We hold ski and yoga trips to the Dolomites, Italy. Below are some of the commonly asked questions we get about these trips. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, we’d love to hear from you, so we can help you as best we can. Contact us by phone or via our online forms.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What level of skiing do you cater for?

Novices to advanced. Our ski leaders will look after various small groups, but all on piste. We can readily organise off piste skiing for guests that request this, at a charge.

How can I tell what level I am?

Easy. We classify our guests into one of 6 different levels and ask you to select which one suits you best before you arrive for your ski holiday. This is done on your ski & fitness profile form.

What about absolute beginners?

We recommend that you start by joining the ski school (choose from individual or group instruction) and then, once you’re ready, you can join our novice ski group.

What’s a typical day?

07.00 – 08.30 Breakfast buffet. Choose from a huge selection of fruit, yoghurts, porridge, cereals, breads, eggs (cooked to order) and fresh juices, coffee, herbal and traditional teas.

07.00 – 07.45 Drop in for your morning stretch with a personal trainer and revive any aching limbs.

08.30 Depart to the piste and head up the mountain for a day of skiing, either with one of our team of ski leaders or on your own with friends or family.

13.00 Lunch. This does not have to be at 13.00 and could be at any number of great spots in the mountains.

16.00 Post-ski stretching and afternoon tea at the hotel.

17.00 – 17.45 Fitness training session.

18.00 – 19.00 Yoga class.

20.15 Delicious, nutritious dinner.

Travelling alone?

Many of our guests travel alone, and are looked after by our team of experts from the moment they arrive at the airport till we all say goodbye. The team is on hand to look after guests throughout the holiday and will make sure everyone feels at home and relaxed at all times. And, out on the piste, you can join any of our small groups which are lead by one of our team of ski leaders.

Do we all ski together?

Every day, guests will be able to select which group they wish to join for the day. Your choice will depend on your level of ski ability and where each group is heading for the day. The point is that you’re never on your own (unless you want to be) and can join whatever suits you best. Group size from 6 to 12.

Are families welcome?

Absolutely. The children can have just as much fun skiing as everyone else! However, they will not be able to join the fitness or yoga classes. We anticipate that families will want to ski together or that the children will join the ski school for either individual lessons or group lessons. Children under 8 do not need a ski pass if a parent has one. Older children benefit from discounts. See: Children’s ski passes. We have arranged for there to be an early supper for families with small children from 18.30 to 20.00.

What’s included in the cost of my holiday?

7 nights ensuite accommodation
Local transfers to / from Innsbruck on our recommended flights from London Gatwick
Morning stretch class
Healthy breakfast
Depart hotel from 08.30 (free shuttle)
Fun skiing with your friends or with our team of ski leaders
Post-ski stretching, followed by afternoon tea
Afternoon fitness training sessions
Evening yoga class
Sauna, steam room, hot tub and swimming pool
Delicious, nutritious dinner
What are the extra ski related costs of the holiday?

Ski pass – this depends on the number of days you wish to have the pass and the area(s) you wish to ski. A 6 day guest pass for the all encompassing Dolimite Superski area is €205 per person. Daily or other options. All ski passes can be organised for you at hotel reception on arrival.

Ski & boots hire – 6 day hire for skis is approx €120 and boots €50. The local hire company will visit you at the hotel upon arrival and fit you out with skis and boots.

Snow board hire – 6 day hire for board is approx €110 (or €30 per day) and shoes €50. The local hire company will visit you at the hotel upon arrival and fit you out with skis and boots.

Other kit hire – ski touring kit is approx €50 per day; snow shoes €15 per day. The local hire company will visit you at the hotel upon request and fit you out with whatever you need.

Transfer costs – there are no transfer costs for guests travelling to the primary ski lift, but those wishing to head off on snow shoes or to go ski touring (i.e. away from the pistes) will incur a transfer charge of approx €22 per person (assuming a group of 8).

Ski lessons – one to one ski instruction is available from €36 to €62 per hour (depending on the time of day you prefer). One additional person pays €10 more, and the third (or more) participant pays €5. See Ski School Individual Lessons. Alternatively the local ski school charges a weekly rate of €165 for 17.5 hours of group tuition. We are very happy to make all necessary reservations for you.

