Snowshoeing, Winter Walking and Skiing holidays in the Dolomites
Corvara, Badia & Arabba – three enchanting winter resorts
Warm hospitality, excellent food and easy-going conviviality in delightful catered chalets. Exquisite alpine hotels and excellent self catering options too.
An extensive paradise for snowshoers and walkers. For skiers, the sheer beauty and vastness of Superski Dolomiti, one of the world’s largest and most modern ski networks.
Free airport transfers from Venice and Treviso airports. Airport Transfers from Innsbruck at a supplement.
Hosted ski days – all resorts – free, optional and daily (except Thursdays)
organised snowshoeing and winter walking – badia and corvara only – free, optional and daily (except Thursdays)
self guided walking, snowshoeing and skiing – use our local knowledge for stunning itineraries of all grades
plus – cross country skiing and tobogganing option – corvara and badia only – at a supplement, off-piste skiing, winter mountaineering, ice climbing
A Collett’s Winter Holiday – In a Nutshell
Snowshoeing, winter walking, downhill skiing holidays & more…
Organised Itineraries, Hosted Ski Days & Self Guiding
In winter, Collett’s is based in Corvara, Badia and Arabba, three charming and sought-after resorts at the heart of the magical Dolomites. With their stunning mountain backdrops, our resorts are superb springboards for anyone wanting to explore the outstanding natural beauty of this winter wonderland with its unrivalled opportunities for winter holidaymakers. Skiers will thrive here because we offer superb access to one of the largest, most modern and most spectacular ski areas in the world. And yet snowshoers and winter walkers can explore an enchanting and tranquil winter paradise away from the ski pistes.
With a Collett’s winter holiday in the Dolomites we offer 7 day stays running from Sunday to Sunday (with some Saturday to Saturday options). We have half board accommodation in delightful catered chalets in Corvara and Badia, including Chalet Angelo, our new piste-side chalet in Corvara. We also offer three exquisite hotels in Corvara (from three to five star) and one in Badia. Finally, we have self catering apartments in Arabba, Corvara and Badia. Travel to the Dolomites as you wish. We offer free airport transfers from Venice and Treviso airports (3hrs). We also offer transfers from Innsbruck (2hrs) at £45 return.
Your time in the resort is as important as your experience in the mountains. Choose from an excellent range of accommodation in three idyllic alpine villages at the heart of the Dolomites.
Once here, do exactly as you please. We offer organised days out from all three of our villages, which you are more than welcome to join. We understand if you prefer to be independent and left to your own devices. We can provide you with what you need to gather many interesting ideas and create a succession of enjoyable winter days out, whatever your interests.
Once in the mountains you will be in awe of your surroundings. Wherever you choose to stay you will soon feel at home. Our courteous and helpful staff will always be on hand to offer help and advice. Our catered chalets in Corvara and Badia are right at the heart of a successful winter holiday, such is the warm ‘home from home’ feel, the unassuming hospitality, absorbing views, delicious food and the good company of friends, family and like-minded guests.
Our guests either come to ski or to do a mix of snowshoeing and winter walking. Some will do all three as and when they choose. Whatever you opt for, you can self guide or join itineraries organised by us daily and free of charge – or do a mix of both.
In Winter 2013/14 we will be offering daily hosted ski itineraries for advanced, intermediate and easy-going groups. There will also be a choice of two daily snowshoe itineraries and also a daily winter walk, which on one day will include some tobogganing and on another will be a cross-country skiing excursion – if there is adequate demand.
We provide the perfect winter holiday for people who want to enjoy the mountains together. Simultaneously, we cater for groups of friends (or couples) who want to share the same holiday but do different things during the day without leaving their comfort zone. If you are not together on certain days, you will be during the late afternoons and evenings. At Collett’s, the evenings are meant to be as pleasurable as the days are memorable.
Snowshoeing and Winter Walking
This area is not the exclusive terrain of skiers. Away from the ski fields, a separate winter paradise unfolds for walkers, snowshoers and cross-country skiers. Delightful trails meander alongside rivers and streams, through woodland and across winter meadows between enchanting Tyrolean hamlets and villages, which huddle around the spires of their picturesque churches.
Higher up, snowshoers experience the exhilaration of virgin snow on a labyrinth of waymarked routes, traversing the hidden snowfields, which undulate between a seemingly unbroken rim of spectacular peaks. Here, you could hear a pin drop, but for the vocal appreciation that persists amongst walkers and is the inevitable result of such an inspirational situation.
The skiing here is outstanding: varied, extensive, spectacular and largely queue-less. At the heart of this area, four beautiful valleys wend their way to their terminus at the foot of Monte Sella, a vast and glorious massif, which towers above the Val Badia and Arabba. It gives its name to the world-renowned Sella Ronda, an awe-inspiring 46km circumnavigation of this immense mountain and one of several breathtaking local ski itineraries which will stay with you forever.
The Superski Dolomiti pass covers the Alta Badia, with it’s World Cup runs, the Marmolada Glacier, Cortina, the Val Gardena and much much more – in fact this ski region claims to be Europe’s largest with 1220kms of piste! But what really sets the Dolomites apart from other ski areas is a lack of queues and the ability to ski for miles and miles and miles on different pistes, village to village, valley to valley.
A Collett’s winter holiday in the Italian Dolomites
Explore the splendour of a winter wilderness. Riverside tracks, snow-filled meadows and remote high trails. For guests in Corvara and Badia only. 5 days a week, free of charge and optional.
Idyllic winter trails, riverside paths and woodland tracks. Meander on waymarked paths between picturesque snow-laden hamlets.
Enjoy the occasional glimpse of chamois, eagles, arctic hares &foxes. We wrap up warm, take a flask and a hearty packed lunch. A mix of walking and snowshoeing is popular with many of our guests.
Superski Dolomiti – modern, extensive, vast and often queue-less.
The celebrated Sella Ronda, the Alta Badia, Arabba & Marmolada, Val Gardena & Cortina.
Scenically exhilirating ski days organised by Collett’s.
5 days a week, free of charge and totally optional.
We can help you take part in several other winter activities, whether you seek an adrenalin rush or something more relaxing. Off-piste Skiing, Ice Climbing and Winter Mountaineering (with local guides), Ice Skating, Tobogganing, Paragliding etc.
Be as independent as you wish. Make use of our Ideas & Information Files and our unrivalled local knowledge. Route suggestions for downhill skiers, snowshoers, winter walkers and cross country skiers.
Hosted Chalet – Chalet Verena
Excellent previous winter weeks with wonderful, enthusiastic young chalet/ski staff. A very good transfer system from the airport. Ski hosting. A brilliant package. Our 6th winter with you and another brilliant skiing week in perfect snow. The weather allowed us to ski all day and with a varied and fun loving group of people. As usual the mature and knowledgeable young …
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Winter Holiday Accommodation Advice
Collett’s Mountain Holidays offers accommodation for Self Guided and Organised Winter Holidays for Skiers, Snowshoers and Winter Walkers in Corvara and Badia and for Skiers in Arabba – the central Dolomites, Italy. Whatever type of accommodation you require, we are happy to help and advise so that you can make the most out of your holiday with Collett’s in the Italian Dolomites.
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