5 days ski safari in the Dolomites

The Ultimate Dolomites Ski Holiday: Your 5-Day Dolomites Ski Safari

There are several reasons to prefer this 5-day Dolomites ski holiday solution:

Avoid Crowds: Starting on a Monday (as I warmly suggest), you’ll skip the typical weekend confusion when tourist skiers are added to the mix of local Saturday and Sunday skiers. This is a key aspect to improve your Dolomites ski holiday.

Convenient Travel: Your Dolomites ski holiday will be scheduled from Monday to Friday, another important factor to facilitate your travel and flights on the weekends.

Here’s a summary of your 5-day Dolomites ski safari itinerary:

General information about the Ski Safari in the Dolomites

Ski Safari Dolomites skisClick here for essential information to plan your Dolomites Ski Safari: logistics, organization, and more. Every salient info in this main page!

Your arrival at Bolzano - The day before

ski trip base camp

Most people arrive at Bolzano by train, where there is a 15 minute walk to Villa Anita.

Here we will have an initial briefing in evening where we will check the equipment and talk through general organisation. This hotel will be your “base camp” and the friendly staff will store the rest of your extra luggage during the Ski Safari Dolomites tour days. Your experience of the atmospheric Dolomites begins a dinner at the traditional Hopfen Restaurant (homemade beer and bread…. not a bad start!).



From Bolzano to Sella Pass (5-6 hours of skiing)

Dolomites SKi Safari rifugios

Take a short bus ride to Siusi/Seis and enter the vast Dolomiti Superski area.

Explore the Siusi/Seis and Gardena Valley ski areas before reaching the Sella Pass.

Relax at the fantastic Rifugio Monti Pallidi, offering hotel-standard comfort in a stunning location.




From Sella pass to Falzarego Pass (about 6-7 hours of skiing)

Dolomites SKi Safari rifugios

Traverse the Pordoi Pass, crossing the Arabba, Marmolada, Civetta, and Cinque Torri ski areas (with short bus transfers between valleys).

Arrive at the Falzarego Pass and spend the night at the excellent Rifugio Col Gallina, known for its perfect position.




Cortina (about 5-6 hours of skiing).

Skiing in the Dolomites: ski safari holiday

Leave your luggage at Rifugio Col Gallina and fully explore Cortina’s famous ski areas: Tofane, Faloria, and Cristallo.

Return to the cozy Rifugio Col Gallina to unwind for another evening.




Lagazuoi – Badia valley (about 6 hours of skiing)

Dolomites SKi Safari rifugios

Ascend via the impressive Lagazuoi cableway and ski down the Dolomites’ longest slope into the Badia Valley.

Complete the Sella Ronda’s southern side, then conquer the Fassa Valley, Collac, and Bufaure ski areas.

End the day with a stay and pampering sauna session at Rifugio Baita Cuz.




Buffaure – Ciampedie – Carezza (about 5 hours of skiing)

Skiing in the Dolomites: ski safari holiday

Descend into the mid-Fassa Valley (Pozza di Fassa), cross to the Ciampedie ski area, and reach Vigo di Fassa.

Take a final bus to the Costalunga/Karer Pass, exploring the Karer Pass ski area before arriving in Welschnofen/Nova Levante.

Conclude your ski safari with a bus ride back to Bolzano and another night at the charming Villa Anita.

Let the adventure begin!



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