With the Aussie ski season just about over, some of you may not have had enough or are just powder hounds in search of the next big dump... Northern hemisphere ski holidays is just what you need.
In this tough economic environment we need to maximise our holiday investment, but are you aware of how affordable a Dolomites ski experience is and what exceptional value it offers in terms of skiable terrain for a single ticket?
The Dolomites have been World Heritage listed, making it the only World Heritage site made notable for skiing. The Dolomites stunning and affordable World Heritage skiing
With the Australian ski season coming to a close, the northern ski season beckons with some stunning offers and even more stunning scenery - Particularly in the recently World Heritage listed Italian Dolomites which, boasting more skiable terrain than anywhere else in the world with 1200 kilometres of groomed slopes on one ticket, also offers the best value for your ski dollar.
Australian Italian ski specialists, Skiare are offering complete holiday packages including return transfers from Bolzano to La Villa, 1 bedroom in a 3 star designer bed and breakfast for 7 nights, 6 day Dolomiti Superski pass & 6 full days of ski instruction by a professional ski instructor and guide for just $2200 per adult.
And for those travelling with non-skiers who are interested in experiencing the beauty of the World Heritage listed Dolomites, without hitting the slopes, they can organise alternative activities ranging from Farmers Cooking Classes to museum visits.
The Dolomites ski season kicks off on November 21st and runs though until mid April. As it has done for the past two decades, the Dolomites will also play host to this years World Cup Skiing Event 20th & 21st December, 2009 in La Villa.
If navigating the largest interconnected ski region in the world and its 480 lifts and an extraordinary choice of runs, seems overwhelming, dont despair, the team from Skiare will customise and deliver a ski holiday that promises to be beyond expectation - Their local knowledge guarantees you a sensational Dolomites experience. Skiares principals ski instructor, Thomas Peintner who was born and bred on the slopes of Alta Badia and his Australian wife Debbie who boasts more than 15 years experience working in travel, personally designs every ski day for their guests, whether it be a cruisy day skiing while exploring hidden valleys and taking in sights like spectacular frozen waterfalls or if youre up for a challenge, skiing the World Cup run or long, untouched, powder laden off-piste trails and incredible shutes. They also deliver on unexpected surprises and unique experiences ranging from unique plough horse tows run by local farmers, reaching a 3312 metre high glazier by helicopter to take the ultimate long run all the way back to your hotel! You can even revisit history with a day long ski tour around the WWI battlefields, discover and exploring the troops hidden mountain tunnels and getting a first hand experience of the conditions that the Austrians and Italians encountered. The ultimate day out however, is the Sellaronda, a 40 kilometre circular run which takes you through four picturesque valleys and villages.
Whatever your expertise, your Skiare guide will offer tuition and tips along the way, so you literally come away better for the experience!
While steeped in culture, the recently listed world heritage Dolomites are not lacking in technology, boasting state of the art snow making, heated gondolas and even high tech lift tickets which scan then record your every run so you can revisit your adventure on-line and see where youve been and how much territory you covered each day.
The off snow and après ski experiences are just as rewarding. With three languages and a wonderful fusion of Italian, Austrian and Ladin cultures, new experiences are around every corner. Whether youre wanting to try local delicacies at the locals favourite eateries, fine wining and dining at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant or even visiting some exceptional local wine cellars, Skiares knowledge of the 100 plus mountain huts, local bars, pizzerias, trattorias, Michelin Star and Gambero Rosso restaurants is second to none.
In addition to ski passes, touring and ski instruction, Skiare will also organise your transfers, ski hire and accommodation ranging from 5 star hotels or apartments to suit your budget.
The winter Alta Badia offers a variety of different activities and shows for everyone. They are:
Ice skating (Corvara)
Horse racing with sleights (La Villa)
Fireworks Displays (all Alta Badia villages)
Acrobatic Ski Shows (all Alta Badia villages)
Torch light descents (all Alta Badia villages)
Night ski competition (La Villa)
Hay sleigh competition (Colfosco)
Markets (all Alta Badia villages)
Horse back riding through the snow
Ice hockey matches (Corvara)
Public swimming pool (La Villa)
Further information is available at www.skiare.com.au