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Italy
Ski Holidays

Say buongiorno to some of the best skiing to be had in the Alps

There are two things to know about Italy. The coffee really is better and the mountains, scenery and people are truly bellissima.

Why choose to go skiing in Italy?

  • Scenic villages to giant ski areas
  • Terrain for all abilities
  • Authentic Italian food and great apres
Ski resorts in Italy are blessed in many ways. They’re mostly high altitude and snow-sure. They’re also in the southern Alps, which means a better chance of catching the sunshine; perfect for sitting out on sun loungers with an espresso or grappa in hand.
Italy ski holidays suit all abilities. If dropping down steep and narrow gullies is your thing, happy days. But if you’re up for cruisy corduroy, and some occasional steep stuff, 100s of kilometres await.
Amongst the best ski resorts in Italy is La Thuile - a classic Italian ski resort and good value too. Courmayeur is a gem for foodies and chilled-out Sestriere, with terrain for all abilities, should definitely be on your list.
KEY INFORMATION
Good to Know
Currency
Euro
Language
Italian
Travel Time (APPROX)
2 hours
from Gatwick
Timezone
GMT+2

Family skiing in Italy

Italy and families are a perfect match, after all this is the home of pizza, pasta and ice cream. For an especially welcoming family ski holiday, Livigno and Cervinia, are sure bets.
Madonna di Campiglio is one of our faves – over Christmas this family-friendly ski resort turns into a magical winter wonderland and has some of the best views anywhere in the Alps.
It’s also worth checking out the Italian ski resort of La Thuile, which has a dedicated snow park for kids. It’s also famous for its chocolate fondue.
Three kids are enjoying a hot drink and a biscuit on their ski holiday
Group of friends skiers and snowboarders posing for photo

Group skiing in Italy

More affordable, quieter, and with arguably better pizza than its alpine neighbours, group skiing in Italy is a great choice.
With its duty-free status meaning prices are up to a third cheaper than elsewhere, nothing beats an Italian group ski holiday to Livigno. It's also a great choice for groups wanting a lively après-ski.
Sestriere is another safe bet for groups wanting to ski in Italy, but for a different reason – its high and linked ski area offers numerous options for groups of beginner skiers and pros alike, as well as additional activities from indoor golf to ice skating to snow paintballing.

Italy Ski holidays
Your questions answered by our Italian ski holiday expert

Alexander Blunt (Co-Founder)
Alexander Blunt (Co-Founder)
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Most popular ski resorts in Italy

Here are just some of our top ski resorts. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists.
La Thuile ski resort
La Thuile
La Thuile is the perfect place for those looking for a great-value ski holiday in a classic Italian ski resort with access to some awesome skiing.
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Courmayeur ski resort
Courmayeur
Nestled beneath the gorgeous snow-capped peaks is the Italian village of Courmayeur – and it’s an absolute gem. The ski area, although not that big or high, offers scenic views and good snow cover due to the north and north-west facing slopes and extensive snow-making ability. And you'll find some of the best restaurants in the Alps.
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Sestriere ski resort
Sestriere
Sestriere is a chilled Italian resort in the Milky Way ski area, offering access to 400km of pistes. With terrain parks, cross-country skiing options, and an energetic après scene, it caters to a range of preferences.
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Pila ski resort
Pila
Located in Italy's Aosta Valley, the family-friendly alpine village of Pila offers a serene skiing experience amidst snow-dusted pine forests. From gentle bunny slopes for young skiers to thrilling off-piste woodlands for freeride fans, there's something for everyone.
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Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort
Cortina d'Ampezzo
Cortina d’Ampezzo is the heart of the Dolomites; a stylish ski resort with picturesque views and great skiing! Arguably the most stunning ski resort in the Italian Alps, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a lively resort with lots of chic bars and a varied accommodation offer.
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