Ski and more on the Dolomites

Dolomites are a popular destination also among non-skiers; just think of the beauty of the snowy peaks, of the woods and the icy lakes; think of the huts and all the activities that can make your vacation an amazing experience. A ski holiday on the Dolomites is an opportunity to live the mountain in a different and yet very interesting vacation. You can choose among different activities like walks on the snow-shoes, rides on the snowmobile, or a sledge – dog tour. You can also visit some villages that have made the history of the Dolomites area, typical treasures of the mountain landscapes. Among them: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Brunico, San Candido, Lienz, Alleghe and the Val di Fassa, just to mention a few. At night, you can choose among venues where you can dance, eat typical dishes, or reach the huts on snowcats. The package arranged by the Dolomiti Scuola Sci in Cortina d’Ampezzo also suits non-skiers and people not willing to learning ski, as they can spend a fully tailor-made snow holiday, made to live the mountain in winter away from the slopes.

A walk on the Dolomites

a walk on dolomites

If you are a non-skier, you can’t miss a walk on snow-shoes, fixed on the trekking shoes to walk safely on the snow. The beauty of these mountains will be right in front of you, and you will enjoy them, together with other people in the valleys or at high altitude, enjoying the pure white of the breath-taking landscapes. If you are not afraid of speed, you can opt for sledge run downhill, taking advantage of the many slopes on the itinerary, or you can choose to stay with the snow-shoes that don’t require any training.

Visiting Cortina d’Ampezzo and San Candido

If you don’t love skiing and you’re not interested to learn it, but you are still willing to spend a week on the snowy Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo waits for you. You will discover its typical wooden houses, the bars full of tourists tasting a hot chocolate, a grappa or the vin brulé, the typical pastry, making some good shopping in the glamourous stores of this town, where VIPs and show-business stars spend their winter holidays. San Candido is in the Val Pusteria, along the Drava river. It’s renowned for its small alleys and buildings, a typical mountain village, where the Collegiata was erected in the XII century.

Brunico, Lienz, and Alleghe Austria – Lienz

Lienz

Lienz

The historical centre of Brunico has the beauty of a typical Middle-age villages, as the evocative castle on the Kühbergl hill shows. The main road is sided by elegant buildings and churches in Gothic style. We also suggest to visit the Museo degli Usi e Costumi (Museum of folk tradition) and the Braies Lake. In winter, the lake freezes and reflects the peaks of the Dolomites around it. A walk along the shores of the lake is a must do, you can listen to the silence of the mountains. Lienz is a jewel you need to visit during your snow holiday on the Dolomites; you can visit its Castle, the Shloss of Bruck, once owned by the Hasburg Royal family, and Saint Andrew’s church, where is preserved the Italian’s most ancient pipe organ. The lake of Alleghe is worthy a walk. In winter, it’s a natural ice-rink. A very romantic place for a night walk.

Huts and fun

Non-skiers can enjoy a snow holiday on the Dolomites also for night fun, especially in the typical restaurants that can be easily reached by the snowcats. You can eat tasty mountain dishes, like the hot Canederli, polenta with mushrooms and meat, speck and typical cheese. You can also choose to have a massage in one of the numerous wellness centres or a hot bath in a warm water swimming pool with view on the Dolomites. (You can organize a snow holiday for non-skiers or people not willing to learn skiing. Here some activities you can practice).