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Dolomiti’s Super Snowmaking

According to local folklore, a sweet lady called Frau Holle lives in a piece of paradise and when she shakes the bed sheets from the window, snow falls to the ground. Well Frau Holle can now take a break when she needs to, as these days almost 100% of Dolomiti Superski’s slopes have modern snowmaking systems. To reproduce realistic snowflakes, pure crystal-like water originating from mountain streams and free from any additives, is pumped into the air at very high pressure. As it falls in freezing conditions it is transformed into perfect snow.

Dolomiti Superski has 1200 km of slopes,  90% of which are to be found at an altitude between 1500 and 3269 metres. Every evening when guests are resting after a hectic day on the slopes, 300 snowcats begin their shift to prepare slopes with tender loving care and ensure that pistes are presented in the best possible condition. The task force team of machines smooth the slopes so they retain a good grip making it easy for you to show off your ski style, and careful preparation means that you are far less likely to lose control of your skis so the number of accidents between skiers is greatly reduced.

Regular systematic preparation of the slopes compacts the snow and protects the environment from the sharp edges of boards and skis which can otherwise do harm. The weight of the snowcats is distributed over a large area and it’s impact is actually less violent than that caused by hikers. Dolomiti Superski’s drivers are highly trained in their craft which is not as easy as it may seem. The result? Impeccable slopes each and every morning to welcome skiers.

What more could you wish for other than sweet Frau Holle will choose to shake her sheets all night and stop just in time for sunshine at first lift!

 

Visit Dolomitisuperski.com for full information on slopes, weather, webcams

 

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Rail travel to the Alps

Winter sales are now open for train tickets throughout Europe with special rates for Early Bird tickets. These are limited, book now for the best rates this winter.

Trains to the French Alps run from Paris to Bourg St. Maurice, just 30 minutes from our Chalet Hotel Les Melezes, Tignes, or Pére Marie, Villaroger, Paradiski, and prices start from just £38 return.

DOLOMITI SUPERSKI by train
Paris to Venice from just 35€ one way. Take the Thello sleeper train departing Paris daily and arrive the next morning in Venice. The service arriving on Sunday mornings fits with our transfer service to Albergo Frohsinn, Alta Badia or Chalet Hotel Diamant, Kronplatz.

Alternative rail routes to the Italian Dolomites include via the scenic Arlberg Pass from Switzerland, or by German rail to Innsbruck.

For really helpful information about rail travel throughout Europe, visit www.seat61.com

For booking trains from UK stations to anywhere in Europe, visit LOCO2. This site makes booking train connections unbelievably simple!

Wine Ski Safari – Alta Badia

On Sunday 29th March four of Alta Badia’s popular mountain restaurants are hosting a special wine tasting. Sample Sud Tyrol’s excellent wines and ski to the next venue! Don’t forget to heed the tourist office’s advice – “Be careful when skiing”

Full details on Altabadia.org >>>>

Wine Ski Safari

Wine Ski Safari