Dolomiti Superski – Corvara Ski Holidays

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From £995
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15 December 2024 – 23 March 2025
Discover the best of Dolomiti Superski - all from your Corvara doorstep
Country
Italy
Ability
All Abilities
Duration
7 Nights
Resort
Corvara
Dates
Sun-Sun
Price
From £995
Corvara - Skiing in the Dolomites at its most inspirational

This 7-night holiday puts you right on the Sellaronda in one of Dolomiti Superski’s most idyllic and sought-after valleys. The Alta Badia is comprised of 5 picture-postcard resorts: Corvara, La Villa, San Cassiano, Colfosco & Badia. Corvara is the biggest, the highest, and the best! But above all these resorts, miles of intermediate runs radiate into a vast winter paradise.

This holiday is based in the comfortable Chalet Roch, a traditional Tyrolean B&B with 14 en suite bedrooms, a large guest lounge and a small bar. The breakfast buffet is impressive, offering a fabulous variety of continental options; healthy and hearty. All bedrooms have balconies with mesmerising views. Guests stay here on a half-board basis, enjoying a fabulous 4-course dinner just next door at the delightful Hotel Christian, where Collett’s has its own dining area.

Collett’s has been in the Dolomites for 30 years. For at least 10 of these, guests have set off from Chalet Roch far and wide into Dolomiti Superski, clocking up the miles in stunning winter landscapes. Navigation is easy: pick a destination and follow the signs. You will soon be glad you came.

A Collett’s skiing holiday in Corvara’s Chalet Roch is for couples and small parties, happy and confident enough to ski independently. We provide all our guests with essential info on airport transfers, ski passes, equipment hire, and ski tuition. Also, our 6 Day Ski Plan will ensure first-time visitors get the best from one of the world’s largest and most scenic ski networks. So, get in touch now and let the fun begin!

This is a Sunday to Sunday holiday. If Saturday to Saturday suits you better, take a look at our Sellaronda Ski Holidays

At a glance

Dates

15 December 2024- 29 March 2025
(Sunday to Sunday)

Price

From £995

Grade

Ideal for all abilities

The Resort

Corvara is the principal resort of the glorious Alta Badia. Majestically located on the Sellaronda, this vibrant and stylish village is an unbeatable launchpad for skiers with good links to Arabba, Val Gardena and its close neighbours: Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano and Badia. 

What’s Included

7 Nights Half-board – includes B&B at Ciasa Roch plus 4 course dinner at Hotel Christian next door.
6 Day Ski Plan – this valuable aid will help first-time visitors explore this immense ski paradise. Our proposed itineraries are tried and tested gems that will take you to corners far and wide within Dolomiti Superski, including the must-do classics.
Online Handbook– everything you need to know before you go to ensure a plain-sailing, hassle-free holiday, including village map with key locations.

Not included – Ski Pass, Equipment Hire, Ski Tuition & Resort Representation. Chalet Roch’s owner, Petra, has lived in Corvara all her life and is a good source of local knowledge. 

Travel

The Choice is yours
Corvara is served by Innsbruck & Venice Marco Polo airports.
Our scheduled transfer service operates between Innsbruck Airport and Corvara as follows :

Collett’s Scheduled Coach Transfers – from Innsbruck Airport to Corvara
Outbound Departure – 1300
Return Departure – an early start of 0615 – for flights taking off after 1030
Cost – £125 Return / Journey Time – 2hrs.
Ski Carriage – must be pre-booked at £15 return per set.
Some waiting time at the airport is inevitable unless you book a private transfer.
Please note that our transfers cannot wait for delayed flights. Please see our Need to Knows below for more information.

Otherwise, below are some alternative travel options.

Alternative Travel Options

Private Transfers
Our scheduled airport transfers are not personal taxis. You can therefore minimise airport waiting times, or the risk of flight delays, by booking a private transfer. This can work well for groups of 4 or more. Contact us for prices and book early. 

