Escape the busy crowds at Geneva Airport and switch it up by visiting ski resorts near Milan. Milan Airport is an excellent hub to access some of the best Italian ski regions. Avoid the inevitable hassle of visiting a popular airport, and select one of the nearest ski resorts below for your next ski trip.

The Aosta Valley ski region is the nearest to Milan and boasts a fantastic range of ski areas to suit every type of skier. Home to remarkable views of the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and Monte Rosa, you’ll be spoiled for choice of views when visiting.


Just over 90 minutes from Milan, Pila is a great choice for your next ski holiday. The Italian ski resort is deemed the ‘undiscovered diamond’ of the Aosta Valley. With more than 70km of piste catering to all difficulty levels, it is the perfect choice for mixed-ability groups. There are acres of off-piste terrain perfect for those who like to take on a challenge. For beginners, there are dedicated learning areas that are easy to locate.

Not only is it great for groups but it is perfect for a ski weekend. Being a short transfer from the airport, skiers are able to make the most out of a long weekend. Make the most of the virtually non-existent lift queues and the quiet slopes – a real bonus!

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An excellent choice for families and groups looking for a perfectly located ski-in ski-out hotel.

Pila ski holidays

Pila Ski Resort


Cervinia is one of the more well-known ski resorts in Italy and is just two hours’ drive from Milan airport. It is one of the best ski resorts near Milan as it has one of the highest altitudes in the Alps. The resort base starts at 2,050m and reaches a mammoth 3,480m on the slopes. Snow-sure skiing is guaranteed during the season and with direct access to Zermatt it’s a no-brainer. Cervinia is home to more than 160km alone, but with the border connection to Switzerland, skiers will have access to 360km of piste. The scenery is impressive too, with the towering Matterhorn Mountain in full view on many of the pistes – it’s hard to miss!

Cervinia has several lively bars and buzzy après ski options. Visit Yeti bar near the Cretaz chairlift for a fun, dancey afternoon. The restaurant selection is pretty good too – from incredible gourmet fine dining menus to traditional dishes, there is something for everyone.

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A family run hotel since 1975 with a well-deserved reputation for its comfort. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Matterhorn.

Cervinia ski holidays

Cervinia Ski Resort


Gressoney is an excellent choice for a quieter escape. Two Italian villages make up this charming ski resort. Found in the heart of Aosta Valley‘s Monterosa ski area, Gressoney is rich in cultural tradition and excellent skiing. The transfer time to Milan Airport comes in just under two hours. The ski area amasses more than 180km of piste, making it a great choice for a short break.

Surrounded by the towering Dolomites, the scenery is second to none. With sprawling views of the Mont Blanc, the Gran Paradiso, and the Matterhorn. The atmosphere is relatively laid back and has a relaxed mountain vibe. The après scene is quieter than its Alpine counterparts, however, you’ll be sure to find a bustling bar for a well-earned drink.

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The charming hotel has an extensive wellness area, an excellent gourmet restaurant and free shuttle to the slopes.

Gressoney ski holidays

Gressoney Ski Resort


Champoluc is still largely undiscovered by Brits and is considered one of the last hidden gems in the Alps. The slopes tend to be uncrowded with quieter lift queues, what’s not to like? The first week of January is when Champoluc is the busiest, with many tourists arriving from Turin. Apart from that, you’re likely to have the piste to yourself! The resort centre generally is quiet too, however, there is still some excellent restaurant and après options to choose from.

The ski area is home to more than 170km of slopes and reaches a very high elevation of 3,550m. The skiing is largely intermediate, with decent off-piste available for more advanced skiers. You’ll be exploring the ski region in no time after a short two-hour transfer from Milan.

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A gorgeous four-star hotel perched above Champoluc ski resort. Access the retreat by skidoo and feel right at home in the charming rustic hotel.

Champoluc ski holidays

Champoluc Ski Resort

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