Italy ski resorts always used to compete with other European countries on price, as it was notably cheaper than the other three main
Alpine countries, such as Italy, Switzerland and Austria. The difference is now so great, so it now has to compete in terms of
the holidays it offers. Many Italian resorts now boast modern and fast lifts, advanced snow making and the scenery is splendid
particularly so in the Dolomites. If we carried out a survey of our clients who ski in Italy I feel the number one reason they go
would be the mountain restaurants, of which there are many, normally small and family run, and all now are smoke free.
The Italians don't take their skiing too seriously, late starts, long lunches and early finishes leaves the slopes clear for the rest of us.
Many Italians only ski at weekends so during the week the slopes are generally quiet. This is particularly so for resorts close to the
northern cities such as Cortina, Courmayeur and Madonna where the slopes can feel empty during the week, great for us Brits who normally
ski for the whole week. This is not so noticeable in resorts in the Dolomites as the Germans, like us, ski for the week.
The accommodation in Italian ski resorts is mainly in hotels. We have a very limited selection of chalets that are always booked quickly,
so early booking is recommended.
We understand that in all Italian resorts it is now compulsory for all children under 14 to wear a crash helmet, a safety issue we all
at Skiline agree with.
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