Top Ski Resorts in Italy

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During the winter, Italy offers many amazing opportunities for skiing and enjoying the winter sports. These resorts also provide wonderful hiking opportunities during the summer.  Italy’s high attitude is what makes it possible for these activities to take place. If you are into skiing or hiking, Italy is the place to be for your winter or summer vacation. These resorts below provide you with the best services that will make you remember your holiday trip to the Italian Republic.

Cervinia

Cervinia

Cervinia

In Italian, Cervinia means Matterhorn. Though not visually attractive, it is a purpose built resort which surely delivers. It is very popular amongst visitors because of its altitude at 2,050m in the village and 3,883m at the top. The resort boasts of having one of the finest snow covers in the entire Europe. While at the resort you can stay at Hotel des Guides, eat on the mountain at Chalet Etoile or at the resort and party at The Dragon pub during the weekends.

Cortina d’ Ampezzo for Skiing and Winter Sports

Cortina d' Ampezzo for Skiing and Winter Sports

Cortina d’ Ampezzo for Skiing and Winter Sports

The Cortina d’ Ampezzo is located in the Veneto Region north Italy in the Italian Dolomites. Situated just 451 km from Milan-Mapensa Airport, the Cortina d’ Ampezzo is one of Italy’s exclusive resorts. Over the years, it has come to be known as the mother ship of luxury. The resort offers skiing opportunities for every level of skier. Coupled with the best ski schools, you are likely to improve your skills in an instant. The area is well equipped with luxury houses and chalets, restaurants, family run fare and high end shopping malls. The area can be accessed using a combination of trains and buses from Venice or Innsbruck.

Ski Piemonte

Ski Piemonte

Ski Piemonte

The resort is located in the northwest region of Italy and was home to the 2006 Winter Olympics games. Among many other things the resort offers skiing and mountain sports opportunities for the visitors. Beginners can have a lot of fun provided by the ample skiing space and also enjoy great cultural and gastronomic traditions.

Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale

The Passo Tonale is a very beautiful village located at the western end of the Val di Sole. The resort provides a snowsure skiing experience starting in the late October to early May.  The village is best suited for intermediate skiers and families. There are many lavish places to stay while in Passo Tonale; one of them is at the Hotel Sport Vittoria. This four star hotel is located at the center of the resort near a lift. If you are party person, the resort usually comes to life during the weekends and the El Bait offers the best option.

Sestriere 

Sestriere

Sestriere

This particular resort is located on the border of France and Italy. The resort was home to the men’s downhill races during the 2006 Winter Olympics games. What is appealing about this resort is that you are given an opportunity to ski in France at Montgenevre. The nearest airport is known as Turin. To get to the resort, you will need a take a 2 hour bus drive.

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