Most travelers look to Italy to discover it’s ancient cities, beautiful vineyards or its many stunning beaches, however, during the winter months, Italy becomes a ski lover’s paradise with more than 290 ski resorts throughout the country with over 5700 km of ski slopes. Check out our guide to some of the best ski resorts to discover in Italy.
Cortina d’Ampezzo – Veneto
Nicknamed the “Queen of the Dolomites”, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a small town in the eastern alps located two hours north of Venice by car and close to the Austrian border. As the host of the 1956 Winter Olympics, Cortina d’Ampezzo is a true paradise for winter sports enthusiasts, offering skiers some of the world’s most breathtaking sceneries. The resort’s 3 ski areas are connected by a free ski bus and offer 140 km of slopes with snow making facilities ensuring perfect conditions throughout the season.
Livigno and Bormio – Lombardy
Near the Switzerland border, Livigno is the perfect ski getaway located just 2 hours north of Milan. Nicknamed “Little Tibet” because of its altitude in the middle of the Rhaetian Alps, Livigno has 78 ski slopes which can accomate everyone from beginners to expert freestyle skiers.
Located just 30 km away from Livigno, Bormio is a ski resort with more than 18 ski slopes, some as high as 3000 meters in altitude. Bormio is popular because it is the location of the Alpine Ski World Cup and is located in the beautiful Stelvio National Park. Livigno and Bormio will both host races during the 2026 Winter Olympic Games.
Breuil-Cervinia – Valle d’Aosta
Breuil-Cervinia is an alpine resort in the Valle d’Aosta region of northwest Italy located at the foot of the Matterhorn. This ski area is one of the highest and largest in the Alps, located at 3500 meters. Breuil-Cervinia has 72 ski slopes and is famous for its glacier Plateau Rosà. Thanks to the glacier and the altitude of the ski area, there is snow nearly year round, with summer skiing possible on more than 26 slopes!