Skiing & Snowshoeing Holidays

Winter Holidays in Europe’s most majestic mountains
Organised Ski Hosting, Snowshoeing & Winter Walking
Five days a week, free & optional

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Winter Guest Handbook & Information

Winter in the Dolomites

We look forward to welcoming you to the Dolomites. Please use the tabs below to access any information or documents you might require. As your holiday draws near you might bookmark this page so you can refer to it easily and quickly in the coming days. Please also forward this link to other members of your party. We are always available on 01799 513331 and happy to help. For winter holiday insurance, please click here.

Packing Checklist
Dolomites Walking Location Map

Checklist & Packing Suggestions

Download our Checklist & Packing Suggestions PDF for you to print here.

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Travel & Transfers
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Before leaving home

Passport – Is it in date? Contact the passport office here if you need to renew your passport
Winter Holiday Insurance – Do you have any? Contact us on 01799 513331 or click here for details
Flight Check-in – Remember to print off your boarding pass
Baggage – Have you checked the size & weight of your baggage?
Book Airport Hotel – Click here
Book Airport Parking – Click here
Book Ski School – If travelling in high season and you know your ski school requirements, please contact us as soon as possible or click here to book

Transfers & Arrival Day

If you have booked an Airport Transfer, you will be met by a member of our staff at the airport at a pre‐arranged time. Details of transfer times are posted by Dee Collett in the form of a letter to the person who booked the holiday.

At Venice Marco Polo & Treviso Airports, we meet by the café in the Arrivals Hall – Transfer Time: 3½hrs.
At Innsbruck Airport we meet by the bar in the Arrivals Hall – Transfer Time: 2hrs.

Important Notes concerning Collett’s Transfers We try to keep ‘waiting at the airport’ to a minimum, but you have booked a transfer on the understanding that it is a possibility on both your day of arrival and departure. We are not offering a personal taxi service. Our transfer times are set to help us group people together from a number of different flights, both morning and afternoon. Waiting may also be caused by delayed flights – within reason. Please cancel your airport transfer and make your own plans if you are not happy with these arrangements, which by and large work very well.

Whilst on the transfer our representative will ascertain your Skipass requirements and they will be delivered to you at breakfast the following morning.

On arrival in the Dolomites you will be welcomed and settled in. We will then organise any relevant equipment hire etc. If, however, you arrive after a certain time, we place the emphasis on getting you settled in, relaxed (with a drink) and well fed, leaving it until the following morning to organise any ski equipment etc. Either way, we will get you on the slopes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Chalet Angelo Transferees – Guests staying in Chalet Angelo will be dropped off at Chalet Roch and shuttled up the hill to Chalet Angelo. Unfortunately the road leading up to the chalet is too steep and narrow for a coach. Similarly, at the end of your holiday you will be shuttled down to Chalet Roch for your return airport transfer. This can mean you will depart from Chalet Angelo slightly earlier than the transfer time indicated in your pre-holiday correspondence.

Delayed Flights
Collett’s can take no responsibility for repercussions concerning delayed flights. If your flight is delayed, your allocated transfer will wait for up to 60 minutes – but no longer. We cannot wait any longer because our drivers are on time limits. So, if the delay exceeds 60 minutes, we either (1) allocate you to a later Collett’s transfer free of charge subject to seats being available or (2) in the event of there not being a later transfer, we will endeavour to book you a taxi transfer, although this will be at your expense. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in the event of your transfer being delayed due to the delayed flight of other guests.

Contacting us on your day of travel
Naturally, we hope your travel arrangements are trouble-free and plain-sailing, but on the day you travel please call 07426 264289 or 0039 347 821 2648 as soon as you are made aware of any delay to your flight. Thank you.

Bringing Skis and Snowboards?

If you plan to bring your own skis or snowboard to the Dolomites, please let us know in advance so that we can ensure the transfer vehicle has sufficient space for all your luggage. If you don’t let us know, we can’t guarantee carriage to resort.

Fly Drivers and Self Drivers

If you are self driving or hiring a car rather than joining us on a transfer please refer to our Driving Directions here.

Download our Travel, Transfers and Arrival Information PDF for you to print here.

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Holiday Info.
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Dolomites Winter Guest Information & A-Z

Click here to access our Italian Dolomites Winter Guest Information and A-Z. This requires Adobe Reader. It will open in a separate tab or window.

