Ski Weekends - Italy

Ski weekends Italy - great value and great fun

Ski weekends in Italy are the best. Not only are the resorts lots of fun but they also offer great value for money too. There is something the Italians do that no other ski nation can emulate. Is it the sunny slopes? Or the fantastic food and wine; great coffee; or the Italian "look"? Is it the language or perhaps the friendly ski schools with their friendly smiles and relaxed approach to learning? Whatever it is, the Italian ski resorts have it in spades and consequently they work perfectly for a ski weekend.

Ski weekend hotels in Italy

Some say that the Italian resorts may not have the biggest ski areas or the most efficient lift systems but don’t let this put you off. Italian resorts offer something for everyone, so whatever standard of skier you are (beginner to powder hound), or whether you are after a romantic weekend with your partner or a boys' or girls' weekend away there is something for everyone.

Why take a ski weekend in Italy?

  • Friendly atmosphere both in the hotels and in the resorts in general
  • Cheaper lift passes and ski hire
  • Excellent food in the hotels and mountain restaurants
  • Value for money makes the Italian ski weekend hard to beat

Gateway airports for a ski weekend in Italy

As the Italian ski resorts are so dispersed a useful guide is one based on gateway airports. There are basically six main airports that serve the different ski resorts of the Italian Alps: Turin, Milan, Verona, Venice, Geneva (Switzerland) and Innsbruck (Austria).

Ski resorts reached from Turin Airport

From here you can easily access the resorts of the Milky Way as well as the Aosta Valley. Resorts which work best are: Bardonecchia, Sauze d’Oulx, Sestriere, Champoluc, Gressoney, La Thuile, Cervinia and Courmayeur. Many of the above resorts can also be reached by flying into Geneva Airport as well.

From Milan Airport

The resorts of the Monterosa ski area are easily reached from Milan: Alagna, Gressoney and Champoluc.

From Verona Airport

This airport serves the beautiful resorts in the Trentino Valley as well as resorts of the main Dolomite ski circuit known as the Sella Ronda. Resorts such as Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida, Marilleva, Selva, Colfosco, Corvara and San Cassiano. Many of the above resorts can also be reached by flying into Innsbruck Airport.

From Venice Airport

Handy for the beautiful and historic resort of Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Which resort to choose for your ski weekend in Italy:

We have been organising ski weekends in Italy for more than 20 years, so please feel free to use our knowledge to find something suitable for your specific requirements.

  • For a romantic ski weekend: San Cassiano
  • For powder hounds: Alagna
  • For all round Italian experience: Courmayeur
  • For good hotels and easy skiing: Madonna di Campiglio
  • For classy après ski scene: Cortina d'Ampezzo
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