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Skiing Vacation Italy: Cross-Country Skiing the Dolomites​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 6 – 16 mi  |  Daily Skiing: 2 – 4 hr
Pre-trip Extension:
Salzburg · 2 nights $245

Post-trip Extension:
Verona · 2 nights $195
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Hotel Accademia

Alt tag for the hotel accademia The Hotel Accademia is in the center of Verona. Ideally situated on the Via Mazzini, the hotel is in the heart of the exclusive shopping area, conveniently positioned between Piazza Brà and the Arena. Nearby, you can browse the trendy Piazza delle Erbe and visit Juliet's House, with its legendary balcony.

The hotel has an historic background, having been founded by Giovanni Zenatello (1876-1949), a well-known impresario who promoted a grand opera event at the Verona Arena to celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s birth. The Arena was transformed into the greatest open-air opera theater in the world. Today, the incredible magic of the opera season at the Arena recurs every summer, bringing to Verona some 500,000 opera enthusiasts who marvel at the stage. Zenatello lived much of his life at the Accademia Hotel and eventually purchased it. The hotel still belongs to the Zenatello family today.

Hotel Cristallo

Hotel Cristallo The Walch Family has hosted many appreciative guests in this sun filled in. In the heart of bilingual South Tyrol, don’t be surprised to hear German, Italian, and English all spoken here. The location is about halfway between the ski center and town of Dobbiaco/Toblach, making it an easy walk to both destinations. After a day on the trails, relax in the pool and wellness center or enjoy a drink at the hotel’s bar. Enjoy the unique flavors in the hotel restaurant, which prides itself on fresh, local, and healthy ingredients that combine Tyrolean country cuisine with light Italian dishes into a taste that blends the two cultures.

Hotel Goldener Hirsch

Hotel Goldener Hirsch Hotel Goldener Hirsh is a 5-star luxury hotel situated on the renowned Getreidegasse Street in the very heart of Salzburg. Across from the Festival Hall and down the street from Mozart’s house, a short walk from designer boutiques and the Salzach River, the Goldener Hirsch features 69 beautiful rooms decorated in Salzburg style and all the amenities of a modern hotel. Each room is exquisitely adorned with handmade rugs and furniture, handpicked by local Countess Harriet Walderdorff. Complimentary WiFi is available in the lobby.

Hotel Maria

Hotel Maria The Braito family has managed this chalet-style Dolomite retreat for more than 30 years, winning generations of guests with their legendary hospitality and attention to detail. Hotel Maria is the only hotel in the Val di Fiemme with 10,000 square meters of private land (including pastures, sunbathing areas and a barbecue area.) The interior has been designed with natural woods and stone. After a day on the trail you can indulge in a host of spa amenities like an indoor pool (swim cap required), hydro massage, Turkish bath, Kneipp bath with foot massage and four beauty treatment cabins. When it’s time to eat, there is a renovated formal restaurant as well as the delightful 1700s-style Stube kitchen. Enjoy bountiful Trentino cuisine, including hearty breakfast buffets with homemade jams and pastries, and three-course dinners with healthy and vegetarian options. Most rooms have balconies and all have private baths, satellite television and safes. There is local bus service to the center of Cavalese, about a mile away.
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