South Tyrol Ski Safari


South Tyrol Ski Safari

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South Tyrol Ski Safari

J2SkiNews posted Jan-2013

Following the success of a South Tyrol Ski safari last winter in which a group of intermediate skiers, covered over 200 kilometres and 37,000 vertical metres in a week, the organisers are planning a repeat visit to the huge Dolomiti Superski this winter, staying in different mountain top refuges each evening, fresh tracks every morning and fine dining thrown in, for good measure.

For five days you carry your essentials in a small Deuter back pack, staying in 4 different refuges, from ensuite alpine luxury to traditional dormitory accommodation. Based in the Val Gardena in a 4 star hotel it's an accessible "soft" adventure for people who would like to explore the Dolomites from a different perspective.

The trip from March 2nd to 9th costs £1075 which includes a variety of accommodation, guiding and a back packs but excludes flights, transfers, rentals and lift pass.

Info and bookings: Louise Anderton
www  The Snow Hunter

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posted Jan-2013

Collett's are also offering something similar in mid March, travelling from Arabba. I think their option also works out slightly cheaper as it includes your lift pass and airport transfers. They also transport your luggage from hut to hut for you by skidoo.

Seriously considering for next season :D

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posted Jan-2013

Blimey thats expensive for what you get
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posted Feb-2013

Unfortunately yes. Same area SC accommodation and lift pass cost ~£550 pp in January so massive jump even allowing for food. I've a feeling it's a combination of factors. The trip is 'guided' in the mountain sense of the word (meaning qualified guide or instructor I assume?) which = expensive. This is actually the one thing that puts me off. I'd rather save a few hundred pounds and either have a generic ski guide to point out the days' route or just use a map. If I want lessons I'll book private ones.

Also whenever I've looked to book accommodation by the night it can never compete versus a week in the same place which I guess adds to the cost?

It's a shame the cost is ~double what we'd normally pay as the general idea does sound amazing and something I'd love to try.

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posted Feb-2013

I did South Tyrol Ski Safari in March 2012. I'm an experience skier (40+ weeks) and chalet holiday bargain hunter, but I have to say that this holiday was one of the best experiences of my skiing life and well worth the extra cost. The guides were absolutely fantastic and we got to travel to places way off the beaten track eating, drinking and sleeping in some wonderful accommodation. Try it. You won't be disappointed.

Flat country skier
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posted Feb-2013

Sounds fantastic, we've been skiing in South Tyrol for a few years now (and would be going back again and again and again, in fact would happily relocate there). We've skied some of the recommended routes in a single day but never done a proper Ski Safari with a guide. Have to wait for another year until our 9 year daughter will have finished her Italian Diamond level - she absolutely loves a ski adventure.

More information can be found at

Please accept my apologies, I think the links won't open by clicking on them. My skiing is much, much better than working out Google Chrome browser settings
Edited 1 time. Last update at 18-Feb-2013

Topic last updated on 18-February-2013 at 23:00

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