Okay, deep breath. We love, love, love winter sports. And we feel equally strongly about Italian food. So imagine the two combined on a six-night ski safari through the Dolomites! Yep, right now our toes are curling we want to go that bad.
A brand new holiday by specialist ski tour operator Ski Solutions offers the opportunity to mix high-altitude skiing in Italy with fine dining and wine tasting while covering 12 ski areas with 1,200 kilometres of pistes. Sounds pretty amazing, huh?
Under the expert guidance of a qualified mountain ski guide, you will take in sights including majestic mountains in the Sella Ronda, romantic mountain towns dotted around the Civetta resort, breathtaking Dolomite panoramas at Lagazuoi and enchanting valleys with fairy tale sights of castles and frozen waterfalls on the Armentarola slope.
Accommodation on the safari includes a mix of comfortable four-star hotels and authentic Dolomite rifugi, the traditional and cosy ‘shelter’ huts tucked away in the mountains, giving you ample opportunity to experience not only the charm and culture of the locals, but also the delicious and varied food and wines of the area, including Ladin, Italian and Austrian dishes.
For example, as the trip passes through the Trentino region, you might enjoy mouth-watering treats such as ravioli alle pere selvatiche (ravioli with wild pears), fagot da mont (tasty tortelli pasta with black mirtillo and braised deer), and la zuppa di porcini e patate (soup with mushrooms and potatoes). This mind-blowing holiday ends with dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant.
With guide prices for trips departing on 11th March 2017 set around £2,495 per person it’s not exactly a cheap holiday, but scheduled flights, transfers, accommodation and lift pass are all included and we’re sure you’ll come home with memories that last a lifetime. Just think of the food! And the wine! And the mountains, of course…
For further information visit www.skisolutions.com or call 020 7471 7749.
Credit: Featured image by Daniella Rettore for Elle Kazakhstan