1 Alta Badia (BZ)

Alta Badia (BZ) is in our opinion the best ski area in Italy, in the heart of South Tyrol with wide slopes crossing the woods. This runs generally are not too technical, even if there are some exceptions like Gran Risa. Besides the renowned Sella Ronda connecting this resort to the other three valleys around mount Sella, here you will find other interesting ski tours, so you can change every day. Pedraces, La Villa, Corvara and Colfosco are nice villages with an excellent hotel offer.

2 Val Gardena (BZ)

This valley offers rather challenging slopes, especially in Ciampinoi area. Here there are wide ski areas in wonderful conifer woods served by an efficient web of ski lifts. Val Gardena offers 175 km of slopes, without talking about the other valleys connected skis on by Sella Ronda skiing area. From Ortisei you can go up to Seiser Alm, while the other ski resorts (Sëlva and Santa Cristina) offer various skiing areas on many mountain sides, all connected to each other. The whole valley is overlooked by Saslong.

3 Madonna di Campiglio (TN)

Maybe the best ski resort in Trentino, with excellent ski lifts on both sides of the valley. Brenta Dolomites contribute to create wonderful sceneries that can be seen from the slopes of Madonna di Campiglio and from the village. The connections with Pinzolo, Folgarida and Marilleva allow to create a big skiing area.

4 Fassa Valley (TN)

Val di Fassa is a long valley with a high accommodating capacity and several skiing areas, like Sella Ronda circuit, Canazei, the little technical Buffaure-Ciampac skiing area, or panoramic skiing areas like Pera or Carezza. Most of them are connected by lifts.

5 Breuil Cervinia (AO)

The Cervinia‘s slopes are all at a high altitude, which allows an excellent covering during the whole season and high-altitude sceneries in the shade of Matterhorn. The connection with the Swiss Zermatt and Aosta Valley Valtournenche makes a ski area including 350 km of slopes. A negative point is the village, that isn’t too looked after.

6 Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL)


The Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort is famous since the beginnings of skiing thanks to the beauty of its mountains, anche the 1956 Olympic Games. From 2020/2021 ski season ski area Tofana and 5 Torri are linked with a new gondola lift. In 2021 these slopes will host the Ski World Championships.

7 Kronplatz (BZ)

This is another excellent ski resort with top class ski lifts and a very efficient snowmaking system. It is recommended especially to experts, and it offers a variety of five black slopes very long and enjoyable. Kronplatz, of course, offers many other slopes, for a total amount of 115 km of different level runs connecting Valdaora, Brunico, San Vigilio di Marebbe and San Martino in Badia. In high season, the slopes are a bit crowded.

8 Sestriere (TO)

We included Sestriere for the wideness and variety of its skiing area, over than 400 Km, that makes it the second biggest in Italy. The village should be improved, since it was built with the sole aim to host the ski resort, to imitate the main french resorts.

9 Livigno (SO)

Called “Little Tibet” for its freezing temperatures, Livigno always offers excellent snow with two wide skiing areas, that are unfortunately not connected to each other skis on. There are many ski lifts. The village is very peculiar, and it offers a pedestrian area ideal for shopping, which is encouraged by the fiscal privileges reserved to this town.

10 La Thuile (AO)

This is a beautiful ski resort, maybe still not well known, with a wide skiing area between Italy and France. The technical level of La Thuile ski area is variegated, and it offers long trips on easy slopes and alternative, very technical runs, like the 3 slope Franco Berthod, one of the most difficult in Italy.