A Delicious Dolomites Luxury Vacation
Ker & Downey’s Northern Italy Gourmet Ski Safari combines the best skiing and Italian cuisine in the world. This multi-day privately guided journey travels from Alta Badia valley to Cortina d’Ampezzo. This region in the Dolomite mountains is easily accessed via a modern network of lift services, connecting 12 ski areas and 750 miles of prepared pistes all on one ski pass. Indeed, no other place in the world offers such a variety of landscape. This is therefore a chance for families, beginners, and champions alike to experience the number one ski resort in the world. From a luxury hotel with Michelin star dining to a rifugio up on the peaks blessed with the sound of falling snow and local cuisine, the flavors and setting bound to impress!
Your Northern Italy Gourmet Ski Safari begins first in Alta Badia. Six scenic alpine villages make up this area, which is home to arguably the best mountain cuisine in the world. It is fitting, then, that many local award-winning chefs have come together to create Michelin-starred dishes in each of the alpine huts of Alta Badia. You will have the chance to ski from rifugio to rifugio (hut to hut), enjoying appetizers, primo, secondo, and dessert, each at a different rifugio, together with some outstanding wines.
Throughout your journey, your private guide will lead you to discover the breathtaking beauty of the Dolomites. With such expansive skiable terrain, this is truly a winter vacation in paradise. You will be able to move from valley to valley on skis and soak in the atmosphere of local rifugios. Additionally, you will also be able to explore the fascinating culture and history of these mountains, all while dining on incredible cuisine and sampling fine wines found in the region.
While your Northern Italy Gourmet Ski Safari begins and ends in some of the destination’s finest luxury resorts, three of your ski days will be spent in charming rifugios. Located in the marvelous silence of the mountains, these huts are cozy and welcoming. The highlight is their restaurants, which serve delicious dishes typical of the Trentino region.
Finally, conclude your luxury ski tour in Cortina d’Ampezzo. This village is renowned for its fascinating mountain beauty and Winter Olympics history. On your way down to Cortina you will get to know all of its slopes, which includes the famous Olympia, home of the men’s 1956 Olympic downhill events. It also includes the superb Canalone, host to the women’s downhill Olympic events. In the end, it all concludes just as it started: with a Michelin-starred dinner in a nearby restaurant.