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Arabba, Corvara & Badia
Three glorious launchpads for a more independent experience and self-guided skiing holidays in the Dolomites

Over many years Collett’s has featured exquisite alpine hotels in the Dolomites as well as some charming guesthouses and B&B’s. 

We also have a range of highly attractive apartments for self-catering.

This winter we anticipate a higher demand for a more independent holiday experience, This suits us in this particular season, as we are naturally called upon to limit movement (by us and you) between our properties. For this reason, the following options are available on an ‘Accommodation Only’ basis, although Collett’s transfers can be booked and essential resort representation is all yours too. It goes without saying we would be at your disposal in the event of any problems or needs. 

Dates
Corvara Ski Resort

2020/21 Holiday Dates

Earlybird Week –  Sun 13 to Sun 20 December 2020
Christmas Week – Sun 20 to Sun 27 December 2020
New Year Week – Sun 27 December 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021

Rest of the Season – Sunday to Sunday (starting 3 January 2021)

Corvara B&B
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B&B at Ciasa Roch

Perfect Village Location – Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. It is owned and managed by our ever-welcoming friend, Petra, with a little help from Erika, her mother. The chalet enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Ciasa Roch, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Comfortable bedrooms – Bedrooms here are large and comfortable and all have en suite bathrooms. Each of the beds are ‘Austrian Twins’ (two single beds in a double frame), some can be used as triple rooms and some as quads.

The Team – Ciasa Roch is effortlessly hosted by our good friends adn will continue to make you feel at home, while keeping the required physical distance.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that Ciasa Roch is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Skiing – Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Arabba B&B
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B&B at Ciasa Roch

Perfect Village Location – Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. It is owned and managed by our ever-welcoming friend, Petra, with a little help from Erika, her mother. The chalet enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Ciasa Roch, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Comfortable bedrooms – Bedrooms here are large and comfortable and all have en suite bathrooms. Each of the beds are ‘Austrian Twins’ (two single beds in a double frame), some can be used as triple rooms and some as quads.

The Team – Ciasa Roch is effortlessly hosted by our good friends adn will continue to make you feel at home, while keeping the required physical distance.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that Ciasa Roch is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Skiing – Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Self Catering
Sking Holidays, Apartments and Chalets in Arabba, Italy

Self-catering Accommodation in the Dolomites

The quality of our self-catering is good. Some properties are newly built and stylish, others are more traditional in character. All are comfortable and spacious places to come back to after a day out in the mountains. They are self-contained and usually situated in a chalet, which houses 2 or 3 other apartments. Bedrooms are separate from the living/dining/kitchen area, although nearly all will have sofa beds in the lounge area. All have a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy what is likely to be a spectacular view.

Our self-catering apartments are located close to the village centres, so everything you require is reasonably close at hand. As for their size, there is great flexibility. Some are ideal for couples, whilst others suit larger parties up to 6 people. If you would like to book self-catering accommodation please contact us and we will give you a quote and in depth details of what is available for your selected dates and requirements.

  • Close to the pistes
  • Attractive & self contained
  • Separate bedrooms
  • Easy walk to a Collett’s Chalet
  • En suite apartments
  • Close to restaurants and shops
  • Well appointed apartments
  • WIFI on request
  • Saturday to Saturday

Arabba, Corvara & Badia
Three glorious launchpads for a more independent experience and self-guided skiing holidays in the Dolomites

Over many years Collett’s has featured exquisite alpine hotels in the Dolomites as well as some charming guesthouses and B&B’s. 

We also have a range of highly attractive apartments for self-catering.

This winter we anticipate a higher demand for a more independent holiday experience, This suits us in this particular season, as we are naturally called upon to limit movement (by us and you) between our properties. For this reason, the following options are available on an ‘Accommodation Only’ basis, although Collett’s transfers can be booked and essential resort representation is all yours too. It goes without saying we would be at your disposal in the event of any problems or needs. 

Dates
Corvara Ski Resort

2020/21 Holiday Dates

Earlybird Week –  Sun 13 to Sun 20 December 2020
Christmas Week – Sun 20 to Sun 27 December 2020
New Year Week – Sun 27 December 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021

Rest of the Season – Sunday to Sunday (starting 3 January 2021)

Luxury 4 & 5 Star
Ski Hotel Panorama, Corvara, Italy

Hotel Panorama

The Hotel – This is an exquisite alpine hotel, combining a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a sense of occasion and self-indulgence. Whilst it is a gorgeous combination of elegance and style, it oozes traditional Tyrolean hospitality and an unassuming atmosphere that makes you feel so welcome and ‘at home.’ You can book a range of rooms: Standard, Comfort, Panoramic or Panorama Suite. The top end rooms will take your breath away. Health Spa is vast featuring various saunas, steam baths, massage and beauty treatments, relaxation areas and a large pool. There is also a fitness suite and a games room.

For more information on the Sport Hotel Panorama – Click here


Hotel La Perla, Corvara, Italy

Hotel La Perla

With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, Hotel La Perla would stand out anywhere in the world and features in the world’s top 100 leading hotels. Naturally, you can ski to the door of this amazing place, which enjoys a secluded, yet prime, location at the heart of Corvara. So if you are thinking of pushing the boat out…

Located in Corvara, the Hotel La Perla is right on the piste in a ski in / ski out location. The hotel is suitable for skiers, snowshers and winter walkers.

