SUPER 7 Dolomites Ski Safari

7 Restful Nights & 6 Days of Super Ski Adventure

The Magnificent 7 Valleys & Mountains of Dolomites Superski Area

Beats 7 Bells Out of All Other On-Piste Ski Adventures

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Prices from $3,838 per person View Prices

Summary

  • 7 Night & 6 Ski Days
  • 5 Nights Half Board + 2 Night B&B
  • 7 Guests Maximum
  • 5 High Mountain Rifugi
  • 4-Star Base Hotel
  • Ski the Austrian/Italian border
  • Top Ski Areas including Cortina, Kronplatz & Marmolada
  • Olympic & World Cup Ski Runs Hidden Valley
  • Fresh Tracks on the Queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada
  • PACE: Moderate to Fast
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate/Hard For Advanced, Experienced 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: HIGH
  • PACE: MEDIUM to FAST
  • DAILY SKI HOURS: 6h to 8 h
  • BIGGEST DAY: +10,000m
  • MAXIMUM SKI DAYS: 6
  • OPTIONAL DAYS: 0
  • COFFEE STOPS: Optional
  • AVERAGE TOTAL DISTANCE: + 500Km
  • ESTIMATED VERTICAL METERS: +40,000M
  • SKI AREAS: Alpe di Siusi, Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Kronplatz, Sexten, Faloria, Tofana, 5 Torri, Marmolada.
  • PEOPLE ALSO ASK: Can I use my iKON Pass? YES

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

SNOW 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

Day by day

Day 1: Arrival

Kastelruth is one of the ancient villages of the Sudtirol and your base hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the village. Appropriately it is an old coaching house where travelers stayed whilst horses were changed for the onward journey.

Highlights

The centre of this ancient village

Accommodation

Cavallino d'Oro

The Cavavllino d'Oro is located in the main piazza of the village.

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 2: DAY 1: Tre Valli

From Val Gardena to Val Pustaria through the Val Badia, our journey takes us from Alpe di Siusi to the famous Kronplatz ski area and its commanding position in the northernmost valley of the Dolomiti Superski area.

Highlights

Alpe di Siusi, Selva Gardena, Badia valley and arrival at Kronplatz

Statistics

Total distance 95.22 km | Vertical 8,573 m

Accommodation

Rifugio CAI

Rustic and charming and offering amazing views of the Val Pusteria but best of all you're straight on to Sylvester, one of the Kronplazt blacks!

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 3: DAY 2: Begin with a Black

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

5 great black runs and a Christmas pudding-shaped mountain with slopes running off its crown in every direction - carving heaven!! 

Highlights

BLACK RUNS: Piculin, Erta, Sylvetser & Herwegg and then the ski train!

Statistics

Total Distance 82.70 km | Vertical 8,612 m

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: DAY 3: Austrian Border Country

You can all but throw a stone over the border, we’re that close!

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. 

Highlights

SkiWeg UNESCO and lots of long slopes. Ski doo transfer to rifugio

Statistics

Total Distance 80.77 km | Vertical 6,639 m

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: DAY 4: Cortina

Fresh tracks on Faloria and a quick look at Cristallo before hitting the main event - Tofana!

The Forcella, Canalone, and much more.

This stunning ski area will captivate you!

Highlights

Women’s World Cup Run; Forcella Rossa; 1956 & 2026 Olympic Ski Slopes

Statistics

Total Distance 70.00 km | Vertical 7,597 m

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: DAY 5: 101

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!

 

Highlights

Hidden Valley; Alta Badia; Arabba.

Statistics

Total Distance 66.65 km | Vertical 6,175 m

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: DAY 6: 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!, Saslong & La Longia

Statistics

Total Distance 66.99 km | Vertical 8,168 m

Accommodation

Cavalino d’Oro, Castlerotto

Back to the Cavallino d'Oro....

Find out more:
Travellers Tales article

Day 8: DAY 7: 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's Super 7 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 covers distances inconceivale by many!

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

 

Challenging Yourself & 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 and we occasionally stop for coffee, but not often!

 

Ski Areas

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

 

“Expert and informed guiding through the most wonderful scenery”

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

The Inspired ITALY Super 7 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....”

What makes the Inspired ITALY Super 7 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 the number one concern of many booking an Inspired ITALY Dolomites SuperSki Safari. The Dolomites SuperSki Safari isn't about speed, it’s about 'pace'. But don't worry, when you contact us, we will discuss your ski ability and fitness before you book to ensure that you are in no doubt about your fitness.

