Europe’s most beautiful winter wonderland
Snowshoeing, winter walking, downhill skiing holidays & more…
‘Young, jagged and imposing, the Dolomites are perhaps the most striking mountains in Europe. Although they are a stunning location for summer hiking, they are at their most sublime in winter.’
Steve Watkins, Guest of Collett’s and Author of ‘Unforgettable Walks to take before you die ~ BBC Books
- The Dates
15 to 22 December – half board in our hosted chalets in Corvara & Badia
14 to 21 December – half board in our hosted apartments in Arabba
- The Offer – We might be on the verge of summer, but skiers and snowshoers will have half an eye on Winter 2013/14. Indeed, we sold more winter holidays in April 2012 for Winter 2012/13 than in any other month. Winter ‘earlybird’ weekis a delight: good snow, deserted pistes and outstanding hospitality with pre-Christmas warmth. This offer is always popular, so contact us soon if it is of interest.
The Italian Dolomites are perhaps the most beautiful mountains in the world. This landscape becomes absolutely magical when the snow falls. At every turn you will be struck by the sheer magnificence of these colossal natural monuments, whether you come here to walk, snowshoe, ski or just spend time in a real winter wonderland.
The backdrops are awe-inspiring. Skiers interrupt descents of tree-lined pistes or sit mesmerised on chairlifts. In the valleys, walkers and cross-country skiers gaze up in awe from winter trails, whilst snowshoers venture into the rocky reaches of the massifs themselves for a real close-up. Others stare from the sun terraces of mountain huts or village cafes with hands cupped around a gluhwein or a hot chocolate.
Arabba, Corvara and Badia are a winter paradise for skiers, walkers and snowshoers alike. In these three villages we offer a selection of catered chalets, hosted apartments, self catering accommodation and 2 delightful hotels.
These villages are superb springboards for skiing holidays and winter walking holidays. Our chalets are hospitable, warm and welcoming – in them you will enjoy good food and the sociable company of like-minded people. And with our experience, intimate local knowledge and flexible holiday formula, we will ensure you get just what you want from your time here.
As always, please contact us if we can offer you any help or advice. We will endeavour to give you good and accurate information so that you can make a well informed choice about all aspects of your holiday.
Fifth time to Chalet Haus Valentin. Colletts is the only company that provides organised snowshoeing at a location where the skiing is also excellent. The ski hire is now improved with booking skis on line with a promotion code. The hire shop shuttle bus was also very useful covering the shortfall of a minibus at HV. Another excellent Holiday – many thanks to the staff who …
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BBC books – ‘Unforgettable walks to take before you die’
‘Young, jagged and imposing, the Dolomites are perhaps the most striking mountains in Europe. Although they are a stunning location for summer hiking, they are at their most sublime in winter. Stepping into a pair of snowshoes might feel strange at first, but it will allow you to walk to parts of this snowbound wonderland that are normally reserved for mountaineers and extreme skiers.’
Steve Watkins ~ Guest of Collett’s Mountain Holidays 2008
‘Unforgettable Walks to take before you die’
BBC Books ISBN 978-0-56-353908-7