6 Great Italian Ski Resorts
By: Liz Flynn
The landscape of Italy is extremely diverse with many areas of natural beauty. Some of the most stunning places to visit are the mountains. These are the perfect backdrop for travelers who enjoy outdoor activities and winter sports. Here are six of the best ski resorts in Italy.
1. Madonna di Campiglio, Dolomites
While many of the resorts in the Dolomites are busy, this is relatively isolated. The town is pedestrianized and there are some delightful cafes to enjoy a warming drink. The slopes are varied and include slopes with a descent of over 1000 meters.
2. Sauze D’Oulx, Val di Susa
Close to Turin, Sauze D’Oulx has a staggering 400 kilometers of slopes. It is one of the five villages connected by ski lifts that is known as the ‘Milky Way’. The nightlife, or après-ski, is one of the most appealing features of staying in this area as visitors can enjoy bars, clubs, and Italian restaurants.
3. Cervinia, Aosta Valley
Cervinia lies at the foot of the Matterhorn in the Aosta Valley. Cervinia boasts some of the highest snow parks in Europe and the highest and largest slopes in the Alps. This is a great place for families to visit as there are three areas designated for children skiing.
4. La Thuile, Aosta Valley
La Thuile is a ski resort that is suitable for both novices and professionals as the varied ski slopes offer a range of skiing experiences. As it is located in an old mining village, La Thuile is one of the least crowded of the ski resorts in Italy.
5. Abetone, Northern Tuscany
Abetone is not far from Pisa, Siena, and Florence. This Apennine resort has 50 kilometers of slopes and offers a different perspective of Tuscany. In addition to winter sports, the area has many other outdoor pursuits to enjoy.
6. Livigno, Alps
When it comes to spectacular panoramic views, few places in the world can compete with those on offer in Livigno. People of all abilities can ski and snowboard at this destination.
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