We went skiing in Sappada over the weekend. Sappada is a cute little ski town in the Dolomites about 2 hours from us. We always stay at the Hotel Haus Michaela. The owner is so kind and helpful and the kids love her. She always gives them a bag of candy when we check-out and will customize their gelato order. That is service!
Sappada has a perfect ski hill for kids. I’m not sure if Clara will ever really take to it, but Benjamin is really flying now. Wish I had pictures of him in action.
We also enjoyed Nevelandia – which translates to snow land. It’s just a big snowy play land. They have bounce houses, an ice skating rink, sledding and tubing, trampolines, and a lot of room for snow angels. I wish I had taken more pictures, but picture taking with cold weather gear on is no small feat!
I went to look for Clara at one point and found her in this little cave.
We were lucky and got about 4 inches of fresh snow the night we got there.
I love the little alpine huts!
This was Clara’s favorite ride ever! I think she went around in this tube for 45 minutes. I thought she was going to sleep!
We even got to play in a real igloo!
We picked up this hand carved wooden mask at a local shop. These masks are used for Carnevale and are typical of this area.
I love this mask! The carver had even burned his name and date into the interior.
We just happened to be in Sappada for Carnevale last year. This is the full costume and a sample of more typical wooden masks.