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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Organised & Self-guided Walking with a Genuine Specialist
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Ski Safari - Stay overnight in Rifugio Lagazuoi with Collett's
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites
Rifugio Accommodation for Ski Safaris in the Dolomites

The Huts (Rifugios)

A Week of ‘Hut to Hut’ skiing in the world’s most majestic mountains

  • Ski in a group of up to 10 to the highlights and hidden corners of 1,220km of piste on Dolomiti Superski
  • The Dolomites – Europe’s most extensive and dramatic winter wonderland
  • Stay in surprisingly comfortable mountain huts, where the welcome is warm and the food is excellent

Rifugios (Mountain Huts)

Rifugios

Rifugios are mountain huts, which are interspersed throughout the Dolomites and they offer surprisingly comfortable accommodation and a special convivial atmosphere. They are generally in beautiful and remote locations and from their terraces you can watch the sun set behind the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites, knowing you are the only people on the mountain. In the morning, after a good breakfast, you have the privilege of being the first ones on to the pistes, setting off on another day’s adventure from your vantage point high in the mountains.

Frankly, the words ‘hut’ or ‘rifugio’ (meaning shelter) are considerably misleading. Mountain huts in the Dolomites are much bigger and more comfortable than their name suggests. They are also more substantial than they look from the outside, as the snow generally hides their true extent. During the day they host skiers providing them with food, drink and toilets. In effect, they are mountain guest houses, often staffed by several people. The main host is likely to be the owner of the hut and he/she is usually supported in their work by members of their family and other staff. Either way, the kitchens are well staffed and well stocked – you can expect excellent food and service. Included in the cost of your Ski Safari is breakfast and a three course dinner (taken around a communal table). Guests are given a couple of options for the starter and main course. Naturally, vegetarians are catered for. Drinks and lunch are not included in the price of the safari. Also in the huts, you can expect a bar, dining room, heating, hot water, ski room with boot drying facilities (in most cases) and several bedrooms or dormitories, either with en-suites or shared facilities in the corridor. As the years go by, the huts are modernising quickly (some quicker than others, mind you!) and whilst they retain a certain rustic charm, some purists claim they are becoming a comfy soft touch!

Itinerary, Dates & Prices
Rifugio ScotoniA break from skiingSki Safari group - Civetta Ski Area

Summary of the Itinerary

As a Ski Safari guest, you will make your own way to Venice Marco Polo or Venice Treviso airports, where you will be met and taken to Arabba by transfer. Ski Safaris run from Saturday to Saturday and you should be ready for collection by 3pm so that we can get you to Arabba in time for ski and boot hire – if required.

In Arabba you will be provided with your skipass, which is included in the cost of the safari. Soon after, you will be formally welcomed as a group by the Collett’s host. You will also meet the two guides, who will accompany you throughout the trip. As well as showing you the way, the guides are also qualified ski instructors, generally happy to offer tips and casual tuition as you go. From Arabba, you will be taken to your overnight accommodation before setting off on the tour, not to return to Arabba until the following Friday evening.

Dates & Prices for Winter 2016/17

In Winter 2016/17, we are offering the following Ski Safaris, each one running for 7 nights from a Saturday to Saturday.

7 Day Ski Safaris – £1450 per person

Price includes: 7 nights half board accommodation (bed, breakfast, dinner), skipass, ski guiding, luggage transfer between huts/hotels, bus and taxi transfers between certain ski areas (if applicable) & airport transfers to and from Venice or Treviso.

Price does not include: Flights, insurance, ski & boot hire, lunches and drinks.

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