italy ski holidays
a perfect mix of snow and italian charm
Search for the latest deals on Ski holidays to Italy, and book online with confidence at The Co-operative Travel. Italy skiing holidays offer visitors the best in snow, history, culture and exquisite cuisine. Whether skiing in the Alps or the Dolomites the welcome will be warm and the skiing divine.
skiing in italy
When it comes to top Italy ski resorts Courmayeur heads the list. Sitting on the southeast slope of the Mount Blanc massif the town of Courmayeur dates back to the 17th century when it was developed around a health-giving spa. Now it is the winter ski Alpine offerings of 14 dramatic peaks all standing over 4,000 metres in altitude that draws the crowds. This charming town with cobbled streets was literally hewn out of the surrounding mountain, featuring rock-built houses with heavy slate roofs. In the evening après-ski kicks-in to offer a superb taste of Italy. Sister towns at Dolonne and Entreves also offer a similar terrific experience and are considered an integral part of the Courmayeur resort.
The first custom built Italian ski resort of Sestriere dates back to the 1930s and retains many of its original features. Sitting at an altitude of 2,035 metres it is part of the Milky Way ski area bordering France which was featured in the 2006 Winter Olympics. This area is great for young families and those seeking super skiing on a budget.
Those seeking an Italy Ski holiday with a difference should head to Champoluc, one of the highest resorts in the country. Relatively new to British skiers this medium-sized resort is zooming up the popularity charts. Offering all the charm of the Italian Aosta Valley, this resort is quiet enough to avoid long lift queues but lively enough to offer a reasonable après-ski in the few lively bars and restaurants.
Skiing holidays to Italy tend to offer better value than to the more illustrious Alpine resorts in Austria, France and Switzerland. But, the runs are equally as impressive and of course there’s the fabulous Italian food! All the latest Italy ski deals are right here at The Co-operative Travel; bag a bargain now and you could soon be heading for the slopes.