Winter Is Here, Where to go for Skiing Vacation in Italy?

If you are thinking of a great atmosphere, fit for a fresh, immersive activity filled holiday time spent with family, there isn’t a doubt.

Skiing is one of the most exciting and fulfilling activities you could take upon. But, even if you do decide to take this step, you still may be thinking about a more specific location.

Sauze d'Oulx, Milky Way, Italy
Mountains above Sauze d’Oulx, Milky Way, Piedmont, Italy by Robyn Cox

Here is what you should closely pay attention to

It really depends on what your preferences and priorities are in this vacation activity. Ideally, you are looking for a skiing resort, which will allow you to access the skiing runs, as well as have a place nearby, where you can rest.

Cross country skiing in Passo Lavazè, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Cross country skiing in Passo Lavazè, Trentino-Alto Adige by Pietro Zanarini

Europe seems to be the best destination for skiers

Europe is a delightful destination for such an activity, but you should be aware of the fact that not every destination is equally as fitting for a family vacation.

While some of them are luxurious and perfect for a family to stay in, you may find them to be far too expensive for your budget.

Skiing in Breuil-Cervinia, Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Skiing in Breuil-Cervinia, Valle d’Aosta by Matteo Galli

Areas in Europe dedicated to winter sports

Some of the most popular skiing destinations in Europe are Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria. These four happen to be fierce rivals in this area, as they all have exciting destinations to offer.

While the first two are often crowded with tourists during the season, perhaps it would be best for you to consider Italy.

Passo del Tonale, Rhaetian Alps, Lombardy/Trentino, Italy
Passo del Tonale, Rhaetian Alps, Lombardy/Trentino by Vašek Vinklát

Choose your destination carefully

There are different types of skiing resorts, all meant for different target groups. For example, Italy is known to be able to offer quite a few fitting destinations for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers alike, as well as the ones who are looking for a romantic getaway.

Passo del Tonale

Passo del Tonale is located in northern Italy, between the regions of Lombardy and Trentino. It is an ideal location for tourists, as numerous hotels and tourist shops are located here, to accommodate your needs.

Of course, by extension, since the area is surrounded by the Ortler Alps, the Adamello Ski Raid is perfectly fit for skiing and snowboarding.

Skiing in Passo del Tonale, Lombardy/Trentino, Italy
Skiing in Passo del Tonale, Lombardy/Trentino by Josef Grunig

Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort

Another ski resort, which is considered to be extremely family friendly, is the Gitschberg Jochtal resort, located in the South Tyrol, Val Pusteria region.

There are ski schools, intended for children to learn how to have fun at the ski runs, as well as for them to learn the importance of safety during skiing.

There are ski runs intended for intermediate skiers, as well as the children’s ski courses, which include ski lessons and lunch, so everyone is bound to have fun.

Skiing in Gitschberg-Jochtal (Monte Cuzzo), Italy
Skiing in Monte Cuzzo, Gitschberg-Jochtal, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy by Marc28

Alta Badia ski resort

Most of the ski resorts in Italy are focused to provide a family environment, so that the family members of all ages could equally enjoy their stay.

Alta Badia ski resort particularly excels in this area, as it provides multiple benefits for the children. There are even special ski kindergartens and play areas, as well as ski schools.

The services included are the wave runs for children, practice lifts which are located near the valley, as well as full child care and the adventure course for them to practice their skills, while the rest of the family could go for an intermediate course run.

Skiing in Alta Badia, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Italy
Skiing in Alta Badia, Dolomites, South Tyrol by roman.petruniak

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