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Italian Dolomites. This information is produced as a gesture of goodwill in the hope it will assist you in preparing for your holiday, whilst also helping you to ‘hit the ground running’ on your arrival in Arabba, Corvara or Badia. Click here to open.

Ski Safe – Winter Sports Advice

Click here to access Ski Safe – Winter Sports Advice in association with ABTA. If you’re planning a winter ski or snowboarding holiday, don’t miss out on the fun! Avoid injury and expensive medical costs by following our winter guidance in association with ABTA. Full details can be found on the ABTA website here.

The Weather & Snow Forecasts

See www.colletts.co.uk/snow for more information & webcams

Please don’t ring us to find out what the weather will be like during your holiday! We would hate to get it wrong and with mountains it is hard to get it right! Generally, the prevailing weather in the Dolomites and Pyrenees during the winter months is good, one or two days of snow followed by 6-7 days of good weather but as in any mountainous areas, the weather can be unpredictable and very localised. January and February can be particularly cold, so come prepared with plenty of layers.

Up-to-date forecasts are available at our resort offices, chalets (updated daily) and at the tourist offices. Naturally, our Snowshoeing and Skiing Organisers keep a firm eye on weather conditions and try to ensure it is safe to proceed with an excursion, but it is everybody’s responsibility to consider the possibility of cancelling an excursion (and voice any anxiety) if worried about the risk of adverse weather conditions.

Contact

Contact Numbers and Addresses

ArabbaBadiaCorvara 
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Hotel Malita (Meeting Point)
Via Mesdi, Arabba 54
32020 Arabba (BL)
ITALIA

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Tel: 0039 347 821 2648
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Chalet Haus Valentin
Via Runcac 35
39036 Badia (BZ)
ITALIA

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Tel: 0039 0471 839687
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Chalet Angelo
Via Sciuz 5
39033 Corvara in Badia (BZ)
ITALIA

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Tel: 0039 0471 835738
Collett's Mountain Holidays
Ciasa Roch
Str.Parüs 1
39033 Corvara in Badia (BZ)
ITALIA

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Tel: 0039 347 821 2648
Dolomites Resort Manager - 0039 347 821 2648 / 07426 264 289
Collett's Mountain Holidays UK - 0044 (0) 1799 513331 Monday - Friday 9am-6pm / Saturday 9am-3pm
(Outside of these hours please call your chalet or the resort manager - thank you)

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Skipasses, School & Hire
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Ski School & Private Lessons

We work closely with local ski schools, so if you know your tuition requirements (ski school or private), whilst it can all be arranged in resort, please contact us with details prior to your holiday as it maximises our chances of booking our favoured instructors for you.

The traditional ski school package is 4 mornings (roughly 10am to 12.30pm) plus 1 full day (10am to 4pm) and starts from €180 per person, but does vary from village to village. In some villages it is also possible to choose a 3 day (from €95) or 4 day (from €155) course. We can also book you private instruction which can vary between €33 – €63 per hour depending on the time of day, and the season. Additional people are normally charged €10 per person. Please contact us to discuss options available to you, as these do vary between the different resorts.

To book Ski School before you depart please click here.

Ski Passes

The Dolomiti Superski pass will cost you about €304 for six days (or €61 per day) in high season and about €273 (or €55 per day) in low season. These prices are reduced by 30% for juniors born after 30/11/02. Senior citizens born before 30/11/53 also qualify for reductions. Skipasses for children born after 30/11/10 are free!

It is also possible to buy local valley passes, for example, for the Alta Badia or for Arabba and the Marmolada, however, for the proficient skier, these passes will not allow you to make the most of the area and are only really suitable for beginners, who may not need to make use of the full Dolomiti Superski pass. There are also other skipass options available for occasional skiers or beginners.

Ski and Snowboard Hire in the Dolomites

Ski hire starts from around €80 per week, depending on the type of skis you hire, whilst boots will cost you about €40 for six days. All in, expect to pay about €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 compulsory in Italy for all children under the age of 14, but we would also highly recommend everyone to hire a helmet during their stay.

On arrival we will help you hire equipment quickly and smoothly by taking you to our local supplier in the relevant village.

Ski Hire can be arranged once you arrive in resort, however it is generally recommended to book in advance.

