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HOSTED RELAXED PACE SKI SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: On-Piste
Ability: Intermediate to Expert
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Ski the best of the Dolomites at a relaxed pace, linking 6 ski resorts & spending 4 nights in mountain rifugi under the guidance of your dedicated host. Ski the best groomed trails in the Dolomites on this classic ski safari. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group together for a custom tour.
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DOLCE TEMPO (Scenic) Dolomites Ski Safari

A Relaxed Ski Journey Through the Dolomites on Groomed Ski Slopes

Using only groomed ski slopes you travel from high-mountain rifugio-to-rifugio through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world - the Dolomites and experience the best on-piste skiing that the Dolomites has to offer at a relaxed pace.

Enjoy six ski days where each morning begins on a newly prepared groomed ski slope and no one else on the mountain. Each and every morning your host will say, "the mountain is yours". This is a unique Dolomites skiing experience, travelling through miles of UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE scenery and staying in a different high-mountain refuge each evening.

Accommodation & Food

The Dolce Tempo Ski Safari says 3 nights in a high quality Val Gardena hotel, and 4 glorious nights high on the mountain in 3 different rifugi, where you will receive the warmest greeting from your hosts. All breakfast on the tour are included, plus 4 dinners whilst staying in the rifugi. Lunch options will include various mountain restaurants along the way, but are not included in the tour price. For more information on accommodation during the tour, see the Lodging tab.

Itinerary

Be shown the best snow & ski trails, stunning mountain vistas, enjoy local cuisine and some lesser known, quieter ski slopes. Ski the resorts of Alta Badia, Civetta, the remote fringes of Cortina, 3 ski areas in the Val di Fassa, San Pellegrino & Val Gardena.

This seven night ‘soft adventure’ ski tour is fully hosted & guided with your own ski leader. You never have to puzzle over your trail map or think about where you're going. Just enjoy the slopes as they keep on coming ... and there are lots of them, but not too many to interfere with long lunches & delicious coffee breaks! For more info on the day to day program, see the Itinerary tab.

Small Groups

The Dolce Tempo (Scenic) Dolomites Ski Safari is restricted to a maximum of seven per group, plus your ski leader.

Ski Ability

This ski safari is suitable for fit, intermediate skiers that want a more relaxed ski holiday. All guests will be qualified before booking to ensure that the group is of the necessary fitness & ski ability.

Dolce Tempo Dolomites Ski Safari near Cinque Torri
Rif Averau, Dolomites Italy
Scenic Dolomites Ski Safari at frozen waterfall in Hidden Valley

Itinerary

There is something magical about staying on the mountain. As the other skiers drop back into their valleys and return to their hotels, you can pull up a chair, order a drink & allow the mountain tranquility to wash over you. Watch the sun slide behind the mountain opposite, because, more than likely, you'll be skiing it tomorrow!

DAY 1: Arrival & Welcome

A 90min transfer from Innsbruck airport (other transfers available on request) through the wonderful Brenner Pass to your 4✩ base hotel in Castelrotto. Evening welcome drinks & briefing with your ski leader/host.

HIGHLIGHTS: ★ Arrival at the Cavallino d'Oro ★ Welcome Drinks ★ Meet your Ski Leader/Host &Receive your Backpack
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Cavallino d'Oro, Castelrotto

DAY 2: Take it Easy on Alpe di Siusi

Following your ski fitting and full Ski Safari Briefing, the arrival on to the plateau of Alpe di Siusi is a spectacular start to the week and a wonderful introduction to the fabulous Dolomites. A delightful lunch and a gentle return to your base hotel for an evening of dinner and backpack packing!

HIGHLIGHTS: ★Alpe di Siusi ★Europe's Highest & Largest Ski Plateau
STATISTICS: Alpe di Siusi has 63km of ski slopes | Easy 15km 24% | Intermediate 45km 71% | Difficult 3km 5%
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel Cavallino d'Oro, Castelrotto

DAY 3: Carezza & King Laurin's Rose Garden

08:15 - Hotel Pick-Up, then 40min drive to Carezza where there is 40Km of quiet ski slopes awaiting you. 15 lifts transport you through elevations between 1,182m and 2,337m set at the foot of the famous dwarf King Laurin's Rosengarten. Carezza is one of the sunniest areas in the Dolomites with an average of 8 hours of sun per day in the winter.

