Culture, food and ski

The spectacular mountain range of the Dolomites in South Tyrol, was awarded a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List in June 2009, joining the likes of the Pyramids of Egypt, Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal.

The Dolomites are the highest coral reef in the world, and their jagged peaks are widely regarded as being one of the world’s most attractive mountain landscapes and are home to the Dolomiti Superski area, the largest area available on one ski pass. What better way to enjoy the dramatic scenery of this new UNESCO World Heritage Site this winter than on a gastronomic ski tour?

The Santa Croce Gourmet Ski Tour starts from either Col Alto or Piz Sorega and leads towards the Santa Croce church at the foot of the Santa Croce mountain via eight gourmet mountain huts, all accessible on skis. The tour is ideal for families and intermediate skiers, thanks to the mix of easy and intermediate level slopes.

Stay at the newly opened Mountain Living Residence Hotel Lagació in San Cassiano in Alta Badia. A Klimahaus ‘A’ rated building, which is the top of the South Tyrolean scale, applied to all new builds in the province to measure how environmentally friendly they are. Everything served for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be organic and the hotel will offer an “all around” room service including ski pass, skis, boots and equipment.

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