Best Skiing Resorts in Italy for Weekends

For a resort to enjoy a viable weekend of activities, there should be a good transport network that allows tourist to get to their destination as flawless as possible.

In addition, it needs to have a great nightlife and quality restaurants and bars for those who prefer it for its nightlife.

Heliskiing in Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
Heliskiing in Courmayeur, Aosta Valley by mountain spirit Berg- & Skischule

Here are some tips on the best skiing destinations in Italy for weekends.

Courmayeur, Aosta Valley

Situated less than two hours from both Turin and Geneva airports that are coupled with easy transfers to the town, Courmayeur has the right ingredients for enjoying a weekend on the slopes.

As such, this amiable and traditional mountaineering village is one of the best skiing resorts in Italy for weekends.

Skiing in Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
Skiing in Courmayeur, Aosta Valley by Leo-setä

The village is patronised by well-heeled Italians who comes in large numbers from Turin on Friday evening just to party.

These people are not snow enthusiasts as you’ll hardly find them in the slopes the following morning. They usually return to their base as soon as the show is over.

It prides itself with high standard restaurants that can be found in the town as well as up on the mountain. Having lunch here is almost like a ritual as the town is well known for its long lunch sessions.

Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy
Courmayeur by Leo-setä

Sestriere, Piedmont

With two already mentioned airports within 2 hours drive of which the Turin airport is just 75 minute away, Sestriere is no doubt one of the best skiing resorts in Italy for Weekends.

As a result, having snowboarding breaks as well as weekend skiing holidays to the resort are easily attainable.

Skiing in Sestriere, Piedmont, Italy
Skiing in Sestriere, Piedmont by

The purpose-built resort shares a border with the lively Sauze d’Oulx and both of them are part of the comprehensive Milky Way ski region.

It has an admirable, all-encompassing ski area coupled with a cosmopolitan feel that is brought about by the huge number of overseas visitors that frequent the place.

The runs at this resort are uncrowded; as a result, it is a great place for skiing and boarding at one’s own pace. It also has extensive slopes that are suitable to people of all levels.

Sestriere Piedmont, Italy
Sestriere, Piedmont by James Preston

With a lively nightlife that especially comes to life during the weekends, the town has been able to position itself as a resort that caters for the needs of a varied clientele.

During the weekend, sophisticated crowds from Milan and Turin pour into the town in a large number. The Tabatha discothèque and two piano bars are some of the places visitors enjoy their night.

There is also live music and karaoke sessions organised some of the nights at the Dreamers bar.

For those who love to drink Irish beers, the Brahms Pub is well known for importing the liquor down there.

Madesimo, Lombardy

With the construction of a new tunnel on the road from Milan’s Linate airport that has reduced the once long journey to a little over 90 minutes, Madesimo has become one of the best skiing resorts in Italy for weekends as well.

Madesimo, Lombardy, Italy
Madesimo, Lombardy by matteo Reccagni

The village is a popular destination for Italian families in search of a resort with budget friendly hotels and outstanding places to eat out.

While it may be quiet during the week, this classic weekend ski destination can get very busy at weekends.

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