Top ski resorts in Italy

Top 30 Ski Resorts in Italy


Bardonecchia

Bardonecchia ski resort Italy

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Come ski one of the most gorgeous spots in the Western Alps.  Bardonecchia skiing is unparrelled with both piste and off-piste skiing, incredible views and Apres Ski activities for everyone.   Come satisfy every desire with restaurants, bars and pubs, night clubs, movie theaters, a swimming pool, fitness centers, and much more for the sports enthusiast.  Come ski some of Italy’s best.

Sestriere

Sestriere ski resort Italy

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Ski the Milky Way. Resting on a sunny plateau, Sestriere is the absolute ski resort for both beginners and intermediate skiers and boarders who want to enjoy some grand adventure in the snow. This extraordinary Italian ski resort is part of the Milky Way Ski area and has access to 598 individual pistes and grants you access to other Milky Way resorts such as Claviere, Sansicario, Sauze d’Oulx and Montgenevre.  Sestriere itself is above 1500m with pistes above 2500m and 92 ski lifts making the skiing and boarding an incredible adventure.  Sestriere’s Après Ski is well known for its lively nightlife with two piano bars and a discotheque among other exciting things to do off the slopes.

Sauze d’Oulx

Sauze 'd Oulx, Italy

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Ski one of the larger, more popular resorts of the Milky Way.  Located at one end of the 250m lift-linked Via Lattea or Milky Way, Sauze d’Oulx has access to over 400km of pistes available for all abilities. Sauze is an intermediate skier’s dream providing mainly intermediate runs. For advanced skiers there is a connection to Sestriere and the black runs at the top of Mount Motta and Mount Sises, and the Olympic Kandahar Slalom and Kandahar Barchetta runs. If you enjoy venturing off the beaten track, Sauze has some incredible off piste skiing through the trees. Beginners are also catered to with excellent ski and snowboard schools to get them on the slopes in no time.

Claviere

Claviere ski reort Italy

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Another part of “The Milky Way, Claviere has access to 598 individual pistes with 33 km of pisted ski runs and 12 lifts on Claviere itself.  The resort itself is above 1500m and the snow cover is very reliable.  Snowboarding on Claviere is amazing as well and Claviere provides skiing and boarding for all levels of ski hounds.  The Après Ski experience is lower key but diverse for all types of adventurers on and off the slopes.

Limone’ Ski Resort

Come ski one of Italy’s oldest Alpine Ski Resorts.  Limone is one of the oldest and most picturesque Old Italian villages centered around a twelfth-century church and has been welcoming skiers and sports hounds since the beginning of the sport.  Skiing at Limone’ is very extensive, with runs for every level of skier and boarder and with all of its older drag lifts having been replaced with high capacity chair lifts and a faster modern gondola, skiing at Limone’ can be quite an adventure for every level of skier.  Limone’ is exceptionally placed  only a few kilometers from the French border and only a mere hour’s drive from the sea, the resort has a very Mediterranean and ‘Real Italy’ feel to it, with its narrow cobbled streets, ancient church and modern twist of lively nightlife and gourmet food available.

Alagna Valsesia

Alagna Valsesia, Italy

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Come ski one of the world’s greatest lift-served verticals in the Skiing world.  Alagna Valsesia is a paradise for advanced skiers who have a penchant for off-piste skiing, extreme skiing or heli-skiing. Part of the Aosta Valley Ski area, Alagna Valsesia has access to 180 individual pistes with over 15km of pisted ski runs at AlagnaValesia itself and with pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and boarding is almost always guaranteed throughout the season giving even the most ardent ski hound hours of adventures.  With the right ski lift pass, you can ski or snowboard on the other Aosta Valley ski resorts of Breuil-Cervinia, Courmayeur, Crévacol, Etroubles, Pila and Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses.

Bormio

Bormio ski resort Italy

Need a beginner’s paradise to ski?  Bormio is the ideal place for the beginner skier who is just being exposed to European skiing.   Bormio has a lovely, charming village and town center that caters to the ski resort making it a quaint experience for those who have not experience the intense European ski vacation.  The Mountain itself offers a different ski experience than those at other ski resorts as this particular ski destination is located in the Lombardy district of Italy surrounded by Alpine peaks and is not truly appropriate for advanced skiers due to fewer challenges offered to them but is a haven for the beginner.  Bormio offers access to 113 individual pistes with 39 km of pisted runs on Bormio itself, 24 ski lifts and a Snow boarder’s fun park and offers a variety of ski schools, training and support for every level of beginner.  For the Après Ski Bormio has a great selection of bars, pubs, restaurants and even cultured sophisticated choices like the Mozart Tea Room.  Bormio offers a little something for everyone wanting to first experience what the European Ski experience is all about. 

