When summer is about to end, many people are already making plans for the winter season.
Being full of beautiful mountains, Italy is the perfect place for the cold season both to take a ski week in a full skiing mood, and to enjoy the natural scenery with long walks away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
So let’s take a look at the best destinations for an unforgettable holiday in the snow.
Top 5 resorts for skiing
Madonna di Campiglio (Trentino-Alto Adige)
Located at an altitude of 1550 meters, Madonna di Campiglio - also known as the Pearl of the Dolomites - strikes for its discretion and elegance, positioning itself among the most important ski centers in Trentino Alto Adige and the entire Alpine region.
In addition to the lifts of the Ski Area, Madonna di Campiglio also offers you the opportunity to dive into the discovery of a wide variety of lakes, streams, and mountain refuges rich in tradition.
The area is easily accessible from the airports of Venice, Verona, Milan, and Bergamo.
With an elevation ranging between 1.446 and 3.269 meters, Arabba is the perfect snowpark for the whole family having slopes for all skill levels and a magical view of the Marmolada.
A must-do in this area is the Great War Tour, where you can walk a long trail dotted with relics, trenches, and forts related to World War I.
Near the area, you will find convenient Venice Marco Polo airport.
Cortina d’Ampezzo (Veneto)
Holder of the prestigious title of Queen of the Dolomites, Cortina d'Ampezzo sits at an altitude of 1210 meters among the best-known Dolomite peaks: the Croda da Lago, the Nuvolau, the Cinque Torri, the Tofane group, the Cristallo, the Faloria, and the Sorapis.
An area where you can cut through the snow on 100 km of groomed trails, or immerse yourself in snowy nature with only snowshoes.
In addition, its location makes it easy to connect with the airports of Venice, Verona, Treviso, and Innsbruck.
Canazei (Trentino-Alto Adige)
Located in the Fassa Valley at the foot of the Dolomites, Canazei features towering mountains, dense unexplored forests, green velvet meadows, and crystal clear stretches of water that will make your stay unforgettable.
Some of the most beautiful and appealing slopes include Belvedere, Ciampac, Col Rodella, and Marmolada.
You can easily reach Canazei from the airports of Venice, Verona, and Innsbruck.
Alta Badia (Trentino-Alto Adige)
In the heart of South Tyrol, Alta Badia offers 80 km of winter trails with wide slopes nestled in the woods. These are generally not too technical tracks, but there are also exceptions for the more adventurous, such as the Gran Risa.
Pedraces, La Villa, Corvara, and Colfosco are all well-kept villages in the area that will be able to offer you noteworthy stays and restaurants after busy days of skiing, snowshoeing, or sledding.
The location is well connected by the airports of Venice, Verona, Treviso, Milan, Bergamo, Innsbruck, and Munich.