Skiing in the Delightful Dolomites!
The Dolomites are nestled in the Trentino-Alto Adige region and the neighbouring Venito close to the Austrian border. The range is divided into two main regions, the eastern and western Dolomites. The mountain range offers some of the most breathtaking views in the Alps which can be enjoyed from just about anywhere.
There is a strong French/German influence throughout the region, which is shown by the food and drinks on offer at the countless eateries.
The day we went to the Siusi Alps was gloriously sunny and although the air was chilly it would soon warm up. There were ten of us, all passionate about our impending ski excursion. This would include an advanced cross-country ski that would allow us to walk uphill in the snow and take in the magnificent views, enjoy the silence of the surroundings and then descend through the fresh snow. This would take us through forests, valleys and hills.
If you don’t like the idea of the long walk uphill, then you can opt to take the chairlift to the top of the mountain which is at a height of 2,000 meters. From here you can enjoy the view of the Schiller Mountain and the peaks of the Dolomites which form a crown around you. At arrival at the chairlift we found a lovely eatery which offered coffee and a strudel type cake that is typical in this area.
If skiing isn’t for you, then why not try the Dolomite Cycle Path, this is a long cycle/hiking trail which follows the line of the former railway track known to fans as “Ferrovia” which recently has been paved and fitted with lighting.
The dolomites offer a total of 12 resorts featuring 1,200 kilometres (745 miles) of pistes for the advanced and beginner. All you require is a single ski-pass to access all areas.
Each resort offers its own unique skiing terrain for the people who visit this stunning area. Each resort features their own specialities and activities for the visitors to experience. They all offer the same friendly traditional atmosphere with views that will leave the visitor with long lasting memories and stories to tell for years to follow.