July 11 2024

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u003ch3u003eVenturing out on the Boe Run in the Dolomitesu003c/h3u003ernJust to make the experience even more memorable, I decided to take on a run I had never done before. The Boe run is very popular in the area mainly because it is easily accessible from Corvara and it sits as a link to Arabba and the Sellaronda (the most recognised 40km route in the Dolomites). It was a beautiful day out and so the narrow, steep start was not very forgiving due to the sheer amount of people.rnrnI could hear skiers all around me which made me nervous and the cut up snow had me bouncing around all over the place – if only I was brave enough to straight line that part down. After a couple of runs and a few nasty falls, I realised these skis were not doing me any good so I sat and had a coffee in the sunshine and made my way home.

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Steppping up my ski game!

When I visited the rental shop the next day, they had no beginner skis to offer. I considered it for a minute and accepted the offer of a pair of intermediates instead as I figured there is only one way to progress!

New Years Day was soon upon me and to seize the day I was to join guests for a day trip to the Marmolada. As I was getting ready in the morning I almost changed my mind; after only 2 weeks of skiing I was about to do a full day of red runs, to an area I had never been and with guests that were very strong skiers. Gulp.

But everyone knows I’m a stubborn mare so I went for it!

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View of Arabba village and chair lift with skiers on a sunny winter day. Sellaronda, Dolomiti Superski.
View of Arabba village and chair lift with skiers on a sunny winter day. Sellaronda, Dolomiti Superski.

Clear skies, beautiful long wide-open runs, great company and barely a fall, I was so happy to be part of such a day. It brought back memories of the glacier trek in the summer, but this time the Marmolada had a completely different feel to it. The summit was buzzing with people and the 12km run could be seen winding its way down and around the mountain. I did stop a considerable amount on the way down (my poor little legs) but I had a blast – what a fantastic way to start the year!

Read Part 4 – Final Days Out on the Slopes

In part 4 of our series on learning of to ski in the Dolomites, Kelly venture onto the slopes of Dolomiti Superski. Read part 4 here.

The Dolomiti Superski is European skiing at its finest. We are ‘the experts’ when it comes to skiing this fabulous region, having taken holiday makers to the Dolomites since 1998. Discover our skiing holidays to Arabba and Corvara here.

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