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The 10 best places to ski in Italy

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The 10 best places to ski in Italy

Italy, with the mountainous chain of the Alps, offers ski lovers a multitude of the most beautiful ski resorts in the world. Here are the best 10 best places to ski in Italy!

The Alps extend from east to west, outlining the entire Italian border north of the peninsula with the following countries: France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. It is the reason why Italy is considered the European nation with the largest number of ski resorts, with the greatest diversity of landscapes.

Which are the most beautiful Italian ski resorts? Which are the most loved by fans of this sport? Here is a list of the 10 best places to ski in Italy.

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1. Cortina d’Ampezzo

The first of the list “the 10 best places to ski in Italy” in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The quintessential queen of the Dolomites, Cortina d’Ampezzo is an exclusive and chic location for winter tourism, home to internationally important ski events (it will host the Alpine Ski World Championships 2021 and will be among the protagonists of the Winter Olympics Milan-Cortina 2026). Famous throughout the world for its natural beauty, Cortina is an ideal location for families who love skiing, without giving up glamour and luxury. If you want read more about Cortina and the Veneto region, don’t miss the article The Best of Veneto beyond Venice.

Altitude: 1220 m

Region: Veneto

Km of slopes: 140

Ski pass cost: from 38 euros to 44 euros per day

2. Madonna di Campiglio

Known in Italy and abroad, it is one of the most beautiful and renowned towns in the Alps. Located in a beautiful valley between the Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello glaciers, it offers excellent slopes and one of the largest snow parks in Italy. The 3-Tre di Campiglio is historic, a track used for the World Cup special slalom.

Altitude: 1550 m

Region: Trentino Alto Adige

Km of slopes: 150

Ski pass cost: from 37 euros to 42 euros per day

3. Corvara

Among the towns of Alta Badia, Corvara is the one that over the years has been able to win the title of renowned tourist destination. It is no coincidence that it offers excellent quality accommodation facilities and ski lifts, all immersed in a beautiful valley where snow is practically perfect. Do not miss the wonderful panorama that can be enjoyed from the Pralongià plateau.

Altitude: 1570 m

Region: Trentino Alto Adige

Km of slopes: 130

Ski pass cost: 43 euros per day

4. Val Gardena

On the South Tyrolean side a true ski paradise is the area of ​​Val Gardena-Alpe di Siusi, with its highly scenic landscapes, including the Sasso Lungo massif. With ski lifts in Ortisei, Selva and Santa Cristina, this ski area is part of the Dolomiti Superski, and offers ski slopes suitable for beginners and families with children, but also slopes for expert skiers and trails for cross-country skiing. From Val Gardena you can also try the Sellaronda (the famous “Tour of the Four Steps”), a fascinating 40 km ski route. In Ortisei, the Val Gardena Museum is also worth a visit, an ethnographic museum dedicated to the Ladin culture and its characteristic wooden sculptures.

Altitude: 1560 m

Region: Trentino Alto Adige

Km of slopes: 130

Ski pass cost: from 35 euros per day

5. Canazei

Beautiful town in the Val di Fassa. Its ski area is connected to that of the Sellaronda. Besides skiing and snowboarding, here you can practice ice hockey, skating and other winter sports. In Canazei many alpine skiing competitions are organized, including the famous Sellaronda Skimarathon, in February. In addition to the downhill and ski mountaineering tracks, do not miss its typical Trentino cuisine.

Altitude: 1450 m

Region: Trentino Alto Adige

Km of slopes: 46

Ski pass cost: 32 euros per day


6. Livigno

Close to Switzerland, often called “Little Tibet” due to its elevated position in the heart of the Rhaetian Alps, Livigno is a perfect destination for high-entertainment winter holidays. 12 black slopes, 37 red ones and 29 blue ones, as well as snow parks for snowboarders and pristine snow for those who want to practice freestyle skiing in complete safety.

Altitude: 1810 m

Region: Lombardia

Km of slopes: 115

Ski pass cost: from 31 euros per day

7. Cervinia

Not surprisingly, they call it the Pearl of the Val d’Aosta. In Valtournenche, in front of the Matterhorn, there is the district of Breuil-Cervinia, one of the largest in the Alps. It extends as far as the Swiss side of the Matterhorn with the Zermatt slopes and allows skiing up to 3,480 meters of Plateau Rosà. The 72 slopes in Breuil-Cervinia to which are added the 78 of Zermatt, in Switzerland, make up a snow park (the snowpark of Cervinia, the highest in Europe), withover 50 ski lifts, 13 km of cross-country skiing, 3 areas of ski park for the little ones and, thanks to the glaciers, 26.5 km of slopes for summer skiing.

Altitude: 2050 m

Region: Valle d’Aosta

Km of slopes: 156

Ski pass cost: 42 euros per day


8. Courmayeur

Courmayeur is a jewel of rare beauty with its Chécrouit-Val Veny area, with over 100 km of slopes. Wooden huts and flowered balconies, craft shops and authentic traditional flavors make this location the perfect destination for those who love skiing in Italy. For cross-country skiing enthusiasts, Planpincieux is a must; for freeride lovers, however, there are, in the upper part of the area, beautiful off-piste itineraries with views of Mont Blanc.

Altitude: 1224 m

Region: Valle d’Aosta

Km of slopes: 100

Ski pass cost: 42 euros per day

9. Sestriere

It is the highest municipality in Italy, suspended between the upper Valle Susa and the Val Chisone. Famous for its extremely difficult slopes used for the awarding of Olympic medals among the most prestigious in the history of alpine skiing, it also offers routes suitable for all levels. The entire ski area (about 400 km of slopes) is called Via Lattea and Sestriere is in a central position.

Altitude: 2035 m

Region: Valle d’Aosta

Km of slopes: 164

Ski pass cost: 38 euros per day


10 La Thuile

La Thuile is another ski resort among the most famous places to ski in Italy, which with its Espace San Bernando, connected to the French resort of La Rosière, offers a varied and exciting area with 85 downhill slopes (of which 36 are easy , 36 medium, 13 difficult) for a total of over 150 km, 39 modern ski lifts and 20 km of tracks for cross-country skiing with various levels of difficulty

Altitude: 1450 m

Region: Valle d’Aosta

Km of slopes: 150

Ski pass cost: 42 euros per day


What is the highest refuge in the Alps? It is the “Capanna Margherita” and it is located on Punta Gnifetti at 4,556 meters above sea level on the slopes of Monte Rosa. It takes its name from the Queen Margherita who stayed there in 1893. Between June and September the refuge can accommodate 70 overnight guests. Even here, booking in advance is highly recommended.

I hope that you enjoyed this insight into the world of the 10 best place to ski in Italy and that you get inspired to learn more or see for yourself! If you enjoyed this blog post, share it with a friend and if you are interested in learning more about traveling to this area or any other region in Italy, please contact us for more information.

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