Please note that all prices indicated are not controlled by us and may therefore vary depending on timing, availability etc.

Other costs?

Lunch – is the only other essential cost not covered. This is because, depending on the day, you could be just about anywhere in the Dolomites. Happily, this being Italy, lunch will be good where ever you choose to stop.

Spa treatments – since the hotel you will be staying in was recently voted by Conde Nast Traveller as ‘the best spa hotel in Europe’ you may be tempted to try a treatment or two. You can book these direct in advance or during your stay. Spa Menu

What are the stretch classes?

Every morning all our guests will be able to join a stretch class to help limber up for the day ahead and stretch out any aching muscles from the previous day. The ‘drop-in’ stretch classes will run continuously from 07.00 to 07.45. There’s also afternoon stretching at the end of a day on the slopes from 16.00 – 16.30.

What are the fitness sessions?

Every afternoon from 17.00 – 17.45 there will be a fitness training option for those who wish to join in. This will take the form of circuit training and our expert personal trainers will ensure that all participants – whatever their age or fitness levels – can work on and improve their cardio fitness, stamina and strength.

What are the yoga classes like?

Every evening from 18.00 – 19.00 there will be a yoga class for guests to join if they wish to. This will cater for all levels of experience, including absolute beginners. Our yoga teachers are all highly regarded and more than capable of providing a rewarding yoga class for all levels of ability. An afternoon yoga class is a wonderful way of stretching your body after a day of skiing and looking after your flexibility. Plus, of course, giving you the opportunity to relax your mind too.

What’s the food like?

Delicious, nutritious and healthy. Hotel Rosa Alpina is rightly famous for its cuisine and our chefs and nutritionists work closely with theirs to ensure that everything is as you would expect. Breakfast offers a huge selection of fruit, yoghurts, porridge, cereals, breads, eggs (cooked to order) and fresh juices, coffee, herbal and traditional teas. Dinners are delicious and nutritious.

What if I have any special dietary requirements?

The ski and fitness profile form, which you’ll complete before the holiday, will provide you with the opportunity to tell us about any special dietary requirements that you have – be it vegetarian, vegan or other requirements/allergies. We cater for everyone. We have devised a menu suitable for all guests and that can be tailored to meet all needs, and in addition they work together to ensure the finest local ingredients are sourced for the fabulous gourmet, healthy cuisine.

Is the hotel exclusively for fitscape guests?

Yes.

What’s in the gym?

An assortment of cardio-vascular and resistance equipment, plus free weights.

What’s in the spa?

The award winning spa has a good sized swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam rooms, and relaxation areas. These can be enjoyed by guests without charge. Treatments may be booked and paid for in advance or organised once at the hotel. Spa Menu

What constitutes a ‘typical’ group?

Obviously all weeks are different, however we have found that typically our groups have been mixed with a number of guests travelling on their own. Guests tend to span all age ranges. We have had guests from the UK, Europe, US and elsewhere, and we typically have a wide range of fitness levels on each week. What we have found is that all groups to date have been made up of fun, friendly, like-minded people who have quickly felt at ease with each other and made firm friendships during the week, and who all come to fitscape with a similar aim for the week.

How do the airport transfers work?

If you are travelling on one of the recommended flights, one or more of our team will be at the airport to meet the flight, waiting in the arrivals hall with a clear fitscape sign that you can’t miss, so you’ll immediately feel welcomed and meet other guests. We’ll then take you all to the venue, where you’ll be greeted by the rest of the team . On the last day, we’ll transport everyone back to the airport, allowing plenty of time for you to make your recommended flight and do any last minute shopping.

What else do I need to know before coming away?

After you have booked your fitscape holiday we’ll email you with a detailed list of things to consider before your time away, such as travel insurance, contact details and address of the venue, recommended flights (which we can advise at time of booking), temperatures to expect while away, recommended clothing and footwear, currency details and passport/visa requirements if any. We will ask you to complete our ski and fitness profile form. You can call us any time on 0845 458 0723 if you have any unresolved questions in advance of your trip. We’re always happy to help.

All prices correct at time of publication but may vary.