Luxurious Hotel Accommodation – The Hotel La Perla is outstanding. With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, it would stand out anywhere in the world and, unsurprisingly, it features in the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. Its location is superb. Whilst it is at the heart of this sought-after village, it actually enjoys a cleverly secluded position, which gives you tranquility, whilst simultaneously allowing you to wander into the attractive main street in under two minutes.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

For more information on the Hotel La Perla – Click here


Hotel La Perla, Corvara, Italy

Sporthotel Arabba

Luxurious Hotel Accommodation – The Hotel La Perla is outstanding. With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, it would stand out anywhere in the world and, unsurprisingly, it features in the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. Its location is superb. Whilst it is at the heart of this sought-after village, it actually enjoys a cleverly secluded position, which gives you tranquility, whilst simultaneously allowing you to wander into the attractive main street in under two minutes.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

For more information on the Sporthotel Arabba – Click here

3 Star
Hotel Melodia, Badia, Italy

Hotel Melodia

The Hotel – The sensational panoramas that surround this hotel can be enjoyed from the balconies of exquisitely designed and spacious bedrooms. Impressive panoramic rooms and junior suites are available for a supplement, which easily rival some of the top-end rooms at the Hotel Panorama up the road in Corvara. Klaus and Monica renovated the hotel quite recently, using natural materials adventurously and stylishly. The result is a successful mix of contemporary modern elegance and traditional Tyrolean comfort. A welcoming fire burns in the entrance area behind a chic glass-fronted stove.

For more information on the Hotel Melodia – Click here


Hotel Melodia, Badia, Italy

Hotel Christian

The Hotel – The sensational panoramas that surround this hotel can be enjoyed from the balconies of exquisitely designed and spacious bedrooms. Impressive panoramic rooms and junior suites are available for a supplement, which easily rival some of the top-end rooms at the Hotel Panorama up the road in Corvara. Klaus and Monica renovated the hotel quite recently, using natural materials adventurously and stylishly. The result is a successful mix of contemporary modern elegance and traditional Tyrolean comfort. A welcoming fire burns in the entrance area behind a chic glass-fronted stove.

For more information on the Hotel Melodia – Click here

Arabba, Corvara & Badia
Three glorious launchpads for a more independent experience and self-guided skiing holidays in the Dolomites

Over many years Collett’s has featured exquisite alpine hotels in the Dolomites as well as some charming guesthouses and B&B’s. 

We also have a range of highly attractive apartments for self-catering.

This winter we anticipate a higher demand for a more independent holiday experience, This suits us in this particular season, as we are naturally called upon to limit movement (by us and you) between our properties. For this reason, the following options are available on an ‘Accommodation Only’ basis, although Collett’s transfers can be booked and essential resort representation is all yours too. It goes without saying we would be at your disposal in the event of any problems or needs. 

Dates
Corvara Ski Resort

2020/21 Holiday Dates

Earlybird Week –  Sun 13 to Sun 20 December 2020
Christmas Week – Sun 20 to Sun 27 December 2020
New Year Week – Sun 27 December 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021

Rest of the Season – Sunday to Sunday (starting 3 January 2021)

Hotel Panorama
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Hotel Panorama

Location & Views – Hotel Panorama perches spectacularly above Corvara on a natural balcony. It is a 30m walk to the slopes and 750m downhill walk to the village centre. As its name suggests, the hotel has amazing views, featuring Sassongher (2665m), the Sella Massif (3152m) in all its glory and indeed the entire top end of the Alta Badia – it’s a visual feast.

The Team – Hotel Panorama is hosted by our good friends, Michael & Maria Costamoling. Their parents, Albert & Waldtraud, built the hotel in 1950 and are still involved. Day to day the hotel effortlessly provides a uniquely special experience thanks to Michael & Maria and their highly motivated team of people.  

The Hotel – This is an exquisite alpine hotel, combining a warm and relaxed atmosphere with a sense of occasion and self-indulgence. Whilst it is a gorgeous combination of elegance and style, it oozes traditional Tyrolean hospitality and an unassuming atmosphere that makes you feel so welcome and ‘at home.’ You can book a range of rooms: Standard, Comfort, Panoramic or Panorama Suite. The top end rooms will take your breath away. Health Spa is vast featuring various saunas, steam baths, massage and beauty treatments, relaxation areas and a large pool. There is also a fitness suite and a games room.

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that this hotel is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Buon Appetito! – Here we have a challenge! It is almost impossible to describe in words the joy of eating at the Hotel Panorama. The Costamoling family has successfully created a delightfully relaxed atmosphere for dining, whilst simultaneously providing food that you would be served at a gourmet restaurant. Dinner is served in three very spacious and attractive dining rooms. It is an exquisite 5 course affair and Michael is only too happy to advise you on the wine list, which certainly compliments his fine menus. Needless to say, breakfast is also a feast, however you choose to do it – hearty or healthy. Also, each afternoon, you can help yourself to complimentary cake, baked daily by the hotel’s pastry chef.

