Italy has it all: dazzling cliffs in the Dolomites, powder snow paradises as in Livigno, Alpine "hospitality" and cosy mountain lodges in the southern Tyrolean ski regions - all that with a healthy dose of sunshine.
Aosta Valley: The Aosta Valley is located near the borders of Italy to Switzerland and to France. The like-named town of Aosta has a middle-sized population of approx. 35,000 residents. Because of this, visitors will find everything they need in this pretty ski resort – from hotels to ski lodges to Restaurants and discos. Not only the city attracts visitors with its plentiful activities, the area itself draws crowds with its breathtaking natural beauty and awesome runs.
South Tyrol: The region of South Tyrol is located on the sunny side of the Alpes and gets its snow from the Genoa-low. Here winter sports fans will find much sun, good food and depending on preference everything from little ski stations with groomed pistes to the incredible Dolomiti Superski area.
Trentino: West of the Adige and easily accessible from the Brenner motorway in the Brenta and Presanella areas lie some well-known winter sports regions. Among them are the town of Madonna di Campiglio, Fassa and Fleims Valley with the most famous Dolimite peak and connections to the famous Sella Ronda, a day-trip ski trail that encircles the Sella Massives.
Lombardy: Lombardy offers, in its northern-most region Sondrio, an especially sporty ski area. On one side there is Bormio, the site of several World Ski Championships, and on the other side Livigno a duty and tax free mountain valley on the Swiss border. There is a total of over 400 kilometres of piste available here!
Piedmont: Situated near to the French boarder and Turin, Piedmont offers loads of action with over 600 kilometres of piste and activities such as heliskiing, canyoning or hang-gliding! Well-known towns here are Bardonecchia, Sestriére or even Limone Piedmont. Snowboarders will find Olympic approved pistes, as the snowboard competition for the Turin Olympic Winter Games 2006 were held in Bardonecchia!
Venezia: The region Venezia stretches from the Adriatic coast, through the Venetian pre-Alps to the Dolomites. The province Belluno has the largest number of ski areas with first-class slopes, like for example Cortina d'Ampezzo, which has several mountains that are at least 3,000 m high. The famous peak Marmolada is located here too, which has one of the longest pistes in Europe, at 12 km length! Numerous winter sports and free-ride areas ensure pure action.