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Snowshoeing Holidays

Exploring the sublime magical winter landscapes

Organised or self guided Snowshoeing 5 days a week, free & optional…

Snowshoers experience the invigoration and solitude of remote waymarked trails that wend their way across high and silent snowfields, where it is not uncommon to see arctic hares, chamois, golden eagles and silver foxes. Many trails venture into the rocky reaches and here snowshoers negotiate amazing rock formations, towered over by Dolomite massifs with their rose pink hues standing out against deep blue skies and brilliant white snow. The effect is quite spellbinding.

Snowshoeing at the Falzarego Pass

Viv (centre), usually behind a desk in our UK office, snowshoeing with friends

Preparing to go snowshoeing near Badia

Organised snowshoeing with Collett’s

Collett’s guests staying in Corvara and Badia can join snowshoeing itineraries five days a week, free of charge and completely optional. These itineraries are totally invigorating. The exhilaration, fun and sense of adventure are immense; there is a certain joy about setting off in good company to spend a day under blue skies, venturing across virgin snow and exploring a real winter wonderland. Our itineraries vary in time, distance and nature, though we always try to give guests the opportunity to explore different parts of the area. Some leave ‘from the door’, others will involve using local transport, and yet more will require a Collett’s vehicle (extra charges apply) to access some of the Dolomites’ hidden gems.

Walking back to Badia
Snowshoeing at Cinque Torre near the Falzarego Pass

Snowshoes are available locally from our chalets for about €6 per day and they are easily attached to a normal pair of walking boots. Pedraces is perhaps the best location for snowshoers/walkers and occasionally we offer people here the choice of two different excursions on the same day so that we can cater for people of varying fitness levels. Corvara is also an excellent springboard for snowshoers.

Snowshoeing above Badia

Snowshoeing on the Pralongià Plateau above Corvara

Self guided snowshoeing

Ultimately, you do exactly as you please, we are available to help, but careful not to interfere. If you prefer to organise your snowshoeing itineraries independently, we will leave you to your own devices. Itinerary ideas and information are always at hand at Office Hour from our organisers and in our chalets ~ These describe several magnificent local snowshoeing itineraries.

Snowshoeing at Cinque Torre
Snowshoeing on the Pralongià Ridge Ramble above Corvara

Snowshoe hire and lift passes

Snowshoes can be hired at the local sports shop at €10 per day. However, we keep several pairs at Haus Valentin and Chalet Verena, which can be rented for €6 per day. On the occasions when ski lifts are used, these can be paid for individually. Snowshoes may require carrying at some points during the day, you should come equipped with a rucksack, to which they can be strapped or placed inside.

At your own risk

You join our organised itineraries and make use of our ideas & information at your own risk. It is important that you understand that whilst our own walkers, skiers and snowshoers have substantial local knowledge and are familiar with the routes which our organised walks follow, they are not qualified mountain guides.

Snowshoeing in the Alta Badia near Pedraces

A wonderful snowshoeing route at the Falzarego Pass near Cortina

Snowshoeing on the Pralongià Ridge Ramble with Collett’s

Fabulous holiday

Mar 31, 2015 by Fanny Watson

Just returned from a wonderful family skiing holiday in Corvera , the chalet was great , food fantastic and the team who looked after us we brilliant….
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Collett’s Mountain Holidays Winter
01799 513331

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Saffron Walden
Essex, CB10 1HQ


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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.

If you need help making a decision or would like to check accommodation availability please call us on 01799 513331 or make an enquiry here. For Prices click here.

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