Santuario Monte Lussari (Ph. Costerni)


More than 40% of the Alps lie within Italy.  It’s a country which not only offers spectacular alpine scenery and first class snow making and lift systems, it’s also an excellent choice when it comes to value for money.

The Dolomites in the east are among the most jaw-breakingly beautiful mountains of the entire Alpine range.  A perfect combination of factors has made the whole area a park of natural beauty. Although it is the most northerly part of Italy, it is one of the most favoured for the frequency of its warm and sunny days. As a consequence, the fame of such resorts as Merano, Madonna di Campiglio and Cortina d'Ampezzo is renowned. 

To the west, Lombardy, home to resorts including Bormio and Livigno, also attracts ski enthusiasts with 110 peaks over 3,000m high, 390 ski lifts and over 12,300 km of runs. There are also numerous cross-country pistes, marked tracks and paths for walking and biking. 

West again, the Aosta Valley, is another vastly scenic region set in the highest mountains of Europe, studded with monuments and castles and home to enchanting resorts like Courmayeur, Breuil-Cervinia and La Thuile. A little further south, just a short distance from the art city of Turin, the Piedmont mountains feature a chain of resorts including Sauze d’Oulx, Bardonecchia and Sestriere, while nearby are the romantic hills of Le Langhe, where you can experience exquisite gastronomy and some of the finest wines in Europe.

Check out our maps to see the location of all of Italy’s resorts or click on our travel pages to find out more on how to connect from the airports at Bergamo, Turin, Verona, Milan, Treviso, Trieste or Venice or from the airports in neighbouring Switzerland, Austria nd France, and how to get to the Italian Alps by rail or road. 

Resort Altitude Range Vertical Drop Lifts Kms of Downhill Piste Cross Country Glacier
Bardonecchia 1330-2800m 1470m 23 100km 13km No
Cervinia 1525-3820m 2295m 54 360km 3km Yes
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1225-2930m 1705m 38 120km 70km No
Courmayeur 1210-2760m 1550m 17 36km 30km No
La Thuile 1180-2610m 1430m 38 160km 15km No
Limone 1030-2050m 1020m 15 80km 10km No
Livigno 1815-2785m 970m 30 115km 30km No
Madonna di Campiglio 850-2550m 1700m 60 150km 40km No
Passo Tonale 1120-3015m 1895m 29 100km 12km Yes
Percha 950-2275m 1325m 32 115km 180km No
Sauze d'Oulx 1350-2820m 1470m 85 400km - No
Selva 1010-3270m 2260m 175 430km 120km Yes
Sestriere 1350-2820m 1470m 85 400km 10km No
Tarvisio 754-1756m 1002m 15 25km 55km No

Italy Alps Gallery

Left to right: Pila, Aosta Valley ©; Bardonecchia Old Town ©Ufficio del Turismo di Bardonecchia; Merano2000 ©MGM Frieder Blickle; Monte Lussari ©Agenzia Turismo Friuli Venezia Giulia

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