Safari is complete without the Hidden Valley and today is that day.

To give it the official name, Armentarola 101 pretty much describes the skiing but not the scenery and setting - truly dramatic!

Lunch with Willy is something to remember!

Highlights

★ Hidden Valley ★ Alta Badia ★ Lunch with Willy ★ Arabba.

Accommodation

Rifugio Fedaia, Marmolada

Rifugio Fedaia is the only on-piste rifugio in the Marmolada system and gives easy and early morning access to the Queen of the Dolomites.

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 7: The Marmolada Morning

To find yourself at 3,265m at 9:00 with the sun casting shadows over a perfectly groomed 12km long, 1,800m vertical piste is a skier's heaven.

So much so that Margaret, an experienced skier on a recent ski safari, was brought to tears on this run, something that had never happened to her before.

How it will affect you?

Highlights

★ Marmolada ★ La Longia

Accommodation

Cavalino d’Oro, Castlerotto

Back to the Cavallino d'Oro....

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 8: DEPARTURE

Wake to the bells of the village tower, take breakfast, and leave your ski boots to recover.

You’re headed home or perhaps somewhere else to ski, but will it meet expectations now after these remarkable 7 nights in the Dolomites?

Let us know!

Ciao for now!

Highlights

Breaskfast!

Journey Map

"Sensational skiing, lifelong memories and lifelong friends"

“I had never skied in Europe before and for anyone considering it, do yourself a favor go to the Dolomites and have Inspired Italy be your guide.”

Inspired ITALY DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari is a full-blood brother to the SuperSki Safari.

This 7-night 6-day itinerary offers some remarkable on-piste skiing and views to die for!

For 6 full ski days, you enjoy steady skiing, memorable, and diverse ski runs, sights, and experiences that will live in your ski memory forever!

 

Enjoy the Dolomite's Best Soft Ski Adventure

7 nights and 6 full ski days covering many of the Dolomite Superski areas - see below - this is an adventure set amongst this incredible landscape.

Every detail is taken care of for you. All you have to do is remember your ski legs, have your camera ready, and take in some of the best Dolomites ski slopes and high-mountain accommodations on offer.

 

More Mountains & Valleys

You cover a lot of terrain interrupted by stunning coffee stops and lunch!

 

Ski Areas

*Alta Badia, *Santa Croce Pilgrimage, *Plan de Corones/Kronplatz, *Sexten, *Cortina d’Ampezzo including Faloria, Cristallo & Tofana, *5 Torri, *Hidden Valley, *Arabba, *Marmolada, *Plan di Gralba, *Val Gardena.

 

“Expert and informed guiding through the most wonderful scenery”

The locals have traveled as skiers through these mountains for many years.

The Inspired ITALY DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari follows their ski tracks.

It is about being on the mountain, day and night, staying with friends in high-mountain rifugi, enjoying their company, wonderful foods, and the tranquil atmosphere.

 

FAQ’s

“Everything works like clockwork, even the weather was set to sunny....”

Still not sure if the SUPERSKI Dolomites Ski Safari is for you?

Here are the most common questions that prospective guests ask us ...

 

What makes the Inspired ITALY DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari ‘different'?

6 days, more ski areas, and more experiences! You stay in the 5 different rifugi and experience some of the most beautiful mountains, slopes, and ski areas in the world to make no mention of the food, wine, and additional areas that you cover.

 

I don't want to hold up the group; Is my ski ability good enough? Am I fit enough?

This is probably the number one concern of many booking an Inspired ITALY DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari. The DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari isn't about 'speed'. It’s about 'pace'. And it is partly why groups are restricted to 7 guests. This helps the rhythm of the ski safari day. But don't worry, when you contact us, we will discuss your ski ability and fitness before you book.

 

What is 'intermediate' ski ability?

The term 'intermediate skier' is liberally banded about. Some over estimate, some under estimate. We have some clear, detailed descriptions of ski ability and we will send these to you as we pre-qualify every guest before booking and we do our best to match groups with similar abilities. Together we can then ensure that your ski ability is what is needed for the itinerary of your choice.

