The Ski Safari

If London was a Ski Resort

If London was a Ski Resort and the Tube a Piste Map

Dolomites Map

If Greater London was a ski area and the Tube a piste map, would it be the best ski resort in the world?

Ski from Heathrow to Docklands, Epsom to Enfield, Wembley to Wimbledon or take a week long, on-piste, ski tour.

The Dolomites Super Ski system covers an area twice as big as Greater London, has its own Circle Line and 750 miles of ski slopes, that’s three times more ‘piste’ than the Tube has track [ see the Dolomites Tube Ski Safari Map, below ].

At over 28 miles East-to-West, the area is truly vast and all of this is covered on a single ski pass. The Sella Ronda is the Dolomites very own ‘Circle Line’, a circular ski tour located at the heart of the Dolomites ski system with both anti and clockwise routes making the Dolomites surely one of the best ski destinations anywhere.

Ironically, in a direct comparison with the real Circle Line, you’d be advised to stay clear on Friday afternoons due to the heavy traffic, as many skiers leave the challenge of the 22miles/36k Sellaronda ski tour until the final day of their ski holiday. The Sellaronda is best used to access valleys and other ski areas like Alpe di Siusi and Ortisei or Marmolada, Buffaure, and Cinque Torri.

To ski such a huge area on a typical, single base ski holiday is impossible. Consider a two base holiday or for the more adventurous, try the ‘Dolomite Ski Safari’, an on-piste, ski tour of epic proportions. A ‘Dolomite Ski Safari’ puts the Dolomites Superski area to best possible use, covering more terrain than any other week long ski holiday.

The Dolomite Ski Safari is a ‘soft ski adventure’; a six day, on-piste migration by ski, staying ‘on-the-mountain’ courtesy of the Rifugio’s or huts that, by day, provide drink and lunch stops. The Ski Safari does not have the rough edge of the Haute Route, nor is it an off- piste, back-country experience. The mountain accommodation is comfortable and the days are often long and physical, yet within the reach of any fit intermediate skier.

Known in this part of the world as a ‘Ski Safari’, this guided ski tour sticks to the piste and hunts out the very best slopes, snow and time of day, for awe inspiring vistas and a truly memorable ski experiences. It is the exclusive way to appreciate the vast expanse that is the Dolomite SuperSki area, to be at the top of the mountain before the first lift and to be last off the piste.

A typical Dolomites Ski Safari results in over 200 piste-kilometres (120 miles), around 37,000 vertical meters, 90 chair lifts and an abundance of mountains, ski areas, valleys, pistes, to make no mention of wines, cuisine and life long memories! Rarely, if ever, is a piste skied twice!

The next time your whizzing along the A4 into London, picture it as a slope, and imagine your heading for the other side of town on The Ski Safari!

Contact: Tim Hudson
+44 [0] 1733 865443



About the Dolomites

South Tyrol glitters with no fewer than 18 Michelin stars sprinkled over 15 restaurants

  • It is estimated that fewer than 5% of skiers are British
  • Piste mix: Blue 30%. Red 60%. Black 10%.
  • Includes Europe’s highest largest skiable plateau – Alpe di Siusi
  • A 36k circular route . . . The Sella Ronda
  • 1200Km / 750 miles – Total length of pisted ski runs
  • Number of Chair Lifts & Cable Cars – 450
  • 97% Slopes with snowmaking – 1,160 Km
  • Max. transport capacity – 630,000 persons/hour
  • Total area surface Dolomiti Superski – 3,000 km²
  • Number of snow cats – 324
  • Total amount of snowmaking machines – 4,600
  • 90% of slopes are at an altitude of 1,500 to 3,269 meters.
  • Innsbruck airport is 90 minutes by car or taxi or train to the Val Gardena
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Also . . . acres of cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, winter walking, sledging/tobogganing and horse drawn sleigh rides
    • 8 out of 10 days are sunny . . .
Twelve Ski areas – One Ski Pass
01 Cortina d’Ampezzo
02 Kronplatz
03 Alta Badi
04 Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi
05 Val di Fassa/Carezza
06 Arabba/Marmolada, 07 Alta Pusteria
08 Val di Fiemme/Obereggen
09 San Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle
10 Valle Isarco, 11 Alpe Lusia – San Pellegrino
12 Civetta

About the Inspired ITALY, The Ski Safari

❖ ❖ BE A TRAVELLER, not a tourist ❖ ❖

In 1989, Tim Hudson and Louise Anderton organised their first active holiday to Umbria, Italy with a small group of like minded friends. The friends spent evenings by their villa pool, eating local foods, sampling wines and during the day, exploring Umbria from their hang gliders. Four years later Tim and Lou were married and 25 years on, through their own business, Inspired ITALY Ltd. and The Ski Safari, they continue to create unique, soft adventure, active travel holiday experiences for small private groups, specialising in the Dolomites and Umbria.



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