Italy's giant Dolomiti Superski will open for the winter Nov. 29. The region of around 50 ski villages in a dozen valleys is offering four days for the price of three holidays, promoted as "DolomitiSuperPremière," to start the season in style.
Guests will receive one skiing day free in a booking of at least four days during the promotion, which lasts from Nov. 29 to Dec. 23. The ‘free day' includes both lift ticket and and accommodation.
You can receive two free days in your holiday, If you opt to stay for more days. Ski schools and equipment rental shops also are offering special prices.
Hotels participating in the promotion will issue a voucher for your free ski pass once you arrive in your chosen resort.
The Dolomiti Superski ticket remains the world's largest fully interchangable lift pass covering around 1200km of trails and some 500 lifts above more than 50 Italian villages. The system was a pioneer of computer lift passes more than 20 years ago when loudly bleeping plastic cards were inserted in turnstiles to open the gates at any one of these dozens of resorts. In recent years computer technology has allowed for large ski pass areas to be put together in Austria and France that rival Dolomiti Superski in size. But all have some usage restrictions, such as they are only valid from six days or they can only be used in one resort on one day of their duration, so they are not fully interchangable.
The Dolomiti Superski Pass covers many individual famous ski areas such as Cortina or the Gardena Valley. Many of the areas are small to medium sized, but there are giant sectors within it including the Sella Ronda which lift links half a dozen areas to create the world's second largest ski area.