But remember, it is your fitness that is key.

 

How fit do you need to be?

One person's park run is another's marathon. You need to be able to ski steadily at a good speed all day and maintain a reasonable pace/speed - each itinerary differs, so please ensure that you understand the itinerary that you have selected. Our ski days start around 8:30 and finish usually around 15:30. Although we get a great number of bluebird days when conditions are tough, you still have to go skiing to get to the next Rifugio!

 

NO FAFFING!

The Inspired ITALY DOLCE PANORAMICA Dolomites Ski Safari is not a sightseeing ski tour! It is about skiing. On some days you will ride 25 or more ski lifts; 2 mins lost 'faffing' on each lift losses an hour a day from an already short day. Whilst we build in a certain amount of 'wiggle' room, we do keep the pace steady and constant.

 

I don’t normally ski with a Backpack.

That’s OK! As long as you’re fit, the additional weight makes little difference. We provide you with a suggested packing list and as long as you take the advice you will hardly notice the weight. How you deal with the backpack on the ski lift is a personal preference. Most people keep the pack on but some prefer to slide them around their shoulders and place the pack on their knees. It’s whatever is most comfortable and safe for you. The lift company advise that you remove the pack. Our backpacks are carefully chosen and specially designed for skiers. You get to keep the pack after your Dolomites Ski Safari. There are opportunities to ski without a backpack.

 

What about helmets?

At our heart, we're a little bit 'anti-establishment'. All our ski leaders have (reluctantly ... ) taken to wearing helmets over the last couple of seasons. If you do not want to wear a helmet, that's fine by us. You can rent a helmet and we can arrange that for you or bring your own. Either is fine with us.

 

What about my main luggage?

Your luggage is left at the base hotel ready for your return. We do not transport the luggage from Rifugio to Rifugio, for a variety of reasons mainly the great distances we cover, the complex logistics and entrusting your luggage via taxi and multiple chair lifts that make luggage transportation rather hazardous!

 

Do the Rifugio have WiFi?

All Rifugi have WiFi. Some are better than others but posting your pictures to Instagram and picking up email shouldn’t be a problem.

 

I’m a vegetarian/celiac/gluten-free.

Let us know in advance and we’ll let the Rifugi know so that you won't be eating cheese omelette every night! Vegetarian options are usually, pasta or polenta based. If you are vegan, gluten-free or have nut allergies, you will have a restricted choice in the menu. The kitchens in the Rifugi produce some excellent culinary experiences, but they are often limited in what they can offer! Remember, you are staying on the very top of a mountain!

 

What happens if you cannot get to the Rifugio?

The main threat to a Dolomites Ski Safari is strong wind. These can cause chair lift connections to close. Although we have encountered this on several occasions, we’ve never failed yet to get to our destination! In the 2015/16 season, major snow storms meant we had to reroute and spend two nights in one Rifugio. Eventually, we decided to call the helicopter to get us out!

 

What happens if someone gets lost?

It's never happened yet, but it will! We brief each group on safety and operational protocol before departure, which is probably why we’ve always successfully counted them all out, and back again! In the event mobile/cell phone coverage in the Dolomites is superb!

Also, we make extensive use of WhatsApp. We create a WhatsApp group for each Ski Safari and this can be used to help locate anyone who takes a wrong turn!

 

Do we stop for coffee/comfort breaks?

It depends upon the itinerary.

For faster-paced trips like the Super 7, Venture and SuperSki, non-lunch stops are minimal and skiing is the priority. The Dolce Collection and the Special are designed to have coffee stops and offer greater flexibility in the itinerary. However, some groups wish to stop more regularly, and so long as the group is happy, then we are here to show you the very best hot chocolate stops!

Other than this, we always stop for lunch and we select our lunch venues with great care!

Many lift stations are equipped with toilets.

 

What are the Rifugi like?

