La Dolce Vita
What does one do with a bunch of delightful IT-consultants who have been in pretty much any ski resort worth mentioning? You take them to Cortina of course![:]Bob sledding at 130km/h, a couple of restaurants worthy of mentioning in the exclusive Guide Michelin, pistes for everyone and anyone, sunny terraces, the scenic mountains of the Dolomites, a burgeoning high street with renowned night-life, and a village centre with anything you might wish for from an Italian alpine gem.
Having sorted central accommodation, off we went on a sledding evening. Despite huge amounts of mountain-hut food and good table wine, we still managed to get everyone down the blue run without any major incidents. “Da capo!” (Again!) The skiing in Cortina caters for all needs and purposes, and is distributed on several mountains. One day we jumped on a bus to Arabba, the next village, where we rounded off our glacier skiing on the Marmolada mountain with a long sun-filled lunch at our regular hangout, Hotel Malita. Meetings, spa-visits, VIP nightclubbing, and the day is over.
When the grocery store didn’t collaborate, the restaurateur from a top venue in town relieved us from distress. Indeed, two hours later, the picnic was all set up in a sunny spot next to the piste and included Carlo’s own wine, cheeses and cold cuts. This trip can be spiced up a bit with a day in beautiful Venice to round up. Our consultants opted out this time around since they didn’t want to miss out a single day of skiing.