5 Reasons to Spend Winter in the Dolomites
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5 Reasons to Spend Winter in the Dolomites

Dolomites, Latemar by Luigi Piazzi

5 Reasons to Spend Winter in the Dolomites

Whether it is for hiking or skiing I find the mountains always fascinating, no matter in which country or continent.

The Dolomites are special for many reasons and they are gorgeous every season of the year. Let’s start with winter and 5 good reasons to spend a holiday in a ski resort in the Dolomites:

Dolomites, Latemar by Luigi Piazzi

@ Awesome views and landscapes

This might seem obvious, but I know lots of resorts where you can have great skiing and snowboarding and that’s it. To this respect Cortina d’Ampezzo, Corvara, Selva di Val Gardena and many other resorts are never disappointing

@ Great variety of possible activities

The Dolomites are not only a paradise for skiers and snowboarders.

Non-skiers can fully enjoy their vacations, choosing among the many activities that can be practiced. Ice skating, hiking and snowshoeing, wanderings by horse-drawn carriage, swimming, horse-riding, mountain-biking

The Dolomites are the perfect winter destination, for both skiers and non-skiers

Spa in Kastelruth, by FrankPR@ A Wellness paradise

If you’re looking for relax, soothing and pampering, then the Dolomites are the right place!

Lots of hotels – and not only the 5 stars ones – have wellness areas where you can enjoy sauna, Turkish bath, Spa treatments with flowery alpine meadows or wine or traditional massages

@ Excellent Food

Apfel Strudel, by Marc RobertsItalian cuisine is recognised as one of the best in the world, and the Dolomites region offers lots of restaurants featuring great chefs and excellent food.

Don’t miss Apfelstrudel (local apple pie), Knoedel (a bowl made of bread, cheese, spech and other ingredients which can be eaten either in broth or dressed with melted butter and cheese) and Game meat!

The region is also rich of traditional food products: apples, bread, speck, medicinal and aromatic plants, wine.

Grapes Festival in Meran@ Culture and tradition

The Dolomites region is rich in castles, typical villages or small towns and handicrafts.

In addition, especially in Suedtirol traditions still play a relevant role and it’s not unusual to see a procession to the church with people wearing the traditional costume.


Do-it-yourself holidays in the Dolomites are not a problem: The areas is very well organized and getting around by public transportation is quite simple.

Additionally, Suedtirol region website is a very good and comprehensive source of information, where you’ll find lots of ideas!


More reading: Breathtaking Dolomites in Photo


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    Posted at 11:42h, 24 October Reply

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  • Jennifer
    Posted at 10:37h, 22 March Reply

    Love the photo of the horse drawn sleigh! I had no idea there were sleigh rides here!

  • Stan @ Best All Inclusive Resorts
    Posted at 00:19h, 01 August Reply

    I’ve been to the Dolomites quite a few times and I really like the Val Gardena area. Everything you write in your post is basically true. If skiing is your thing, you definitely need to check out the Dolomites.

  • laradunston
    Posted at 21:22h, 17 January Reply

    One of my all time favourite winter resorts! I still dream about some of the meals we had there… sigh.

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 21:45h, 17 January Reply

      True, the Dolomites remain in one’s heart… So… just come back!

  • waitinginthedark
    Posted at 00:43h, 10 October Reply

    What can I say? I feel truly honored for having been included in such an amazing list, together with other wonderful travel bloggers.
    A big… no… huge THANK YOU!

  • Ann Lombardi - The Trip Chicks®
    Posted at 21:15h, 21 March Reply

    Year-round, the Alto Adige/Süd Tirol is one of my favorite regions in Italy. But then again, with a name like Lombardi, I’m just a tad biased. I really love the best of Italy/Germanic Europe in a cultural and linguistic salad bowl with gorgeous scenery to boot. Happy travels.
    Ann Lombardi – The Trip Chicks®

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 22:17h, 21 March Reply

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Ann. Yes, the cultural mix in Suedtirol is really fantastic! Although I would say that they’re more similar to Austrian than to Italians… Cheers!

  • waitinginthedark
    Posted at 11:38h, 21 March Reply

    I wait for you! You’ll love the place! 🙂

  • cumidanciki
    Posted at 11:35h, 21 March Reply

    i have not been.. but if i drop lead weight hints maybe the guy will take me, come vacation time! mwuahaha 😛

  • Terri Fogarty
    Posted at 20:34h, 31 January Reply

    I agree; this is a beautiful part of Italy.

    • waitinginthedark
      Posted at 20:37h, 31 January Reply

      Thanks for your comment. I love this region, although (and because) it is more similar to Austria than to the rest of Italy. Love how in the Dolomites everything is clean and neat and cute. It brings me back to my youth, when I was living in a small mountain village in Switzerland…

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