Pine Lodge Dolomites Selva Gardena, Italy
There’s nothing quite like the warmth of a bubbling hot tub to
welcome you in from the biting cold – add ridiculously good
views of the Dolomites and a glass of something chilled to
enjoy while immersed in bubbles, and life gets a little better.
Unesco World Heritage Sites aside, the main draw at the
impeccably presented, four-bedroom Pine Lodge, is its
proximity to so much good skiing. If you’re channelling Alberto
Tomba, you should join the hordes tackling the Sellaronda
circuit of the Sella Massif: 40km of uninterrupted pistes across
four Dolomite passes, and part of the Dolomiti Superski – one
of the world’s biggest ski areas (1,200km of slopes, 450 lifts and
50 towns). There’s a starting point for this escapade, as well as
more leisurely slopes and the nursery slopes of Selva, in Val Gardena, which is just 300m from your front door. Wind down afterwards in the lodge’s indoor subterranean
pool and sauna, or while away time on the consoles in the
games snug, before filling up on some prosecco, oysters and chateaubriand, with a side of Sella Massif vistas.