Venice Airport to Corvara – Sundays – with the Cortina Express
Outbound Departure – 1420
Return Departures – 0940 & 1830
Cost – €70 return / Journey Time – 4hrs.
Change at Cortina for connection (45 mins. waiting time) to Colfosco via Corvara’s main bus stop.  Above info correct at time of writing; full details, terms and conditions, and how to book can be found here.

Fly-Driving
Winter car hire prices are competitive. Parking is available and free. Snow chains or winter tyres are compulsory.

Rail & Bus to Corvara from Verona or Innsbruck
Travel to Brunico by rail, where regular public bus connections connect you to Corvara.

Ski Pass, Equipment Hire & Ski School

Well in advance of your ski holiday in Corvara, we provide you with everything you need to deal with the essentials – skipass, equipment hire and, if required, ski tuition. We strongly recommend that you book all these in advance – see below for more details – but we are here to help if you have any problems along the way.

Dolomiti Superski & Corvara

A landscape of ski slopes during the day

Dolomiti Superski

With 1250kms of pistes, Dolomiti Superski is a vast winter paradise, rich in mindboggling mountain scenery. With the renowned Sellaronda ski circuit at its heart, Dolomiti Superski combines 12 sublime ski valleys, each with their own popular resorts. The network lies in the South Tyrol, Veneto and Trentino, giving it a vibrant mix of the Germanic and Latin cultures. Here, skiers are treated to well-groomed runs of all grades and an ultra-modern lift system that makes queueing minimal, indeed rare. Whatever your ability, Dolomiti Superski provides for everyone, from the ambitious skier eager to clock up the miles on steeper descents in each area; to the leisurely cruiser, who blissfully drinks in the staggering landscapes on rambling tree-lined blue runs, never too far from a capuccino or gluhwein.

This is the very best of European skiing. You can ski the Sellaronda clockwise or anti-clockwise from start to finish. Or you can use it like an orbital highway, dropping into outstanding ski areas, where there is so much to explore. Interspersed throughout the Dolomites, charming rifugios with panoramic sun terraces serve fabulous food and drink at fair and affordable prices, so that lunch is an upbeat focal point of each and every day.

Finally, Dolomiti Superski is a technological leader and you will appreciate this as soon as you start using its impressive lift infrastructure. You can also download the app and keep track of family and friends, whilst recording your own distance, speed and choice of runs. Quite simply, there’s a lot of fun to be had skiing in the Dolomites.

The ski resort of Corvara, Alta Badia in the Dolomites Alps

Corvara

At 1568m Corvara is the principal village of the Alta Badia, one of the prettiest valleys in the Dolomites. Like Colfosco, Arabba, Selva Val Gardena & Canazei in the Val di Fassa, it sits right on the Sellaronda, your gateway to skiing far and wide within Dolomiti Superski. But thrills and spills are right on the doorstep with quick links to Corvara’s neighbours: Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano and Badia.

In the Alta Badia alone, it is easy for Corvara-based skiers to thrive on runs such as:

  • Gran Risa (Black) – Men’s World Cup Giant Slalom.
  • Hidden Valley – celebrated as one of the world’s most scenic ski itineraries.
  • Pralongia Plateau – a feast of blues and reds set against awe-inspiring backdrops.
  • Colfosco Bowl – ski under monumental rock formations
  • Vallon to Corvara via Crep de Munt.
  • Santa Croce, Badia – ski to an idyllic  winter wonderland.

Stylish Shops, Bars & Cafes

Corvara is nestled amidst some of the most dramatic rock formations in the world. Its signature peak is Sassongher. At 2456m it guards over the village, looming large at the northern end. Also on display are the colossal vertical flanks of the Sella massif, which soar to the sky as if frozen in mid-explosion. It is beauty without comparison and a Dolomites skiing holiday based in Corvara will surely take your breath away.

Stunningly presented, Corvara is cool and chic, a highly sought-after winter resort with well-appointed designer hotels and shops, bars and cafes, all of which generate a delightful buzz, especially in the early evening when the Italians typically take to the main street for the traditional passeggiata.

