Italy skiing

Italy has incessantly been a consideration for those involved in knowing the Alps for less.  Having said that, it is still seen one of the top European skiing states today, and is a amazing place to take a skiing vacation.  There is a particular romance about Italy that makes it the number one choice for so many skiers each year, and it is simple to see the attractiveness with the place.  From its northern snow-tipped peaks, you can also venture towards the cultural hotbeds of Rome and Milan, and experience Italy as it is intended, as well as its impressive ski slopes.


One of Italy’s smallest resorts, gathered up high, near Canazei in the North, is Alba.  Located on a tiny village, the Alba holiday resort is the closest form of skiing escapism, with impressive off piste skiing to be had.  For the good skier, this would make for an outstanding day trip, or an outstanding weekend away whilst remaining at a bigger refuge, and although it has only 5 lifts, it is a real Italian treasure, and something not to be overlooked if you like peaceful surroundings whilst you ski.  On top of that, if you love cross country skiing, Alba also provides a number of massive trails for you to follow, seeing that you are likely to have a great time, whatever you skiing preferences and ability.

Canazei 2003

If you’re looking for something massive, why not consider Italy’s highest holiday resort, Passo Tonale.  An ideal family resort, Passo Tonale is focussed more around beginners and intermediates, and provides a friendly ambience that is just simply missing from some of the bigger resorts.  Passo Tonale is also home to a top class ski school, employing some of the region’s most gifted skiing instructors.  In addition to that, the staff pride themselves on the conditions of their slopes, which are prepared frequently.  From the height of Passo Tonale, you are presented with a wonderful panoramic view of the whole region, which is truly breathtaking, and it has been known for skiers to spend hours simply analysing the view.  Passo Tonale is a outstanding resort if you are searching for a busier, more down to earth ski resort for you and your family.

Climbing to Giuribrutto Pass, Valle di Fiemme. Pale di S. Martino in the background.

Selva Gardena is one of Italy’s biggest resorts, and if you are looking for some great scenery and outstanding, seamless snow coverage, you could do a lot worse than here.  A great value for money holiday resort, Selva Gardena is also baby friendly, making it another great holiday resort to take the family.

Santa Cristina in Valgardena

Italy has a diverse range of ski refuges to cater for all different predilections and powers.  In general you will find all the resorts hospitable and friendly, not to mention the impressive hospitality you will have in some of their restaurants and bars.  If you are searching for a good value for money travel, and you love skiing, the North of Italy is perfect for you, and can provide any skier with an adequate challenge of their powers.  Additionally, with several of the best skiing teachers in the world, Italy is one of the best places in Europe to enjoy skiing without paying an complete fortune.  Italy truly is a great skiing place for anyone looking to go through the Alps in all their resplendency, amidst the wealth and depth of culture and history right around the corner.