 

NO FAFFING!

The Inspired ITALY Super 7 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.

 

What is 'intermediate' ski ability?

The term 'intermediate skier' is liberally banded about. Some overestimate, and others underestimate. We have some clear, detailed descriptions of ski ability and we will send these to you. Together we can then ensure that your ski ability is what is needed. But it is your fitness that is key.

 

How fit do I need to be?

One person's park run is another's marathon. You need to be able to ski steadily all day. Our ski days start around 8:30 and finish usually around 15:30/16:00. Although we get an abnormal amount of sunny days, when conditions are tough, you still have to go skiing to get to the next rifugio!

 

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 pack 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 advises that you remove the pack. Our backpacks are carefully chosen. You get to keep the pack after your Dolomites Ski Safari. You are only required to ski with your backpack for 5 nights/6 days.

 

Helmet?

At our heart, we're a little bit 'anti-establishment'. All our ski leaders have to wear helmets. 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 upon request 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 is rather hazardous!

 

Does the Rifugio have wifi?

All rifugi have WiFi. Some are better than others but posting your pictures to Facebook and picking up emails shouldn't be a problem.

 

I’m vegetarian/celiac/gluten-free.

Let us know in advance and we’ll let the Rifugi know so that you won’t be eating cheese omelet every night! Vegetarian options are usually, pasta or polenta based. If you are vegan, gluten-free, or have nut allergies, you will struggle. 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 we can’t get to the Rifugio?

The main threat to a Dolomites Ski Safari is strong wind. Strong winds can cause chair lift connections to close. Although we have encountered this on a number of occasions, we’ve never failed yet to get to our destination! In the 2015/16 season, major snowstorms 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 I get lost?

It’s never happened, but it could! 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!

 

Coffee/Comfort Stops?

Non-lunch stops are minimal. There are some scheduled coffee stops throughout the week. Other than this, we only stop for lunch! Most of the lift stations are equipped with toilets. 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!

 

What is the accommodation in the rifugi like?

Rifugi tend to sell beds rather than rooms. Because we pre-book our rooms well in advance, most couples get their own private rooms with en suite. However, we are unable to guarantee this. It is most likely that you will, at some point, have to share with other members of your group – read ‘On a Ski Safari in the Dolomites’, by Christian Wolmar, published in The Times.

 

Which airport should I fly to?

Innsbruck! Yes, fly to Austria, ski in Italy! The transfer from Innsbruck to your Ski Safari base hotel is no more than 90mins in normal traffic. Next, the best option is Verona at around 2hrs transfer and then Venice, Bergamo, and Munich Airports. Transfer costs are based upon 4 people sharing.

 

Can I ski Off-Piste?

We don’t do ‘off-piste’! The Inspired ITALY Dolomite Ski Safaris are ‘on-piste’ ski tours. 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!

 

Can I bring my own skis?

If you prefer, then please do so and we will adjust the package price. However, we recommend an all-mountain ski.

 

Is my booking 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 Ltd and 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 [Member name].

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

 

And what about the snow? I am worried about the recent lack of snow.

We are all concerned about the changing weather. There are two things to consider: 1. only on one occasion have we had to detour because a ski slope was closed due to lack of snow and that's out of around 200 ski safaris over 13 years. 2. Dolomiti Superski is a world leader in snow management and snowmaking (programmed snow). So, yes, there is some risk but it is minimal.

 

What are the payment terms?

The deposit is €650 or £650 depending upon you location and currency. The deposit is not refundable. The balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date. You can pay by credit card or bank transfer.

 

What is not included in the package?

The excluded items are flights, dinner on nights 1 & 10, lunches, and drinks! Although we will give you a few free grappas, like it or not!

 

Can I get a discount?

There are there ways to change the price: 1. If you provide your own ski equipment we will amend the package price. 2. If you make your own way to the base hotel and, 3. if you have an iKON ski pass. Any one or all of these will result in a change to your package price.

 

How do I book?

You can call us +44 (0) 1733 865443, drop us an email with the details of the trip that you want to book my@Inspireditaly.com or click here.

 

How many places are available?

Places are strictly limited to 7 guests (6 guests for the SPECIAL Dolomites Ski Safari). Please note that we only run one Dolomites SuperSki Safari each season. Bookings are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Price

$3,838 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
  • World Cup & Olympic Ski Slopes
  • 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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