by Felicity Lee – Fun and frivolities in the Dolomites during the festive season
Well Christmas went with a bang here in the Dolomites where Collett’s guests and staff enjoyed six course meals, gluhwein and plenty of chocolate! Not to mention a few impromptu Christmas carol singalongs and a ski show or two.
Our outdoor activities programme continued as normal with out days including Father Christmas taking guests from here in Chalet Haus Valentin to Arabba and the Portavescovo Ridge where he and his skiing elves had a boogie at the Fodom Rifugio to some Christmassy oompah music. Festivities continued on the Pralongia Plateau as the Badia based snowshoers went Rifugio hopping and enjoyed a few festive Bombardino’s in old favorites Bioch and Pralongia.
Guests staying in our hosted apartments in Arabba had a fun ski day on the blues and reds around Colfosco, relaxing into the Christmas spirit at the cosy Edelweiss Rifugio, where the snowshoers from Chalet Verena also called in during their day out walking the Edleweiss Terrace route. Meanwhile Chalet Verena skiers had an epic ski day out in Alba.
There were some bleary eyed skiers on the orange route around the beautifully powdery Sellaronda on Boxing Day, working off their dinner from the evening before. Meanwhile, snowshoers were getting above the clouds on the Runch Hut Round.
Snow is still falling today in the Alta Badia ready for a white New Year’s Eve. Best wishes from everyone at Collett’s for the coming year, we hope 2013 is a prosperous one filled with mountain goodness!
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