Why Is Italy A Perfect Family Ski Holiday Destination

Last Updated on 2 years ago by Nicky Johnson

Italy has grown in popularity as a ski vacation destination, with its reputation skyrocketing in the last decade. With Italy being such a family-friendly ski resort, it is difficult not to feel comfortable and relaxed while experiencing its joyful and colorful atmosphere.

Enjoy the unforgettable family ski holidays Italy, where the snow terrain provides an extensive mix of slopes, from steep black lines to gentle wide bowls and scenic forest routes to wild and rugged off-route options. Whether at ski school or skiing with friends and family, you will discover excellent slopes to fit your skills and ability. Therefore, do not hesitate to show your skiing skills!  

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Places to Ski in Italy

Are you planning for family ski holidays in Italy? Then you have a wide range of landscapes like The Italian Alps and Dolomites of northern Italy, and volcano skiing on Sicily’s Mt. Etna. The Piemonte (Piedmont) region in northwest Italy has lots of ski resorts and has1300 km of runs, with Torino (Turin) being the most well-known for hosting the 2006 Winter Olympics.

While skiing in the Italian Dolomites, which border Austria, you will be welcomed by beautiful mountain scenery. Cortina and Val Gardena villages are the most well-known terrains and ideal for family ski holidays in Italy.


Tofana, Cortina’s highest ski peak, rises beyond 9,000 feet. Cortina offers good facilities and a refined ambiance, ideal for a great skiing experience.

Cortina is best known for hosting the 1956 Winter Olympics, besides being famous for movies, such as Pink Panther, Cliffhanger, and For Your Eyes Only. The magnificent glamour, classic Italian montane valley, and shiny slopes are beautifully depicted in these movies. 

Val Gardena 

Val Gardena in the Dolomites is a picturesque ski hamlet with fantastic terrain on both sides. It is well renowned for hosting World Cup ski competitions regularly. 

Val Gardena, which boasts 80 lifts with a lofty peak of more than 8200 feet, is a great place to ski. It also has excellent ski slopes and attractive lodges in the village.

Cervinia (or Monte Cervino) 

Cervinia borders Switzerland and is a spot where you can try Italian cuisine and ski as much as you want. Cervinia’s summit on the Plateau Rosa is more than 11,400 feet in height. Being the longest streak is nearly 14 miles in length, Cervinia is one of the longest streaks in the world.


Courmayeur is located on the other side of Chamonix’s Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc). Courmayeur is a beautiful mountain hamlet, and many ski enthusiasts consider it to be Italy’s most extraordinary ski resort. Courmayeur and Chamonix share a summit of 9000 feet.


The Monterosa ski region, which borders the Aosta Valley, is Italy’s central ski area. The region encompasses vast ski slopes and lifts connecting three distinct valleys, spanning over 180km of diverse and often undisturbed terrain. One of Italy’s greatest secret treasures is this location, and your family will appreciate it.

Therefore, book the family ski holiday trip to Italy, according to your family’s requirements and aspirations. Italy is a wonderful ski destination, so never miss a chance to visit.