Italy has a lot to offer skiers, it’s in resort prices are some of the most competitive compared to other European destinations. Who doesn’t love Italian food, wine and hospitability. The slopes, mid-week at least, are deserted compared to French ski resorts, locals from the northern Italian cities only ski at weekends, and often only after fresh snow. This especially so, during the peak British school holiday half term week in February, as neither the Italian or German schools (the other big visitors to Italy) have a half-term holiday in February. Worth considering if you ski as a family group.
The Italy resorts are all very different, ranging from quaint mountain villages to higher purpose-built ski resorts, they cover the entire length of the Italian border from Sauze d’Oulx in the West to the magnificent Dolomites in the East.