Skiing – It’s hard to rival Hotel Panorama as a starting point for a day’s skiing in the Dolomites. Indeed, Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Getting to the Slopes – It’s just a 30m walk to the Arlara chairlift, where you can also join the slopes that descend into Corvara and join up with the Sella Ronda. The Arlara chairlift opens you up to the Pralongia plateau, a paradise for intermediate skiers.

Hotel Melodia
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Hotel Melodia

Location & Views – Hotel Melodia is just down the lane from Haus Valentin. It’s an attractive and tranquil location 2 minutes walk from the village on the edge of meadows and woodland. A pretty 700m walk gets you to the ski lifts. The hotel enjoys the same awe-inspiring views as Haus Valentin, notably of Santa Croce (3,026m) and the Fanes massif towering above the village on the other side of the valley. It’s as idyllic as it is impressive. For stunning winter walks, it’s easy to walk from the hotel on to riverside and woodland trails; within minutes you can be in a magical winter paradise.

The Team – Hotel Melodia is hosted impeccably by our good friends, Klaus and Monica Irsara, with whom we have worked for many years. The Collett’s Winter Team is based 300m up the road at Haus Valentin and is always on hand to help and ensure your well-being.  

The Hotel – The sensational panoramas that surround this hotel can be enjoyed from the balconies of exquisitely designed and spacious bedrooms. Impressive panoramic rooms and junior suites are available for a supplement, which easily rival some of the top-end rooms at the Hotel Panorama up the road in Corvara. Klaus and Monica renovated the hotel quite recently, using natural materials adventurously and stylishly. The result is a successful mix of contemporary modern elegance and traditional Tyrolean comfort. A welcoming fire burns in the entrance area behind a chic glass-fronted stove.

With Covid-19 in mind, you will appreciate the modish open-plan spaces throughout the hotel, from the landings and staircases, to the bar and dining room. In the stylish health spa, choose the Finnish sauna or Turkish bath and let the whirlpool ease your muscles. There is also a small gym. Categorised as 3 star,  most of the features of this hotel are more than compatible with 4 star benchmarks.

Finally, the hotel has both a fitness room and health spa.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that this hotel is operated in a highly professional way with a good command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Buon Appetito! – Like so many hotels in the South Tyrol, the food will be a fondly remembered aspect of your holiday. An extensive breakfast buffet will set you up perfectly for an active day. Dinner is something to look forward to with a mix of Mediterranean cuisine and Tyrolean specialities, including a once weekly gala dinner featuring local specialist dishes.

Skiing & Snowshoeing  – The Hotel Melodia is a delightful base for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers. This winter we will not offer hosted ski or snowshoe days by means of limiting the creation of groups. Where Covid-19 is concerned, this is one of the largest ski networks in the world and you cannot beat the Dolomites for getting off the beaten track and venturing into hidden corners, whether skiing or walking. The ski area around Badia is particularly attractive in this respect because – whilst it is easy to access all the jewels of Dolomiti Superski – it is effectively an off-shoot of the main network, providing no access to other areas at the bottom end, so you can ski the immediate area on relatively deserted pistes and lifts.

Getting to the Slopes – Guests can use the hotel’s on demand Ski Shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the ski lifts, but if you prefer to stay in the fresh air, it’s a 700m walk to the ski lift. To make this even more pleasant, we have arranged for guests to store their skis and boots each night at the local ski hire shop, so we recommend the pleasant walk in comfortable shoes, before crossing the road to the Santa Croce lift and setting off.

Hotel La Perla
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Hotel La Perla

With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, Hotel La Perla would stand out anywhere in the world and features in the world’s top 100 leading hotels. Naturally, you can ski to the door of this amazing place, which enjoys a secluded, yet prime, location at the heart of Corvara. So if you are thinking of pushing the boat out…

Located in Corvara, the Hotel La Perla is right on the piste in a ski in / ski out location. The hotel is suitable for skiers, snowshers and winter walkers.

Luxurious Hotel Accommodation – The Hotel La Perla is outstanding. With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, it would stand out anywhere in the world and, unsurprisingly, it features in the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World. Its location is superb. Whilst it is at the heart of this sought-after village, it actually enjoys a cleverly secluded position, which gives you tranquility, whilst simultaneously allowing you to wander into the attractive main street in under two minutes.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that this hotel is operated in a highly professional way with a good command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Buon Appetito! – With one Michelin Star, dinner is something to look forward to with a mix of Mediterranean cuisine and Tyrolean specialities, including a once weekly gala dinner featuring local specialist dishes. The lounge bar is the perfect place to relax with a drink in the cosy atmosphere in front of the fire.

Comfortable bedrooms and a stunning spa – The many wooden Stubes (cosy and rustic bars and dining areas within the hotel) are an absolute delight and, whilst luxurious in their own alpine way, allow you to conjure up an idea of how things were in time gone by before such luxuries existed. There is so much to take in, from the aroma of the spices which reflect the Alta Badia itself, to the biodynamic products which hint at the Ascoli origins of Chef, Arturo Spicocchi. You will also appreciate the utter style of the waiters and waitresses who move with easy grace and charming professionalism to ensure you are superbly looked after. There is a choice of six delightful and intimate Stubes, where you can dine or simply relax over an après-ski gluhwein, a warming hot chocolate, an aperitif or, perhaps, a nightcap.

