This season we are again offering our marvelous trip to the Dolomiti in Italy. This part of the Alps, was declared a world heritage site, with its outstanding natural beauty and geological diversity with fascinating rock formations not seen in other alpine areas. What’s more it also offers fantastic skiing while you take in this scenery! The ski region is vast and made up of twelve interconnected ski areas, two of which we plan to visit during this trip: namely Val Gardena (Gröden) and Valle Isarco (Eisacktal).
The majestic mountain setting of the 12 interconnected ski areas is an invitation to relish the magnificent beauty of the Dolomites, the 1200 km of sun-kissed slopes and the delicious dishes for which Italy is renowned.
The Val Gardena area offers access to the ski slopes from the three villages of Ortsei (St Ulrich), Santa Cristina and Selva Gardena (Wolkenstein) with skiing suitable for all levels. A highlight in this area is the Sella Ronda ski tour. This is a circular on-piste route around a central Massif without using the same lift twice. It can be done by anyone of intermediate level or higher, skier or snowboarder. You will however require a certain level of fitness as it is a whole day tour covering about 40 km. Weather conditions permitting this is an opportunity which should not be missed. Many consider it is best toured “clockwise” (marked orange as opposed to green).
The area of Valle Isarco incorporates the ski areas of Plose, Maranza and Valles. At Plose there is access to 40 km of skiing with something for all levels from beginner to expert and includes the fun park “Snow Island”. Plose is also home to the famous “Trametsch”, the longest prepared ski run in South Tyrol with a length of 9 km and a vertical drop of 1400 m.
We will be staying at the three star hotel Egger in the village of Villanders, from where we will take the ski club bus or local buses. The accommodation is on a half-board basis with the hotel offering superb views of the Eisack valley and the surrounding Dolomites. The hotel also has a wellness area including sauna and solarium.