There are plenty of options when it comes to Ski holidays in Italy. In 2006 the Winter Olympics took place in Turin. You will find plenty of skiing opportunities in the Alps with popular resorts such as Courmayeur (famed in the Pink Panther) and Cortina d’Ampezzo to choose from.
Northern Italy is where most Irish people go to for a ski trip though there are also some options in the South of the country. The popularity of skiing in Italy has grown steadily over the years. Many Italians will takes 4 or 5 days off work and head for the Alps. Prices vary considerably when it comes choosing a resort so decide in advance how much you want to pamper yourself.
You should also be aware of what level your ski skills are at. Some resorts cater specifically for beginners while others are for advanced skiers.
If arriving in Turin,head towards the French border. Here you will find ski resorts such as Sestreiere which is a nice modern resort with twenty ski lifts and an ice skating rink.
Driving further north you will come to Valle d’Aosta where there is a heavy French presence mixed in with Italian. Huge Mountains such as Mont Blanc and Matterhorn can be found here. There are tremendous views to admire. One of Italy’s most alluring resorts CourMayeur is situated at the bottom of Mont Blanc and is a popular destination all year round.
The Dolomites are located in the north east of Italy. The Dolomiti Superski is a collection of twelve ski resorts. Here you will find Cortina D’ampezzo.