But it is by no means completely exclusive and amongst its salubriousness, the man-in-the-street can thrive. You can easily find informal places to enjoy a drink or a lunch-time pizza. Indeed, some of its piste-side bars and village cafes are as friendly and welcoming as anywhere in the Alps.

Your 6 Day Ski Plan

Corvara is a superb springboard for Dolomiti Superski, but it is a drop in the ocean in Europe’s largest linked ski area.
Good waymarking makes navigation easy… but only if you know where to go.
Our 6 Day Ski Plan is designed to help first-time visitors get the best from a skiing holiday in the Dolomites.
It gets you far and wide into Dolomiti Superski, whilst also ticking off the classic ‘must-do’ runs and itineraries.
If you do all 6 of them, we guarantee you’ll be back for more! Here is an overview…

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Sun - Arrive & Settle In

Arrive, settle in, and get ready for tomorrow!
Collect your skipass. Sort your skis, boots and helmet. Take a short walk and familiarise yourself with the resort.
If you have booked tuition, drop in on the ski school and ask any questions.
Use the village map in your portal to identify key locations.

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Mon - Pralongia Plateau

Pralongia Plateau
The perfect first day is on the doorstep, and it features glorious scenery, traditional mountain huts and unintimidating ski cruising. 

An endless feast of blues and reds radiate into sensational snowy landscapes with awe-inspiring backdrops. Beautifully manicured, tree-lined pistes are interspersed with charming rifugios. This is a wonderful day’s skiing in the Alta Badia. Never too far from Corvara, it’s also good for local orientation.

Ski domain Dolomiti Superski with panoramic views of Sassolungo and Sella group, at sunset.

Tue - The Orange Sellaronda

A jewel in the crown of Dolomiti Superski that passes right through Corvara
Rich in startling mountain vistas, the Sellaronda is comprised of 27kms of spectacular pistes that circumnavigate the colossal Sella massif, dropping you into fabulous resorts and valleys as you go, notably Arabba, the Val di Fassa, the Val Gardena and then back to Corvara in the Alta Badia. Why Orange? This is the clockwise version of the Sellaronda, waymarked throughout by orange signs.

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Wed - The Hidden Valley

Today we give you the most scenic piste on the planet
Often featured in articles about superlative and extraordinary ski routes, this is a day featuring scenery that will never be forgotten. Stand by for sheer cliff faces, frozen waterfalls and panoramic viewing points. For some additional charm and fun, skiers also get towed by horses from the bottom of the valley back to the lift system.

Ski lift in wonderful winter landscape

Thurs - The Marmolada

The Queen of the Dolomites – at 3343m our highest peak.
Descend from the summit on a thrilling and panoramic 12km red run. The Marmolada looms large above the whole region, its brilliant-white glacier dominating many a view. The summit is reached via a truly dramatic cable car experience. And there’s plenty of ski fun to be had as you initially ski to Arabba, where you branch off on a series of fabulous reds and blues to the Marmolada itself.

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Friday - Ortisei

Ski the entire length of the Val Gardena to Ortisei
This fabulous day tour to beautiful Ortisei culminates on the breathtaking 10km Seceda red run, passing frozen waterfalls along the way.
The tour is a feast of long red runs and mindboggling scenery. A funicular train connects Santa Cristina to Ortisei. It awaits you at the bottom of Sasslong, where you can choose the red or black, the latter being the Men’s World Cup downhill.

Ski resort in the dolomites at sunset

Sat - The Green Sellaronda

Another 27kms of blue and red adventure
This is the anti-clockwise version of the Orange Sellaronda, waymarked by green signs and featuring some of our favourite runs in the whole of Dolomiti Superski. A fabulous and fitting note to end your week on, it will leave you wanting more. Such is its popularity, it can get busy, but Saturday is the main change-over day in the Dolomites, so you more or less get it to yourselves!

 

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Sun. - Depart

It’s time to go home.
Double-check your travel arrangements and be ready for an early start.
Our scheduled transfer service to Innsbruck Airport leaves at 0630 (must be booked in advance), so your return flight must depart after 1030.
Private transfers are also available if you prefer to minimise waiting time at the airport; contact us for details and book early. 

