Ski the Magnificent Dolomites
CORVARA, SELLA RONDA

22nd – 29th January 2022

We are thrilled to be returning to the fabulous resort of Corvara in the magnificent Italian Dolomites in 2022. We have never taken the ski conference back to the same resort three times but this one just had to be repeated!

Corvara is one of the key towns on the Sella Ronda Italian ski circuit with links to Arabba, Selva, La Villa, San Cassiano & Armentarola. Located in the heart of the majestic Dolomites and the gateway to the prestigious Dolomites Superski area; A magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site, covering 1,200 km of slopes and served by 450 lifts. Enjoy the numerous excellent mountain restaurants serving great quality food at reasonable prices surrounded by the most stunning mountain scenery – the perfect recipe to feed both your appetite and your eyes.

From Corvara you are able to ski the Sella Ronda circuit around the Sella massif. This is probably the best-known ski tour in the Dolomites. In just one day, you can ski some 40 kilometres (24 miles) of runs without ever having to take your skis off and without skiing the same slope twice.

The one-of-a-kind ski circuit embedded in the breath-taking landscape of the Dolomites takes you over 4 Dolomite passes - the Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Sella Pass and Gardena Pass - and to five villages - Arabba, Canazei, Selva Gardena and Corvara and Colfosco in Alta Badia. A perfect day on the slopes not to be missed. You can choose to go round clockwise or anticlockwise and ski it from two different angles and views

For those wanting a really exhilarating run, try the Men’s ski World Cup championship downhill run in La Villa, which is just down the road.

The Dolomiti Superski lift pass covers 12 resorts including Cortina d’Ampezzo and Val Gardena, the venue of many a World Cup downhill race. There are several delightful mountain huts where you can stop for a reasonably priced lunch with a glass of schnapps or hot chocolate and enjoy the Italian hospitality & delicious 'Ladino' cuisine such as spinach ravioli and wonderful apple strudel.

The Hotel

The 4* Hotel Col Alto, just gets better and better with every year that passes. The Hotel has been further refurbished since our last stay and the food, if possible, is even better than it was before. Located in the village of Corvara with spectacular views of The Dolomites. This family run hotel is a 4-minute walk or a short ride on the very efficient hotel shuttle to the nearest ski lifts in the morning. At the end of your day you can ski right back to the hotel (snow permitting).

Facilities include a superb spa and wellness centre including indoor pool, salt water jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Finnish sauna, ice fountain, hydro-massage foot bath, heated relaxation beds, water beds and gym (all included in the price).

Traditional and Ayurvedic massages, aromatic herb bath, salt inhalation bath, beauty treatments and solarium (payable locally).

A well stocked bar, comfy lounge and amazing food await you in the evenings along with live musical entertainment several times a week and the vibrant Iceberg Bar offering entertainment into the early hours. With its warm & friendly ambiance this is a great base for our conference.

We have secured two categories of rooms. The Classic Double rooms in the main part of the hotel at 22 sqm or if you would like to upgrade we can also offer you the Junior Suite Martagon 30-36 sqm and has a nice balcony for sunny day chilling. The Junior Martagon Suites are situated near the conference and pool/spa area.

Following our usual format on ski conferences, we ski all day and hold lectures between 17.30-20.00 daily before relaxing into some wonderful Italian cuisine and an evening at the bar. We will be offering an excellent academic programme covering a variety of topics during the week’s 15 hours of education.

Guiding & Lessons

Private Instructors and guides will be available to accompany those who wish to ski in groups with the knowledge of being safely guided by the locals who know every corner of this very extensive circuit. These will take place each morning at an additional cost. The perfect way to either improve your level of skiing or get the most out of the ski area. Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to register in one of these groups. The cost of the ski guides will be calculated on the number of people signing up for them; we will update you on this before the balance payment is due. Please note that these ski groups are open to all skiers of an intermediate or advanced level of skiing. If you have not had much skiing experience, we can advise you on the local ski school where you may like to sign up for lessons.

Cross Country Skiing

The trails of cross country skiing start at the Corvara ski school (just a few minutes walk away) and runs through the meadows in the direction of the Pescosta district. The 4 km of trails have only small height differences and are ideal also for beginners.