Livigno

Livigno ski resort Italy

Come ski where the Europeans love to ski!  Livigno is the highest livable ski resort in Europe and is an Italian resort with a fabulous European following.   With its higher elevations, it has guaranteed snow when the lower elevation resorts do not, adding to its attractiveness.  Nearly constant, guaranteed snow is an immense draw to ski hounds of all levels. Skiing on both sides of Livigno valley is most suitable for the beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders. Livigno is not as suited for the advanced or extreme skier even though there is access to more than 30 lifts on both sides of the mountain

Santa Caterina

Skiing for all levels of skiers!  With over 1000 vertical metres of slopes from the top of Mount Sobretta right into the centre of the town, Santa Caterina, has skiing for everyone. Even though Santa Caterina caters to the intermediate and advanced skier, even the beginner has terrain to learn on. Santa Caterina is also a major cross country skiing center for those who prefer a low key ski trip. This resort is not equipped for the boarder, but does have a small amount of free ride opportunities in the powder fields. The Apres ski experience is mainly low key and based around the local hotel restaurants and bars but offers fun activities like a moonlit snowshoe walk which will appeal to everyone.

Alpe di Mera

Alpe di Mera, Italy

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Come ski Alpe di Mera which has 16 individual pistes, 8 ski lifts, unique off piste terrain and a ski-in ski-out resort.  This resort is perfect for the intermediate skier and boarder with excellent runs throughout, some great steeps and deeps and excellent powder.  The Après ski experience is lively and fun with various restaurants, bars and pubs and nightlife activities that includes everyone.

Alta Badia

Come ski the Sella Ronda circuit in Italy.  Alta Badia is part of the Sella Ronda ski circuit, which is comprised of six charming villages all lift linked together. If you get bored at one ski area, with the right lift ticket you can enjoy each of the areas in Sella Ronda as well as their villages.  The skiing is unparalleled with varied terrains throughout and the après ski is lively and fun, with something to do for every member of your party.

Bergamo

Come ski on 71 individual pistes at the Bergamo Ski area.  You can not only ski on Bergamo, but with a combined lift pass, you can enjoy the slopes of CastionedellaPresolana, Colere, Foppolo, Monte Pora and Schilpario.  There is excellent terrain for every level of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert, and all are well-catered for in Bergamo as well as the boarders in your party.  The Après Ski adventure is filled with the villages of all of the ski areas which include tons of restaurants, bars and pubs, night clubs, kids’ activities and a little something for everyone!

Breuil-Cervinia

Breuil-Cervinia, Italy

Come ski the Italian ski resort on the Matterhorn!  Breuil-Cervinia is located in the Aosta Valley which is directly on the border of Switzerland at the southern tip of the Matterhorn.  The Matterhorn, which is called “Cervino“in Italian, is one of the highest peaks in the Alps, and offers some of the world’s best skiing and Italy offers some of it.  Breuil-Cervinia offers 148km of groomed slopes stretching between 1524m and 3480m. With access to 180 individual pistes, some above 2500 metres the skiing and boarding is assured throughout the season and offers a wide variety of terrain and adventure.  This resort even offers winter sports during the summer, so come ski the Italian Matterhorn!

Campitello di Fassa

A smaller but friendly intimate ski resort at Campitello di Fassa offers high standards for all skiers. With direct access to 7 individual pistes, 7 ski lifts and skiing above 2000 metres, and generally reliable snow cover, skiing at Campitello di Fassa is fun and reliable with a bit of adventure thrown in.  Come enjoy a hot cup of café at one of the local restaurants, a pint of ale or just go back to your lodging and enjoy the incredible scenery that encompasses Campitello di Fassa!

Cavalese

Come ski over 100km of slopes!  The Italian ski resort of Cavalese is part of the Val di Fiemme ski area which is made up of the five resorts of AlpeCermis, Alpe di Pampeago, Bellamonte-AlpeLusia, Latemar, PassoLavaze-Oclini and RassoRolle.  With all of these resorts interconnected, skiers can enjoy over100km of skiing and snowboarding on a wide variety of terrain, serviced by 45 lifts and an integrated network of ski buses for snow hounds to get around between one valley and another.   Skiing is available for all levels of skiing and snowboarding is available at the resorts where a terrain park and half pipe are located.  The après ski experience is available at a wide variety of lively spots to pass the time away during the evenings at many restaurants, bars and even a disco.  So come enjoy the fun and adventure at Cavalese.

