Ski holidays in Italy are renowned for stylish culture, sophisticated hospitality, and warm atmosphere. Their ski resorts aren’t much different. The Italians know exactly how to showcase luxury when it comes to ski getaways. Experience top-class service and impeccable food. The skiing isn’t too bad either. Be spoiled for choice when it comes to luxury ski resorts in Italy. Each region has its own characteristics but all exude truly authentic character. From iconic ski resorts like Cervinia to the smaller, intimate areas like Madonna di Campiglio, there is a region for every taste. The relaxed atmosphere, remarkable scenery, and superb skiing ensure skiers return year after year. To know where to visit next, here is our top pick of luxury ski resorts in Italy.


Courmayeur is one of the top luxury ski resorts in Italy and one of the most glamourous in the world. Visit the ski resort for its breathtaking views of the impressive 4,808m Mont Blanc and stay for the warm Italian hospitality. The charming Italian village exudes rustic, yet sophisticated character.

The village can be reached in just 90 minutes from Geneva Airport, making the ski resort a very attractive weekend ski destination. The stylish ski resort is frequented at the weekend by Milanese skiers, who return during the season to experience the luxurious location.

Originally a medieval market town, Courmayeur boasts typical Alpine charm. Showcasing a collection of narrow streets, pedestrian-only routes, and dated architecture. Combine this with gorgeous boutiques, delicatessens, artisan bars, and gourmet restaurants and you have a recipe for a luxurious holiday.

The ski resort sits in the Aosta Valley ski area, neighbouring Cervinia. The ski terrain is perfect for beginners and intermediates, with the majority being red runs. There are more than 40km of slopes to explore, perfect for a long weekend. If you’re feeling adventurous, hire a guide for the day to lead you into new, challenging areas.

Stay At:

Hotel Le Massif is the place to stay when visiting Courmayeur. It is an excellent five-star which makes you feel right at home as soon as you arrive.

Courmayeur ski holidays

Courmayeur Ski Resort


Cervinia is one of the most popular ski resorts for British skiers. It is home to the iconic Matterhorn Mountain and neighbours Zermatt in Switzerland. The luxurious hot spot has endless reasons to visit, including its snow sure, high altitude skiing, excellent border skiing, and exceptional scenery.

The village itself sits at an impressive 2,000m and offers plenty of activities to do off the mountain. The town centre is bursting with character and Italian charm. Explore the quaint cobbled streets and peruse the sophisticated boutiques. In the evenings soak up the unique character of the buzzy bars, fragrant pizzerias, and elegant dining spots as you recount stories of the day. Whether you’re enjoying an early morning espresso or a well-deserved afternoon Aperol Spritz, Cervinia is a great location for a luxurious ski getaway.

Stay At:

Located in a beautiful pine forest, Hotel St. Hubertus is an exceptional five-star hotel. The exquisitely-designed accommodation has breathtaking views of the impressive Matterhorn Mountain.

Cervinia ski holidays

Cervinia Ski Resort


Cortina is a stylish and attractive town located just two hours from Venice. Weekend visitors flock from Rome and Milan, many of whom have second homes here. Cortina is often seen as Italy’s answer to St. Moritz, Courchevel 1850, and Aspen Snowmass. The short distance from the iconic Italian ‘floating city’ allows travellers to make a unique stopover. Combine skiing in Cortina with cultural Venetian history for an unforgettable holiday.

The ski resort itself has more than 120km of pistes to explore and reaches an altitude of almost 3,000m. The ski area has a great variety of slopes suited to all abilities. The fantastic piste teams ensure the slopes stay in immaculate condition during the season. The ski area is part of the Dolomiti Superski area, connecting to almost 1,000km of slopes. For those who are feeling adventurous, the nearby Sella Ronda ski area is an excellent way to explore the surroundings.

Stay At:

Grand Hotel Savoia is an elegant five-star hotel in the centre of Cortina. The hotel’s rooms are spacious and stylishly designed, some with beautiful mountain views of the Dolomites.

Cortina ski holidays

Cortina Ski Resort

Madonna di Campiglio

Madonna di Campiglio or the ‘pearl of the Dolomites’, is a fashionable and quintessential ski resort located between the Brenta Dolomites and the peaks of Adamello and Presanella. The sophisticated town is popular amongst Italian clientele (which is always a good sign!). The ski resort is vibrant and full of life, buzzing with activity. The town is well-known for its shopping and the luxury boutiques that line the streets. It is one of the most luxurious ski resorts in Italy.

The varied, snow-sure ski area offers more than 150km of immaculately kept pistes. The slopes are perfect for intermediates, with the majority of runs being blue and red. The more advanced skier won’t find it difficult to seek out the challenging pistes, with 22km to discover. Adventurous skiers will enjoy the excellent off-piste too. The state-of-the-art lift system makes it easy for skiers to cover much of the terrain, ensuring maximum time on the slopes.

Stay At:

Part of Our Collection, Majestic Mountain Charme is a beautiful stay in Madonna di Campiglio. The hotel is in an enviable position, right in the centre of the resort and close to the slopes.

Madonna di Campiglio ski holidays

Madonna di Campiglio Ski Resort


Corvara is in the heart of the Alta Badia ski area of the Italian Alps. The ski resort is known for hosting prestigious ski races for the World Cup circuit and many people flock here to spectate. The ski area is part of the Sella Ronda circuit and offers convenient access to an abundance of varied terrain. Corvara is perfect for beginners, with many gentle ski runs to boost confidence. Skiers with more experience can explore the circuit, discovering neighbouring resorts on the way.

Corvara town has several cosy establishments to see in the evenings. Take the edge off in an elegant bar with an aperitivo, or go all out in one of the Michelin-starred restaurants. The restaurants in Corvara are a highlight of the area. You won’t be far from superb food and a comfortable atmosphere. High-quality establishments are among its strengths, appealing to visitors with a taste for the finer things.

Stay At:

Movi Family Apart-Hotel is a fantastic choice for a luxury family-friendly hotel. The property has a fantastic indoor aqua park, with waterslides, games, indoor swimming pool and sauna.

Corvara ski holidays

Corvara Ski Resort

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