Italy has plenty to offer. Succulent and delicious food, ancient sites, rich history, and even some of the best beaches on the continent. But during the winter, let’s not forget about the mountains and the impressive slopes and valleys that are covered in a powdery white snow. Get your board and skis and head to Italy for some of the most fantastic winter sports holiday you can imagine!
Madonna di Campiglio
This spot is considered one of the best in the country and it’s not hard to see why. A friendly and charming village is surrounded by beautiful mountains in the Dolomites. The skiing here is for all levels and the highest point is 2,600 meteres. There are around 150 kilometers of skis runs in the area.
Selva di Val Gardena
Locate in the south Tyrol region this spot is an attractive skiing destination, but there is plenty more in the area as well. Know for is good eateries, delightful centers, and entertainment, this location is one of the most authentic in the area. It’s not as posh as some of the others around it and that’s what makes it so likable and comfortable. You can enjoy over 1,000 kilometers of slopes and 500 kilometers more with the interconnected slopes. Cross-country, carving, sledding, ice climbing and even paragliding can be enjoyed in the area.
Bormio and Livigno
Both located in the Lombardy region and near the National Park of Stelvio. There are over 100 pistes for you to sled, slide, and carve up as you enjoy your fabulous ski holidays. The thermal spas in the area will be the perfect way to end a day of shredding the snow as well as the active bar, restaurants, and even nightclub scene in the area. The ski runs average above 2,500 meters and skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed throughout the season.
Cortina d’ Ampezzo
This is one of the oldest ski resorts in the country and it only adds to is pleasant charm. The glamorous and sometimes even famous find themselves at this spot, and when you get here, you will realize why. Sprawling mountains and valleys impress any onlooker and the “Queen of the Dolomites” isn’t a name that is just given to any resort. A James Bond stunt was preformed in these hills as well as Stallone’s Cliffhanger.
Internationally renowned and the former location of the Turin Winter Olympics 2006 snowboarding competitions and the European Cup and World Cup competitions, this ski location offers the perfect network of pistes and slopes for any avid skier or snowboarder. The levels of the slopes range, so all levels are welcomed. The breathtaking views from the top are remarkable and are sure to impress anyone who makes it up to the tops of these peaks; the highest peak being nearly 3,000 meters.
Photo by Rainer Schutz