Skiing, Snowshoeing & Winter Walking in December 2014
- Dates for Earlybird Week in December 2014
14 to 21 December – HB in our hosted chalet hotel in Badia
13 to 20 December – HB in our hosted apartments in Arabba
- The Offer – 2013 has been another excellent winter season with heavy snow, excellent skiing & snowshoeing. It’s time to start thinking about the 2014/2015 season. Our Early Bird Offer is now available at £395 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.
Excellent week of snow shoeing
Last week of season, the chalet was immaculately clean, the wholesome food delicious and the staff still buzzing with the fun of the snow and meeting new guests! Brilliant, happy atmosphere on and off the hills created by the dynamic and genuine team who would always go the extra mile without thinking twice. Thank you Colletts, a real pleasure and privilege to have spent …
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