The Ski Safari

Press Release


UK & Italy ( 13 Nov 2012 ) – inspired italy ski launches soft adventure, refuge-to-refuge ‘Ski Safari’ in the Dolomites.

The Siusi-Alpe di Siusi ski bubble has a world leading, hourly capacity of 4,000 skiers, walkers, snowshoers, tobogganists and cross-country skiers. As Jane, Lavinia and Vicky stepped out of the large blue bubble at the top of its 15 minute climb, it was difficult to imagine ever seeing so many people in such a tranquil place. At 8.50am on a Monday morning, this was the first act of a bespoke, three day Ski Safari with Inspired Italy, led by 52 year old Ski Leader and experienced adventure enthusiast, Tim Hudson. His careful attendance ensured that the ladies had not left anything behind in the lift.

The Ski Safari was born out of Tim’s friendship with a group of Tyrolean locals, who regularly use their weekends to ski-tour these wonderful UNESCO protected mountains, to spend a night or maybe two, in a remote, mountain-top refuge.

With five full winter seasons and the experience of seven private Ski Safaris, Inspired Italy is expanding this unique, bespoke ski experience to the UK market.

“Our clients soon develop a passion for everything about the Dolomites, particularly the Ski Safari.” says Tim. “We are on the mountain for five days and four nights. You carry everything you need in a 20 litre ruck sack, which is provided. The experience is truly different. Its a soft adventure.”

Jane, who left her husband at home and Lavinia, who is divorced, are both ladies “over 55 years”, were joining their second Ski Safari experience, following their first with mutual friend Vicky.  Lavinia said, “This is a fantastic opportunity to never ski the same run twice, to be ‘led’ by an expert, not only on the slopes but on the ‘watering holes’ too! To be the only people at the top of the mountain in the morning is a real treat and skiing with a small pack seemed to make no difference, much to my surprise! All I would say is it is worth getting fit before you go. I thoroughly recommend this wonderful original holiday.”

Other Ski Safari veterans include an ex-Member of the House of Lords, a retired Army Colonel, a horse trainer and a scattering of successful businessmen and businesswomen.

“Inspired Italy are offering three Ski Safaris events over the coming season plus openings for bespoke groups including as ladies only, family or business groups. Our routes can be varied depending upon skill levels and time available,” said Tim.

Ski Safari dates: 5th-12th Jan 2013; 2nd-9th Feb 2013; 2nd-9th March 2013.

Contact: Tim Hudson
T: +44 [0] 1733 865443


About the Dolomites
South Tyrol currently glitters with no fewer than 18 Michelin stars sprinkled over 15 restaurants
2% of visitors 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
* 1200 kilometers of interconnected skiing
* 90% of slopes, are at an altitude of 1,500 to 3,269 meters.
* Nearly 100% of the slopes have modern snowmaking systems.
* Innsbruck airport is 90 minutes by car or taxi or train
* 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 . . .
* New Facilities for 2012 . . .
* The Ski Safari claims, “never ski the same run twice!”. . .

About the Inspired ITALY
‘Rewarding Experiences’
Our aim is to inspire through authentic, stimulating and emotional experiences, from the beginnings of your holiday search to your return home.
Whether you simply wish to be taken directly to your Tuscany villa or mountain top hotel and relax or join our famous ‘Ski Safari’, we ensure that your experience exceeds your expectation!
The small but perfectly formed Inspired Italy team has the local knowledge – many of our team live in Italy – experience and the skills to deliver extra-ordinary holiday moments for you.
Our experiences range from ‘Marmolada Mornings’ which will see you atop the Dolomites highest peak for fresh tracks skiing; A personal Pizza evening – like BBQ’ing but with pizzas – using a real wood-fired oven; Wine tasting – not just tasting but getting up close and personal with the vines and the process; Try the ‘Eat-aly Gastronomy Experience’ – a hidden farmhouse with summer al fresco dinning under the chandelier suspended from a mighty oak tree! Or visit Prada! And much, much more!

Whether you prefer to call it a vacation or holiday – through Inspired Italy your experiences may be personalised, private and limited to your immediate group or you may wish to join others for a broader experience! The choices are yours and the knowledge is ours!

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