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Britain's Most Successful Skier Recommends Skiing in the Dolomites

Konrad meets the Dolomite Ski Safari

Dolomites Ski Safari Fresh Tracks

Inspired Italy Dolomites Ski Safari

“It’s as good as anything in France and the restaurants are twice as good and half the price” Konrad Bartelski.

Please keep going to France, we like it when it’s quiet!
— Konrad Bastelski
VAL GARDENA, ITALY, October 14, 2016 / -- December 13th, 2016, marks the 35 anniversary of Konrad Bartelski skiing “like a mad-man” down the Saslong in the beautiful Val Gardena, to achieve Britain's best ever finish in a mens world cup downhill ski race.

At 80mph, you cover 117ft a second. That’s four London double-decker buses, nose to tail. In the 1981 race, Bartelski was in first place at the mid-point, missing first place by a single bus length, 11 hundredths of a second, but did pick up the title of Britain's most successful downhiller. Bartelski beat some of the skiing greats including Klammer, Poborski, and Stock. He still holds the title of Britain’s most successful skier and there is little sign that anyone is about to take the title from him.

Bartelski returns to the Dolomite mountains when he can and retains a passion for the vast ski area, the largest network of interconnected ski lifts available on the planet. He relived every twist, turn and jump of his historical 1981 race with a group of Inspired ITALY’s Dolomites Ski Safariers.

We asked, “Why do you recommend the Dolomites for a ski holiday?” “It’s as good as anything in France and the restaurants are twice as good and half the price”, Konrad told us, finishing with the comment, “Please keep going to France, we like it when it’s quiet!”

Skiers can relive the thrill of Konrad's momentous race on the Classic Saslong Men’s World Cup Downhill with the famous Camel Humps, all the way from the start gate countdown, through every curve and compression of this historic slope as part of Inspired ITALY’s Dolomites Ski Safari.

The Saslong slope is one of three world cup slopes experienced as part the Dolomites Ski Safari, 7 night, 6 day, on-piste, hut-to-hut, ski journey through the vast Dolomite Super Ski area. Ideal for fit, intermediate skiers, the Dolomites Ski Safari covers over 120 ski miles in a week, never skiing the same slope twice, unless you really want to and fresh tracks every morning.

As well as skiing the Saslong, the Dolomites Ski Safari conquers the World Cup slope in Cortina d’Ampezzo which hosts the Women’s downhill and giant slalom races while the Gran Risa in Alta Badia is the home for the mens world cup slalom race.

J Tim Hudson
Inspired ITALY Ltd
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