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Skiing Vacation Italy: Cross-Country Skiing the Dolomites​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 6 – 16 mi  |  Daily Skiing: 2 – 4 hr
Pre-trip Extension:
Salzburg · 2 nights $245

Post-trip Extension:
Verona · 2 nights $195
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Italian roots intermingle to form an entirely distinct Alpine culture in the breathtaking landscapes of the Dolomites.

It is a region where residents transition fluidly from Italian to German; where white, Garganega wine reigns supreme and where the locals spend their winters traveling by way of their skis. As such, our routes will be well-marked by inviting alms – trailside restaurants that serve everything from light refreshments to full meals – where we’ll kick back, warm up and enjoy rubbing elbows with local skiers. Off the trail, we’ll experience the thrill of a two mile-long sledding hill, we’ll unwind at our accommodations’ relaxing spas and we’ll sample local specialties like strudel and speck, a cured, smoked ham native to the Alto Adige region. Join VBT on an exciting cultural adventure as we ski our way through the dramatic valleys and scenic plateaus of Italy’s Dolomites.  

What's Included

Ski Tour Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
  • 11 meals – 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

No Hassle Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
  • 13 meals – 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Salzburg – 2 nights for only $245 Post-trip: Verona – 2 nights for only $195  

Both Vacation Options Include

  • Free use of performance cross-country waxless classic or skate skis, boots and poles
  • Complimentary ski clinic with local instructors
  • Local transport
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation 
  • Special Good Buy Discount 

Cultural Highlights 

  • Learn to prepare strudel during a cooking class with award-winning chef, Monica Braito
  • Enjoy the majestic setting and unique traditions of Alto Adige 
  • Experience the exhilaration winding down a 2-mile sledding hill
  • Indulge the wines and cuisines of the in the world-class, après ski spa pampering at comfortable accommodations
  • Sample regional cuisine like speck, a cured ham that is distinct to the region
  • Explore Lago di Tesero, the site of two FIS Nordic World Championships, which hosted the Championships most recently in 2013

What To Expect

This tour offers a variety of terrain and the choice to ski with the group or explore the trails at your own pace. Groomed walking paths offer the opportunity to walk with poles next to the ski trails in some locations. Our expert Trip Leaders will help set up your equipment and help you find your ideal route, whether it’s relaxed skiing through a flat valley or honing your skills on more challenging terrain. There’s something for everyone this winter vacation.
  • Activity Level: Easy/Moderate 
  • Average Daily Mileage: 6 – 16 miles (10-25 km)
  • Average Skiing Time: 2 – 4 hours

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