HIGHLIGHTS: ★Carezza Skiing ★Views of King Laurin's Rosengarten
STATISTICS: Carezza has 40Km of Ski Slopes | Easy 19km 47% | Intermediate 16.2km 41% | Difficult 4.8km 12%
ACCOMMODATION: Rifugio Baita Cuz, Val di Fassa, Dolomites | 2,213m ASL

Scenic Dolomites Ski Safari
Dolce Tempo Dolomites Ski Safari
Dolce Tempo Dolomites Ski Safari

DAY 4: Coffee, Curves & Corners

Fresh Tracks straight out of the door onto one of the very best intermediate ski slopes in the Val di Fassa - Buffaure and at 5Km, there is a lot to enjoy! A short private taxi transfer to the other side of the valley to ski gorgeous Vigo Catinaccio with fantastic slopes enveloped by extraordinary mountain vistas including Vajolet, Sassolungo, Costabella and Monzoni. Plenty of time will be available for lunch at the surprising restaurant Soldanella, before heading back under the shadow of Buffaure and an afternoon of easy local skiing around Rifugio Baita Cuz.

HIGHLIGHTS: ★Views of the Val di Fassa ★Soldanella lunch
STATISTICS: Vigo has 13km of slopes | Buffaure has 23km | Easy 26% | Intermediate 40%
ACCOMMODATION: Rifugio Baita Cuz, Val di Fassa, Dolomites | 2,213m ASL

DAY 5: Ski San Pellegrino

Ski down into the Valley to catch the private taxi transfer to Passo San Pellegrino. Sharing the same name as the famous Italian fizzy water, Passo San Pellegrino is more about a sparkling ski experience with nearly 90% of slopes being easy or intermediate. And the views! Oh my! Passo San Pellegrino lies to the south-west of the Dolomites and from its summits, the views are expansive, dramatic and truly memorable.

Should fortune favour you, Piste Innamorati will be open. The 'Lovers’ Slope' is the longest ski piste in the San Pellegrino Ski Area at 11km running from Col Margherita funicular 2,514m altitude, all the way to the village of Falcade 1,100m elevation. Innamorati is the perfect slope to enjoy slow skiing and 'quality' over 'quantity'. Every turn offers extraordinary scenery. Ski to Relax!

HIGHLIGHTS: ★Innamorati Ski Piste ★Vistas & Views ★Superb Easy & Intermediate Skiing
STATISTICS: San Pellegrino has 67.5km of Ski Slopes | Easy 20.5km 30% | Intermediate 38.5km 57% | Difficult 8.5km 13%
ACCOMMODATION: Rifugio Laresei, Cima Pradazzo, Passo Valles, Dolomites | 2,260m ASL

DAY 6: Owls & Wows

In the morning the group takes a 20min taxi transfer to another wonderful ski area called 'Civetta' (or 'Owl'). Famed for the surrounding peaks of Civetta and Pelmo - such dramatic mountain-scapes have skiing to match. Over 90% of the ski pistes here are easy or intermediate. And ridiculously quiet! The ski area seems to go on forever and its unusual geography provides a true sense of isolation, nature and privilege.

You end the day with a 25min bus transfer ascent along one of the most famous passes in the Dolomites, Passo Giau, often used by the Giro d'Italia, and providing access to the chair lift to Rifugio Averau or 'Averwow' as previous guests nicknamed it!

HIGHLIGHTS: ★Pelmo ★Civetta ★Quiet Slopes
STATISTICS: Civetta has 80km of ski slopes | Easy 30km 38% | Intermediate 44km 54% | Difficult 6km 8%
ACCOMMODATION: Rifugio Averau, 5 Torri, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites | 2,413m ASL

DAY 7: The Dolomites Hidden Valley

The Hidden Valley - one of the worlds great ski slopes sets the tone for your final day, a day so full ski memories. From the Hidden Valley Horse Tow, ski through the Alta Badia villages of San Cassiano and Corvara and into the shadow of the Sella group towards Selva Gardena and eventually to St. Cristina ending the day with a 10.5km slope into Ortisei!