In the hotel, wherever you turn, you will be stunned by its exquisite charms and touches: flower arrangements, curtains like nowhere else, a remarkable health spa, rooms that impress in every way and perhaps most impressively of all, the special relationship that prevails between the hotel and its guests.

If you are looking for some lively après-ski you must drop in on the Murin Bar, which is part of the hotel, but a short walk from the main building. It is certainly one of Corvara’s highest profile après-ski venues. In the Piano Bar near the main bar, the lights are dimmed and people enjoy dancing to ballads, new acquaintances have become firm friends in the space of a day or two and the smiling face of friends and the gentle movements on the dance floor are all a pleasure to see.

Skiing – It’s hard to rival Hotel Panorama or Hotel La Perla as a starting point for a day’s skiing in the Dolomites. Indeed, Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Getting to the Slopes – Step out of the hotel on to the Arlara piste, where you can also join the slopes that descend into Corvara and join up with the Sella Ronda. The Col Alt Gondola opens you up to the Pralongia plateau, a paradise for intermediate skiers.

B&B at Ciasa Roch
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B&B at Ciasa Roch

Perfect Village Location – Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. It is owned and managed by our ever-welcoming friend, Petra, with a little help from Erika, her mother. The chalet enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Ciasa Roch, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Comfortable bedrooms – Bedrooms here are large and comfortable and all have en suite bathrooms. Each of the beds are ‘Austrian Twins’ (two single beds in a double frame), some can be used as triple rooms and some as quads.

The Team – Ciasa Roch is effortlessly hosted by our good friends adn will continue to make you feel at home, while keeping the required physical distance.  

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that Ciasa Roch is operated in a highly professional way with a sound command of sanitising procedures and disciplines.

Skiing – Corvara enjoys a strategically unbeatable location within Dolomiti Superski. Go one way on the Sella Ronda to the Val Gardena; go the other way to Arabba and the Marmolada. Or stay in the Alta Badia, which – with its 500kms of perfect and well-waymarked pistes – is as glorious as it gets. Where Covid-19 is concerned, you will surely appreciate how easy it is to get off the beaten track and venture into hidden corners and less-frequented – yet expansive – ski areas.

Snowshoeing – Whilst Badia is our main base for snowshoeing, Corvara is just as good. The Dolomites is an inspirational destination for snowshoeing and winter walking. Tracks and trails meander at all levels through woodland, beside rivers and across brilliant-white snowfields, where the panoramas are mesmerising. This winter we will offer one snowshoeing itinerary every day except Thursday & Sunday. The idea is to keep these adventures more local than normal, minimising the need to board busy buses. Nevertheless, you will still enjoy spellbinding winter landscapes away from the ski fields. Please contact us if you would like to know more about our plans.

Self Catering
Sking Holidays, Apartments and Chalets in Arabba, Italy

Self-catering Accommodation in the Dolomites

The quality of our self-catering is good. Some properties are newly built and stylish, others are more traditional in character. All are comfortable and spacious places to come back to after a day out in the mountains. They are self-contained and usually situated in a chalet, which houses 2 or 3 other apartments. Bedrooms are separate from the living/dining/kitchen area, although nearly all will have sofa beds in the lounge area. All have a balcony or terrace from which to enjoy what is likely to be a spectacular view.

Our self-catering apartments are located close to the village centres, so everything you require is reasonably close at hand. As for their size, there is great flexibility. Some are ideal for couples, whilst others suit larger parties up to 6 people. If you would like to book self-catering accommodation please contact us and we will give you a quote and in depth details of what is available for your selected dates and requirements.

  • Close to the pistes
  • Attractive & self contained
  • Separate bedrooms
  • Easy walk to a Collett’s Chalet
  • En suite apartments
  • Close to restaurants and shops
  • Well appointed apartments
  • WIFI on request
  • Saturday to Saturday

Corvara, an outstanding springboard for the Dolomites & Dolomiti Superski

At Collett’s Mountain Holidays we have a good variety of accommodation options in the village of Corvara. This includes: 2 catered chalets, an equisite hotel and various self-catering apartments.

Corvara – Dates
Corvara Ski Resort

Holiday Dates

Earlybird Week –  Sun 13 to Sun 20 December 2019
Christmas Week – Sun 20 to Sun 27 December 2019
New Year Week – Sun 27 December 2020 to Sun 3 January 2021

Rest of the Season – Sunday to Sunday (starting 3 January)

Chalet Bracun
Ski Chalet Bracun, Corvara

Chalet Bracun- Corvara

Chalet Bracun provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean ‘garni’ with 14 charming en suite bedrooms, each comfortable and stylish, the majority with a balcony and a magnificent mountain view. Just like Chalet Roch, Bracun enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Each evening, except Thursday, we serve a delicious three course meal with wine included in the dining room downstairs. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Chalet Bracun, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Ciasa Roch
Ski Chalet Ciasa Roch, Corvara

Ciasa Roch – a Tyrolean Guesthouse

In a nutshell – Ciasa Roch has a tranquil location in Corvara just five minutes walk from the village centre. It has 12 en suite bedrooms, most with balconies offering views of the stunning peaks that surround the village. Breakfast, afternoon tea and Office Hour take place in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the large ground floor lounge, which includes a bar. Each evening (except Thursday), guests enjoy a delicious four course meal with wine included in a nearby reastuarnat, where we have a large ‘Collett’s’ table booked.

