Guests at Adler Dolomiti, one of Italy’s four Adler Spa Resorts, now have easier access to the vast Dolomite Superski area, one of the largest in Europe. New for winter 2019 is Adler Dolomiti’s “Sky & Fly” package, which offers skiers the chance to take a helicopter shuttle throughout the region’s 12 ski resorts, 450 lifts and 760 miles of groomed trails at altitudes of more than 10,000 feet.
Skiers and snowboarders can take the helicopter shuttle further and deeper into areas such as Cinque Torri, Cortina and the trio of peaks known as Drei Zinnen. They will be accompanied by professional guides who will customize the itinerary to suit their guests’ ability and preferences, but will always include plenty of fresh tracks and impressive Alpine views. At the end of the day, skiers and boarders especially will appreciate the chance to soothe their sore muscles at the hotel’s spa, where diverse offerings include seven different steam and sauna areas and nearly 30 massages on the treatment menu. The “Sky & Fly” package has a minimum of six participants.
Of course, guests don’t need a helicopter to immerse themselves in Dolomiti Superski. Adler Dolomiti serves as an ideal central base for exploring, as it’s just a few minutes' walk to three different lifts: The Seceda cable car (which can be reached from the ski room by escalator), the gondola to Alpe di Siusi or the Rasciesa funicular.
Adler Dolomiti’s spa known for its sprawling Water World area, which has more than 30,000 square feet of hot and cold pools, baths, saunas and relaxation areas. Highlights include the salt grotto and rock salt sauna, the Rasul bath (with mud and herbal steam), a floral-scented steam room and the women’s-only rose-petal bath and lounge area. There are dozens of spa treatments available, such as Ayurvedic massage, Reiki and Alpine baths with local pine needles and hay. Respiratory therapy, which can be used as a weight loss or a stress-management technique, is one of the newer offerings. Treatments at all three hotel spas feature Adler’s own skincare products.
The 114-room hotel is in the center of Oritsei overlooking the mountains. The original inn, which dates to 1810, still stands, along with the turreted 1905 Bittner House and the yellow main building, designed in 1925 by the prominent Austrian architect Clemens Holzmeister. The hotel décor mixes clean lines, warm wood tones and large windows.