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Val Gardenia, Italy

January 13th - 25th, 2016

     Val Gardenia, Italy

Seats:35    $2648.00  All options included  

Back to the Italian Dolomites!  Trouble with the still the largest ski areas in the world.  The gardenias the main ski valley with 176 KMs of pistes, of which around 150KMs have artificial snow making.  The village of Selva (Wolkenstein) is the head of Val Gardena, followed by Santa Christina, and Ortisei downstream to the West.  Approximately 30% of the runs are graded easy for beginners, 60% for intermediates in 10% for advanced skiers and boarders.

Encircling the Gruppo Sella, and linked by the 26km Sella Ronda circuit of lifts and pistes is a series for villages including Colfosco and Corvara in the Alta Badia valley; Canzei in the Val di Fasso is just off the circuit.  Their total connected piste mileage adds up to more than Val Gardenia’s 176KMs.

Our home will be in Selva Gardenia – biggest and most central of all the villages with excellent skiing as well as reasonable access to the Marmolada Glacier, Santa Christina’s skiing links seamlessly with Selva’s on the South side. From the top of Seceda, a single red run drops down to the outskirts of Ortisei. From the South side of Ortisei a big Gondola takes skiers into the Alpe di Sisui (Seiser Alm), a group of high meadows arranged in a huge bowl.

Lifestyle and Gastronomy is Val Gardenia is truly Italian, but with a Tyrolean flavor. Chill out and relax during the day or after skiing sunny terraces and enjoy real coffee with a home-made Italian Ice cream or pastries. An exceptionally good range of restaurants offers a choice of international, Mediterranean and local dishes as well as appetizing pizza from wood ovens, pasta dishes and home-made Tyrolean specialties including “Schlutzkrapfen” (Spinach ravioli) and a choice of delicious wines. It’s not just the obvious pizzerias, but less clichéd versions of Italian cooking too. with a lot of home-cooking thrown into the mix.

While in Val Gardenia, your home will be a modern hotel with quick access to the lifts and to the town center. Right across the street is the lift that takes you into the Sella Rhonda. Your rooms have complete modern conveniences including free Wi-FI. And… a Hot Tub! The “Post Trip” extension this year after your time in Val Gardenia, will be London, England. We will explore London for four nights before returning Going to London with the group home on Wednesday.

Your cost for the base trip to Val Gardenia from St Louis is $2,333.00 and

                        *          Bus transfer from the Alpine Shop in Kirkwood (park free) to O’Hare.

                        *          Round Trip air from Chicago to Munich on British Airways.

                        *          7 nights with buffet breakfast and 4 course dinner daily in Val Gardenia.

                        *          4 nights in London with full English breakfast;

                        *          Airport departure taxes and transfers.

Please keep in mind that there may be additional transfer charges to train for you to the Munich Airport if you are traveling back to the United States and not going to London with the rest of the group. Pricing for European costs are based from St. Louis at an exchange rate of 1 Euro to $1.12 U.S. If you originate your trip in another airport, or the Euro fluctuates, your cost may decrease or increase accordingly.


This trip is limited to 35 persons.



Val Gardena Weblinks
Val Gardena Tourism
Dolomiti Ski Area

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