Home to some of Europe's best skiing, scenery and food - skiing in Italy consistently impresses with many vowing never to return to the overloaded pistes in neighbouring countries. Perhaps it’s the sunny climate or the national temperament, but family ski holidays in Italy are quite different from those in the other Alpine nations. In general, the Italians are laid back, late to arrive on the slopes and big on lunch.
Best for Beginners
Located east of the Sellaronda circuit, Cortina is not called the 'Queen of the Dolomites' for nothing. It’s renowned for the excellent selection of skiing as well as superb accommodation, bars, restaurants and shopping. The Socrepes area of the mountain has wonderful nursery slopes and is one of the best beginner's areas in the Dolomites with some great progression slopes.
San Cassiano also offers a selection of the best blue runs in the Superski area at the top of the Piz Sorega gondola. You will find perfectly groomed and wide sweeping pistes with plenty of space to practise and develop those important skills.
Best for Families
Kronplatz, based in South Tyrol and the Dolomiti Superski area is known for its modern lifts, guaranteed snow and breathtaking 360º views of the Dolomite Mountains. The pistes are well groomed and never overcrowded, making the resort ideal for all levels of skiers and particularly families and beginners.
Best for Après
The Olympic ‘Milky Way’ resorts (Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere) are lively resorts with an active après scene. Sauze’s reputation for offering reasonably priced food and drink is justified and has helped cement its reputation as a popular après destination. Sestriere is home to the Tabata night club, which claims to be one of the biggest and the best that the Alps has to offer!
Best for Groups
A firm favourite with us is the duty-free resort of Livigno which excels in combining value and fantastic skiing. The unique layout means there are dedicated areas and lifts for beginners straight from resort level, while more experienced skiers and boarders can head to the top and enjoy a huge range of on and off-piste skiing. For those looking for some serious fun, head to the Mottolino snowpark which has hosted many international freestyle competitions.
Another great choice is Cervinia, linked across the Swiss border with Zermatt, with extensive high altitude slopes, wide and well-groomed. Cervinia’s Val d’Aosta neighbours Gressoney and Champoluc in the Monterosa ski area, combine to give extensive family-friendly Italian ski holidays with exciting heli-skiing options for the more adventurous.
Prebookable ski guiding
InChampolucyou can enjoy a stress-free tour of the local ski area and get your bearings on the first morning day of your holiday with a local qualified guide. Get insight into the best runs and places to ski on the mountain as well as some useful pointers along the way to improve technique.
Ski guiding is available to prebook with Inghams on your Champoluc holiday.
Snow in Italy
On the slopes, Italy's ski resorts enjoy a good snow record. There is plenty of high skiing and you can even find glacier skiing in Cervinia. You will find the most snowsure ski resorts in Italy in Arabba, Champoluc, Sestriere, Livigno.
Why book a ski holiday in Italy with Inghams?
- Over 85 years of experience and knowledge - You can trust us to deliver your perfect holiday.
- With you at every step - before during and after your holiday and we have resort representatives
- Flights, transfers and accommodation - included in all of our holidays
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