Snowboarding

Alta Badia is perfect for snowboarders. The sunny slopes perfectly suited for pro-borders, but also for snowboarding beginners. Once again lessons available on request.

There are excellent snow parks and facilities for snow boarders throughout the area.

Non Skiers

There is also the opportunity of snowshoe hire and a choice of walks of different levels of difficulty. There are a number of gondola rides that will take you from Corvara and neighbouring Colfosco to some of the best restaurants on the slopes – you too can enjoy the stunning lunches (and wine) without the worry of getting on skis for the return!

Ice Skating

At the ice stadium in Corvara you can do traditional skating during the day and late in the evening enjoy the "Ice Disco Dance", where you can dance-skate

Book now to enjoy this wonderful skiing destination...

Our package will include:

  • 7 nights Hotel Col Alto, Corvara based on a Classic double room for double/twin occupancy
  • Buffet Breakfast including an ‘eggs to order station’ for your scrambled eggs omelettes or crêpes
  • Delicious four course evening meal with daily salad buffet, one night specialising in regional dishes and low-fat dishes for those preferring this option from the Light Menu
  • Indoor pool with saunas, whirlpool, treatment rooms
  • Bar
  • All rooms have a fridge, safe, hairdryer, flat screen TV & telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Choice of departure airports (subject to availability). Some supplements apply.
  • Coach transfer to/from resort

* Please note single rooms are available but these are limited to 10 so please book early as they go quickly

Extras, see charges below:

  • 15 hours of top quality post graduate education
  • Massage & Spa treatments
  • Private ski guides and ski school
  • Pre-booked lift pass
  • Hire of ski equipment

Academic Faculty and Programme to be advised

Flights

Flights to Innsbruck Airport. Transfer time 2 hours. We are holding a small allocation on both of the British Airways flights, but once they have gone we will need to purchase flights for you out of our allocation which could alter the price.

From Outbound (Sat 22 January) Return (Sat 29 January) Airline
GATWICK Dep. 1450 / Arr. 17.50 Dep. 18.40 / Arr. 19.35 British Airways
HEATHROW Dep. 10:00/ Arr. 13.00 Dep. 14.10 / Arr. 15.20 British Airways
MANCHESTER Dep. 09:00 / Arr. 12.15 Dep. 13.15 / Arr. 14.35 Jet2
BIRMINGHAM Dep. 15.20 / Arr. 18.30 Dep. 19.30 / Arr. 20.40 Jet2

Flights subject to availability and cost at the time of booking.

Rooms

CLASSIC DOUBLE ROOM: No supplement

JUNIOR SUITE MARTAGON: A more spacious luxurious room located near the pool/spa/meeting room. Supplement applies

SUPERIOR SUITES: Available on request

Prices

From £1499 per person including British Airways flights from Heathrow, transfers, services & accommodation on HB sharing a Classic Double twin/double room. The cost may increase once our British Airways flight allocation is full.

Course Fee: £450 including delegates afternoon tea breaks

Room supplements

  • Junior Suite Martagon supplement: £120 per person per week in double/twin occupancy
  • Single room supplement in a Classic double room: £520
  • Single room supplement in a Junior Suite Martagon: £565

NOTE: ONLY 10 single rooms available

Extras

All hire prices are for 6 days:

  • Lift pass - Dolomiti Superski pass, covering a total of 460 ski lifts: £TBC. Prices not yet available for 2022
  • Ski Hire: 3* All round £89 / 4* All round superior £110 / 5* Race, Carve £133
  • Snow Board: £89
  • Boot Hire: £48
  • Helmet Hire: £27
  • Ski guiding (3 hrs/day for 6 days): £TBC the cost will be split amongst the number of people who book this and notified before the final balance is due
  • Ski School as per the school’s seasonal rates and notified upon request

Airport Supplements

Subject to cost at time of booking:

  • Gatwick: from £35
  • Manchester: from £165
  • Birmingham: from £87

One check in bag per person included in airfare (Jet2 22kg /BA 23kg) additional baggage cost as charged by each airline.

Ski Carriage

Cost as charged by each airline. Please click here for more details.

Deposit

  • £400 per person (non-refundable)

Prices correct at time of going to press. May be subject to change.

Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance and have read our booking conditions.

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Booking

To book your place on this conference please complete the form below. If you would like to pay online you will then be directed to our new online booking service.

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