Penebscot XC Ski the Dolomites

XC Ski the Dolomites

by Penobscot Valley Ski Club

February 15th - February 22nd, 2023

Cross-country skiing

8 days, 7 nights

3 and 4-star hotels

1,375 USD

Spend eight snow-filled days cross-country skiing in the spectacular Dolomite mountains on this self-guided tour. Your stay will be divided between Dobbiaco, Sesto, and Prato Piazza so you can ski on the best and most beautiful trails in the area. The XC Ski the Dolomites offers routes of different lengths and difficulties, so it’s perfect for the beginner or advanced skier. No matter which route you take, you’ll be enjoying the tracks through snowy alpine meadows and tranquil forests that offer unbelievable mountain views. You’ll also be spoiled for your choice of rest stops as you’ll be skiing by quite a few mountain huts that all offer delectable local treats and a warm drink. This tour offers a cross-country ski experience that you’ll never forget!

Penobscot Valley Ski Club

The Penobscot Valley Ski Club, incorporated in 1941, is one of Maine’s oldest ski organizations. Since its inception, the club has offered cross-country and downhill ski trips, competitions and instruction. PVSC currently has nearly 500 members, many of whom volunteer time and energy to support the club’s efforts.


8-Day Tour Pricing with double occupancy rooms (5 double rooms available)
$1,375 USD per person in a double occupancy room

Arrival/Departure Transfers: Venice Airport to Dobbiaco/ Dobbiaco to Venice Airport Pricing – $125 USD per person (this includes one arrival transfer and one departure transfer).

Per person transfer pricing is based on 10 guests travelling on the trip and the transfer pricing may need to be adjusted according to final guest numbers.

Please Note: a 30% deposit of the total trip cost will be required at time of booking. The final balance will be
requested 50 days prior to departure on December 27th, 2022.


Arrive in Dobbiaco any time and check into your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight: Romantik Hotel Santer, Dobbiaco
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Strap on your skis and head out to the beautifully groomed trails from Alta Pusteria to Sesto. The scenery will range from sparkling snowy meadows to quiet forests as you explore the trails. If you are looking for a longer outing you can continue across the border to Sillian in Austria.

Overnight: Hotel Strobl, Sesto
Distance 15 to 45km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Your excursion today will be into the gorgeous Fischlein Valley. You’ll be skiing through some of the most majestic areas of the Dolomites as you approach the “Sundial” peaks of Sesto. End your day with a warm drink and local treats in the Talschlusshut at the end of your day.

Overnight: Hotel Strobl, Sesto
Distance: 10 to 20km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you’ll ski beside the Sesto River and back through the forest back to San Candido. You’ll pass through Dobbiaco and the Nordic Arena cross-country ski center on your way to Villabassa. Next you’ll ski into the tranquil Braies Valley where you’ll meet the shuttle that will bring you to Prato Piazza. You can choose to take the Lago di Braies route if you’re looking for a more challenging option.

Overnight: Hotel Asterbel, Braies
Distance: 25 to 45km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Spend today exploring the alpine plateau of Prato Piazza. Enjoy skiing the circular track in the shadow of Croda Rossa and Picco Vallandro. You choose to take an optional snowshoe hike to Monte Specie for a change of pace in the afternoon. The hike offers incredible views on a clear day.

Overnight: Hotel Asterbel, Braies
Distance: 6km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

A transfer will collect you from your hotel and bring you to Monguelfo/Val Casies. You’ll be skiing across the sparkling snow of the valley floor as you pass charming farmhouses and a few good spots for you to enjoy a warm drink. If you’re ready to go back you can take public transit or ski back on to Monguelfo and continue to Villabassa or Dobbiaco.

Overnight: Romantik Hotel Santer, Dobbiaco
Distance: 10 to 40km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Begin your adventure for the day from the Nordic Arena and follow the path of an old railway line that will lead you to the Landro Valley. Lake Dobbiaco is a scenic place to stop and enjoy a warm beverage and a strudel. You’ll ski to the viewpoint where you’ll see the majestic Drei Zinnen. The route to Cortina d’Ampezzo is broken up by some tunnels and bridges. When you arrive you can choose to loop back or return to Dobbiaco by public transport.

Overnight: Romantik Hotel Santer, Dobbiaco
Distance: 10 to 60km
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast and check out your tour is complete. You may want to extend your stay by booking some additional nights in Dobbiaco for a supplement.

Overnight None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast


Nights 1, 6 and 7

Romantik Hotel Santer, Dobbiaco

Unwind after a day on the trails at this tranquil alpine-style hotel featuring top-tier amenities such as an indoor and outdoor pool, spa and a superb restaurant.

Nights 2 and 3

Hotel Strobl, Sesto

This laid-back hotel boasts incredible views of the Dolomites, welcoming guests into a warmly decorated home-away-from-home featuring upscale-Italian and alpine influences.

Nights 4 and 5

Hotel Asterbel, Braies

Enjoy mountain views and modern amenities at this mountain hotel featuring an indoor pool, country-style restaurant and spa.


  • 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners are included.
  • Accommodations for 7 nights are included.
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers from/to Venice Airport and each transfer can accommodate up to 8 guests. Schedules TBC
  • Luggage transfers
  • Personal transfers during the tour
  • Detailed documents, guides, and route maps
  • Ticket fees for the use of cross-country tracks
  • Emergency telephone support for the duration of the tour

Not included

  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights
  • Tourist tax (3-4 EUR per person per night paid directly to hotel)
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visas if required
  • Tourist hotel tax if required
  • Anything not mentioned as included

Optionals extras

  • Single room supplements where available
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel upgrades
  • Cancellation 45 days or more prior to departure is free (no penalties or costs) and a refund will be granted
  • Cancellation 44-29 days prior to departure – 10% cancellation fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation 28-14 days prior to departure – 30% cancellation fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation 13-8 days prior to departure – 50% cancellation fee of the total trip cost
  • Cancellation 7 days or less prior to departure – 100% cancellation fee
  • In the case of official restrictions or regulations (i.e lockdowns, border closures, forced quarantine) due to the Covid-19 pandemic, you are able to re-schedule your trip up to 14 days prior to departure
  • Covid-19 cancellation requests 14 days or less prior to departure are handled on a case by case basis
  • Illness due to covid-19 is not covered by this policy. Please make sure you purchase trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance to cover you in case of illness.