Venice to Arabba
30.01.2016 - 31.01.2016 2 °C
So nothing happens quickly in Italy – be ready for a 10.30am pick up means you might be on the transfer at 11.15am. Then a departure from the airport bus depot at 12noon – yes, you’ve guessed it try 1pm!!!!! No one was concerned as we weren’t going to get skiing anyway today, so we all just sat back and enjoyed the scenery.
Checked into Hotel Garni Serena – and we have great corner room. Got the ski gear sorted for the morning then off out to dinner, and an early night.
Up and away at 8.45am this morning. Great breakfast – fresh fruit and cereal, coffee and pastry (yummy), then hit the slopes. There are a 200 lifts in the Sella region (500kms of slopes) and we have a Dolomiti Superski ticket that allows us access to all this!
Up the Arabba lifts towards the Passo Compoi Ongo – and a first run back down again to stretch our legs and for our guides (Diego and Alexi) to check us all out. We’re pretty much of a muchness which is great. So we head off towards the Corvara ski area, then up and over to the La Villa fields – quick coffee then up the Alto Badia. Stopped at an amazing church at the top – 2,043m. Then back down to a little restaurant for lunch – Utia Nagler Rifugio-Hutte. Then had to make our way back to Arabba.
I forgot to put my ski trace app on for the first few runs – and then again after lunch for a run, but even so we did 15 runs, covered 23.9km and 4.5km of vertical. Great day, and the hot bath was well earned.