A rifugio is a mountain shelter or hut but the days of snow blowing in under the door while in the corner, a small wood stove struggles to heat a pan of boiling pasta, horse hair blankets and smelly socks hanging over the end of the bed are long forgotten.

The Italian Rifugio is a skier's oasis on top of the mountain or high pass. A warm and welcoming place where food, wine and hospitality are in abundance and some, just a few, have beds for the night. The wine list, choice of homemade grappa, the home-cooked food and the views are second to none. Some rifugi offer comfortable private, en suite rooms, while others are more basic with shared bathrooms and showers.

Most of all, rifugi are welcoming, warm and cosy and, being on the mountain, right on the piste!

 

Do I  have to share a room?

You should arrive expecting to share a room with another member(s) of your group at some point on the trip, whether you’re a couple, a solo skier or travelling with friends and family.

Rifugi sell beds, rather than rooms and because we pre-book our rooms well in advance, most couples get their own private rooms with en suite but we cannot guarantee this. It is most likely that you will, at some point, have to share a room and a bathroom with other members of your group.

We do not use large, multi-occupancy dormitory-style accommodation.

Read On a Ski Safari in the Dolomites, by Christian Wolmar, published in The Times.

 

Can I ski Off-Piste?

No, we don’t do off-piste!

The Inspired ITALY Dolomite Ski Safari is an on-piste ski tour. Some clients do choose to test out the off-piste conditions when circumstances allow, but this is done entirely at their own risk. If you wish to ski off-piste we advise that you first familiarise yourself with the rules and regulations in Italy for off-piste skiing.

 

Can I come on a snowboard?

No! The nature of the Inspired ITALY Dolomites Ski Safari makes it difficult to mix skiers with snowboarders.

 

Am I protected?

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 for Inspired ITALY Limited #5377, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for:

- Non-flight packages

ABTOT cover provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled or repatriation if transportation was included in your package. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Inspired ITALY.

In the unlikely event that you require assistance whilst abroad due to our financial failure, please call our 24/7 helpline on 01702 811397 and advise you are a customer of an ABTOT-protected travel company.

You can access The Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/634/contents/made

 

Which are the best airports for the Dolomites?

  1. Bolzano - you can get flights from the UK direct to Bolzano https://www.skyalps.com/en/flights-packages/london/england
  2. Innsbruck! Yes, fly to Austria, and ski in Italy! The transfer from Innsbruck to your Ski Safari base hotel is no more than 90 minutes in normal traffic.
  3. Verona is the next best option at around 2hrs transfer
  4. Munich airport has a great train link for intercontinental travellers.
  5. Venice and Bergamo are also possible options.
  6. Rome - why not? Fly to Rome and take the high-speed Frecciarossa direct from Rome to Bolzano for less than €100 per person which takes around 5 hours.

 

How do Transfers work?

Make your way to the designated pick-up point - see below - to meet the Inspired ITALY transfer to Cavallino d’Oro, Castletrotto (via Carlos Ski Rental, Ortisei). Transfers are included based upon a minimum of 4 people sharing.

INBOUND:

Innsbruck Station  - 14.00

Innsbruck Airport - 14.30

Verona Airport - 14.00

Bolzano Station - 14.30

Bolzano Airport - 14.40

OUTBOUND:

Innsbruck Airport & Station - 7.30

Verona Airport - 7:30

Bolzano Station & Airport - 11:00

NOTE

  1. There are significant roadworks planned for the Austrian/Italian border and transfers to/from Innsbruck are expected to take longer than in previous years ie. approx 2 hours.
  2. Private transfers are available upon request through our taxi partner, Taxi Albert. Please contact us for details.

 

What if my flight is delayed?

Flight delays happen and we will work with you in real time to manage this. However, inevitably you will need to pay for any additional expenses incurred.

 

How do I book?

You can call us at +44 (0) 1733 865 443, drop us an email with the details of the trip that you want to book at my@Inspireditaly.com, or CLICK HERE.

