The Dolomites really aren’t a bad place for a swing. Wow, this place was honestly breathtaking and the fact I was skiing made it even better. The Dolomites ski resort is amazing simply for the vastness and the number of runs there really isn’t a ski resort like it. With 738 miles of runs there is something for everybody. Having only been skiing once before I was able to learn really fast on the blue’s before heading to the reds and also blacks. Something great about Italy is that the runs really are what they say they are so you don’t have to worry about that.
Skiing in a place like this is super amazing, the beauty of this place is indescribable and the pictures really don’t do it justice. We stayed in a town called Selva in a lovely apartment called Stofel apartment (I can’t recommend here enough and the owner is so lovely). You can ski right into the town and also leave from the town which is perfect as it means no long bus journeys.
There are so many places to ski and the views are spectacular from everywhere. I have to say for scenery Plan de Gralba was my favourite place. The runs were spectacular (this place is perfect for beginners as the runs are mostly blue’s) but this really isn’t an issue even for experienced skiers because the runs are so spectacular. The Sellaronda is a run that runs around one of the mountain peaks and it so much fun, although we combined this day with The Marmalada which is the highest mountain in The Dolomites. This may have been too much for one day as we had one break for half an hour in fear of being stuck! The views from The Marmalada are amazing and you honestly feel like you are on the top of the world. Although the runs down and around here are quite tricky and can be some of the steepest in The Dolomites.
Another thing I love about skiing has to be the Apres Ski and in Selva the Apres Ski was super fun. My favourite place was Luislkeller. It was always really busy and they serve food aswell as drinks, of course not forgetting the line of shots served off the ski! The mountain huts also make the days really special. There is nothing better than sunbathing amidst snow and ice whilst eating a goulash soup and sipping on a beer with loved ones.
I hope you enjoyed reading this, it definitely made me sad to be back! Katy x