Once you have mastered the nursery slopes and the gentle blue and green runs, it’s great to have a resort where you can progress onto slopes for intermediates. Italy has a great choice of ski resorts with appropriate ski terrain for intermediates. Our ski experts have created a guide to the best ski resorts in Italy for intermediates.
Located in the Sella Ronda ski circuit, there are fantastic slopes for intermediates to enjoy in Arabba. There are 33km of blue runs and 22km of red runs, for you to explore in the area. In addition, there are brilliant links to neighbouring ski resorts Arabba, Val Gardena, Alta Badia and Val di Fassa, which also have appropriate terrain for intermediates. On and off the slopes there are stunning views of the iconic Dolomites.
Champoluc is the largest ski resort in the Monte Rosa ski area and is also one of the best ski resorts in Italy for intermediates. Part of the Aosta Valley, it has 174km of slopes to enjoy with 42km of blues and 114km of reds. For the majority of the season, the pistes are uncrowded making it easy to ski most of the mountain with ease and comfort. It is considered one of the last hidden gems in the Italian Alps.
Located in the heart of the Milky Way ski area, Claviere has an impressive 400km of pistes to access in the region. It has 54km of blue runs and 118km of red slopes, which are ideal for intermediate skiers. It has good access to neighbouring ski resorts Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx and the French ski resort of Montgenèvre. As there’s such a vast amount of slopes to enjoy, the lift queues are small and the pistes are uncrowded.
Considered one the most stylish ski resorts in the world off the slopes, Cortina is also fantastic for intermediate skiers. You can explore a total of 120km of slopes in the area, with 45km of blues and 55km of reds. Alternatively, you can buy a Dolomiti Superski area pass which gains you access to a whopping 1,000km of pistes. A fantastic way to enjoy Italian skiing in style on and off the mountain.
Just for the views of the iconic Mont Blanc mountain, Courmayeur is definitely worth a visit. It is one of the best ski resorts in Italy for intermediates because of its small nature but good range of appropriate terrain. You can access 41.5km of slopes in the area, with 16km of blue runs and 21.5km of red pistes. The conditions throughout the season are some of the most reliable in Italy because of the high altitude of 1,224m-2,755m.
Despite being a regular host of the FIS Alpine World Cup ski races, Kronplatz has great slopes on its piste map for intermediates. There is 119km of slopes in the immediate area, but you can venture out to other ski resorts in the Dolomiti Superski area. The scenery is stunning from the village and slopes with great views of the beautiful Pustertal Valley.
Situated within the Espace San Bernardo ski area, La Thuile has brilliant intermediate ski terrain. Part of the Aosta Valley, La Thuile sits near the Italian-French border. It has great links to neighbouring French ski resort La Rosieré. You can explore 160km of slopes in the area, with 50km of blues and 84km of reds. Throughout the season the slopes are uncrowded, making it a peaceful ski experience.
Madonna di Campiglio
Off the slopes, Madonna di Campiglio is known as the pearl of the Dolomites, but it also has fantastic skiing available for intermediates. You can ski up to 160km of slopes in the area, with 60km of blue runs and 68km of red slopes. The scenery is truly breath taking, making it an amazing winter paradise. It has some of the best slopes to cruise on in the Alps.
Located in the Trentino region, Paganella is one of the best ski resorts in Italy of Intermediates. Considered a hidden gem of Italian skiing, there are 50km of slopes to enjoy with 15km of blues and 33km of reds. The views are remarkable with the Trentino Dolomites backdrop and the beautiful lake of Molveno. It is a family-friendly ski resort and has something for all types of skiers.
Val di Fassa
The famous Sella Ronda ski circuit is accessible from Val di Fassa, with 120km of slopes mostly suitable for intermediate skiers. You can also have access to the Dolomiti Superski area which has over 1,000km of slopes in the region. There are brilliant reds and blues at your doorstep when you stay in Val di Fassa. A beautiful area of the Italian Alps.
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