Ski or Walk the Italian Way!

Ski or Walk the Italian Way!

Trip preview of two world-class resorts in the dramatic shadows of Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn, in the beautiful Italian Alps where life is at a relaxed pace. The international resorts of Courmayeur and Cervinia have lifts up to 12,739 feet, which guarantees snow every year, plus many winter walking trails and near-by villages so those who don’t want to ski will have many exciting options. PLEASE RSVP!
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Join trip leader Patti Polinsky to hear all about our upcoming trip to the Italian Alps. You can read the rough itinerary below, but please come to learn more about this trip and our Global Adventures program in general, plus get more details on you 1-week or 2-week options in Italy. Because our trips are led by volunteers, they're reasonably prices with a high level of service.

Join us at 7pm for huckleberry cobbler happy hour. The event will kick off officially at 7:15.


Explore the culture of Milan for a day. There are all the Roman historical sites,  the Leonardo Da Vinci's fresco of the Last Supper, the ornate coffee houses and of course, the famous Italian gelato. Milan's Museum of Science and Technology is one of the largest in Europe and not to be missed. It will take a day to explore all the exhibits.

The leader will welcome you to Italy at a favorite, very small, chocolate & coffee house  with an artistically created coffee or rich cocoa.  

We will stay in Milan 2 nights.

Next off  to Courmayer, the 5* ski resort (4,015 to 9,038- ft) with an 8 mile run to the valley floor or the 12.5 mile run of the Valley Blanc to Chamonix. The 3-day or longer pass includes skiing at Chamonix, Pila and La Thuile-La Rosier. Walkers can take the bus to Chamonix for the day or take the lift for a panoramic view of the Valley Blanc and Mt Blanc. Courmayeur is a lovely mountain village with a winding, walking street through the village. We will stay for 6 nights at a warm, welcoming, small family run hotel which will offer you personal attention.

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The second week we are off to Cervinia, the highest resort in Europe. It is easy to be dazzled by the mountain world around you, being surrounded by 29 peaks over 13,100ft. These are the highest mountains in Europe. Here you can ski  on 53 lifts on both the north and south sides of the Matterhorn. Ski into Zermatt, Switzerland on a 8 mile run  or ski to Cervinia on a 7 mile run. Fabulous scenery ad glaciers will captivate your attention during your every ride up the mountains for both skiers and walkers.  Walkers can take the ski lifts  explore the mountain or even go to Zermatt to spend the day.  Zermatt has history and a museum about the attempts of assents of the Matterhorn, great little restaurants and unparalleled  traditional views of the Matterhorn. Try paragliding from one of the many schools for the unusual views of the Matterhorn. We will stay here for 7 nights.

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At our hotel, a ski-in hotel, we will stay in Junior Suites, enjoy after skiing wellness center, a swimming pool with a water fall and grand 4-course Italian dinners and  buffet breakfasts.

Group limited to 13 guests. One week is possible if room is available. Less time in Milan is also possible.

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