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Skiing Vacation Slovenia, Italy & Austria: Cross-Country Skiing the Alps​

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

Post-trip Extension:
Salzburg · 2 nights $245  
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Tucked away in a snowy corner of Europe, the distinct cultures of Slovenia, Austria and Italy come together.

Upon peaceful plateau and below the craggy spires of the Alps, we’ll explore this haven of snow and sensational vistas by way of our skis. We’ll get to know locals and their heritage though hearty cuisine, reviving drink and enchanting yarns about generations past. As we travel, we’ll enjoy a traditional Slovenian cooking class, we’ll have a chance to drive a dogsled under the guidance of an Iditarod musher (and we’ll treat ourselves to relaxing and invigorating sauna treatments). Join VBT in exploring a European destination full of unforgettable scenery, crisp temperatures and warm, inviting locals.

What's Included

Ski Tour Only – without Air

  • 6 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
  • 11 meals – 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Air Package Plus

  • Roundtrip international airfare
  • 8 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
  • 13 meals – 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Airport transfers
  • option to add our Low-Cost Trip Extensions: Pre-trip: Venice – 2 nights for only $245  Post-trip: Salzburg – 2 nights for only $245

Both Vacation Options Include

  • Free use of performance cross-country skate or waxless classic skis, boots and poles
  • Complimentary ski clinic with local instructors
  • Local transport
  • Service of two bilingual VBT Trip Leaders
  • Daily route directions and maps
  • Welcome reception
  • Sightseeing and cultural activities
  • 5% Frequent Traveler Credit to use on your next VBT vacation 
  • Special Good Buy Discount 

Cultural Highlights

  • Get the chance to mush a dog sled on your own in Tarvisio
  • Ski to the base of the world's largest ski jumping hill at the Planica Olympic Center
  • Learn to prepare a Slovenian specialty during a special cooking class
  • Meet locals at the Pajzl pub of our inn
  • Ski your way through two countries as we'll cross the Slovenia/Italy border by way of our skis
  • Savor classic European winter drinks just off of the trail
  • Choose from a number of daily options so you're always skiing at your own pace
  • Ski from inn to inn on this unique itinerary
  • Warm up and rest your muscles in the sauna after a full day on the trails 

What To Expect

This tour offers a variety of terrain and the choice to ski with the group or explore the trails at your own pace. Groomed walking paths offer the opportunity to walk with poles alongside the ski trails. Our expert Trip Leaders will help set up your equipment and help you find your ideal route, whether it’s relaxed skiing through a flat valley or honing your skills on more challenging terrain. There’s something for everyone on this winter vacation.

  • Activity Rating: Easy/Moderate
  • Average Daily Mileage: 6 – 16 miles (10-25 km)
  • Average Daily Skiing Time: 2 – 4 hours 
 
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