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Snowshoeing in the Dolomites-Alta Badia #HSSthu

Dolomites Alta Badia SnowshoeingAlthough relatively unknown, hiking with tennis racket-like snowshoes is quickly gaining momentum among winter recreationists.

Winter snowshoeing trails follow summer hiking trails in Alta Badia. Snowshoeing is a great way to discover the spectacular backcountry winter scenery, surrounded by the wonders of nature and the white silence of yore.

Whether you’re new to snowshoeing or have already had some experience with the sport, Holimites organizes guided hikes each Thursday on the Armentara plains (snow-covered in Winter, of course!)

Meeting: every Thursday at 8:30 am at the Skitop shop in Badia so that we can rent our snowshoes together and start the hike at 9:00 am at the latest.

Cost: The excursion is free. You will have to pay for the 2 chairlifts that will take you to the top of La Crusc / Santa Croce, to then descend to the Armentara plains (7€), and the rental cost of the snowshoes, if you don’t already own a pair.

Booking: We’ll take along a maximum of 7 people, so sign up ASAP if you want a spot. To make a reservation, call our office at 0471 838022, Monday to Saturday 9am-12pm; 2pm-5:30pm (closed Wednesday afternoon) or stop by our office in person. Last call to sign up is Wednesday at 12pm.

Snowshoe rental: You can rent snowshoes at our partner shop “Skitop” in Badia the morning of the hike. Bring along your Holimites card and you’ll receive a 10% discount!

Duration: Our guide will accompany you for roughly 2 ½ hours.

What to bring: We recommend wearing lightweight and breathable clothing in layers and to bring along a light backpack with heavier clothing such as a fleece jacket, a wind/waterproof jacket, and a hat.

Physical readiness: Minimum physical fitness is required, but this activity does not require specific athletic conditioning. Our hikes are meant to be a relaxing, 2-hour walk on the snow.

Dolomites one-day guided excursions

During the summer months in addition to the classic weekly holiday packages dedicated to hiking, trail running and mountain biking we at Holimites have also some great one-day guided excursions on the trails. Those excursions are a little teaser to learn more how a weekly Dolomites hut to hut trekking feels like.

This way, guests staying in Alta Badia in the Dolomites, have the opportunity to “taste” this kind of adventure and walking from one place to the other with every transfer to the trail-head and end organized by Holimites. You start example from the fairy tale Braies Lake or from the Passo delle Erbe ending the day respectively in San Vigilio di Marebbe or Colfosco in Alta Badia at the foot of the Sella massif.

We are happy to share with you some of the pictures we take during this guided trips. We update our Flickr galleries weekly with new images and you just need to follow us to be kept up to date with nice pictures from the Dolomites. Take a look and feel free to share this pictures or use them as your wallpaper on your computer:

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