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THINK­ING of an over­seas snow hol­i­day? Our look at Ja­pan, Canada and Italy has plenty of great in­spi­ra­tion for that next pow­der hol­i­day.

FROM the first view of the rock faces high above the snow line, the Dolomites of­fer an in­com­pa­ra­ble ski hol­i­day in Italy.

Here are some of the top rea­sons why the Dolomites should be your top pri­or­ity when book­ing your next over­seas snow hol­i­day.

The re­gion of the Dolomites com­prises 12 val­ley com­mu­ni­ties, 45 vil­lages and the area boasts an im­pres­sive snow­mak­ing cov­er­age of 97 per cent on their 1200 km of slopes.

The Dolomites will have you know that they have ten times the acreage of WhistlerBlack­comb, more lifts, runs and snow can­nons than Les 3 Val­lées and the facts do re­ally speak for them­selves.

Dolomites Fast Facts

Dolomiti Su­per­ski es­tab­lished in 1974 3000 sq km re­gion 450 lifts 4600 snow can­nons and 320 snow groomers 630,000 per­sons/hour up­hill lift­ing 25 snow parks 13 Miche­lin star restau­rants with at least one star Chil­dren three to eight years ski free 100 WIFI hotspots An­nual in­fra­struc­ture up­grades - 2015/16 in­vest­ment equates to $110 mil­lion in Aus­tralian dol­lars The Dolomites (i Dolomiti) is the world’s largest in­ter­con­nected ski area. In fact, the num­ber of lifts and the abil­ity to go from val­ley to val­ley is al­most as breath­tak­ing as the phys­i­cal beauty of the moun­tains. On June 26, 2009, the Dolomites Moun­tains were placed on the pres­ti­gious UNESCO list of Nat­u­ral World Heritage Sites. This con­firms the Dolomites’ sta­tus as one of the world’s most beau­ti­ful and unique nat­u­ral won­ders. Con­vinced? We thought so. Please call the team at Dolomites ski tours for all your travel needs re­lated to this mag­nif­i­cent ski area - (02) 9997 2475.

EPIC: The lit­tle re­sort of Arabba, which is sur­rounded by moun­tain passes, is a per­fect des­ti­na­tion in the Dolomites for steep ski­ing lines.

PHOTOS: Dolomites Ski Tours

WORLD HERITAGE: The Dolomites re­gion of Alpe de Siusi af­fords those who visit mag­nif­i­cent views of the World Heritage listed peaks of the Ital­ian ski area.

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