Italian ski holidays have been added to our portfolio for the 2019/20 season, offering self-catered apartments and hotels in six Italian resorts across two regions – Italian Alps and Dolomites. In comparison to other European destinations such as France and Switzerland, Italy puts more emphasis on the fun and relaxed holiday experience rather than the sporting side, making it an attractive ski holiday option, particularly for families.
To celebrate this fantastic addition, we have a special offer (save £50pp) running up until 30th June 2019 when you book an Italian ski holiday. Call to book and quote the promo code “ITALY50” to qualify for this offer.
Why Ski in Italy
Customers who travelled with us in previous seasons have highlighted that Italy is a sought-after ski holiday destination and that they would like to see it as part of our programme. Having listened to the feedback, we have launched a range of self-catering apartments and hotels to suit differing needs and preferences across six unique resorts – all offering something different.
Huge Ski Areas
The Dolomiti Superski area has 1,220km of slopes across 12 resorts using just the one lift pass. The Dolomite’s ski area is twice the size of any other ski area in Europe. Resorts such as Arabba, Val Gardena and Corvara are on the Sella Ronda, a 24km circuit taking in the four valleys around the stunning, majestic limestone Sella Massif. Intermediate skiers should be sure to give this a try!
The Milky Way (Via Lattea) ski area of the Italian Alps offers 400km of slopes, encompassing six unique resorts, from the lively apres spot, Sauze D’Oulx to the highest altitude skiing in Sestriere.
The Italian landscape is picture perfect, with a combination of mountains, lakes and perfectly groomed slopes. The dramatic Dolomite’s are large jagged limestone peaks that surround stylish ski resorts such as Arabba and Selva Val Gardena. You can also witness the rose tinted mountains at dawn and dusk – a sight not to be missed. It’s easy to see why the Dolomite’s were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.
Italian Lift Systems
The lift systems in Italy are efficient and effective, with no queues and providing access to an immense range of terrain.
The Dolomite’s ski area is connected by 450 lift systems. Val Gardena has a total of 81 state-of -the-art lifts, including Italy’s first eight-seater chairlift with heated seats on the Piz Sella. New for 2019/20 season is the six person detachable chairlift.
The Milky Way ski area is well linked, spanning over 400km, between the Italian-French border.
Italy is renowned for its delicious food and drink. Across the Alps, you will find 5 star restaurants on and off the mountain, offering a range of traditional Italian dishes.
The Dolomiti Superski area alone has 14 Michelin-starred restaurants and 400 mountain inns, full of diverse gourmet dishes to tantalize any palette. In particular, Corvara is known for its gastronomy.
Where to Stay
We offer a variety of self-catered apartments and stunning hotels, with exceptional style and excellent facilities/service.
Best for luxury
Our flagship property is 5-star Hotel Sassongher, situated a mile from the centre of Corvara in a peaceful spot below the Sassongher peak. This hotel provides many added luxurious touches. These include a shuttle bus to and from ski lifts/centre of town, private cinema, own heliport, as well as outdoor whirlpool and sauna. For dinner and drinks, there are plenty of dining options, with differing moods and cuisines. Prices are from £2,068 per person.
Best for location
Evaldo Apartments are ideal for those who want to be close to the slopes and village centre of Arabba. The ski lifts are situated less than a minute away and the village centre is within walking distance. Guests can enjoy the convenient amenities available, including a lockable ski storage as well as free parking. You can also unwind after a long days skiing in the sauna or jacuzzi. Prices from £430 per person.
Best for Facilities
Sport Hotel Romantic Plaza in centre of stylish Madonna di Campiglio has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere making it well-suited to families, groups and couples. There is no such thing as boredom at this hotel. There are fantastic facilities for everyone to enjoy including a hydro pool, steam room, sauna and fitness room. Prices from £713 per person.
Best for Value
Hotel Alpin Haus in Selva Val Gardena is a simple yet effective guesthouse just 200m from the slopes and Fungea ski lift. Guests can make use of the fitness room and table tennis as well as the heated ski room. Prices from £771 per person.
Now that you have gained an insight into the beautiful ski holiday destination of Italy and why it’s so great, you can view our holidays via skiworld.co.uk/ski-holidays/italy or call our ski specialists on 0330 102 8004.