Hotel Panorama
Hotel Panorama - Corvara Ski Resort

Hotel Panorama – Corvara

A beautiful 4 star hotel with panoramic views of Corvara and the Sella – This elegant hotel in Corvara combines style, hospitality and tradition with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Beautifully furnished, stunningly located and an excellent base for those wanting something a bit special. Tennis courts, mini-gym, extensive health spa and pool.

Hotel La Perla
Hotel La Perla - Corvara

Hotel La Perla – Corvara

With one Michelin Star and sublime comforts, Hotel La Perla would stand out anywhere in the world and features in the world’s top 100 leading hotels. Naturally, you can ski to the door of this amazing place, which enjoys a secluded, yet prime, location at the heart of Corvara. So if you are thinking of pushing the boat out…

Self Catering
Self CAtering Apartments in Corvara

Self Catering Apartments – Corvara

Our self catering in Corvara include apartments for parties of 2, 4 or more. They are modern, well-appointed, light and spacious with stunning views of the fabulous Dolomitic peaks.

A beautifully-appointed Collett’s chalet hotel with sensational views
A warm welcoming atmosphere and a font of local knowledge
Fabulous 3 course dinners with complimentary wine

  • Attractive en suite bedrooms with balconies and a hospitable lounge with bar
  • A brilliant winter launchpad for skiers, snowshoers and walkers

Chalet Hotel Bracun – Corvara
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Location & Views – Bracun sits in a prime and highly attractive location, pleasant and tranquil, about 5 or 10 minutes walk from the village centre and ski lifts. It has sensational views from its many balconies and sun terrace, notably of Sassongher (2665m) and the northern flanks of the monumental Sella massif. Fabulous access from the door to walks and winter tracks.

The Team – Bracun is hosted by a friendly and enthusiastic Collett’s Team with extensive local knowledge. They are painstakingly-recruited people who set us apart from the rest and ensure your well-being throughout the holiday.

The Hotel – This is a beautifully-appointed Collett’s gem – arguably our flagship hosted accommodation – with 14 stylish and comfortable en suite bedrooms, all with balconies or a terrace. Beds are Austrian Twins (2 single beds in a double frame), some rooms can be used as triple rooms using a sofabed. The bar and dining area is a typically Tyrolean delight – light and uplifting – and with Covid-19 in mind, it is lucky to have space in this area.

There are comfy corners for guest groups to set up their own socially-distanced zones for breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner – whilst retaining a convivial and warm atmosphere. The health spa will not be available this winter.

Covid-19 – You can look forward to your holiday in the knowledge that Markus and his team are primed for a winter of special procedures and sanitising disciplines. Collett’s will also have its protocols and naturally we will be asking all guests to ‘buy into’ the regime deemed necessary to keep Covid at bay, thereby allowing all guests to relax.

Buon Appetito! – Each morning you can venture into the mountains after a good semi-continental breakfast. On your return, there will be complimentary tea, coffee and cake – or you can buy something stronger from the bar. Every evening, except Thursday, we serve a delicious three course meal with wine included.

Office Hour – This is a popular Collett’s institution, when guests plan their days over a sociable pre-dinner drink. It will come as no surprise to returning guests that things will different at Office Hour this winter. As things stand, members of our team will visit each guest table one by one, providing, from a social distance, of course – everything you need for the following day’s fun, so that you can enjoy your evenings with everything for the following day planned.

We can still help you team up with other guests and form small groups of 5 or 6 people (especially if you are travelling alone or as a couple) but ultimately this is up to you. Our unrivalled local knowledge will still be ever-present and abundant – but accessible each evening in a slightly different way than usual.

Getting to the Slopes – A large walk-on village skibus stops right outside the chalet every 10 or 15 minutes for the 2 minute ride to the ski lifts on the Sella Ronda – but if you prefer to stay in the fresh air, it’s a 750m walk.

Ski chalet accommodation option in Arabba

  • Warm hospitality, fantastic views from an unspoilt Alpine Village
  • Sociable dinners, hearty food and good company
  • Rely on the local knowledge of our Ski hosts and organisers

Chalet Brigitte – Arabba
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Chalet Brigitte – Arabba

Perfect Village Location

Arabba is a superb location for skiers. The village is right on the Sellaronda (a 46 mile ski tour) and the gateway to the Dolomiti Superski range (1,220 km of piste). It is the highest of the villages in the central Dolomites at 1,601 metres. It lies just to the north of the area’s highest peak and only glacier, the Marmolada (3343m), ‘Queen of the Dolomites.’ Yet it is the striking dominance of the Sella which towers gloriously behind this cosy and picturesque alpine village that will stay with you forever.

