If you are planning a family trip to Europe during the norther hemisphere winter, and you are looking for the best place to enjoy your winter, then I will tell you that in Italy, you will get the best winter sport you will never forget. Maybe you are already in Italy and you are not sure of the place to enjoy the sport, then why not consider a ski in the Dolomites.

I am very sure it will turn your family ski holiday into an unforgettable lifetime experience. In Dolomite, you will discover that it is more than just an ordinary “ski trip”. It is a mixture of unbelieving skiing, enriching cultural experiences, views to thrill, and fine food. On these tours, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of the 12 inter-connected ski resorts which make up the Dolomiti Superski, with over 1,200 kilometres of groomed pistes.

You and your family will ski from hut to hut, staying in family run mountain “rifugi”, exploring world renowned ski areas like Alta Badia, Marmolada, Val di Fassa e Cortina d’Ampezzo and the famous Sellaronda tour among others. The imposing peaks of the Dolomites provide extraordinary terrain. They have become famous the world over as one of the most beloved areas for winter sports, a real paradise for skiers, beginners and champions alike.

A ski safari offers the whole family the opportunity to explore the Ladin valleys of the Dolomites and meet their people. Discover their traditions and history, while engaging in some of the best skiing in the world. No two days are the same. Nowhere else in the world you can access such a variety of lift-serviced terrain – you may never ski the same run twice! Plus, before or after your safari you can add on a short stay in Venice, Verona or one of the many Italian cities.

The Dolomites are at their most distinctive here in the South Tyrol, where Austria blends into Italy. Arranged like rows of sugar-dusted panettone cakes, these are peaks populated by the prettiest of mountain huts, redolent of Germanic fairy tales inside which you’ll find the requisite retinue of eccentric characters. Even if you don’t care a lot about carabineers, crampons and climbing anything over eight feet, let alone 8,000ft, this Bond villain-style lair, hidden under a precipice off the Kronplatz cable-car hub, is a mesmerizing place to contemplate the majesty and mystery of the mountains. Here, polished concrete corridors, vanishing staircases and mezzanine floors wind and turn to reveal vast picture window-walls framing, with a gallerist’s perfection, the Dolomite’s gothic pinnacles, spikey spires and craggy canyons. Ancient bits of expedition kit are arranged like fallen heroes behind glass, motifs of mountaineering stories that laugh in the face of bottled oxygen, satellite phones and fixed ropes. Literally half-buried into the cliff face, this museum truly embraces the mountains.  Not only the relieving peace and the breathtaking mountain scenery, but also the well-groomed slopes, connected to the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel, make winter sports in this area a special experience. Whether you prefer skiing in one of the sunniest skiing areas of the Dolomites, tobogganing, ice skating on the frozen Pond of Fiè or enjoying a horse drawn sleigh ride on the snow-covered Alpe di Siusi – the choice is yours.

South Tyrol