A stunning location and one of the world’s top ski destinations, there are over 750 miles of ski-able slopes in the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy.

Those who thrive on active holidays will love this place for its groomed slopes as well as the beautiful scenery and nearly perfect conditions for snowshoeing, winter hiking and ski touring.

Many come here for the famous Sella Ronda, a circular ski route leading around the mighty Sella massif and offering 26 km of downhill trails to be conquered in a single day.

The area draws nature and outdoor lovers and treats them well with the best alpine guides and ski instructors ready to lead the way across four Ladin valleys and miles of ski adventure. There are cozy mountain huts where you can warm up, catch your breath and take in the glorious views.

And there are endless ski runs to try, many from the heights of Alta Badia. Cross-country enthusiasts will find dozens of trails winding through acres of lush forest.

Great accommodations are nearby in the quaint town of Corova. The Hotel Sassongher has 52 elegant guestrooms and suites designed to reflect the best of this Italian region with the amenities today’s travelers appreciate. The Wellness Spa offers pampering and true comfort with a range of services.

Take in the view from the sprawling outdoor terrace, practice your stroke doing laps in the indoor swimming pool, or relax with a cocktail in the solarium or salon.

Guests can dine at the full service restaurant or one of the hotel’s three stubes – lively drinking lounges where there’s always an opportunity to socialize. Hunter’s Stube serves local and international delicacies in a rustic atmosphere and boasts a history that dates back to 1520.

When you’re in the mood for an intimate candlelight dinner, the choice is Romantik Stube. Evenings offer entertainment and live piano music at Sassongher’s Bar, a place that also has menu options available for lunch.

The average rate per night is about $513. For more information and availability, check out the Preferred Hotel link here. 

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