The Hotel Greif is a stunning alpine hotel with a gorgeous wellness area that boasts great views of the local mountain, Mount Sassongher. The towering vista is even visible when you're taking a lap or two in the indoor pool.
It's ideal for groups or families on holiday as everything from the public areas to the bedrooms are all spacious, gorgeously decorated rooms and have lots to keep everyone interested off the mountain.
Head to the cosy bar and lounge for a relaxing drink at the end of the day, take a swim, or even have a calming half hour in the sauna or steam room. There's also a hot tub for really easing those muscles, and heated ski lockers mean you'll have toasty boots first thing!
From the hotel to…
Hotel-run shuttle bus stop: Outside the hotel
Nearest lift: 900m to the Boe lift
Tuition meeting point: 900m (at the Boe lift)
Resort centre: 900m
About the resort
Corvara is a chic and vibrant base in the Dolomites. You have really easy access to the infamous 40km Sella Ronda circuit and also the Marmolada glacier. It's also one of the most picturesque resorts in Europe with 1220km of glorious pistes on your doorstep.
It's perfect for both intermediate and advanced levels of skiers and boarders, and you'll never have the chance to get bored due to the amount of pistes you'll have access to. Beginners will also be taken care of due to the abundance of gentle slopes close to the village.
Friendly, relaxed, but chic, Corvara is an ideal winter retreat for skiers and non-skiers alike. It's got great buzz - loads of wines to tastes and treatments to try out, cakes to eat and stuff to do! Of course there's lots of skiing to do, but there are many activities to do off mountain, ranging from a quiet aperitivo to the infamous 'boot bop' and champagne cocktails.
Area size: 1220km
Resort altitude: 1600m
Skiing altitude: 1600m to 3342m
Number of runs: 42 locally
Range of runs: 3% green, 49% blue, 32% red and 16% black
strong>Lifts: 5 drags, 15 chairs and 7 gondolas
Night skiing: No
Cross country trails: 15km
Snowmaking: 90% of runs covered
Resort bus: Yes
Food and drink
It's half board at Hotel Greif so you'll start your morning with an extensive (and very tasty) hot and cold breakfast buffet to pick and choose from. The evening meal is a four-course sit down affair with plenty of choices to help you fuel back up after a full day spent on the mountain.
The rooms at the Hotel Greif are beautiful and finished in a more modern, contemporary alpine style with a focus on gorgeous wood details and lots of natural light. Even the standard rooms are suited for three to four people with double beds as well as Queen-sized sofa beds.
Every room has a large window leading to a balcony, so no worries about missing out on the stunning mountain views. Besides all that, you can expect the usual amenities - satellite TV, telephone, internet, mini-safe and a bathroom with a bath or shower.
Families and kids
The Hotel Greif is perfectly suited for families. Everything from the rooms (spacious with loads of room and sleep space) to the activities (a children's ‘Birba' club that runs from Monday - Saturday from 9:30-6:30pm for four to thirteen year olds) is set up to make sure that families can have a great time together on the mountain.
Sports, recreation, and games are also organised for the kids throughout the day according to their age groups, and lunchtime supervision is available locally. For enquiries or to reserve places in the hotel-run children's club, please email email@example.com or call 0039 492 956 411.
Official rating: ****
Bar and cosy lounge
Indoor and outdoor pools
Sauna, steam room and hot tub
Free children's club
Heated ski lockers
Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck (in Austria)
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes
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