Novices to advanced. Everyone is welcome. We help organise guests in to small same level groups so everyone can have fun by skiing together.
How can I tell what level I am?
Easy. We classify our guests into one of 6 different levels and ask you to select which one suits you best before you arrive for your ski holiday. This is done on your ski & fitness profile form.
What about absolute beginners?
We recommend that you start by joining the ski school (choose from individual or group instruction) and then, once you’re ready, you can join an appropriate group of other guests.
What’s a typical day?
07.00 – 08.30
Breakfast buffet. Choose from a huge selection of fruit, yoghurts, porridge, cereals, breads, eggs (cooked to order) and fresh juices, coffee, herbal and traditional teas.
Depart to the piste and head up the mountain for a day of skiing.
Lunch. This does not have to be at 13.00 and could be at any number of great spots in the mountains.
Afternoon tea at the hotel.
18.00 – 19.00
Many of our guests travel alone, and are looked after by our team from the moment they arrive at the airport till we all say goodbye. The team is on hand to look after guests throughout the holiday and will make sure everyone feels at home and relaxed at all times. And, out on the piste, you can join any of our small groups of other guests.
Do we all ski together?
Every day, guests are welcome to join up in to small ‘same level’ groups. Your choice will depend on your level of ski ability and where each group is heading for the day. The point is that you’re never on your own (unless you want to be) and can join whatever suits you best.
Is it true that snow is guaranteed?
Yes! Whilst skiing in the Dolomites in late March or early April is likely to be fabulously warm and sunny, many people fear that there may not be enough snow for a great ski holiday. We would like to put your mind at ease on this by telling you that the Dolomiti Superski area guarantees snow until 10 April. How? There has been a massive investment over recent years in hundreds of snow machines along the pistes, which means that there will be great skiing on at least 760 miles of piste in the area. Furthermore, for the last 10 years, there has been no need to use them as snow has been plentiful. This is largely due to the height of the mountains here, from 1542m to 3000m.
Are families welcome?
Absolutely. The children can have just as much fun skiing as everyone else! However, they will not be able to join the yoga classes. We anticipate that families will want to ski together or that the children will join the ski school for either individual lessons or group lessons. Children under 8 do not need a ski pass if a parent has one. Older children benefit from discounts. See: Children's ski passes. We have arranged for there to be an early supper for families with small children from 18.30 to 20.00.
What’s included in the cost of my holiday?
7 nights ensuite accommodation in 5 star hotel
Transfers to / from the ski lift
On piste skiing in small groups with friends / family
Evening yoga classes
Use of sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, swimming pool and gym
What are the extra ski related costs of the holiday?
Ski pass – This depends on the number of days you wish to have the pass and the area(s) you wish to ski. A 6 day guest pass for the all encompassing Dolimite Superski area is €205 per person. Daily or other options. All ski passes can be organised for you at hotel reception on arrival.
Ski & boots hire – 6 day hire for skis is approx €120 and boots €50. The local hire company will visit you at the hotel upon arrival and fit you out with skis and boots.
Snowboard hire – 6 day hire for board is approx €110 (or €30 per day) and shoes €50. The local hire company will visit you at the hotel upon arrival and fit you out with skis and boots.
Other kit hire – Ski touring kit is approx €50 per day; snow shoes €15 per day. The local hire company will visit you at the hotel upon request and fit you out with whatever you need.
Transfer costs – There are no transfer costs for guests travelling to the primary ski lift, but those wishing to head off on snow shoes or to go ski touring (i.e. away from the pistes) will incur a transfer charge of approx €22 per person (assuming a group of 8).
Ski lessons – One to one ski instruction is available from €36 to €62 per hour (depending on the time of day you prefer). One additional person pays €10 more, and the third (or more) participant pays €5. See Ski School Individual Lessons. Alternatively the local ski school charges a weekly rate of €165 for 17.5 hours of group tuition. We are very happy to make all necessary reservations for you.
Lunch: depending on the day, you could be just about anywhere in the Dolomites. Happily, this being Italy, lunch will be good where ever you choose to stop. Spa treatments: since the hotel you will be staying in was recently voted by Conde Nast Traveller as ‘the best spa hotel in Europe’ you may be tempted to try a treatment or two. You can book these direct in advance or during your stay. Airport transfers: £30 each way from Innsbruck.
What are the stretch classes?
Every morning all our guests will be able to join a stretch class to help limber up for the day ahead and stretch out any aching muscles from the previous day. The ‘drop-in’ stretch classes will run continuously from 07.00 to 07.45. There’s also afternoon stretching at the end of a day on the slopes from 16.00 – 16.30.
What are the yoga classes like?
Every evening from 18.00 – 19.00 there will be a yoga class for guests to join if they wish to. This will cater for all levels of experience, including absolute beginners. Our yoga teachers are all highly regarded and more than capable of providing a rewarding yoga class for all levels of ability. An evening yoga class is a wonderful way of stretching your body after a day of skiing and looking after your flexibility. Plus, of course, giving you the opportunity to relax your mind too.
What’s the food like?
Delicious, nutritious and healthy. Breakfast offers a huge selection of fruit, yoghurts, porridge, cereals, breads, eggs (cooked to order) and fresh juices, coffee, herbal and traditional teas. Dinners are delicious and nutritious.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
The ski and fitness profile form, which you'll complete before the holiday, will provide you with the opportunity to tell us about any special dietary requirements that you have - be it vegetarian, vegan or other requirements/allergies. We cater for everyone. We have devised a menu suitable for all guests and that can be tailored to meet all needs, using the finest local ingredients.
Is the hotel exclusively for fitscape guests?
No. Although our guests all tend to eat, socialise and ski together. he evening yoga classes are exclusively for our guests.
What’s in the gym?
An assortment of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment, plus free weights.
What’s in the spa?
The award winning spa has a good sized swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, and relaxation areas. These can be enjoyed by guests without charge. Treatments may be booked and paid for in advance or organised once at the hotel. Spa Menu
What constitutes a 'typical group'?
Obviously all weeks are different, however we have found that typically our groups have been mixed with a number of guests travelling on their own. Guests tend to span all age ranges. We have had guests from the UK, Europe, US and elsewhere, and we typically have a wide range of fitness levels on each week. What we have found is that all groups to date have been made up of fun, friendly, like-minded people who have quickly felt at ease with each other and made firm friendships during the week, and who all come to fitscape with a similar aim for the week.
How do the airport transfers work?
If you are travelling on one of the recommended flights, one or more of our team will be at the airport to meet the flight, waiting in the arrivals hall with a clear fitscape sign that you can't miss, so you'll immediately feel welcomed and meet other guests. We'll then take you all to the venue, where you'll be greeted by the rest of the team . On the last day, we'll transport everyone back to the airport, allowing plenty of time for you to make your recommended flight and do any last minute shopping. Transfers are £30 each way.
What else do I need to know before coming away?
After you have booked your fitscape holiday we'll email you with a detailed list of things to consider before your time away, such as travel insurance, contact details and address of the venue, recommended flights (which we can advise at time of booking), temperatures to expect while away, recommended clothing and footwear, currency details and passport/visa requirements if any. We will ask you to complete our ski and fitness profile form. You can call us any time on 020 3235 0121 if you have any unresolved questions in advance of your trip. We’re always happy to help.
All prices correct at time of publication but may vary.