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Italy skiing

Ski hotels in Italy
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Browse Italy ski resorts:

Passo di Pampeago
Plan de Corones
Prato Nevoso

Rolle Pass

San Domenico di Varzo
San Martino di Castrozza
Schnalstal Val Senales
San Pellegrino Pass
Sella Nevea
Stelvio Pass

Tonale Pass

Val Gardena
Val di Fiemme

Skiing in Italy is often overlooked as a powder destination but you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that the slopes here are just as good as other countries in this area, though they are more economical and quieter. Combined with the excellent food and wine-Buon Appetite!-of Italy, a skiing vacation here is one of relaxation and pure enjoyment.

Italy caters more to intermediate and beginner skiers and snowboarders though don’t rule out advanced skiing and snowboarding-the winter Olympics have been held in Italy twice, the last having been Torino in 2006. The weekends are usually quite busy in Italian mountain resorts due to local traffic, but during the week you’ll enjoy some beautiful views and pistes all to yourself. Among the great ski resorts of Italy you’ll find the top spots at Madonna di Campiglio, Sestriere, Livigno, and Alagna Valsesia.

Madonna di Campiglio is arguably Italy’s best ski resort. Situated in the Dolomites, this upscale resort is popular with recreational skiers and snowboarders. Containing mostly beginner and intermediate runs over 120 kilometres of pistes you’ll find lots of terrain to play on here. The Ursus Park is also a great place to try some new tricks.

Sestriere, part of the Milky Way ski area, is one of the largest ski resorts in Italy with 598 individual pistes. Heli skiing is also available for those looking for a unique thrill, as is night skiing. You’ll find après entertainment here, and if you’re up in December get a chance to check out the Men’s World Cup competition.
Italy skiing

If you’re looking for a complete ski vacation check out Livigno. This mountain resort, made up of three villages: San Antonio, Santa Maria and San Rocco. There are 30 lifts accessing this mountain, which features a lot of really great, easy terrain suitably to beginner and intermediate riders. Apres ski you’ll find a host of excellent restaurants, great shopping, spas and hotels to keep you entertained off the slopes.

Italy’s best advanced skier resort is Alagna Valsesia, part of the Aosta Valley ski area. Skiers and snowboarders have the option to go up 1,700 metres by cable car to reach the 180 pistes. Advanced skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the challenge of the Olen and Bors valleys which offer fun off-piste riding. Heli-skiing is also available.

Italy is an excellent choice for those looking for a cozy family ski vacation. You’ll enjoy all kinds of terrain, gearing especially towards those beginning or in the intermediate level of snowboarding and skiing. Enjoy the lower rates Italy offers, while still experiencing great après ski, nightlife and of course, the beautiful food and wine Italy is famous for. See what Italy has to offer today by clicking on the individual ski resort links.



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