Cortina d’ Ampezzo

 
Cortina 'd Ampezzo
Come ski where Italy’s rich and famous ski! Cortina d’ Ampezzo is one of the most popular Italian ski resorts and is the preferred destination of Europes rich and famous. Also known as the Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina d`Ampezzo is part of the DolomitiSuperski Area that has access to 668 individual pistes, some above 2500 metres, ensuring skiing and snowboarding throughout the winter season.  The skiing and boarding at Cortina d; Ampezzo is more diverse than at most resorts in the Dolomites because of its consistent yet varied terrain.  This resort is perfect for all levels of skiers and has something on the slopes for everyone.  The Apres ski at Cortina is a bit more unique as you can be walking through the streets and see someone famous doing just as you are and for the evening there is a wide range of bars, restaurants and discotheques and occasionally there is even ice disco dancing at the rink, to liven up your stay.

Ski Arabba

Come ski one of the highest mountains along the Dolomites! Located by the Marmolada glacier, Ski Arabba offers incredible ski terrain and is part of the DolomitiSuperski Area giving it access to over 668 individual pistes and outstanding off piste skiing as well.  The Arraba resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible and with pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season. Ski Arraba offers 29 lifts, a Snow Park and excellent terrain for boarders and great skiing especially for the beginner and intermediate skier.  There is always something for every snow hound in your group!

PassoTonale

Passo Tonale, Italy

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Come ski at the highest ski resort in Italy!  Part of the SkiramaAdamello-Brenta Ski Area, PassoTonale is the highest ski resort and offers amazing powder and a longer season on the slopes.  PassoTonale is a smaller resort with smaller slopes making it suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers and perfect for families and young ones just learning to ski. With access to 87km of downhill skiing, 30 individual pistes, 30 lifts, adventurous off piste skiing and trails that are largely wide, sunny and above the treeline, PassoTonale is the perfect low key ski destination!

SelvaValgardena

SelvaValgardena Italy

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Located at 1,563 metres above sea level, SelvaValgardena is considered one of the best ski and winter sports destinations in Italy.  Besides the incredible skiing and boarding, SelvaValgardena has scenery and views that will take your breath away. It is the ideal destination to visit in winter or summer for everything from skiing and boarding to hiking and biking and is known to be one of the most beautiful ski resorts in Italy.

Val di Fiemme

Located withing the DolomitiSuperski Ski Area, Val di Fiemme has access to 668 marked ski runs, a combined total of 123 individual pistes with some pistes above 2500 metres, insuring great skiing and boarding throughout the season. Val di Fiemme also offers a wide range of winter activities with snowboarding, night skiing, ice skating and other activities for the pleasure of Val di Fiemme visitors. Regarded as one of the most beautiful areas in Northern Italy, Val di Fiemme offers breathtaking scenery along with its outstanding skiing and boarding for all levels of snow hounds.

Gressoney

Gressoney, Italy

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Located among the Italian Alps, Gressoney offers not only a lovely view of the scenic countryside found in this region of Italy, but world acclaimed for its skiing, boarding and other winter sports and skiing activities. The Italian ski resort of Gressoney Saint Jean is part of the Monterosa Ski Area and has access to 64 individual pistes, 11 lifts and some pistes above 2500 metres, making the skiing and snowboarding assured throughout the season. Gressoney does not offer a lot in the way of après ski, but is an excellent ski destination if you want to ski hard all day then relax in the evening over a quiet beer or two. This resort is for the

Campo Felice

Campo Felice, Italy

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Come ski the Mecca for Roman Skiers!  Located in the central part of the Apennine Mountains in the Province of L’Aquila in the Abruzzo Region of Italy, Campo Felice is one of the most renowned ski resorts in Italy with over 16 km of slopes, a wide variety of terrain for both skiers and boarders and is also one of the few ski resorts in central Italy to allow you to ski cross-country between two mountain ranges. Also home to two of the most famous ski schools in Italy, Campo Felice caters to the beginner skier.  For the Après Ski experience, Campo Felice offers a charming village for everything you need for an evening of lively or relaxing fun.

DolomitiSuperski

Come ski the largest ski area in the world!  The magnificent DolomitiSuperski area has abundant adventure to offer skiers looking for a challenge. But not just for the advanced skier, Dolomiti also caters to the intermediate and beginner skier and boarder as well. This incredible ski area is renowned for its beautifully groomed pistes, a well-organized and well maintained lift system, welcoming locals, charming villages and the most spectacular scenery. For the Après ski, the Dolomiti villages (40 of them) offer quaint mountain bars and pubs, assorted restaurants, some which are world famous), local delicacies and a lively nightlife to keep anyone in your party busy after a long day of skiing.

