Italy Ski Resorts! Europe's highest mountain ranges—the Dolomites and the French, Swiss, and Savoy Alps—form Italy's borders on the north and west. On their snow-covered slopes are some of Europe's most famous ski resorts. At these high altitudes—more than a dozen peaks in the Dolomites alone exceed 3,000 meters—snow is almost certain from November through April, and the season is often longer.
The most skiable terrain and the broadest range of opportunities are in the Dolomites, where 12 major ski areas total more than 1,200 kilometers of ski trails. Whichever region you choose—the Dolomites, the Val d'Aosta (where Italy borders France and Switzerland), or the Savoy Alps west of Turin—you'll be rewarded with spectacular scenery and single ski runs that can take several hours, dropping from high in the mountains all the way into the resort town at the base.
The nearest airports are Bolzano Airport, VeniceTreviso and Venice Marco Polo airports, both about a two hour drive to the resorts. Innsbruckairport, Austria, is also convenient. The nearest Italian airports to Cortina are Canova di Treviso and Venice Marco Polo airports. Other options in Italy are Verona airport and across the border in Austria include Innsbruck to the north and Klagenfurt to the east.
Canova di Treviso airport, Venice Marco Polo airport, Innsbruck airport, Klagenfurt airport, Verona airport.
Italy Ski Resorts helicopter price starts from 2640 EUR for 4 travelers per hour.
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Italy Ski Resorts, Tourism
The Dolomites (Italian: Dolomiti; Latin: Dolomites; German: Dolomiten; Venetian: Dołomiti; Friulian: Dolomitis) are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form a part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley (Pieve di Cadore) in the east. The northern and southern borders are defined by the Puster Valley and the Sugana Valley (Italian: Valsugana). The Dolomites are nearly equally shared between the provinces of Belluno, South Tyrol and Trentino.
Other mountain groups of similar geological structure spread along the River Piave to the east – Dolomiti d'Oltrepiave; and far away over the Adige River to the west – Dolomiti di Brenta (Western Dolomites). A smaller group is called Piccole Dolomiti (Little Dolomites), located between the provinces of Trentino, Verona, and Vicenza.
The Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park and many other regional parks are located in the Dolomites. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Best Ski Resorts to visit in Italy
The glacier-carved profile of vertical faces and rocky pinnacles won the Dolomites a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, and the skiing here is world-class as well. Best known of the dozen Dolomite ski resorts, ever since the 1956 Winter Olympics were held here, is Cortina D'Ampezzo; Smaller resorts like Val Gardena offer more intimate ski terrain than their larger glamorous neighbor in the Dolomites, Cortina D'Ampezzo. One of the several adjacent valleys between the peaks known as the Gruppo del Sella, Val Gardena's 160 kilometers of trails and lifts connect with the others, forming nearly 400 kilometers of interconnected skiing; Italy's Val D'Aosta region northwest of Milan offers an experience that is on almost every skier's life list: skiing over the ridge-top international border between Italy and Switzerland, just under the peak of the Alps' most iconic mountain — the Matterhorn. The jumbled resort town of Breuil-Cervinia on the Italian side is not nearly as pretty as Zermatt on the Swiss side, but its setting is unmatched, under a sheer south face of the mountain, whose profile is just as distinctive from this angle; One of the ski areas of the Gruppo del Sella peaks, Alta Badia is popular for families with beginning and intermediate skiers. Not only does it have good gentle beginner terrain, about 50 percent is rated as intermediate pistes. But it's not just for beginners: Each December, La Villa hosts the Alpine Ski World Cup, held here because its Gran Risa slope is one of the most technically difficult in all the Alps; With some of Italy's best-groomed trails (and awards to prove it), ski lifts right from the center of town, and a classy ambience second only to Cortina d'Ampezzo, Madonna di Campiglio is no longer a secret of Italian skiers. Its location in the Brenta Dolomites, north of Lake Garda and Verona, is not as easily accessed as the better-known Dolomite resorts to the east, but once here, skiers will find enough snow and terrain to keep them busy for a vacation...
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