Online Ski Hire

Arabba

You can hire equipment online in advance at www.skiservicearabba.it where you will receive 10-15% discount for booking online. Use the form to enter your dates, details and preferred ski hire package, then click ‘Checkout’. Follow the steps to complete your booking. You will be charged the full amount so remember to print off your receipt/voucher and take it with you to the hire shop. Along with your name, dates of hire and credit / debit card details you will also be asked to provide the following; age, height (cm), weight (kg), shoe size (euro) and skiing ability.

Badia

You are now able to book ski/snowboard hire online, directly through the Ski Top website, prior to your holiday. Whilst online booking does not guarantee the exact ski you will get, by booking direct through the hire shop, they can guarantee that you will receive skis from your selected price range. Go to www.bit.ly/skitopbadia and select your period of hire, then enter the Promo Code ‘39036’ by clicking on the blue ‘i’ underneath the Rental Period date range. Online bookings will receive a 10% discount as standard with SkiTop, but by entering the promo code you will receive a 15% discount off the base rate. Follow the steps to complete your online booking. You will be charged the full amount so remember to print off your receipt/voucher and take it with you to the hire shop

Corvara

On arrival we will help you hire equipment quickly and smoothly by taking you to our local supplier in Corvara.

For guests staying in Ciasa Roch or Chalet Bracun, we will direct you to Sport Pescosta. For guests staying in Chalet Angelo, the Hotel Panorama, self catering apartments, or any other property in Corvara, we will direct you to Sport Kostner.

If you need help with which hire shop is relevant for your party, just let us know.

For Sport Pescosta pre-book at www.sportpescosta.it and select ‘Ski Rental’. Select your dates and click on Promo Code – enter ‘colle18’ to receive our additional discount. Online bookings will receive a 10% discount as standard with Sport Pescosta, but by entering the promo code you will receive a 12% discount off the base rate. Finally, select your preferred category of ski and follow the steps to complete your booking.

For Sport Kostner, please visit www.skirentalcorvara.com and enter your relevant dates and then the preferred category of ski hire. You will receive a 10% discount for booking online.

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Webcams & Weather

Disclaimer
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Important – Disclaimer

On arrival, you will be asked to hand in the disclaimer enclosed with your Winter Factsheet sent by post.
This should be signed by all members of the party. This disclaimer is largely based on the ‘At your own Risk’ section in our guest information.
Download and print out the disclaimer here to sign and take with you

At Your Own Risk & Mountain Safety

Our staff organise various winter walks, snowshoeing days and ski itineraries during your stay but they are are not qualified mountain or ski guides and you join them at your own risk.

Everything you do during your stay in the Dolomites is done at your own risk. In the event of personal injury or death, we are not liable for efforts made by us to enhance your stay in the area, amongst which are our organised winter walks and skiing and the various printed and verbal suggestions concerning itineraries and routes that you will come across during your stay. It is a fact that mountainous areas and winter activities undertaken in the mountains are associated with personal injury and death. By coming to such an area with Collett’s Mountain Holidays or, indeed, independently, you are exposing yourself and your party to the (thankfully small) possibility of personal injury or death. In such an event, Collett’s Mountain Holidays will not be held responsible for your interest in mountainous areas and your involvement in winter mountain pursuits, which can occasionally have tragic consequences.

Duty of Care

We put safety first but you are as responsible as we are!
You join our organised days out at your own risk, responsible for your own safety and as part of an autonomous group, in which each member has a Duty of Care to each other. Not being professionally responsible for you does not mean we turn a blind eye to safety, nor does it make us exempt from owing a duty of care to people joining our organised snowshoeing days, winter walks or downhill/cross‐country ski days. We deem the safety of our staff and clients to be of unparalleled importance and we therefore take our own safety measures and endeavour to minimise the possibility of personal injury and death. We do this in line with legal requirements pertaining to duty of care.

As with any person or organisation involved with activities where there is a possibility of personal injury or death, the issue of duty of care is ever‐present and, in the absence of a qualified guide in ‘non‐professional’ activities anywhere in the world, such as winter walking or skiing (whether organised by a company, club, university or even a friend) has a legal commitment to all involved. This commitment to others should therefore be at the heart of your decision when joining a particular organised winter walk, snowshoe itinerary or ski day, whilst also forming the basis of your behaviour during that particular excursion.

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