Often overlooked in the past, Italy is now coming into its own as a ski holiday destination. The Italian ski resorts are scattered across the Alps and the Dolomites. Skiing and riding in Italy is generally a bit less expensive than the neighbouring resorts in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Skiing in Italy offers families the complete range of slopes, from the tricky challenging black runs to forgiving open bowls and picturesque tree-lined routes to wild an un-tamed off-piste opportunities. Whether in ski school or skiing with friends and family, everyone can find slopes to suit their individual ability.
Queen of the Dolomites – Located in northern-most Italy, at the Gateway to Austria. The Dolomiti Superski consists of 12 ski areas, 1,200km of piste, up to 3,000m altitude, 250 million years of history. A place where skiing never goes out of fashion with technically challenging and stimulating slopes for expert skiers as well as for beginners. Be seduced by the charm and elegance of Telemark, experience free style skiing along the steep couloirs, or take off into the air with snow kiting, And all it requires is 1 ski pass.
Cortina d’Ampezzo, located in the Italian province of Belluno.
Fly to Venice
1 hour 30 minutes from city of Venice
Calalzo di Cadore the nearest station is 35 km. The line is Venice or Padova -Calalzo. Public bus service available to Cortina
Best time to visit
The Ski season in Cortina lasts from December to April, with sunshine 8 o ut of 10 days.