On A Skisafari In The Dolomites


On A Skisafari In The Dolomites

Glorious skiing and exceptional cuisine. An Insider’s Guide to one of the best skiing destinations in the Alps.

Sebastian Schoellgen
Jan 18, 2023

The Facts

  • Languages: 3, Ladin, German & Italian
  • Heritage: Quintessentially Italian but Austrian Heritage
  • Site: UNESCO World Heritage
  • Climate: 300 glorious sun-flooded days a year, more than anywhere else in the Alps
  • Wine: Lagrein, the local grape
  • Skiing: 500km of slopes only in Alta Badia, one of the many resorts that make up the Dolomites. The entire Dolomiti Superski offers 1200km


  • The Armentarola run, one of the most beautiful runs in the world, leads to a horse sleigh that takes you to the next lift.
  • The Sella Ronda tour runs over 4 Dolomites and passes around the mighty Sella massif.

Gourmet destination

  • Alta Badia has been crowned as the gourmet destination in the Alps. The small valley occupies a mere 15 square kilometres, but it can boast a grand total of four brightly shining Michelin Stars: three stars for Norbert Niederkofler from the St. Hubertus restaurant at the Aman outpost 'Rosa Alpina'. On the other side of the valley in Corvara at the La Perla Hotel, La Stüa de Michil restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Star in 2022.

Mountain Huts

  • Called Rifugios, family-run huts in dreamy locations. Try our favourite Rifugio Scotoni for lunch.
  • Another great lunch spot is the terrace of the Armentarola hotel.


  • In Corvara at the iconic Hotel La Perla or opposite at the Villa Al Sole, which offers traditionally designed chalet apartments. Both properties are Ski-in & Ski-out.

How to get there

  • Bolzano is the nearest airport which is served by Skyalps.
  • Larger airports are Venice or Innsbruck. Both approx. a two-hour drive.

Photo credits: Mr Christian Sieber

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