When we speaking about Italy, for many people is the first association gastronomy. But Italy is also a land of many ski resorts. These ski resorts are located in the north of the country, close to borders with Austria, Switzerland, France and Slovenia. Some of the best ski resorts are Sestriere, Madonna di Campiglio, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Livigno, Kronplatz, Piancavallo and many others.The Italian ski resorts rise up to 2800 meters above sea level near the French border, while they remain at about 2300 meters. Some of the features of these ski resorts are sunny weather, good food, access roads, helpful and friendly hosts, quick and easy access to ski resorts close to Croatia, good ski maps and top-rated ski slopes.
Sestriere is the oldest ski resort in Italy at two thousand meters above sea level, regulated by two states. It consists of 400 km of landscaped paths and 88 ski lifts. If you want to enjoy the panoramic view, you can go ashore to Mount Fraiteva. This area is popularly called Milky Way. 165 landscaped trails, the longest of which is 5 km, will satisfy all those in love with this winter sport. There is a possibility to go to the heli skiing for all those looking for more adventures and taking you to the valleys around Sestriere. Sauze d'Oulx also has a snowpark, and only snowpark lift tickets cost 15 € per day.
Madonna di Campiglio, in the Trentino region, is renowned Italian skiing resort, where many of the famous Milan jet sets are held. It is located at an altitude of 1550 meters. It has in the past been the destination for numerous rich Austrians as well as for other from Central Europe. The ski resort includes 150 km of scenic trails (44 km of blue, 36 km of red, 15 km of black) and 22 km of cross-country ski trails. The ski resorts that are connected are Campiglio and Pinzolo and Folgarida and Marilleva.
In Madonna di Campiglio you can come from four sides, from anywhere in the village, and through the village alone there is a pedestrian zone where there are numerous shops, wine shops, bars, restaurants.
Cortina d'Ampezzo has a thousand years old history and tradition. Cortina comprises 66 tracks of total length of 85 km, of which 11 are black, 28 red and 27 blue and 34 are lifts. Cortina has three ski areas. These are Cortina Cube (Crystal, Faloria, Mietres), TofanaLagazuoi / 5 Torri. Areas are interconnected by ski buses, and skiing can take place until April. Cortina d'Ampezzo is part of Dolomita Superski, one of the world's largest skiing associations with 1,200 km (745 miles) of ski slopes in 12 ski regions. In Tofana Ski Areas you can quickly get from the starting slopes in the lower area to the technically demanding slopes, such as the Canalone and the famous Schuss. Only for professional skiers, the beautiful and picturesque black ride of Vertigine Bianca is one of only two slopes in Cortina that are not prepared, providing skiers the opportunity to enjoy the fresh snow.
The Kronplatz is located in the beautiful valley of Pustertal and many consider it one of the best ski resorts in southern Tyrol. It was named after the summits of mountains recalling the rock crusade. One day on the slopes at Kronplatz offers everything you could want for your vacation. This mighty mountain between Bruneck-Brunica, Sv. Vigil-San Vigilio and Valdaora-Olang have 32 state-of-the-art lifts serving 119 kilometers of trails, from those who are just starting or skiing to the right professionals.
The team of professionals ensures that visitors enjoy excellent conditions throughout the season. Kronplatz is also the most popular ski resort among the Croats. The ski resort is located at an altitude of 975 to 2275 meters above sea level, surrounded by 13 tourist places. 40 trails, mostly blue-red, have a total length of 114 km. Here you will be waiting for the perfect track, over 260 cannons for artificial snow production, great nightlife, numerous pubs, restaurants and bars, and because of the number of Croatians you can often hear Croatian music.
So if you're still indecisive where to spend your winter holidays, maybe this blog and offer of Italian ski resorts help you decide!