Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine creates very special and intimate custom ski and snowboard tours for the winter sport enthusiast and lover of the Italian Dolce Vite. For groups as small as 4 guests, we can create a highly personalized gourmet ski holiday around your abilities, interests, and desires.
From Cortina to Cervinia, our unique trips can be designed for every budget, with each custom tour offering activities tailored to all ski levels, from shorter trails and groomed terrain for relaxed athletes to classic peaks of the majestic Dolomites and Alps for the advanced skier. Dates are available beginning December 2014.
Trips are all-inclusive, with the exception of air, and can be arranged from a mini-holiday of five days to a more comprehensive tour of two weeks. In addition to the great outdoors, your adventure can include the best of local regional Italian cuisine, wine tastings, cooking classes, museum visits, guided city tours, shopping, spa visits, or just some down time on your own.
Your custom tour designers and expert private guides are Vernon McClure, professionally trained mountain guide and expert programmer with 15 years experience instructing ski, snowboarding, and guiding in this region of Italy, and Kathy Bechtel, PSIA certified ski instructor, formally trained chef, certified in wine education, and cooking instructor.
To begin planning your ultimate Italy ski adventure, email Kathy, or call, +1-978-270-5774.
Vernon was recently named one of "Italy's Best Local Guides" by Dream of Italy magazine. To quote: "Vernon is the perfect guide if you wish to explore the Veneto and the nearby Dolomite Mountain range by bike, on foot, with skis, or hanging off a sheer rock face."
Both Vernon and Kathy will work directly with you to design the perfect, affordable ski trip for your small active group, then personally lead your tour in Italy to insure it meets your every expectation.
These small regions in Northeastern Italy, home to the magnificent mountains and countless ski resorts, boasts more Michelin star restaurants than any other regions in Italy. And to quote wine experts Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch, in their Vino Italiano The Regional Wines of Italy guide, “For those who love both the outdoors and wines, Trentino Alto-Adige is hard to beat.”
Your ski or snowboard holiday adventure can include a variety of outdoor activities:
- all levels of skiing
- ski and snowboard lessons
- guided resort skiing
- even an introduction to backcountry ski touring
- winter hiking
- cross-country skiing
Round out your ski vacation with:
- cultural and historical tours
- private city tours
- private wine tastings
- many culinary adventures
We can base our excursions in the beautiful vibrant northern cities of Bolzano, Trento, and Bressanone (within a short drive of Austrian ski areas). or choose one of the wonderful Dolomites or Alps ski areas such as Cortina and Madonna di Campiglio, or Cervinia, Alagna and Courmayeur to be our home base during the week. We'll have a wide choice of ski resorts to explore by day, choosing our destination based on the weather conditions, terrain, and snow. In the evening, we'll begin with a private wine tasting, and then head into town where many superb dining possibilities await us. Shopping, cultural events, and museum visits are also available to entertain us during our off-snow hours.
We are happy to provide information or to answer a few questions, so please drop us a line.
- Italiaoutdoors: Who We Are - your expert guides
- Where do we stay? One option: Bolzano
- Where do we ski? One of many: Val Gardena
- Private Travel
- Read about our Italy Ski Trips in the Boston Globe