On A Skisafari In The Dolomites

On A Skisafari In The Dolomites

Glorious Skiing & Exceptional Cuisine. An Insider’s Guide to one of the best Skiing Destinations in the World
Sebastian Schoellgen
Jan 25, 2020

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

Must-do: The Sella Ronda tour runs over 4 Dolomites passes around the mighty Sella massif

Gourmet

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 de Rosa Alpine, one star for Nicola Laera from the La Stüa de Michil restaurant in La Perla.

Huts

Called Rifugios, family run huts in dreamy locations.

Favourite: Rifugio Scotoni Another great spot is called Armentarola hotel

Stay

In Corvara at Hotel La Perla or Villa Al Sole, both ski-in & ski-out

Anything we missed?

Best kept secret: The Armentarola run, one of the most beautiful runs in the world, leading to a horse sleigh that take you to the next lift

How to get there

You can fly into either Venice airport or Innsbruck. From there, it’s a two hour drive

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