 

Price

$3,874 per person

Your adventure includes:

Your adventure includes:

  • 7 Nights
  • 7 Guests Maximum
  • 6 Days Ski Rental
  • 6 Day Full Area Dolomites Superski Pass
  • 6 Full Ski Days
  • 5 Nights Half Board | Dinner, Bed & Breakfast + 2 Nights B&B
  • 5 Different High Mountain Rifugi
  • 4 Star Base Hotel
  • 24/7 Guide & Your On-Mountain Host
  • Ski-Doo Transfer to Rifugio
  • Fresh Tracks Everyday
  • Perfectly Groomed Slopes
  • Airport Transfers from Innsbruck or Verona [others airports available]
  • Ski Safari Backpack
  • On Safari Commentary: Culture, History & Social
  • EXCLUDES: Flights, 2x dinners; drinks & lunches

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“In all sincerity, this was a life-changing trip and I owe it all to you, Matteo and Lou.”

Tom Heflin, Seattle 🇺🇸

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“The lift technology and cable cars are completely new experiences compared to our Canadian resorts.”

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“There is no way there is a better guide service and your experience will be sooo much better. I love the Dolomites!”

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“I have been with Inspired Italy four times and I still get the same thrill. ”

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“What a brilliant holiday - to stay up on the mountain and be the first ones down in the morning on empty slopes - you can't beat that!”

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“Skiing was sensational and the views were even better! Loved the food as well. Thank you Inspired Italy for a great week. We’re already planning our next Safari!”

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“Skiing with a small pack was super easy and comfortable and shows you don’t need much to get thru a week of skiing.”

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“We did the Venture Safari and have made lifelong memories and lifelong friends with our new Ski Safari family.”

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“Fabulous first runs down pristine slopes. Everything works like clockwork, even the weather was set to sunny....”

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“First tracks in the early morning sun is every skier's dream, with precision, clockwork guiding! Perfect!”

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“We left feeling like we made lifelong friends and can’t wait for our paths to cross again.”

Katie Price 🇺🇸

“We were concerned that we wouldn’t have enough snow on this trip and that it would be difficult to backpack each day but that wasn’t an issue at all.”

Katie Price 🇺🇸

“We LOVED every minute of it. From the variety of ski slopes, explanations of the mountains and history, lifts, Refugios, food, and drinks - it was all there. (The sun was even shining 5 out of the 6 days.)”

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“Your attention to detail didn’t go unnoticed. Too many highlights packed in each day to describe. It surpassed all expectations!!”

Katie Price.. 🇺🇸

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We had a great trip and created lifelong memories….Tim, Matty, and Lou are true professionals!
Ciao!!”

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“Thank you for the most fabaroonie Ski Safari ever! I’ve enjoyed them all, but this one was the best in my opinion.”

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“What surprised me was how relaxing it was and how you just switch off and enjoy the beauty of it all.”

Hazel Dumore 🇬🇧

“I have just finished a 6-day bespoke ski safari with the wonderful Tim. I thoroughly enjoyed our adventures on the slope and meeting new people within the group. Everywhere we looked we were provided with another jaw-dropping view, and the conditions were perfect for me all week. Our rifugi were so homely and the hosts made us feel welcomed and special. The food provided was excellent and varied. Tim was an amazing leader and has so much knowledge of all the areas we covered. His commentary was a great addition to our coffee stops!”

Lark Ash-Wheeler 🇬🇧

“Fantastic experience! Sleeping at the top of the mountain and early morning untracked corduroy or powder.”

Grant Milne 🇦🇺

“The memory of that day will stay with me forever……it started with 2 fresh runs down Marmolada and ended with a blissful stay at Averau! Unreal!”

Karen White on a Family Dolomites Ski Safari 🇬🇧

“it was without a doubt the best week of our lives so far (except perhaps our wedding week!)”

Bethany & Dan O’Mullane 🇦🇺

“… we had all had an ABSOLUTE BALL ...”

