Skiing, Snowshoeing & Winter Walking in December
- Dates for Earlybird Week
15 to 22 December – HB in our hosted chalet hotel in Badia
14 to 21 December – HB in our hosted apartments in Arabba
- The Offer – The snow is falling thick and fast and it looks like it will be an excellent start to the winter season. We have just a couple of rooms remaining in Chalet Haus Valentin in Badia and a few hosted apartments in Arabba. These are now available at £345 per person per week, based on two people sharing. The price includes 7 nights B&B, 3 course evening meal with wine (not Thursday), free return transfers from Venice Treviso or Venice Marco Polo and optional participation in our organised ski days (Arabba & Badia) and snowshoeing/winter walking (Badia only).
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
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.
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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