Alta Badia & Venice, Italy

  • February 28, 2025 - March 9, 2025

  • Alta Badia, Italy

Trip Overview

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Join us for an unforgettable trip to the stunning Dolomites and Alta Badia, Italy, with breathtaking views and a picturesque backdrop to your skiing adventures. With its centuries-old culture, delicious cuisine, huge ski domain with a veritable moving feast of bars, mountain huts, and restaurants, and the warmth of its Ladin people, Alta Badia is far more than just a ski or snowboard experience.
Alta Badia is made up of a handful of beautiful villages. We will be staying in La Villa, perched at 4,800ft at the 4-Star Hotel Antines. Just steps from the lifts and in the shadow of the Gran Risa slope, host to annual World Cup races, and lift connected to the famous bucket-list MUST DO Sella Ronda, an all-day ski adventure for all levels not to be missed!
Part of the Dolomiti Superski area and on the Ikon Pass, the ski domain spreads across 12 beautiful valleys and has a total of 450 lifts with over 1200km of pistes, making it one of the largest ski domains in the world! Experience the snow-sure Marmolada Glacier, The Lost Valley and its horse-drawn ‘lift,’ the famous WWI ski route, and, of course, the unbelievable Italian lunches and Bombardinos!
Our hotel, the 4-star Hotel Antines is steps to the lifts and town center and offers exquisite dining and also features a relaxing wellness center with a sauna, hot tub and, Turkish bath. Off the slopes Alta Badia has very lively après ski and nightlife to round out the perfect day.
As a cherry on top of your Italian ski vacation, we offer an exclusive day and evening in Venice! Experience the charm of this historic city as you wander through its streets and canals. Take a romantic Gondola ride, shop for unique souvenirs, explore the local stores and sights, and savor a magical evening dinner in town. This is the perfect way to conclude your unforgettable Italian ski vacation!
Alta Badia/Dolomiti Superski is on the Ikon Pass, but even if you don’t have a pass, lift tickets are relatively inexpensive. Join us for this incredible adventure.

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Trip Details

Trip Highlights

Trip Includes:

  • Round trip air Boston/Venice on ITA Airways (luggage/ski fees not included)
  • All departure taxes and fuel charges!
  • Ground transfers airports/hotels
  • 7 nights Hotel Antines
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily in Alta Badia
  • 1 night Venice Hotel Plaza Mestre w/breakfast
  • BSSC escort
  • Lift passes NOT included.  Approx $400 for a 6-day all area pass.  Alta Badia/Dolomiti Superski is on the Ikon Pass.

Itinerary Highlights:

Below is an example itinerary for your trip. Your trip leaders will provide an updated itinerary after the group informational meeting just prior to trip departure. A Whatsapp will also be arranged prior to trip to stay up to date with the group itinerary.

Friday/Saturday, February 28/March 1

Meet everybody at the gate Friday evening and depart Logan airport with the BSSC group for our flight and arrive at 10:30 AM in Venice.  Clear customs and gather at baggage claim, and together follow the trip leader/s to our private bus.  It is about 3 hours to the hotel.  Our rooms may or may not be ready for check-in, but you can leave bags at the front desk and explore the town with the group or on your own.  Check-in as soon as rooms are available. There should be time to rent skis/boards, if need be, sightsee, relax, and unwind.  We will have a Welcome Reception at the hotel and then a group dinner at the hotel (time to be announced upon arrival) and make plans to meet up for skiing and riding the next day!  Head out for nightlife if you have the energy!

Sunday, March 2- Friday, March 7

Ski, ski, ski!  The Hotel Antines is in the center of town and is within walking distance of everything.  You can access the entire lift-connected ski region right from the ski room!   So, roll out of bed at your leisure, enjoy a relaxing breakfast, or get out there right away; it is totally up to you.  The trip leader/s and the group will decide the evening before during dinner where to ski and ride each day.

The Dolomiti Superski pass offers up one of the largest ski areas in the world.  You may join the trip leader/s and the group or explore on your own.  One of the great pleasures of skiing Europe, and in particular, Italy, is the lunches…not your usual burger in a cafeteria.   The mountains are dotted with great places to dine for lunch and the Dolomiti is world renowned for some of the best on-slope dining in the world.  And we mean dine.  Enjoy the long lunches, drinking, and relaxing.