HIGHLIGHTS: ★Horse Tow ★Hidden Valley ★La Longia
STATISTICS: Hidden Valley | Alta Badia | Val Gardena
ACCOMMODATION: Cavallino d'Oro, Castelrotto

DAY 8: Departure

Try to take the time to enjoy your Cavallino d'Oro breakfast. If time allows, take a wander around this wonderful Tyrol village. Your transfer to Innsbruck is only 90min. If your going to the local train station, its 20mins.

HIGHLIGHT: Breakfast with memories of a fantastic ski safari with your new friends!

Accommodation

Hotel Cavallino d'Oro

During your Dolce Tempo Dolomites Ski Safari you will spend three nights (2 nights at the start & 1 night at the end of the tour) in the 4-star Hotel Cavallino d'Oro located in the mountain village of  Castelrotto. Rooms will be on a double or twin share basis & breakfast is included.

Hotel Cavallino d'Oro
Hotel Cavallino d'Oroi
Hotel Cavallino d'Oro

Mountain Rifugi

During the middle of the ski safari you will experience the ultimate Dolomites lodging experience spending 4 consecutive nights in 3 different alpine rifugi. Note that whilst most couples will get their own private rooms with en suite, it is impossible to guarantee this. It is most likely that you will, at some point, have to share with other members of your group, but that is part of the rifugio experience!.

All rifugi include breakfast & dinner, plus full bars with local aperitifs, beer, wine & grappa. Stunning sunrises & sunsets are complimentary.

Classic Dolomites Ski Safari
Classic Dolomites Ski Safari
Classic Dolomites Ski Safari

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

8 days, 7 nights, 6 days skiing from €1997

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR €
  • Price based on twin-share
  • Price reduction for those with own skis, poles &/or boots
  • Custom dates: available for groups of 2+
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Inclusions
  • FULLY HOSTED & LEAD: Dedicated Ski Safari Leader & Host for Duration of Tour.
  • MEALS: 7 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners.
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 Nights (3 in a 4-star Hotel & 4 in Mountain Rifugi).
  • LIFT PASS: 6 Days Full Ski Lift Pass.
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Private Taxi Airport Transfers from Innsbruck
  • GROUND TRANSPORT: All Ground Transfers During Tour.
  • SKIS & POLES: Price reduction for anyone with own skis/poles
  • SKI BACKPACK: Inspired Italy Backpack to Keep
  • SMALL GROUP: Maximum 7 Guests on the Tour.
Add-ons
  • TRANSFERS: From Other Airports i.e. Venice (price on application)
  • EXTRA DAYS: Hotel Nights & Ski Pass (price on application).
Not Included

Terms & Conditions

Prices The prices published are indicative. Working with you, we will build a specific and detailed price proposal for you and your group to include services, experiences and other activities that you may wish to include as part of your vacation.

All stated prices are cash prices based on 'Euro' as indicated. We request payments are made in Euro, however, we will accept payment in US dollars or British Pounds (GBP) at the prevailing exchange rate.

Inspired Italy partners with the various hotels, country houses and apartment owners including Alpina Dolomites Hotel, Gardena Grodnerhof Hotel and the Tirler Living Hotel where we act as the booking agent. We will manage your booking and make all necessary arrangements. In these cases, payment terms and conditions will vary from accommodation to accommodation and your contract will be with the hotel directly. We will make you fully aware of these at the time of your reservation.

In the case of all catered and self catered bookings, your contract will be with the property owner.

Accidents do happen but please take reasonable care of the Property and its contents; basically leave it as you found it. If you do break or damage anything, please let us know so that we can remedy it for you or at least for the next guest.

Whilst we do not take a formal security deposit we do reserve the right to charge you for additional costs incurred due to repair, replacement or loss as a result of damage caused during your stay. These charges can include but are not limited to: costs for excessive cleaning required if the property is not left as you found it, costs for repair or replacement due to damage caused, costs for what is considered by the owners as unreasonable use of utilities such as electricity based on their experience of previous seasons. Every effort is made to minimise errors, but they do sometimes, occur. We reserve the right to correct any error in advertised and/or confirmed prices.

Booking, Confirmation and Payment
We aim to make reserving an Inspired Italy vacation experience a positive event. You can reserve your vacation at anytime – hours, days, months even a year in advance, so long as we have availability!

