Whether you are an expert or not, it doesn't matter: winter holidays in Italy ensure that everyone can spend a few days enjoying sports, having fun surrounded by snow and unique landscapes. The best ski resorts in Italy cater to every need for unforgettable holidays and stays. Here are must-see 9 best ski resorts.
1. Skiing in Madonna di Campiglio
Madonna di Campiglio is one of the most important ski resorts in Trentino.
Its ski area covers 150 kilometres of slopes with 63 lifts.
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, you can count on the Ursus Snowpark with more than 8 hectares of freestyle terrain, a boardercross slope and a 3-kilometre-long toboggan-only slope down from Monte Spinale.
The Madonna di Campiglio cable cars are open between December and April and between June and September for the summer season.
2. Skiing in Ovindoli
Nestled in the Sirente-Velino park is the town of Ovindoli, located at 1375 metres above sea level. This ski resort in Abruzzo is popular with alpine skiing enthusiasts for its excellent black slopes.
The Ovindoli facilities serve 20 kilometres of slopes (7 km of black slopes, 9 km of red slopes and 7 km of blue slopes) and are open to the public between December and April from 8.30 am to 4 pm.
The Ovindoli ski pass gives access to 11 ski lifts with slopes for adults and children.
3. Skiing in Courmayeur
The slopes of Courmayeur offer a unique view of the peaks of Monte Cervino and Monte Rosa and, also for this reason, this town is among the most evocative ski resorts in the Aosta Valley.
This is also thanks to the excellent lifts that serve more than 100 kilometres of slopes and off-piste between the Chécrouit and Val Vény sides, the two ski and snowboard schools available to all, and the important Courmayeur cable car that takes you 3466 metres up Mont Blanc.
The Courmayeur ski pass includes access to the entire ski area and the Mont Blanc Skyway.
4. Skiing in Livigno
Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and freestyle: there are plenty of opportunities for lovers of these disciplines at the Livigno Ski Area, one of the largest and most popular in Lombardy.
Livigno's 115 kilometres of slopes are served by 31 lifts. This makes Livigno, a delightful resort located at 1,816 metres above sea level, a true paradise for snow lovers. You can count on school camps and tracks for beginners, as well as black slopes for experienced skiers, like the Giorgio Rocca slope.
5. Skiing in Breuil-Cervinia
Breuil-Cervinia lies at 2050 metres above sea level at the foot of the Matterhorn and is one of the reference points for those who want to ski in Valle d'Aosta.
Cervinia's 46 slopes stretch over 150 kilometres, with 104 km of red pistes, 39 km of blue pistes and 11 km of black pistes. The 19 lifts in Cervinia, including 2 cable cars and 12 chairlifts, operate between December and May.