“By a Travel Writers’ Network Member with permission”
The stunning 30-bedroom Adler Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites is offering guests a 20% discount on ski passes of three days or more and a 15% discount on all its spa programmes from 11 January to 8 February 2016 – a win-win combination for those couples where one it fanatical about skiing, while the other would prefer to spa. And did we mention that it’s the locals’ favourite time to ski as snow conditions are at their best and the slopes are quieter after the festive season?
L to R: Adler Mountain Lodge & chalet bedroom with view in winter
During this period, three-day ski passes for the Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi ski area start from Euros 128, so Euros 102.40 (approx £73) with the Adler discount, with a six-day pass starting from Euros 226 or Euros 180.80 (approx £128) discounted. Meanwhile, short spa programmes, such as a “Beauty Day” with four treatments taken over one or two days, start from Euros 235 (Euros 199.75, approx £142 with discount) and a longer “Anti-Stress” package of 5 to 6 days, which includes 11 treatments, costs Euros 513 (Euros 436.05, approx £310 with discount).
The setting for both parties could not be better.
Adler Mountain Lodge has ski in/ski out ability thanks to its location right on the piste in Alpe di Siusi (the largest mountain plateau in Europe), where skiers will find 60km of well-groomed slopes (varying in difficulty from easy to challenging) that are serviced by high-tech aerial lifts. Snowboarders are welcome and will appreciate the wide open downhill slopes, as well as the snowboard park.
The hotel’s location in the middle of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site also makes it a great place for spa lovers to switch off and relax, mesmerised by the stunning panoramic vistas from the hotel. And, should the urge call, there is always the opportunity to join one of the complimentary morning yoga sessions on offer at the hotel or to put on a pair of snowshoes and take a tranquil hike across virgin snow through the trees.
L to R: Relaxation room in spa area; outdoor heated pool in winter
Rates at the hotel, between 11 January and 8 February, start from Euros 946 (approx £675) per person for a three-night stay and from Euros 1855 (approx £1320) for a week-long stay, based on two people sharing a Junior Suite.
Rates are offers on a full-board basis, including a buffet breakfast in the morning, light healthy lunches on the sun terrace or packed lunches (individually assembled according to guests’ needs) for those spending the day exploring the Dolomites, a South Tyrolean afternoon tea and a gourmet dinner in the evening. Mineral water, soft drinks and a wide choice of local wines and liqueurs are also included and are available throughout the day.
Also included is a daily-changing programme of activities, such as guided skiing, guided winter walks, fitness classes in the wellness zone and evening entertainment, for example, star gazing classes from a professional astronomer – what could be more perfect, up in the mountains with no light pollution?