Alpina DolomitesAlpe di Siusi, Italy
If a snow-change is your answer to the suffocation of the city, then breathe in the fresh alpine air at Alpina Dolomites, considered one of the most luxurious ski resorts in Europe, and be rejuvenated from the inside out.
Perched atop Europe’s largest high-altitude plateau in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Dolomites, this is the perfect place for intrepid skiers, mountain adventurers and snow–bunnies alike. The scenery – and the altitude – will leave you breathless, and that’s before you even tackle the activities beckoning in the great outdoors.
Adventure seekers can take to the slopes for snowboarding and cross- country skiing. Winter warmers can soak up the stunning panoramic views from the outdoor pool, then sweat it out at the Alpina spa in either the Finnish sauna or the aromatic steam baths.
A visit in summer will see the ice melt away to reveal a stunning alpine meadow ripe for hiking and horse riding. Plus, singing in high-altitude mountain air will do wonders for your lungs.
There are trains to Bolzano (33 kilometres away) and Chiusa (24 kilometres away) from many major European cities and you will need to get a taxi or shuttle bus to the hotel.
The nearest airport is in Bolzano, which is serviced by Austrian Airlines.
- Restaurant and bar
- Sauna and pool
- Spa and beauty treatments
- Bathrooms with showers and separate tubs
- Ski hire, hikes, biking
- Cigar lounge (yep, at a wellness centre)
- Fireplaces in some rooms
During winter a short stay will set you back between US$700 and US$4000. Summer, spring and autumn packages are less expensive and packages are based on the amenities you’re most interested in (beauty, golf, hiking) and range from US$660 to US$2500.