When making your reservation more than 8 weeks in advance, we request 30% of the full cost of the stay as a non-refundable deposit, the balance is due 8 weeks prior to the stay, also non-refundable. At the due date, we will remind you that the balance is due, but if we do not receive the balance within seven days of the due date, your reservation is automatically cancelled.

If you are booking within 8 weeks of your stay we request 100% of the cost of the stay as a non-refundable payment. By making a full or deposit payment you are accepting these terms and conditions.

Payments are accepted only by bank transfer. Any charges relating to the payment must be met by you.

Please ensure there are sufficient funds in your account as we will need to pass on to you any bank charges for refused payments. Once we have received your payment in cleared funds, we will then send you confirmation of your reservation and ask that you inform us (within 7 days) if any details are incorrect.
If you want to add a service or experience at a later stage, please get in touch.

Certain areas of the Dolomite Superski area are subject to a local tourist tax. Clients may be requested to pay this on departure from each accommodation. The tourist tax is not included in our pricing. The tax varies depending upon area and style of accommodation but is typically a couple of Euros per day or less.

Cancellation, Changing Your Reservation & Insurance
We understand that certain circumstances may force you to cancel or amend your reservation. We aim to make this easy too. If you cancel more than 8 weeks before your vacation, the deposit is non-refundable and for cancellations within 8 weeks of your stay the full payment is non-refundable.

Please let us know as soon as possible that you wish to cancel so that we can make every effort to contact others who may be interested in the experience, villa for those dates.

To cancel, you can contact us by any means convenient to you. We will confirm your cancellation in writing(email).

If you use email or post to inform us of a cancellation and you don’t hear from us within 3 days, please get in touch again in case of technical difficulties. The cancellation is only valid, once confirmed by us in writing.

Should we successfully re-book your holiday as a whole or part of your intended stay, we will refund the relevant proportion of your payment less an administration fee of £300.

If you have booked additional services, then we will refund 50% of the cost, so long as the cancellation is more than 4 weeks before your stay.

If you need to change the date of your stay, every effort is made to accommodate your wishes; dates can be amended up to 8 weeks before your stay for a charge of £300 and subject to availability. Within 8 weeks of your stay this will be treated as a cancellation (see points above).

For Ski Vacations – It is the condition of every booking that each member of your party is covered by personal holiday insurance, and that the policy covers you adequately for cycling, winter sports, third party risks and costs incurred from damage to property or adjacent properties during your stay caused by you or any member of your party, your employees or visitors to the property.

In extreme circumstances beyond our control (known as force majeure and which includes type of events for example such as natural disasters causing flooding or fire) we may be forced to offer you an alternative property or even cancel completely. Once your reservation is confirmed we make every possible effort to meet and surpass your expectation and to provide you with the Inspired experience that you have booked.

Alteration’s and cancellation by inspired Italy
In the unlikely event that any alteration is made by Inspired Italy which is deemed to be significant (for example, a change of booking date), you have the right to cancel the holiday and receive a full refund of monies already paid. Inspired Italy shall not be liable for any refund should we be forced to cancel or change your holiday due to circumstances amounting to Force Majeure. Such circumstances shall include, but are not limited to: war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorism, industrial disruption, natural disasters, fire, technical problems, adverse weather, governmental action, government travel restrictions due to health reasons and similar events beyond our control.

Skiing with Inspired Italy – Your Fitness
Risk – Skiing and the Dolomites Ski Safari are forms of adventure sports activity, with all of the inherent and potential dangers that are involved in skiing. No form of skiing is without risk, and injuries and death can and do occur in skiing, even to trained and experienced skiers using proper equipment. No claim is made or implied that all sources of potential danger to the skier have or can be identified. No one should participate in skiing who does not recognise and wish to personally assume the associated risks.

Whenever you intend to go skiing it is your personal responsibility to ensure that you are fit to ski. It is your personal responsibility to ensure your suitability for the terrain skied. It is your personal responsibility to ensure that you are in good health.

Remember, conditions will change through the day and a run skied in the morning may be more difficult in the afternoon when you are tired.
If you are skiing with and Inspired Italy Ski Leader, you are responsible to inform them of any pre-existing medical condition that could possibly affect your ability to ski at anytime.

