The ski season begins this month! The most popular time to hit the slopes has come round once more, and we’re exploring the most visited spots in the northern regions of Italy.
The ski season typically starts on the weekend of the 8th December which stands as a national holiday in Italy. It is a popular time for families to take to the slopes and lodge in the northern regions of Italy.
A popular destination for winter sport is the Val D’Aosta Alp which boasts many of Italy’s highest peaks for skiing. There are a few resorts to choose from depending on your preferred style of holiday. Gressoney, for example, is perfect for a secluded feel in the quiet and authentic Italian alpine terrain. Monterosa is said to be one of Europe’s best kept secrets and an all-encompassing ski experience. Gressoney is made up of two villages: Gressoney-La-Trinité and Gressoney-Saint-Jean. The villages are home to many chalets which are the perfect location to light a cosy warm fire with a mug of hot chocolate after a long day skiing.
The Dolomites are a north-easterly alternative and a great spot for the most beautiful mountaintop backdrops to your skiing. The slopes are recommended for the intermediate skier and although part of the Alps, the jagged mountaintops of Trentino and Veneto are a very different sight with reddish-purple rock which once resided under the ocean. Covering 12 ski areas, the slopes have over 400 lifts to get around the peaks and troughs of the mountains.
Whether you are a novice or a veteran, there are many destinations to choose from to enjoy the best of the Italian terrain!