One day should certainly be spent doing one of the most famous ski circuits in the world, the Sellaronda, an all-day adventure skiing around the spectacular Sella massif.  Other unique experiences are The Lost Valley ski run with its horse-drawn sleigh at the end and the WW1 ski route.  You can also ski on World Cup ski slopes.

Purchase a ski pass to best suit you if you don’t have an Ikon Pass….maybe all 6 days, or 4 or 5 days, so you have a few days off to explore or enjoy off-slope activities.  We will send emails with more info closer to trip departure for lift passes.  Trip leader/s will plan places to meet for après each day.  Meet at dinner each night to plan the next day with the trip leader/s.  After dinner, head out on the town to one of the many pubs and nightclubs.  Keep in mind, the dancing and partying don’t get going until about midnight!

Saturday, March 8 – Venice

After an early breakfast, you will depart the hotel with the group for an afternoon and evening in Venice!  Our hotel in Venice, the Hotel Plaza Mestre, is right across the street from the train station and 15 minutes into Venice.  Spend the afternoon and evening exploring Venice with the group or on your own.

Sunday, March 9

Depart the hotel early with the group for the airport for a 6:20AM flight and your return to the States after one incredible ski vacation!  Bus departure time will be announced prior to the trip or on the trip by the trip leader/s, but approx 3:00AM. Arrive back in Boston approx. 2:05 PM.

Tentative flight plan, subject to change.

ITA Airways:

Feb 28 AZ 615          BOS-FCO      5:25PM-7:15AM + 1 (arrive Saturday, Mar 1)
Mar 1 AZ 1463        FCO/VCE       9:20-10:30AM

Mar 9 AZ 1460        VCE-FCO       6:20AM-7:25AM
Mar 9 AZ 0614        FCO-BOS      9:30AM-2:05PM

If you are arranging your own airfare, you may choose to take advantage of the private group shuttle from the airport to the hotel with the group. If so, you will need to make your travel arrangements as follows:

  • Arrive in Venice (VCE) BEFORE 10:30 AM on Mar 1 for the group shuttle from the airport to the hotel.
  • Depart Venice (VCE) AFTER 6:20AM on Mar 9 for group shuttle from hotel to the airport.
  • If you cannot meet the group shuttle, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements to/from the hotel at your own expense. The group shuttle cannot wait nor be responsible for flight changes.
  • Please send Randy your flight schedule via email at randy@bssc.com.
  • We will email you prior to departure with the Boston group’s final flight schedule and where to meet everyone.
Location Detail

Mountain – Alta Badia

One of the largest lift-linked areas in the world with one of the most famous ski circuits in the world, the Sellaronda.  Terrain for all levels.

Skiable terrain – 1200km of groomed trails and miles of off-piste
Lifts – 450 cable cars/lifts/surface lifts across 12 resorts

Hotel in Alta Badia

We will be staying at the 4-Star Hotel Antines, situated in the center of La Villa, just a few meters away from the town center, ski rental shop, ski pass office, and the ski lift Piz La Ila, which connects you to the ski tour Sellaronda and the entire Dolomiti Superski area.  Hotel Antine also features a relaxing wellness center with a sauna, hot tub, and Turkish bath.

Hotel Antines
Str. Picenin, 18
39030 La Villa BZ, Italy

+39 0471 844234
https://www.hotelantines.it/it/inverno/

Hotel in Venice

We will be staying at the 4-star Hotel Plaza Venice-Mestre.  Enjoy beautiful, modern rooms located literally across the street from the train station with a very short train ride to the city center. Spend the day strolling the streets and canals of historic Venice.  Take a Gondola ride, shop for that special gift, visit the stores and sights, and enjoy a magical evening dinner in town.

Hotel Plaza Venice-Mestre
Viale Stazione, 36
30171 Venezia VE, Italy

+39.041.929.388
https://www.hotelplazavenice.com/

Trip Requirements

Trip Pricing & Room Arrangements

The hotel offers traditional standard rooms for 2 people.  We have a very limited number of single rooms available to us.  We have FIVE single rooms at an additional cost of $550.  These are smaller rooms with one twin bed.

  • Double occupancy: $3149 per person by July 31 (we will do our best to match you with a roommate, or request your own). $3299 as of August 1.
  • $500 non-refundable deposit to hold spot
  • 2nd payment of $1000 per person due by Sept 20, 2024.
  • Balances due by Dec 6, 2024.
  • Single room – additional $550 as available.
  • No air: deduct $750. You are on your own to meet us there.
  • Lift passes are not included! Alta Badia/Dolomiti Superski is on the Ikon Pass.   Get an Ikon Pass with BSSC and get $100 BSSC credit that you may use for this trip!!  https://bssc.com/news/ikonpass-24-25           Approx $400 for a 6-day pass.

