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5 good reasons to choose a ski resort in the Dolomites

December 2, 2009

Horse-drawn carriage at Alpe di Siusi


Whether it is for hiking or skiing I find the mountains always fascinating, no matter in which country or continent.

Dolomites are special for many reasons and they are gorgeous every season of the year. Let’s start with winter and 5 good reasons to spend a holiday in a ski resort in the Dolomites:

@ Awesome views and landscapes: this might seem obvious, but I know lots of resorts where you can have great skiing and snowboarding and that’s it. To this respect Cortina d’Ampezzo, Corvara, Selva di Val Gardena and many other resorts are never disappointing

@ Great variety of possible activities: Dolomites are not only a paradise for skiers and snowboarders. Non-skiers can fully enjoy their vacations, choosing among the many activities that can be practiced. Ice skating, hiking with or without snow rackets, wanderings by horse-drawn carriage, swimming, horse-riding, toours by mountain-bike

Soothing and pampering

@ Wellness paradise: If you’re looking for relax, soothing and pampering, then the Dolomites are the right place! Lots of hotels – and not only 5 stars – have wellness areas where you can enjoy sauna, Turkish bath, Spa treatments with flowery alpine meadow or wine or traditional massages

@ Excellent food: Italian cuisine is recognised as one of the best in the world, and the Dolomites region offers lots of restaurants featuring great chefs and excellent food. Don’t miss Apfelstrudel (local apple pie), Knoedel (a bowl made of bread, cheese, spech and other ingredients which can be eaten either in broth or dressed with melted butter and cheese) and Game meat! The region is also rich of traditional food products: apples, bread, speck, medicinal and aromatic plants, wine.

@ Culture and tradition: the region is rich in castles, typical villages or small towns and handicrafts. In additional, especially in Suedtirol traditions still play a relevant role and it’s not unusual to see a procession to the church with people wearing the traditional costume.

Apfelstrudel - The typical apple pie

Traditional costume

Do-it-yourself holidays in the Dolomites are not a problem, but if you like active holidays and prefer something organised or just want to get an idea to chose among the many beautiful resorts and great activities have a look at Collett’s Mountain Holidays. Additionally, Suedtirol region website is a very good and comprehensive source of information. In both cases, you’ll find lots of ideas!

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. January 31, 2010 8:34 pm

    I agree; this is a beautiful part of Italy.

    • waitinginthedark permalink*
      January 31, 2010 8:37 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I love this region, although (and because) it is more similar to Austria than to the rest of Italy. Love how in the Dolomites everything is clean and neat and cute. It brings me back to my youth, when I was living in a small mountain village in Switzerland…

  2. March 21, 2010 11:35 am

    i have not been.. but if i drop lead weight hints maybe the guy will take me, come vacation time! mwuahaha šŸ˜›

  3. waitinginthedark permalink*
    March 21, 2010 11:38 am

    I wait for you! You’ll love the place! šŸ™‚

  4. March 21, 2010 9:15 pm

    Year-round, the Alto Adige/SĆ¼d Tirol is one of my favorite regions in Italy. But then again, with a name like Lombardi, I’m just a tad biased. I really love the best of Italy/Germanic Europe in a cultural and linguistic salad bowl with gorgeous scenery to boot. Happy travels.
    Ann Lombardi – The Trip ChicksĀ®

    • waitinginthedark permalink*
      March 21, 2010 10:17 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Ann. Yes, the cultural mix in Suedtirol is really fantastic! Although I would say that they’re more similar to Austrian than to Italians… Cheers!


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