Being in the Veneto (just), Arabba is a little more Italian in character than its South Tyrolean neighbours. Its location is unrivalled, especially for the downhill skier. It is a key village on the celebrated Sella Ronda ski circuits and is the gateway to the Marmolada Glacier. Its labyrinth of north facing red and black runs remain in excellent condition well into April and yet it is on the doorstep of a whole network of more intermediate pistes for the less ambitious skiers.

Comfortable & well located

Chalet Brigitte is well located in the village of Arabba – it is owned by our friend Helen who runs it herself as a B&B guesthouse. Brigitte comprises several bright ensuite bedrooms, sleeping 2-3 people and breakfast is served in the dining room on the ground floor. Arabba is a fantastic location for keen skiers, and we offer a choice of organised ski days on three days of the week. Our Half Board prices include bed and breakfast in the Chalet, 3 course evening meal (with wine included) taken in a local restaurant with our other guests (6 nights of the week), resort representation and a choice of downhill skiing itineraries offered by our outdoor staff three days a week – Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The B&B prices include the same, minus the dinners of course!

Evenings in Arabba – Office Hour & Dinner

We hold Office Hour in the nearby Hotel Malita every evening (not Thursday) between 6 and 7pm followed by dinner between 7 and 7.30pm. At Office Hour you can chat with our hosts about organised ski itineraries for the following day, or pore over piste maps to create your own self guided itineraries… or simply enjoy a sociable drink in the company of other like-minded guests.

At dinner, the atmosphere around the table is informal and it is easy to unwind: people with largely common interests (and inspired by a beautiful day in the mountains) talk and laugh over good food and drink until well after coffee has been served.Thursday is our day off and this gives you a chance to eat out in the village in one of several good restaurants.

You can stay in Hosted Ski Apartments with evenig meals included, along with airport transfers from Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso Airports included.

Early snow started to fall heavily at the beginning of November which enabled Dolomiti Superski to open their pistes early this year. Snow continued to fall throughout November and early December.

Overnight we have had another 20cm in Badia & Corvara and nearly 30cm in Arabba – with our winter season starting tomorrow, we are, of course, delighted! There is a further 30cm of snow forecast for Monday – this really is turning into a bumper spell of snow for the winter season and those arriving next week dreaming of a white Christmas will find the reality of a magical winter wonderland!

Current temperatures are between -3° to -14°c which are optimum for piste preparation. The Sella Ronda is open in both directions and there are already 1000 kilometers of piste open throughout Dolomiti Superski. For the last two weeks, our team of ski hosts, snowshoe organisers and chalet hosts have been preparing everything for our first guests imminent arrival. Routes have been studied and checked, snowshoeing itineraries have been enjoyed and glühwein sampled! You can see from our photos and webcams below, just how spectacular the conditions are for this winter in the Dolomites.

We still have some availability for the first two weeks of January on our winter skiing and snowshoeing holidaysClick here for availability.

Photos from the 10th – 15th December 2017

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Live webcams from the Dolomites

Santa Croce

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Corvara

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Passo Gardena - Looking towards Corvara

Passo Gardena - Looking towards Corvara

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Corvara

Bioch - Pralongiá Plateau

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Bioch - Pralongiá Plateau

Piz La Ila - Between Corvara & Badia

Arabba

Arabba

Piz Sorega

Piz Sorega

Santa Croce

Santa Croce - Above Badia

Col Alt & Sassongher - Above Corvara

Col Alt & Sassongher - Above Corvara

Piz la Ila & the Pralongià  Plateau - Marmolada in the distance

Piz la Ila & the Pralongià Plateau - Marmolada in the distance

A new Collett’s base in beautiful Corvara

  • Warm hospitality, fantastic views from a tranquil location
  • Attractive en suite bedrooms and a welcoming lounge with bar
  • The perfect springboard for skiers, snowshoers and walkers

Ciasa Roch – Corvara
Ski Chalet Ciasa Roch, Corvara

Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. Located in a tranquil part of this popular village, it enjoys excellent views of the majestic Dolomite peaks that surround Corvara. It is just 5 or 10 minutes on foot to the attractive village centre.

Corvara is right at the heart of Dolomiti Superski and also one of the principal resorts on the renowned Sella Ronda. Ski locally or go further afield – either way, you will enjoy exceptional pistes and mesmerising views. You can take the Col Alt chairlift up onto the Pralongià Plateau where intermediate skiers will thrive. The Pralongià Plateau is a labyrinth of gentle pistes interspersed with quaint and hospitable mountain huts, each with majestic panoramas and excellent food which is refreshingly cheaply priced. Certain runs on this plateau snake back down to Corvara, the largest and most vibrant resort in the Alta Badia and a superb launchpad for the many jewels of Dolomiti Superski. Ciasa Roch is suitable for skiers, snowshoers and self-guided winter walking.

