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 program around your abilities, interests, and desires.
Our unique trips can be designed for every budget, with each custom tour including daily wine tastings and activities tailored to all ski levels, from shorter trails and groomed terrain for relaxed athletes to classic peaks of the majestic Dolomite Mountains for the advanced skier. Dates are available beginning December 2013. 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. As an example, a week-long adventure with your own private guides starts as low as $3000 per person and can be customized to include any level of accommodations, from luxury to clean and comfortable. In addition to the great outdoors, your adventure can include wine tastings, cooking classes, museum visits, guided city tours, shopping, spa visits, or just some down time on your own.
In 2013, we are offering a scheduled ski trip, available for individual sign-ups. Click here to learn more about our Gourmet Dolomite Ski Holiday in March, 2013.
Your custom tour designers and expert private guides are Italiaoutdoors founder 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, founder of Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine, PSIA certified ski instructor, formally trained chef, certified in wine education, and cooking instructor. Together, they customize unique tours that reveal their deep-rooted passion for the Trentino Alto-Adige region. Both Vernon and Kathy will personally work with you to design and lead the perfect, affordable ski trip for your small active group, then lead your tour in Italy to insure it meets your every expectation! in the Dolomites.
This small region in Northeastern Italy, home to the magnificent mountains and countless ski resorts, boasts more Michelin star restaurants than any other region 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.”
"Italy is always magical but this week created memories of a lifetime. Vernon and Kathy’s exceptional organization made for a wonderful experience." - DR, Boston
Your ski or snowboard holiday adventure can include a variety of outdoor activities:
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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 Dolomite ski areas such as Cortina or Madonna di Campiglio 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.
Tell us how your group wants to experience Italy and we'll make it happen!Our owner, expert recreational programmer Vernon McClure was recently named one of "Italy's Best Local Tour Guides" by Dream of Italy. Click here to plan your trip of a lifetime, exploring the best of Italy - outdoors, food and wine - with Vernon and Kathy.
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