Focus on 8 Italian ski resorts by Independent - we have more
The Italian Alps offers some of the best skiing in the world and tops that with having pleasant mountain villages with some of the greatest food you find in the resorts and on the slopes. The British newspaper Independent presents an article giving a nice introduction to some of the best and most popular ski resorts in Italy that is well worth reading.
Independents 8 hand-picked ski resorts in Italy
- Selva (Val Gardena)
- Alta Badia
- Cortina d'Ampezzo
- Madonna di Campiglio
- Monterosa (which is actually a ski area consisting of the three ski resorts Alagna Valsesia, Champoluc and Gressoney)
Another 8 Italian ski resort worth going on ski holiday toAlthough they for sure have selected some of the finest resorts the Italian Alps have to offer there are of course a lot more to explore. These are some of the resorts we think they have missed, that in our opinion are equally interesting for a ski holiday as the one Independent have listed:
- Arabba - a pretty quiet village with more focus on the skiing than partying. It is also part of the Dolomiti Superski area, together with Cortina d'Ampezzo, Selva (Val Gardena) and Alta Badia that was on Independent's list
- Bormio - the fact that FIS Alpine Ski World Cup competitions are held here regularly says a lot about what great skiing can be found here.
- Canazei - part of the Sella Ronda ski area (that in its turn is part of the Dolomiti Superski) gives extensive areas of skiing. This pretty village is known for its quaint stone house and narrow alleys.
- Limone Piemonte - one of Italy's oldest ski resorts. A pretty village in the western part of the Italian Alps, close to the French border.
- Passo Tonale - this village high location makes it very snow sure. Close to the glacier Ghiacciaio Presena makes skiing here (or at least the area) possible all year around.
- Sauze d'Oulx - charming village with a long history that hosted Olympic competitions in 2006. Part of the great ski area Vialattea.
- Sestriere - also part of the Vialetta ski area. Purposely built and Developed in the 1930s to be a ski resort it has not the historic charm, but the mountain surroundings here are incredible.
- Bardonecchia - we want to include this ski resort not because its super great skiing (although it is still good), but because of its convenience. If you fly to Turin, you can take a direct train to get to here, which means cheap and very convenient transfer, something that is not easily found.
And ones again, we are just listing another bunch of highly popular ski resorts but of course Italy has even more to offer when it comes to skiing. You can find an even more extensive list of 82 ski resorts in Italy here.