10 Top Reasons to Ski in the Dolomites



In case you just can’t make up your mind this season where you’re going to head for your Spring snow adventure, today I’m going to give you 10 sound reasons why you should choose the Dolomites and stay with the friendly Mountain Sun crew at either Albergo Frohsinn in San Cassiano or Chalet Hotel Diamant in San Martino in Badia.

  1. Let’s start with the indisputable fact that you have 1200km of interconnected skiing (including our local favourites Alta Badia, Kronplatz and Arabba/Marmolada, to name just a few) providing hours, or even weeks, of varied skiing for beginners through to advanced..30% of the runs are designated blue, 60% red and 10% black…and all groomed to perfection – the Italians have high standards on the looking good front!
  2. My next favourite highlight of skiing in the Dolomites is the distinct lack of queues, even in the peak season. It makes a refreshing change from other popular destinations and if you head out later in the season, like I did last year, early in the day you can ski for miles without seeing a soul..what a rare treat.
  3. I really must to pay hommage to the idyllic weather in this beautiful region, especially as we head into the Spring. With guaranteed sun on 8 out of 10 days, your ski break is sure to be blessed with a healthy dose of sunshine and memories of sitting on sunny terraces enjoying the local cuisine make me yearn to return every year.
  4. Oh yes, the glorious food..now this has to rank high on my list of favourite things about the South Tyrol region. With an impressive 18 Michelin Stars awarded to restaurants dotted throughout this area, the Dolomites continues to attract world-class chefs and visitors here are really spoiled for choice when it comes to sampling local gastronomic delights.
  5. Upgraded lift systems and top notch pistes make the Dolomites an excellent choice of ski destination; the local hosts have invested a great deal of time and money into widening the slopes and even creating new pistes, to give you even more skiing choices, as if you weren’t already spoiled for choice!
  6. Talking of choices, there really is something for everyone here in Italy with an exhaustive list of snow-based activities to suit just about anyone; skiing, snow-boarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snow-shoeing, ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, winter walking…get my drift?
  7. Guaranteed snow is another big draw of the Dolomites; this is in part due to the vast majority of slopes being at an altitude of between 1500m and 3300m but also because the Dolomiti Superski area is home to some of the most sophisticated snowmaking facilities in the World, recreating fine snow particles from the crystal clear waters of the mountains’ streams and rivers.
  8. Getting there is easy and not an expensive option, especially if you book nice and early with the budget airlines. You have the choice of flying to either Venice or Innsbruck and Mountain Sun organises transfers from both airports to take you to the Chalet Hotel Diamant or Albergo Frohsinn.
  9. The Dolomites are widely regarded as being one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world and words like ‘breathtaking’ or ‘unforgettable’, which are heavily overused in modern vernacular, are definitely appropriate when invoking the awesomeness of these mountains. A region with well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage recognition, the intrinsic beauty of the Dolomites comes from the unique blend of spectacular vertical pinnacles, criss-crossed with craggy ledges and featuring sheer limestone rock cliffs  rising up to 1500m in height. Quite simply the most stunning backdrop to any holiday on the slopes.
  10. Did I mention the weather? or the vast ski area? or the food? or the delightfully empty pistes? or the sophisticated lift systems? or the ease of getting there?… always worth reiterating these things! But I don’t think I mentioned the mid and late season special offers currently being offered by Mountain Sun so please check them out if your snow antenna are twitching..apparently this region is currently experiencing the BEST SNOW IN YEARS!