Felicity ‘Billy’ Clark on a Private Dolomites Ski Safari 🇬🇧

“10 out of 10 - a wonderful unique experience. Skiing perfectly groomed pistes at 8:30 in a foot of fresh powder before anyone else”

Lizzie Norton, former owner of Ski Solutions Ltd. 🇬🇧

“...so great to have a leader. No stopping at the top to look where to go. No worrying about when or where to eat. Just great skiing and great new friends...”

Missey Zlotcha 🇺🇸 Dolomites Ski Safari

“... all we had to do was enjoy some of the best skiing we've ever had ...”

Jo Metcalfe, Tailor-Made Dolomites Ski Safari 🇬🇧

“We had the most marvellous Dolomites Ski Safari, it was beyond anything I had ever expected. Such an adventure in such an awe inspiring landscape, all so well planned and executed. Our guide wasn't half bad either, in fact he was terrific.”

Belinda Callaway on a Dolomites Ski Safari 🇳🇿

“A huge thank you for a really fabulous week. Once my first day nerves had calmed down I really enjoyed the skiing!!”

Katie, a solo skier 🇬🇧

“Thanks everyone for putting up with the lone Yank. Y'all were way too much fun to travel with.”

Paul Dowler, a solo skier Utah 🇺🇸

“A great “thank you” to Tim and Louise, for the inspiration to do this, in this way.”

Tim Ferrari, a solo skier 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

“It made such a lovely change to be skiing on such empty slopes and in such good snow conditions, and the views were, of course, superb. A lovely holiday, and great company. Thank you.”

Patricia, a solo skier 🇬🇧

“The Inspired ITALY Dolomites Ski Safari was not only the best ski holiday but the best holiday we have ever had. Tim’s local knowledge and rapport with the locals added an extra dimension to the trip. We really felt that we got to know this beautiful part of Italy as well as enjoying some incredible skiing on uncrowded slopes.”

Jo & Adam Metcalf 🇬🇧

“What a great feeling it is when you stood there on the top of the mountain and pointed to the piste saying: "Guys, the piste is yours!" And we skied down, on, a totally fresh and empty slope, in the morning sun. THAT is something no other operator can provide!”

Karl Lintner 🇦🇹

“An enormous 'thank you' for all that you did to ensure that we had one of the best, if not the best, skiing holidays ever.”

Ally Gregory 🇬🇧

“Once again, many thanks to you and your team for an excellent week.”

John Daines 🇬🇧

“… it is seriously the best ski trip we have done for a long time … possibly ever.”

Diane Farmer 🇬🇧

“Fantastic experience! Sleeping at the top of the mountain and early morning untracked corduroy or powder”

Grant Milne 🇦🇺

“Huts don't have to be hardcore, especially when your staying in the jewel of the Dolomites darling!”

Fall Line Magazine 🇬🇧

“I cannot now imagine a skiing holiday that does not involve those early morning runs and watching the sunset at 2,800 metres.”

The Times: Christian Wolmar 🇬🇧

“A scene that is quiet the most idyllic I've seen in any winter landscape”

SNOW Magazine

“These are not the kind of places you stumble upon by chance and perfectly illustrate the wisdom of tapping into local knowledge.”

SNOW Magazine

“Just a short note to say thank you for everything last week. All 6 of us had a fantastic time. Everything worked like clockwork from arrival to departure. Our three days guiding were terrific. The Paul Simon duo (call me Betty and you can call me Al) are amazing as of course is Tim!! Willies for steak and vino will be a long term memory. Hotel Grones is brilliant and staff are the best around. Thanks again. Hope to see you all again next year ...”

Eamonn B 🇮🇪 Private Dolomites Ski Safari

“An utterly, utterly fab ski holiday and thank you SO much for organising it all. We could/would NEVER have experienced such a thing had it not been for you. I honestly NEVER want to ski anywhere else again and we would LOVE to do it again next year.”

Deborah Maby 🇬🇧