Discover sun, snow and the dolce vita on the slopes of South Tyrol, Italy’s most northerly region, amongst the colourful mountains of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dolomites.

It is home to some of the best ski and snow sports runs in the world and, with over 1,000km of pistes and views, it’s no wonder skiers around the world love the region. There are around 30 ski areas spread throughout the South Tyrol region, the majority of which can be found in either the Dolomiti Superski region, the world’s largest ski circuit, or the Ortler Ski Arena, located in the west and with its focus on family-friendly ski areas.

'Bucket-list' skiing

Passionate skiers will certainly want to conquer a circuit around the Sellaronda. The route circles the Sella Massif and is complemented by Dolomite views, perfect slopes and plenty of cosy mountain restaurants. But there are more ‘bucket list’ runs to be discovered aside from the Sellaronda. The First World War Skitour will take you on a route around the mountains to discover traces of the conflict. The most spectacular descent of the tour is from the top of Lagazuoi, the longest ski slope in the Dolomites.

Several individual ski slopes have also received acclaim, including Ski World Cup courses like the Saslong in Val Gardena, and the Grand Risa in Alta Badia. Finish up with après ski in a warm log hut, and relax off the piste in one of the region’s spas and thermal baths that offer traditional treatments such as milk, honey and hay baths.

Seasonal highlights

Start the season early and get one day free with a minimum four-night stay from November 30 to December 22, 2018. Ask directly at accommodation for the special offer.

Also, from March 16 until the end of the 2019 season, get seven days skiing for the price of six. The promotion applies to participating establishments in Dolomiti Superski resorts. The Dolomiti Classic events on the Alpine Ski World Cup circuit are being held in Val Gardena (December 14 & 15, 2018), Alta Badia (December 16 & 17, 2018), Kronplatz (January 15, 2019) and Cortina d’Ampezzo (January 19 & 20, 2019).

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