San Cassiano

San Cassiano, Italy

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Part of the DolomitiSuperski Area, San Cassiano is surrounded by spectacular limestone cliffs and towers which will take your breath away especially in the late afternoon sunshine. This charming ski resort lies between Cortina and Val Gardena and is one of four villages around the Ski Carousel play area and is home to one of the world’s most distinctive and unforgettable ski runs, the Hidden Valley and once you get to the bottom of this gorgeous run you can be pulled back to the lifts by horse. The skiing is excellent for all levels of skiers and features miles and miles of runs of everything from easy to the more advanced blacks.  For the boarders, San Cassiano offers the advantage of wide open pistes and a snow park close by. So for a well-rounded ski vacation, San Cassiano is the place to be!

Madonna di Campiglio ski resort

Madonna di Campiglio ski resort

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Come ski the Pearl of the Dolomites!  Madonna di Campiglio is located among a separate group of dolomites called the Gruppo di Brenta and can be found near PassoTonale and the Presena Glacier. This ski resort has been visited by royalty like Princess Sissi and the Emperor Franz Josef, and the rich and famous like Michael Schumacher and Naomi Campbell making the resort one of prestige.  Madonna di Campiglio offers stunning scenery 120km of runs, with 46 lifts of mainly intermediate slopes and even though the skiing at this resort is not overly adventurous and primarily caters to the intermediate and beginner skier, it is popular with snowboarders as there is an excellent terrain park.  For the Apres ski, Madonna di Campiglio offers a variety of four star hotels and over twenty restaurants and a variety of nightlife to liven up your evenings.

Zoldo Alto

A little something for everyone! Zoldo Alto is located in the Zoldo Dolomites and is overlooked by Pelmo and Civetta.  Zoldo Alto has access to over 80km of slopes (which includes neighboring resorts), a charming village and winter, cultural and outdoor activities for all, including walking, Alpine and Nordic skiing, climbing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides and even homemade ice cream for the child in everyone.  If Zoldo Alto isn’t enough for you, it is close to one of the most beautiful tourist resorts in Italy, Ski Civetta, which offers 30 km slopes (80 considering the whole district) night skiing on three lit slopes. So the fun never ends at Zolto Alto!

Teglio

Come ski 800 metres of vertical descent! Teglio Ski Resort located in the Lombardia Region in Italy is a very small ski resort with just three ski lifts and 5 pistes but it is renowned for its remarkable 800 metres (2625 feet) vertical descent. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is reliable and for the entire season.  Teglio offers skiing for every ability level and has instructors for those in need of a lesson or two. If Alpine skiing isn’t your thing, then Teglio also offers a variety of Cross country ski trails and other off the slopes activities like snowshoeing, hiking, sleigh rides and the Après ski experience is small and limited but adequate for a relaxing night off the slopes. 

Sterzing

A large and impressive Italian Ski Resort, Sterzing is located near the Val Isarco regional pass and it is incredibly close by to Innsbruck. You can reach the Sterzing slopes right from the edge of town by cable car and enjoy 12km of ski runs, 6 lifts and skiing above 2000 metres with reliable and long lived snow coverage. There is skiing for all levels of skiers and boarders and the Après ski experience is low level and relaxing with a variety of restaurants, bars and pubs and shops for a night off the slopes.

Falcade

Come ski some of the best skiing in the Dolomites at Falcade! Situated near an exquisite little village, located in a cheerful sun filled valley and encircled by astounding mountain peaks with Marmolada Mountain being the highest. With over 100kms of runs and around 60kms of cross country runs with 28 lifts and outstanding snow making capabilities, ensuring good skiing throughout the season. Falcade is well known for its “Lovers Run”, a ten km run that goes between Falcade and Magherita and passes through spectacular scenery.  The Après ski experience is lively and fun with a variety of lodging, restaurants, bars, pubs and nightlife for everyone!

Asiago

Asiago is mainly well known for its 500 kilometers of Nordic or cross country routes which are used to host the dog sled races that are held here during the winter but also has some excellent Alpine ski runs for all levels of skiers and boarders.  Runs of all types, promise that whatever level of expertise, whether beginner or expert, you will find something to equal. Every level runs are varied and in total there are 35 blue runs, 32 red and 15 black. With advanced snow making machines, the ski season runs from early December and ensures great snow coverage throughout the season.  If you decide you want activities off the slopes, enjoy ice skating, ice hockey, dog sledding, snow shoeing and an impressive Après Ski scene with tons of bars, restaurants and night clubs, Asiago offers fun for all.

Date posted: 12th March, 2014

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