Ski Resorts In Italy

Why choose a ski resort in Italy?

Italy is a fantastic destination and has long been overlooked by the British ski marker. Those in the know have started to move back there in hoards finding that it is excellent value for money compared to its French neighbours for example. Read more........

Ski Resorts In ItalyThere are many and varied ski resorts in Italy from the huge Dolomites and Milky Way ski areas to Cervinia which backs on to Switzerland, to the smaller more quaint areas such as the Monterosa ski area with its pretty villages and more laid back style.

Italy’s share of the British market has been slowly increasing in recent years with skiers looking to save money and its popularity is fast increasing.

Most popular ski areas in Italy

By far and away the largest and most popular ski area in Italy is the Dolomites with the Dolomiti Superski pass which consist of Arabba, Selva Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Canazei and Campitello amongst many others. This famous linked circular area is so under rated that we have to shout about it a little more! The lift system here has been upgraded and it’s surprisingly easy to get around on the varied terrain. The stunning views of the central dolomites which tower above you wherever you are on the circuit is one to behold.

This area is best suited to intermediate skiers who are looking for quiet slopes and excellent value for money. Lift pass prices are reasonable and eating out on the mountains is a joy not only to the palate but also the purse!

At 2050m, the highest, most snow sure and popular resort is Cervinia which backs on to Zermatt and the Famous Matterhorn peak. There are km’s of wide easy runs for even the most timid of skiers and the slopes are pretty and sunny. The link to Zermatt can sometimes close in high winds but if you can get over there do!

The village is quiet and attractive

The Milky Way ski area has been one of Ski Lines favourites for a long time. It backs on to Montgenevre in France and have an extensive varied range of pistes all at excellent value for money. The Milky way ski are consist Sestriere with the highest skiing, Pragelato where Club med have one of their flagship All-inclusive hotels, Sauze D’Oulx which has character and great après as well as the smaller less well known linked resorts of Claviere, Jovenceaux and Sansicario.

The three valleys of the Monterosa ski area offer quiet uncrowded varied slopes with plenty to suit the off piste enthusiast. Champoluc with tis traditional friendly town, Gressoney and Alagna offer skiing like it used to be in unspoilt mountain villages linked by lovely pistes best suited to intermediates.

Après ski in Italian ski resorts

If après is your thing you need to head for Sauze D’Oulx which has a great atmosphere with plenty of venues to choose from whether it be après bars, win bars, full on night clubs or live music venue. The town is set around a cobbled village square and has lots of restaurants to choose from too.

Italy for Families

Champoluc and Gressoney offer a wide range of chalets hotels and chalet hotels some with childcare included such as the Chalet hotel Val Verde in Gressony.

Club Meds hotel in Cervinia has kids clubs and is all inclusive so excellent value for money in this usually more expensive resort.

Recommended restaurants

Italy is one of the food capitals of the world and consequently is hard to find a bad restaurant here. One notable mountain restaurant lies in Sauze D’Oulx where there’s a lovely family run authentic restaurant on the piste serving rustic local dishes, its call Ciao Pais, well worth seeking out!

- Skiline have a variety of hotels in Italian resorts - From small rustic family run pensions up to all singing and dancing 5* all-inclusive resorts. We have something for everyone.
- The Hermitage in Sauze D’Oulx is right on the slopes and next to the main lift it’s an unbeatable good value hotel and great for groups.
- The Chalet hotel Breithorn in Champoluc is a former Italian run hotel and full of character in this pretty village.
- You can ski back to the door of the Chalet Soldanella in Selva.
- The Portavescovo is right at the foot of the piste in Arabba and the Pac Victoria chalet hotel in Cortina is great value for money and has a great reputation in this normally upmarket and more expensive resort.

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Arabba

The Italian ski resort of Arabba is located in the Dolomites mountain range within the Sella Ronda...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Bardonecchia

The Italian ski resort of Bardonecchia is located close to the Frejus road and rail tunnel, It’s...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 4

Bormio

Bormio Ski Resort 1

Bormio is a popular, upmarket ski resort situated in the central Alps in Italy’s Lombardy district, and...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 2

Canazei

The very modern ski lifts make the area of Canazei a model resort in the alpine arc,...

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Cervinia

Cervinia sits on the Italian side of the iconic Matterhorn Mountain in the Aosta Valley and is...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Champoluc

Is situated in the top of the most western valley of three in the Monterosa Ski Area...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 4

Cortina

Cortina Ski Resort 1

Cortina, known as the Pearl of the Dolomites, is one of the top resorts in the Dolomiti...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 2

Snowboarder: 3

Corvara

Corvara is well positioned with village lifts heading off to Selva, Arabba and San Cassiano – almost...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Courmayeur

The centre has a great atmosphere, as the lifts close, people pile into the many bars, some...

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Beginner: 2

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Gressoney

Its Alpine location means Gressoney is one of the most scenic resorts in the Aosta Valley with...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

La Thuile

Skiers in La Thuile enjoy spectacular scenery, with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa and Mont...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

La Villa (Sella Ronda)

La Villa is located at the foot of the Gardenazza and the Piz La Ila plateau with...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 5

Snowboarder: 4

Livigno

Most of the slopes are above tree level and the views from the mountain tops are stunning....

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 3

Advanced: 1

Snowboarder: 4

Ortisei

Ortisei is an attractive market town near to Selva which it is connected to via bus. There...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is one of Italys highest now sure resorts which is a great place for beginners...

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Beginner: 5

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 4

Pragelato

Linked to Sestriere and Nestled in the heart of the Alps in the beautiful Piedmont region, just...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 3

Sauze d'Oulx

Sauze d’Oulx is one of the villages in the extensive Italian Milky Way ski area which covers...

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Beginner: 4

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 4

Snowboarder: 5

Selva

The resort of Selva (AKA Val Gardena) is set in the Sella Ronda in a perfect position...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 5

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 3

Sestriere

Sestreiere is located within the Italian Milky Way ski area which includes other big named ski resorts...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 3

Snowboarder: 2

St Cristina

St Christina is a small village at 1450m connected to the 1220km Dolomites ski circuit and is...

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Beginner: 3

Intermediate: 4

Advanced: 4

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Val di Fassa

Val di Fassa is located in the far South Western corner of the Italian ski area of...

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