Italy is one of the few places that you can enjoy the finer things of life not just in restaurants and shopping malls, but also in nature. That makes it one of the best places to spend your winter vacation. Unlike summer, there are not many outdoor activities that you can enjoy without feeling bored or being confined to a smaller space. That’s why skiing is such a popular activity among tourists. In this article, we are going to look at some of the best five ski resorts that allow you to ski and enjoy the beautiful Italian scenery at the same time. We hope that you are going to find one that will make this winter among the best you have had so far.
Corvara is located in the Valley of the Alta Badia Mountains, a position that allows it to catch some of the winter sunlight perfectly. The resort is equipped with a modern lift that allows you to nearby nursery sloped where you can learn skiing or just ski for fun. The valley’s skiing school was established in the 1930s, which makes it one of the oldest local skiing scenes. You can enjoy some of the most breathtaking skiing rounds at the Sellaronda and the Dolomite Superski, which also happens to be the largest ski carousel in the world.
At night, you can retire to the Hotel Sassaonger, where you can enjoy the wood-clad decor that offers warmth and comfort. While inside, you will be able to access warm swimming pool, spa and sauna. If you would like a glass of wine, then simply head to Piano bar where they offer the excellent Tyrolean wine. You can then proceed to the restaurant where you may choose to order a table at the private palour or “Stube,” where you can enjoy your evening in an amazing atmosphere, the oldest of which was built in 1520.
It’s considered one of the most fashionable resorts in Italy and local tourists frequent it from major cities such as Milan and Rome. Among the things that draw tourists are the gourmet restaurants, stores, and of course ski slopes. The slopes are surprising quiet possibly due to locals flocking to the restaurants and stores rather than ski. The ski slopes are visible face south and are among the best for intermediate skiers, but if you are in for the challenge, go for the black at 2,93m and ski to Rio Gere at 1,680m. You can then ride on chairlifts that provide high-speed travel to Son Forca. Overall, if you need a place to unwind for a week, this is among the best places to visit.
This resort lies at the foot of Mount Blanc, and it has been the traditional local resort. It offers several blue runs for beginner skiers and 30 km cross-country trails for experienced skiers. If you need to do some site viewing, take the Sky Monet Blanco car and for even a more adventurous activity, you can heli-ski down the Toula glacier. You will be able to ski over 2,000m of vertical descent if you start at the Punta Helbronner. If you are after having the best gourmet, then you can enjoy it at the Maison Vieille restaurant that is known for its wood burning stoves. Furthermore, you can enjoy the spectacular view from the terrace as you enjoy delicacies from the open-air grill. You will be able to order fontina cheese, suckling pig, and gnocchi. Finally, you can end your day with forest fruits and flambé ice-cream as you enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery.
This resort is among the few in Italy that offer you a quiet vacation because it’s surrounded by the Dolomite forest, but still offers access to skiing slopes. It is recommended for intermediate to expert skiers because of its blue and red runs, as well as the few selected black runs. The black runs are accessible from a comfortable lift, which also offers you a scenic view as your ride to the top. While having a great time, be sure to get a taste of the regional strudel desserts made form mountain honey. In the evening, you can enjoy the fantastic spa facilities that include a Jacuzzi and Sauna offered by the Blu Hotel Natura in its irresistible Suite Vitalis.
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This resort is also suitable for intermediates with some steep blacks for the experienced skiers who may tag along. It has a total of 150km pistes surrounded by the scenic Dolomites. If you seek, a sublime cruising terrain combined with some tree skiing, then this place if perfect for you. Once you are done skiing, you can take a rest at the Alpen Suite Hotel where you can enjoy the luxurious spa and artistic exterior. Furthermore, in the evening, you can lounge in the open fire, and later enjoy delicacies at the gourmet restaurant. While enjoying your delicacies, request the waiter to recommend the best white or red wine to complement it.