Italy is a must for any winter sports enthusiast although strangely it is often overlooked as a ski holiday destination. From perfectly prepared wide open slopes, some great off-piste skiing and excellent food: this is just a taster of what you will find during your ski holiday in Italy. Compared to its more northerly neighbours, Italy is relatively inexpensive but certainly doesn’t lack in the quality of its services. The ski slopes are also generally much quieter so long lift queues are not really an issue.
When we think of a ski holiday in Italy, we immediately think of the majestic Dolomites. Skiing in the midst of the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites is to be experienced at least once in a lifetime – most people get hooked straight away and return again and again... For those looking for lively evening entertainment, there’s maybe less than in France and Austria, but what you do find is in true Italian style!
Snow, snow and more snow! It's been one heck of a ski season this winter, with January breaking one snow record after another. After a warm and dry start to the season in most ski resorts, Austria was blessed with 7 metres of snow in just 7 days! France, Switzerland, Andorra and Italy eventually got their share of snow as well. Did you go skiing this year? Did you get lucky with the snow conditions? Join us as we reminisce once more about the ski season before admitting defeat for the summ... More ›
Turin (also known as Turin-Caselle) isn’t the first airport you think of when you’re planning your ski holiday in the Alps, but this airport in Piemonte is actually within reach of some of the best ski resorts in Italy, France and even Switzerland. What’s more, the ski resorts near Turin Airport generally boast high-altitude slopes with stunning mountain views and no crowds, making it a fantastic skiing destination no matter what your level. Turin itself is a lovely city worth spending a day or ... More ›
Following the inauguration of the Carosello 3000 gondola in December 2017, the Italian ski resort of Livigno has opened two more new lifts to further modernise the ski area. A new chairlift and a connecting gondola have been installed on the Mottolino "Fun" Mountain. Service has also been improved by regular shuttles between Livigno's two ski areas this season. Here's everything you need to know about the new lifts.... More ›
The snow that's been dumping down on the Austrian Alps is finally moving further abroad to France, Switzerland and Italy. The departments of Savoie and Haute Savoie in the northern French Alps, Graubünden and Bern in Switzerland are already receiving some fresh powder. Livigno has also received some flurries, and more Italian ski resorts have snow in the forecast for the next few days. Meanwhile, in Austria, the snowfall is expected to taper off by Friday but acute danger of avalanches persis... More ›
There’s no better place to ski than the land of wine and cheese! Oh, and powder snow! Thanks to its massive linked ski areas, its world-class off-piste terrain and its lively ski villages, France is one of our favourite places to ski. Here are ten reasons why!... More ›
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