Top ski resorts in Italy

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Looking for the top ski resorts in Italy? The following hills listed below will show you the time of your life – regardless of whether you are a beginner, or an elite expert.

1) Passo Tonale

Just getting your skis white for the first time, or are lacking in experience and/or confidence? If so, your best option in Italy is Passo Tonale, as there are a large number of runs here that are nice to novices, and the lift ticket prices are more than reasonable.

In spite of its beginner friendly nature, there are enough challenging runs that the Italian National Team trains here, and with reliable snow here from late October through to early May, you can be assured of having enough white stuff here mid season to have soft landings where you inevitably make mistakes.

2) Corvara

Got a family on the go, but eager to get back onto the slopes in the same manner that you did back when you ripped them up prior to getting married?

Corvara is the best spot to make your comeback, as not only are there plenty of red runs that are well-groomed but challenging enough, but the village at the base is a very family friendly place to being your children on a weekend of fun in the snow.

The view of the Dolomites here are timeless … especially at sunset. Bring plenty of memory cards!

3) Alagna

In peak skiing condition and looking for a peak that will give you the test that you are looking for desperately? Alagna is a snow resort you ought to consider seriously, as the off-piste snowfields provide plenty of opportunities for powder hounds to dig in to some serious snow caches, and scream down vertigo inducing steeps.

Party animals should be aware that this place is solely for skiing purists, as there is no nightlife of any sort in the village at the base, so you’ll either have to turn in early like the locals, or bring your own adult refreshments and make your own (responsibly conducted) entertainment.

4) Sauze d’Oulx

But what if finding a good apres ski destination is important to you? If you find yourself in this predicament, then Sauze d’Oulx is the place you’ll want to go.

Described as Magaluf with moguls in the glory days of the 1970’s and the 1980’s, this place may not be as rowdy as it once was, but even in its current state, the party goes on at a respectable clip.

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