The Dolomites, Italy
23 images Created 9 Oct 2018
Just three hours north-east of Milan, the impressive jagged peaks of The Dolomites or Dolomiti, span the provinces of Trentino and Alto Adige, jutting into neighbouring Veneto. As the sea on had barely started it made for the perfect escape but at the height of season, Europeans flock here throughout the winter season, taking advantage of a plethora of highly hospitable and cozy resorts, sublime natural settings and of course, an extensive selection of skiing for all levels. Come for downhill, cross-country and snowboarding or get ready for sci alpinismo, an adrenalin-spiking mix of skiing and mountaineering, freeride and a range of other winter adventure sports, including on the legendary circuit, the Sella Ronda. In our case, given it was a family weekend escape, we chose to keep it simple sticking to some gentle mountaineering up to the Refugio Gardeccia, some rich but tasty local cuisine, a couple of locally brewed beers in the sunshine surround by sublime views and an abundance of fresh air, before heading down by sledge to the charming mountain village of Moena for what we thought was some well deserved Apre-Ski.