I recently returned from an amazing few days visiting towns and villages around the Dolomites and exploring a few km of the piste available. Up until now I have only ever skied in Austria, and never thought I could love another country as much. However, i’m now a convert. This is why.
1. The Dolomites is the largest interconnecting ski area in Europe.
2. Mountain food
3. Amazing scenery
4. Local wine
Italian wines are famous around the world and have always been my favourite. However, I hadn’t tried Süd Tirolean wines up until last week and I would highly recommend them. The full bodied wines go perfectly well with local meat dishes.
5. Explore culture
Being at the centre of World War 1 battles between Austrian, German and Italian troops, take the Great War Ski Tour to forgotten tunnels and bunkers. Here you can experience panoramic views and quiet slopes with so much history.
6. Italian après
Similar to the food, the après scene in the Dolomites is a mixture of Italian and Austrian. Traditional wooden bars open onto the bottom of the pistes and in resort there’s a great party atmosphere where you can try typical post ski drinks like a Bombardino or even a cheeky Jäger.
7. Great variety of pistes
The Dolomiti Super Ski area is considered an intermediate area and most of the runs are red. However, as a beginner, I discovered that there are also plenty of wide, cruisy blue runs to keep us happy.
8. The variety of the resorts
9. There’s loads of different places to stay
You can relax at one of our affordable chalets, like the Chalet Salvan, or get pampered at a 5* luxury hotel. The choice is yours.