Ski the Alps with Penny Pitou - January 27 - February 4, 2023



VAL GARDENA, ITALY

Trip Leader: Penny Pitou

Perhaps best known for winning two silver medals in skiing at the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley (the first American to win a medal in Dowhhill), Penny has taken her European ski racing experience and successfully run ski and hiking trips to the Alps for over thirty eight years. Her knowledge of the mountains, the people, and the countries combined with her ability to speak German and French fluently make for great trips - well organized, educational and fun. Penny personally escorts each trip, but gauges the abilities of the individuals when deciding daily adventures. Having achieved over 75% repeat business consistently on each trip over the years, Penny must be doing something right! Come join her on a skiing or hiking adventure!

Val Gardena, Italy

Skiing in the Dolomites, Italy, is like no other experience. Over 450 interconnected lifts ferry you from Ortisei to the Marmolada and beyone. Snowmaking has been developed into an art, so no matter what the temps,  the 750 miles of trails and slopes are white. Small restaurants in smaller towns serve the world's best pasta, Gersten soup and Krapfen followed by a local grappa. For those of you who have not skied in this part of the Alps, a visit to Val Gardena is a must. Our hotel offers extraordinary food and very large double rooms (36 m2). A Spa with saunas await tired skiers at the end of the day.

Hotel

Hotel Gardena: Extraordinary food, large rooms, Spa, Saunas, Steam Baths and Swimming pool....check out their website: https://www.gardena.it/en/

Features Include

  • Private transfers between airport and hotel
  • 7 nights accomodations at the Hotel Gardena (5-Star)
  • Buffet Breakfast and 7 course dinner daily
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Fruit in room on arrival
  • Porterage at hotel
  • Free use of saunas, steam baths and swimming pool
  • Local Ski Guides--5 days (good INTERMEDIATE skiers and up)
  • Tips to ski guides and hotel staff
  • Prearrangement of lift ticket purchase
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Personally escorted by Penny Pitou

Room Upgrades - TBD

Hotel has NO SINGLES

Lift Tickets

Adult: TBA

Senior: (62+) TBA

 

***AIRFARE IS NOT INCLUDED - We would be happy to arrange your air.

 

  
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