SKI PACKAGES IN THE ALPS: customised ski holidays
“How spend a week on the best Italian ski resorts and combine a visit at Venice or Milan” …. now is possible!
This proposal, part of my ski packages, is a perfect line of ski trip, from south to north, for the discovering the best ski resorts of the central Alps.
Starting with the western Dolomites, that are famous for the Madonna di Campiglio ski resort (Dolomites of Brenta), we will continue in nomadic form, with a sequence from south to north of others 3-5 ski resorts.
The following modular and customised ski packages are characterised of a continue changing of mountains panoramas, we begin with the great western Dolomites and then we continue in a typical high elevation granite mountains with extended glaciers.
The Focal point of this program to skiing in the Italian Alps, is that is easy combinable with others “high touristic targets” of north Italy, as Venice the Como Lake and Milan. In fase of planning of your travel is possible to mix these two components of interesting to obtain a unforgettable ski holiday.
With this ski packages you can access with your rental car directly from both airports of Milan, or arrive by train in Bolzano and start from here with my car.
Localise the interested area on the “green area” on the map here below and then ask me more logistical info about the possible combinations of these ski packages.
Read below (in 10 minutes of your time) the details of this very interesting proposal!
"These are basic ideas for you, now begin the organisation phase of your Ski Trip”
Localise the ski areas and the geography of the complicate territory of the Alps is absolutely your mandatory first step.
Watch and study the easy map here below of the disposition of the ski trip areas in the Alps territory and of your possible landing airports:
Getting to Bolzano, the starting point
Bolzano is well connected and easy to travel to. Details of travel information including flight and train/rental car combinations can be found here on the right bar and here below on the two logistical maps.
Bolzano is located along the Brennero railway, the most important railroad line in Europe connecting northern Europe with the Mediterranean area. The number of daily trains depends on the season, but generally there are from 7-10 train departures per day. (check the Trenitalia main webpage).
In order to ensure you have a smooth journey I am happy to advise clients on the best airport transfers and travel combinations – just email your airport landing times and I will do the rest. If you prefer, I can collect your travel group from the airport (max 4 people with my car, more people with minibus service). A smooth journey is the best way to begin your Ski Safari in the Dolomites!
Write me your flights plan, every aspect of your travel begin from this data.
A great customised combination of ski packages in the Italian central Alps
Read below the possible combinations of days and write me your preferences in fact of ski areas and number of days.
Annex me some others info as:
– the number of possible participants
– the level of skiers
– if your travel in Europe is long: the part before and after of your ski tour. I can give you more finalised logistical info to combine at best your transfers.
Your arrival at Bolzano - The day before
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!).
Skiing in the Italian Alps – module 1
Madonna di Campiglio – Brenta Dolomites (1-2 days)
The first of the combinable ski packages is logically in Madonna di Campiglio (Brenta – western Dolomites), a mandatory target for every international skier!
We start from Bolzano and drive to the Marilleva ski area (1,5 hrs) where we begin the exploration of the Madonna di Campiglio ski slopes, on the afternoon we arrive at our hotel. Madonna di Campiglio is the most famous and exclusive mountain town of the western Dolomites, a high class atmosphere with traditional “Trentiner” style and gourmet complete our first approach on the central Alps.
The second day is complete dedicated at the famous main ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, right and left sides of the valley, in a fantastic and panoramic surrondings. In the evening we have the transfer to our Hotel of Ponte di Legno (1,5 hrs)
Skiing in the Italian Alps – module 2
Ponte di Legno and Tonale Pass (1-2 days)
Ponte di Legno is a typical Lombardy mountain town, where a northern italian cousine, and a more quiete allocation are the connotations of this nice little town.
On the ski areas of Ponte di Legno we enter in a different dimension, from the high elevation of the glacier of Presena (3089 m.) to the town (1256 m.) we skiing on slopes of a total of 1833 m. of vertical step…. No Bad! In the evening we have the transfer to our Hotel in Bormio (1 hrs)
Skiing in the Italian Alps – module 3
Bormio & Livigno ski resorts (2 days)
Bormio is the last and highest town of the Valtellina, the old part of the town have very characteristic architetture typical of the high elevation mountain towns. Here we can enjoy the local specialities of this mountain area.
This day is completely dedicated at the Bormio ski area that is not particularly extended but have a fantastic ski slopes and panorama on the Ortles big peak (3905 m.) and at the near glaciers. In the evening we have the transfer to our Hotel of Livigno (1 hrs)
On the last day on the ski we cross the slopes of the Livigno Ski area that are characterised of a large and wide sides of the mountains near the border with Switzerland. When the cableways closed we take shopping in Livigno and then go back to Bolzano (2 hrs) where we have dinner at the Hopfen restaurant, a local people “trattoria” with home-made beer and home-made bread, no bad….. Livigno is a high quote town (1806 m) that have a particular history, it’s a duty free area in the heart of the europeans Alps. In the central route are many shops where you can buy a “extreme” large selections of duty free products with “extreme” low prices.
Overnight by Hotel Figl on the heart of the old town of Bolzano.
Skiing in the Swiss Alps – module 4
St. Moritz and the Engadin valley ski resorts (2 days)
Is possibile extended this tour with 2 adjuntive days at the Engadin valley. In this case we drive to Samedan (1,5 hrs) where we stay at the historical Grand Hotel Bernina (founded at 1860) and ski at the two ski resort of Corvatsch and Diavolezza.
Variant of this extension
St Moritz – Engadin valley: the best Cross Country Ski resort of the Alps
Or in alternative, with a good fitness, this two last days is possibile rent the cross-country ski and go along the fantastic 80 km cross-country ski slope of the valley:
First day: from the Maloja pass to Samedan.
Second day: from Samedan to Zernez
Current prices for the winter season 2022/2023
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