Passports
Make sure your passport is current!  PASSPORTS must be valid for at least 6 months after your travel dates.  Make sure we have your full name as it appears on your passport as it must match airline ticket!  If you do not have one, or need to renew, do so immediately!!  It can take about 6-8 weeks.

Travel Requirements
Make sure you are up to date with all travel requirements!  BSSC is not responsible if you cannot pass any border crossings and/or if any testing fees are needed.  Check www.travel.state.gov for passport and travel requirement information.

Trip Disruption
All prices and arrangements are subject to change without notice. Changes include, but are not limited to, a change in schedule (departing earlier or later than planned), destination or mode of transportation, or cancellation or postponement of the entire trip.  Changes may be caused by weather or any other unforeseen event, government-imposed travel restrictions or advisories or acts of God.

BSSC is not responsible for additional costs which may be incurred as a result of these situations, such as, but not limited to, making own arrangements to get home, extra hotel nights and/or separate hotel nights, nor is it responsible for full or partial refunds if these circumstances lead to reduced ski time or activities that are part of the trip package or a reduction in the duration of the trip itself.

Trip Amenities

  • hot-tub
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Short Walk to Lifts

From $3149 air included

Price increases $150 on August 1, 2025. $500 non-refundable deposit due at registration. Price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single rooms for additional fee, as available.

Dates:

  • February 28, 2025 - March 9, 2025 

Location

  • Alta Badia, Italy

Travel Method

  • Mask group

    Air

Activity Type

  • contact icno

    Randy Friedman
    Travel Director
    randy@bssc.com
    (617) 789-4070 x729

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Room Pricing & Arrangements

Price is per person, based on double occupancy. Single rooms for additional fee, as available.


Standard Double

Occupancy: 2

Standard room, double occupancy.

$3149 per person by July 31.  $3299 as of August 1.

We will do our best to match you with a roommate, or request your own.


Single Room

Occupancy: 1

Additional $550 as available.

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Things to know

Frequently Asked Questions
On weekends and vacations, will there be people to ski with?

From intermediate to advanced, chances are very good there will be many people that ski at your level. The trip leader/s will arrange for those interested to ski together on the first morning to match up with same-level ability. Beginners may want to sign up for lessons.

What are the demographics on BSSC trips?

In general, BSSC trips are designed for adults, 21 or older.*
For overnight travel the ages range from twenties to fifties, with a mix of couples, groups of friends, and singles travelling solo. Sometimes the more adventurous or strenuous the activity, the younger the crowd might skew. With exotic or more costly arrangements, you are likely to find a few more “well-seasoned travelers” mixed in as they check off their bucket list! BSSC trips are about us taking care of all the details, so you can just enjoy yourself, and perhaps experience something new, with like-minded people.

*The participation of minors is considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the Ski & Travel Director. Minors are permitted on BSSC Day Ski & Snowboard trips. Check the day ski trip policies for more details.

Is it easy to go on a BSSC trip by myself?

Yes! BSSC makes it easy and economical for the solo traveler. Our lodging options are spelled out clearly for each trip giving you the choice of room that best fits your needs.

What are the rooming arrangements for overnight weekend and vacation trips?

BSSC traditionally offers “minimum occupancy”. Whether in a hotel or condo, it is typically two per room, and you each get your own bed. Nobody has to sleep on a pullout or rollaway. Select trips may also offer lower prices for triple and quad occupancy.

Single rooms may be available upon request for an additional fee. If traveling solo, we will match you with a roommate of the same gender and approximate age, or you may request to room with a friend or significant other of any gender.

For overnight weekend and vacation trips, how far in advance do I need to register?

For BSSC overnight travel, booking 3-4 weeks in advance is recommended. For week-long vacations, book early to guarantee your spot and get the best rates. Ski vacations are usually announced in the summer at a $100-$150 savings. Check each trip for specific deadlines and policies. The closer the travel date, the more complex and costly it might be to procure accommodations and/or airfare.

Can I get my own air and book land only with BSSC?

Yes, most BSSC ski vacations may be booked without air from Boston. Before you book any portion of your vacation, call us for a quote and to discuss your possible flight schedule. If our trip includes transfers, you will need to coordinate times to meet the BSSC group or be responsible for getting yourself to the resort.

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