  • Pistes – 2 mins by shuttle (800m)
  • Afternoon tea & cake
  • 3 course dinner with wine in nearby restaurant
  • Continental breakfast
  • En suite bedrooms
  • Bar & Guest Lounge
  • Perfect for skiers & snowshoers
  • WIFI Internet
  • Sunday to Sunday

Further Information
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Ciasa Roch – Corvara

Perfect Village Location

Ciasa Roch provides comfortable accommodation in a Tyrolean guest house with twelve attractive en suite double bedrooms and a welcoming lounge and bar. It is owned and managed by our ever-welcoming friend, Petra, with a little help from Erika, her mother. The chalet enjoys a pleasant and tranquil location in the village and you will enjoy amazing views of Sassonger, Santa Croce and the towering flanks of the Sella massif. Each morning a good continental breakfast is served in the bar before skiers and snowshoers venture out into the mountains. Whilst it is possible to walk to the pistes from Ciasa Roch, each morning and afternoon we operate a minibus shuttle for the 2 minute ride to the Boe gondola on the Sella Ronda. (A skibus also stops right outside the chalet every 5 or 10 minutes). It is an easy and pleasant stroll into the pretty village centre of Corvara with its cafes, bars, shops, ice rink and more. Nestled spectacularly under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif, Corvara is a beautiful alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers.

Comfortable bedrooms

Bedrooms here are large and comfortable and all have en suite bathrooms. Each of the beds are ‘Austrian Twins’ (two single beds in a double frame), some can be used as triple rooms and some as quads.

Evenings in Ciasa Roch – Office Hour & Dinner

Join us at Office Hour each early evening in the bar at Ciasa Roch and we will be pleased to help you plan your days over a couple of sociable pre-dinner drinks, whether you intend to go snowshoeing or join one of our ski tours.

Just before 7pm, after Office Hour, guests take the short walk to a nearby restaurant, where we have our own Collett’s table for dinner. Here, you will enjoy good hospitality and food in the company of a member of our resort team. You will have a delicious three course dinner – with wine included – every night of your stay except Thursdays. This is our resort day-off and it provides you with an opportunity to eat out locally in one of Corvara’s many restaurants or pizzerias. At a Collett’s chalet dinner, the atmosphere around the table is informal and it is easy to unwind: people with largely common interests (and inspired by a beautiful day in the mountains) chat and laugh over good food. After dinner, we will wander back to Ciasa Roch, where the bar stays open till 10.30pm or you might wander into the village for a nightcap elsewhere.

A spectacular self-catering chalet in the centre of Colfosco

  • Stunning location and one of the few stand-alone chalets available to rent in Alta Badia
  • Newly built to a very high spec with in/out skiing
  • Rely on the local knowledge of our Ski hosts and organisers

Haus Colfosco – Colfosco
Luxury Ski Chalet in Colfosco, Alta Badia - Haus Colfosco

Available for the first time this winter and for only a few weeks a year this brand new architect-designed luxury chalet was completed in 2016 to a high spec offering first class accommodation and facilities. Owned by an English family furnishings and fittings have all been personally chosen to create a luxurious but homely chalet that combines modern design with a traditional chalet feel. With four double bedrooms with ensuite and another double bed area (screened from the rest of the lower level floor with an antique wooden screen) with a fifth bathroom the chalet can comfortably accommodate 8 to 10 people.

It is just yards from the ski piste and chairlifts and is a stone’s throw away from the centre of Colfosco with its cafés, bars and restaurants. Nestled spectacularly on the approach to Passo Gardena under the vast and dramatic walls of the Sella massif and the towering peak of Sassongher, Colfosco is a superb alpine resort for skiers, snowshoers and winter walkers. Haus Colfosco is directly on the Sella Ronda, a 42 mile ski circuit around the Sella Massif itself. You can take the Stella Alpina and Colfosco chairlifts up into the awe-inspiring Colfosco Bowl. The Pralongià Plateau, above nearby Corvara, is a labyrinth of gentle pistes interspersed with quaint and hospitable mountain huts, each with sensational views and excellent food which is refreshingly cheaply priced. Certain runs on this plateau snake back down to Corvara, the largest and most vibrant resort in the Alta Badia and a superb launchpad for the many jewels of Dolomiti Superski. Haus Colfosco is suitable for Skiers, Snowshoers and Self-Guided Winter Walking.

  • 40m from the piste
  • 200m from the chairlift
  • Luxury Self-Catered Chalet
  • Sauna
  • Sonos music system
  • Spacious boot room in the garage
  • Two racks for skis and boot warmer for ten
  • 4 x En suite bedrooms
  • Floor to ceiling windows in living area
  • On the Sellaronda
  • Excellent base for skiers of all levels
  • High Speed WIFI Internet
  • Sunday to Sunday
  • State of the art wood burner
  • Open plan kitchen/living dining area with sofas, locally designed dining table for 10 and a bar for four
  • Excelent base for skiers
  • Sauna bar for apres ski
  • Private Parking for 3 cars and a garage
  • Cosy ‘stube’ with large screen TV

Further Information
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Haus Colfosco – Colfosco

Perfect Village Location

Haus Colfosco is right in the centre of Colfosco, metres from the piste, restaurants and shops.

Comfortable bedrooms

Bedrooms here are large and luxurious and all have en suite bathrooms (one with shower only and the others with baths). Views of the Dolomites from the two master bedrooms are stunning. Double beds made up with single duvets. Lots of storage space and modern bathrooms.