Pre-book the essentials

Ski Passes

For a 7 night stay, we recommend the full-area, 6-Day Dolomiti Superski Liftpass – unless you are a beginner. Discounts apply for online bookings as well as for Juniors and Senior Citizens.
For details of costs and how to book go to the Dolomiti Superski website here.
Collect your ski pass in resort at your leisure from the Pick-Up boxes; this is easy to do and your Collett’s online handbook includes a village map indicating collection points for pre-booked ski passes.

Ski School and Private Lessons

Corvara – Private Lessons & Ski School
Book any ski tuition (Private or Group) as soon as you know your requirements, ideally, well before your holiday starts.

Group Tuition (or Ski School) is comprised of 4 or 5 day group lessons.
The typical package is 4 mornings (roughly 10.00 to 12.30 Mon-Thur) plus a day excursion (10.00 to 16.00) on Friday.
Group tuition starts at about €230 per person.

Private Tuition can be booked by the hour.
Book in advance of your stay and maximise the chances of being allocated to a good English speaker.
Private Tuition costs between €40 – €70 per hour (depending on the time of day and the season).
Additional people can be added to a private lesson, usually at an extra €10-€15 per person per hour.

How to Book
Book tuition as soon as you know what you require by contacting the relevant ski school below.
English is widely spoken and if you say you have booked your stay with Collett’s, you should be well looked after.
We have been sending them clients for about 25 years!

Contact Corvara Ski School Tel – + 39 0471 836126 / info@scuolascicorvara.it

 

Ski and Snowboard Hire

Corvara
We recommend 3 suppliers in Corvara, although there are several others.

Ski Service Boè
This is located under the village’s main ski lift station and offers overnight storage of skis and boots – and daytime storage of your comfy shoes.
This is of particular value to guests staying at Chalet Roch, as it means you can do the 10-minute walk to (and from) your accommodation in comfy shoes without having to carry skis and poles.
The downside is that you cannot book online – and you will need to take your ID with you for ski hire.
So, if pre-booking online is your preference, two alternative options are:

Corvara Ski School
This is conveniently located in village centre and offer discounts if you book lessons and equipment together.

Sport Kostner Rent 
This is located in the village centre and it offers an online service with a 10% discount.

General Notes
Ski hire starts from around €90 for 6 days, depending on the category of skis you choose, whilst boots will cost you about €40 for 6 days.
Upgrade options are generally good. Expect to pay around €150 for a good set of intermediate/advanced skis, with boots.
For snowboard and boots, you can expect to pay about €135 for 6 days.
Helmets are highly recommended for all skiers and compulsory in Italy for all Under 14’s (and are free to hire). Adults will pay approx. €35 for 6 days helmet hire.

Tip: Start this process knowing your height and weight in kgs!… and your European shoe size.

Need to Knows

Flight Delays – We cannot be responsible for the repercussions of delayed flights or other travel arrangements. If you are delayed, our coach transfer will still depart as scheduled below. If you miss the transfer, airport taxis can be booked at your expense, or a car hired from the airport can sometimes be a cheaper option. Hopefully, any expenses caused by such a delay will be covered by your insurance.

Insurance – All skiers must, by law, have third party liability insurance. Please note that this insurance is not included in your ski pass. Most travel insurance policies include this cover, but it is your responsibility to check that you are adequately covered.

Booking Conditions – be sure to read our full terms and conditions here before booking.

At Your Own Risk – please read the important notes here.

Travel Advice – check your government’s travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination. For UK citizens, check the latest Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office advice here.

Passport & Visa –  any questions should be directed to the relevant embassy of your destination country; find out more here. It is your responsibility to be in possession of a full passport, valid for your chosen destination.

Travel Insurance – having adequate and valid travel insurance is a condition of booking with us. Details of our insurance partner, Campbell Irvine, are here.

Health Information – You should carry either an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)  Neither is an alternative to adequate travel insurance. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

ABTA – Independent travel advice and help is always available from ABTA by calling 020 3117 0599 or visiting www.abta.com.

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