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Ski Italy – Italian ski resorts

Ski holidays in Italy

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Italy has a plethora of stunning sights, most notably the historical monuments of Rome, the glorious Renaissance beauty of Florence, the romantic canals of Venice, and the sunshine of the Amalfi coast. Additionally, there are a range of ski resorts offering quality slopes and facilities.

La Thuile ski resort is set high up in the Aosta Valley, with Mont Blanc on one side and Mount Rutor on the other. This charming resort has a stunning backdrop. It also shares a lift pass and is linked with the French resort of La Rosiere, offering a total ski area of around 150kms, stretching over the Italian-French border. La Thuile is bisected by a river; on one side is the purpose-built resort centre of Planibel, hosting most of the tourist amenities and facilities, while on the other is the old mining town and the forest.

Nestled on the Italian side of Mont Blanc (Europes highest mountain) and bounded by 14 peaks above 4,000 metres, Courmayeur ski resort offers amazing ski runs, including a 20-kilometre run descending into Chamonix across the border in France. The charming village boasts ancient buildings cradled along cobbled streets and the pedestrian-friendly centre has an assortment of eateries.

Another delightful alternative, Piancavallo is set on a plateau in the southern ranges of the eastern Alps and is dedicated to serious skiers but can accommodate groups of all abilities. Additionally, the resort is popular with young skiers and has hosted several World Cup championships, including freestyle competitions. Created as a purpose-built ski area, Piancavallo offers ski-in/ski-out accessibility and a centre that is mostly pedestrianized.

Other ski resorts in Italy include: Cortina d’Ampezzo, Folgarida-Marilleva, Gressoney, Limone Piemonte, Livigno, Alpe Siusi-Schiliar, Altopiano di Asiago 7 Comuni, Arabba, Ayas, Bardonecchia, Bormio, Macugnaga-Monte Rosa, Cervinia/Valtournenche, Cesana Torinese, San Caterina Valfurva, Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere, Solda-Trafoi, Val Di Fassa, Val Di Fiemme, Val Gardena-Selva-San Cristina, Val Senales/Schnalstal, Madonna di Campiglio, Pila and Monte Bondone.

If you’re heading to Italy, Rome and Milan will most likely be your entry points by air, although its also possible to fly to Naples and Venice, Florence, Genoa, Bologna, Palermo and Cagliari from European cities. The rail network into Italy is extensive, offering scenic views through the Alps from Austria, along Lake Maggiore from Switzerland, and via Monaco from France. Alternatively, you can catch non-stop buses from many European cities.

The journey by road into Italy offers spectacular scenery as well. The main points of entry are: the Mont Blanc tunnel from France at Chamonix; the Grand St Bernard tunnel from Switzerland; and the Brenner Pass from Austria. Car ferries connect Italy with Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Malta, Albania, Croatia and Spain.

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Tour of the Matterhorn

Overview of the Tour of the Matterhorn

Tour of the Matterhorn

The Tour of the Matterhorn is a superb alpine trek with a huge variety of scenery and culture. As the Matterhorn straddles the Swiss–Italian frontier, the trek visits both countries, each with its own unique traditions, way of life and scenery.

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Courmayeur ski resort hotel accommodation and map – Italy

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Livigno ski resort hotel accommodation and map – Italy

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Arabba ski resort hotel accommodation and map – Italy

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