Sauna & Steam Room

Sauna for six people on the lower level with an area for lounging after and a bar with ponyskin stools and its own fridge and dishwasher for an apres sauna glass of wine or beer! There is a terrace as well for a shot of fresh alpine air after a sauna!

Evenings in Haus Colfosco – Office Hour & Dinner

The extensive and luxurious kitchen and dining room is the perfect place to prepare your evening meal whilst enjoying an aperitif in front of our roaring log burner. There is a supermarket right opposite the house and a second bigger one five minutes away on the main road through Colfosco can provide everything you need for delicious home cooked evening meals. Opposite is Stria, one of the most well-known restaurants in the valley that unusually stays open all year and, if you don’t feel like going out, they will deliver meals to you.

There are numerous bars including the Sadler which is two minutes walk from the door, the charming tiny Enoteca in the village where each drink is served with a lovely plate of canapes and the younger Alcove which stays open until 2am.

In addition to Stria there is a very good pizzeria (The Black Hill) and the Capella restaurant takes non-guests and serves very good cuisine. A short drive or taxi ride would take you to the multitude of restaurants and bars in Corvara.

You can stay in Haus Colfosco on a self-catered basis with airport transfers from Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso Airports included (or book a transfer from Innsbruck at £45 return).

Further information

There are countless rifugios serving excellent food, some like Jimmy’s Hutte only a slope or two away from the chalet and some like Santa Croce a couple of hours away. Family recommendations are listed in the house manual. Colfosco is a charming little village that has all the facilities you need for a great skiing holiday and the views of the Dolomites are second to none.

Eating out on the mountain is one of the Dolomites most treasured features. The locals take the food and drink at least as seriously as the winter sports. With many people coming to the Alta Badia area to enjoy gourmet ski safaris and the ever popular ‘sommelier on the slopes’, the Dolomites have forged a niche as one of the alps most gastronomic regions.

Travelling the region, it’s not hard to see, or rather taste, why. With no less than three Michelin starred restaurants in the Alta Badia alone, all drawing inspiration from the areas unique cuisine and stocking an ample supply of local wines, the Ladino kitchen offers a fabulous fusion of Austrian, Italian and Alpine cooking. Some of the dishes have become the height of cool, such as the Cortina classic, Casunziei all’Ampezzana; beetroot ravioli with melted butter, ricotta and poppy seeds. Most have their roots in the traditional peasant food of the Ladin people, with a limited larder but plentiful wild herbs and flowers, triumphing through adversity birthed much of the food here.

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Perhaps the greatest pleasure is to be found dining in the many ‘rifugi’ or mountain huts dotted around the mountains. Most offer stunning sun terraces from which the watch the light change to characteristic late afternoon pink on the dramatic rock towers of the Dolomites whilst enjoying some of the local dishes and drinks.

Prepare to loosen your belts, if not the purse strings, as the food in the mountain restaurants here remains remarkably good value when compared to many winter destinations. Pizza is uniformly between 6 and 14 euros depending on the toppings, pasta dishes around the same, with the accompanying 0.5l beer priced between 4 and 5 euros.

Skiing becomes a means of transport, the method by which you move from one rifugio to the next. For a snowshoer, these kind of meals, hearty and filling, are exactly what you want when a mountain pass is what you had to cross to get there.

Make sure you sample everything from our menu below!

Food

Casunziei all’Ampezzana: perhaps the star of the show; beetroot ravioli with melted butter, ricotta and poppy seeds; unique in both appearance and flavour.

Speck: cured raw pork, cold smoked and flavoured with spices such as juniper. Speck from South Tyrol is enjoyed across Italy.

Tris di Canderli: a trio of Ladin style bread dumplings made with bread, milk, eggs and flour and flavoured with spinach, mushrooms and strong cheeses along with the ever-present speck.

Zuppa d’orzo: a creamy soup of barley and speck, often enjoyed with Turtres, savoury pancakes stuffed with spinach and deep fried to the point of crispiness.

Spatzle: mini gnocchi, cooked with speck, spinach, cream and a healthy sprinkle of parmesan is the pasta of the Alta Badia.

Shlutzkrapfen: Casunciei in Badia Ladin, half-moon ravioli filled with spinach and covered in a rich butter sauce.

Kaiserschmarrn: the famous Austrian dessert is equally at home in Sued Tyrol, chopped pancakes served with jam, apple sauce and sugar.

Apfelstrudel: another Austrian classic, apple strudel with vanilla sauce is prepared in the Dolomites with a thicker cake-like pastry and often contains pine nuts.

Drink

Spritz Aperol: ubiquitous Italian aperitivo. Bright orange in colour with a refreshing bitter taste, the popularity of the Spritz has travelled to many fashionable bars across the UK but can be found for between 3 and 4 Euros across the Dolomites.

Hugo: a cousin of the more common Spritz, the Hugo is a sweet and delicate blend of Prosecco, elderflower, mint and lime.

Bombardino: the statement post-ski drink, bright yellow and topped with cream, Bombardino is made with advocaat and brandy and won’t fail to warm you up for the last run down.