Knowing where there’s reliable snowfall is good knowledge to have when organising a ski holiday. Our experts have picked the most snow sure ski resorts in Italy. Whether you’re looking for powder skiing or perfectly groomed pistes, these are the best ski resorts to visit. Take a look at our top 10 snow sure ski resorts in Italy.
Due to its high altitude and great snow record, Cervinia is a great snow sure ski resort. It’s one of the highest ski destinations in the Alps with an altitude of 2,050m- 3,820m. In addition to its great natural snowfall record, the ski resort also has snow-making machines to ensure snow all season long. The ski resort has 160km of piste to explore. The slopes are best suited to intermediate and beginner skiers.
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Passo Tonale in Italy has a high altitude of 1,885m-3,100m making it one of the most snow sure ski resorts. The snow quality is virtually guaranteed all season as a result. On top of this, the resort also has over 200 snow cannons across the mountain. The resort is best suited for beginners and intermediates because the majority of the slopes are easy to progress on. You can explore 130km of pistes which are conveniently accessed by 30 well-connected lifts.
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Admire the iconic views of the Dolomites in Arabba. It’s one of the most snow sure ski resorts in Italy and is well linked to Val Gardena, Alta Badia and Val di Fassa. The village has a relaxed atmosphere and still has its traditional alpine charm. In Arabba itself, there’s 63km of pistes to enjoy. If you buy a full Dolomiti Superski area pass however you can enjoy a further 1,200km of pistes. A truly vast landscape of ski terrain to explore.
Part of the Milky Way ski area, Sestriere has an impressive 400km of slopes to enjoy. Its high altitude of 2,040m-2,840m makes it very reliable for snow. This is why it holds regular World Cup ski races and staged some events during the 2006 Winter Olympic games. Sestriere also has great links to Sauze d’Oulx throught to the French resort of Montgenévre. The slopes are so diverse that it caters for all abilities. Perfect for mixed groups and family ski holidays.
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Across the Swiss border from St.Moritz is Livigno. Located in Alta Valtellina, the Italian ski resort has an expansive ski area with links to Mottolino and Carosello 3000. As a result, you can enjoy 115km of slopes when you get a full lift pass. The skiing is perfect for beginner and intermediate levels of skiers. Its high altitude of 1,816m-2,798m guarantees great snow throughout the winter season.
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Bardonecchia is a hidden gem situated on the border of France and Italy. It has reliable snow due to its reasonably high altitude of 1,312m-2,694m. Despite it being a small ski resort, it offers fantastic skiing with 100km of pistes to enjoy. On top of this, there’s a delicious choice of food and beautiful scenery to admire. It also held the snowboarding freestyle events for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. Despite being redeveloped for the Winter Olympics it’s still managed to keep its traditional alpine charm.
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Part of the beautiful Aosta Valley, La Thuile is known for its great snow quality. Skiers from around the world head to the ski resort for its fantastic off-piste opportunities. It’s also ideal for intermediate and beginners with 160km of diverse pistes to enjoy. Most of the slopes are north or east-facing which means the snow stays firm for longer. You can also head over to neighbouring ski resort La Rosière in France.
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Another resort in the Aosta Valley that makes our snow sure ski resorts in Italy list is Pila. Its altitude of 1,450m-2,750m helps with good snow reliability. There is 70km of pistes that caters for all levels of skiers. Off-piste skiing is also fantastic to venture out to with a local mountain guide. You can take in the stunning views of Mont Blanc, Monta Rosa and the Matterhorn. Some amazing iconic sights from the slopes.
Based at the foot of the iconic Mont Blanc, Courmayeur has great snow reliability. The high altitude of 1,224m-2,755m ensures good snow conditions throughout the winter. Part of the Aosta Valley ski area, Courmayeur is linked to neighbouring ski resorts of Cervinia and Zermatt in Switzerland. On top of this, you can also head to Pila, La Thuile and French resort La Rosière. This means you can uniquely visit three countries in one ski area. Courmayeur itself has 41.5km of pistes which are suited for mixed ability groups and family ski holidays.
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Claviere has a great snow record and the slopes have short queues. It’s also quiet on the slopes for most of the season. As part of the Milky Way ski area, you can access an incredible 400km of pistes with a full lift pass. The Italian resort is snow sure due to its high altitude of 1,350m-2,823m. The slopes are suited to mainly intermediate to advanced skiers. There is a good range of red and black runs to challenge yourself on.
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