Illness or injury, taking medication, fatigue, pregnancy, medical procedures or surgical operations will usually entail temporary unfitness. If you are any in doubt about your fitness you should refrain from skiing, inform your Inspired Italy Ski Leader immediately and seek advice from a doctor.

It is assumed that you have accepted these terms and conditions by way of your prior payment.

If you or any member of your party ski on terrain on the recommendation of or accompanied by a representative of Inspired Italy, we will not be liable for any injuries, howsoever caused. Inspired Italy provide experienced ski leaders who are first aid trained. Our Ski Leaders are not instructors or qualified guides.

Off piste skiing in Italy is illegal.

The Dolomites region comprises – Blue: 30 % Red: 60 % Black: 10 %. Inspired Ski Leaders will provide and offer every possible support to you and your group to ensure maximum enjoyment.

Transfers, taxis & vehicles
The airport transfer service and any other transport offered in Inspired Italy vehicles during your stay are accepted at your own risk.

Upon Arrival
Each vacation and experience is arranged for a particular number of people to enjoy, and this must not be exceeded. No additional people other than those identified on your booking confirmation, may reside at the property during the rental period without prior agreement of Inspired Italy. If additional guests are invited to stay overnight, Inspired Italy reserves the right to charge extra for the services provided.

To allow us to fully prepare your accommodation, you should arrive after 4pm and vacate by 10.30am on the day of departure, unless otherwise agreed with us and/or stated in your guide.

Our hotel partners and experiences have been chosen so that whatever the weather is, you should have an enjoyable and memorable experience but please note that if you are subject to inconvenience due to weather conditions, it is with regret that the weather is one of those finishing touches for which we cannot accept any responsibility.

All Inspired Italy properties are no smoking areas, except where clearly defined.

Each of our accommodation offerings and their location, are very precious to us and their owners; once you visit you will understand why. Some of the properties are the holiday homes of our owners that they want others to enjoy when they cannot. Therefore, during your stay please consider others: fellow guests, staff, the owners and the next guests.

No pets are allowed.

By making a full or deposit payment you are accepting these terms and conditions and therefore you are agreeing to pay for such repair, replacement or loss as a result of damage caused by you or member of your party. Costs will be billed to you by Inspired Italy after your stay, and will need to be paid within seven days of receipt.

To allow us to provide a great Experience the Property Owner or his representative will need access to the Property during the period of your stay.

If the worst happens and we have to ask you to leave because of your behaviour or, even worse, you decide that you do not want to stay for the duration of your reservation this will be treated as you cancelling your reservation and we therefore will not be able to refund or compensate you in any way.

As well as the Property please take care of your own items during your stay: Guests’ personal belongings and vehicles (together with their contents) are left at the Property entirely at your own risk.

Inspired Italy and Owners’ Responsibilities
Hotel partners – The written confirmation from Inspired Italy establishes a binding contract between you and the Property Owner/Hotel Partner. This means that we, Inspired Italy, are not part of this contract and are not liable but, to make everything easier for all, we will do our best, on behalf of the Property Owner/Hotel Partner, to give you, our guests, prompt assistance in the unlikely event of any complaints or claims.

In what we would very much hope is the unlikely event that you are unhappy with any aspect of your stay, you should contact us as soon as possible (and in any event within 7 days of the end of the stay) with full details of the problem.

Before you go to the trouble of making a complaint please bear in mind that the Property Owner/Hotel Partner is only responsible for certain aspects of your holiday, mainly the accommodation and may not be responsible for other aspects of your holiday, such as those services and experiences booked with third parties.

Disabled Access
Many of our properties are in remote, rural locations and some have strict preservation orders preventing modernisation of the original architectural features. For these reasons, access for disabled guests may be more difficult than some holiday properties.

Please inform us, prior to booking, if you or any of your party has a disability that in any way may mean features like steps, narrow doorways and smaller bathrooms might cause access or mobility issues or simply reduce the enjoyment of their holiday. We can then advise you on the suitability of the property for your party and so prevent any disappointment on arrival.

Communication and Information
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Provided you have not indicated otherwise, we may use your personal information for marketing our services in the future. We will in any event never transfer your details to any other third party.

If you ever tire of Inspired Italy and wish to be removed from our marketing lists at any time in the future, then please contact us.

This contract will be governed by English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.