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Italy ski holidays

  • Winter Day at Alpe di Siusi with view on Sassolungo and Sassopiatto, Dolomites, Italy

Nowhere does a switch-up quite like Italy; seamlessly going from hefty-buckled footwear to the sleekest après-ski ankle boots. Sociable slopes turn to solitary Dolomites safari adventures, and making spaghetti-like tracks in the snow to tucking into a plate of the real thing slope-side.

Nowhere does a switch-up quite like Italy; seamlessly going from hefty-buckled footwear to the sleekest après-ski ankle boots. Sociable slopes turn to solitary Dolomites safari adventures, and making spaghetti-like tracks in the snow to tucking into a plate of the real thing slope-side.

The winter playground of choice for those seeking the glamour and indulgence of the Amalfi Coast in higher and cooler climes; even the stay-all-day-on-the-slopers find it hard to resist the bustling towns and quieter resorts. Brushing shoulder to shoulder with non-skiers and locals that make headway to its frosty wilderness of activities, the Dolomites is one of the main draws. There’s a variety across its ski safaris that soothes the unshakeable desire to explore every type of vista. The livelier ones opt for Cortina d’Ampezzo’s upmarket feel, while solitary-seekers make tracks to San Cassiano’s quieter village; with no need to compromise on the postcard-perfect eateries that scatter across both.

Further west, Courmayeur comes through for beginners and intermediates with short breaks (and the option to go heliskiing for the experts) as it straddles the borders of France and Switzerland. Traversing Courmayeur’s ski-area is satisfyingly quick in a short but sweet escapade, but with its super high and snow-sure glacier, it's Cervinia that tempts a family of indecisive-types with the added luxury of popping over to Switzerland for its mesmerising-scenery.

Skiing on the Italian alpine arc
Ski lifts above the clouds in the Dolomites
A person standing on a ski lift viewing platform looking out to the mountains
Skiing on the Italian alpine arc
Ski lifts above the clouds in the Dolomites
A person standing on a ski lift viewing platform looking out to the mountains
The winter playground of choice for those seeking the glamour and indulgence of the Amalfi Coast in higher and cooler climes; even the stay-all-day-on-the-slopers find it hard to resist.
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A sense of place

Get to know our favourite ski spots in Italy, from the charming cobbled streets of Courmayeur that sees many a post-piste party to the well-heeled San Cassiano that caters to the gastronomes.

  • Sunny day on the ski slopes of Cervinia
    Cervinia

    As one of the highest resorts to crown the alps, an impressive snow record and fabulous skiing spanning two seasons are what define Cervinia.

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  • Rocky mountain peaks above snowy landscape in San Cassiano
    San Cassiano

    The lure of Dolomite traditions enhances the tranquillity of well-heeled San Cassiano; gourmets will love the choice of Michelin-starred restaurants both on and off the pistes.

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  • Cortina D’Ampezzo

    Uncrowded, hassle free and much filmed ‘Queen of the Dolomites’, even the locals find it hard to say no to Cortina d’Ampezzo’s allure.

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  • Snowy mountains covered in trees
    Courmayeur

    It may be relatively piccolo in size, but the feeling in Courmayeur is one of being enveloped in a bubbling Italian ambiance big enough to cover a whole country.

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  • Sunset over snow covered mountain peaks of Val Gardena in the Dolomites
    Dolomiti Superski Region

    Backed by snow-dusted forests and pink-hued granite peaks, the landscapes of the Madonna di Campiglio and Val Gardena ski areas are defined by equal parts tradition, natural beauty and seemingly endless pistes.

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For the serious slope-skimmers, dedicated après-skiers and the winter wonderland wanderers in-between.

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    Austria ski holidays

    Birthplace of steel edged skis, the stem turn and even the first dedicated academy, skiing is in Austria’s blood, nourished by the throng of charming villages and invigorating aprés-ski.

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  • A skier off piste with a rocky snow covered mountain range behind and vast forest in the valley
    Canada ski holidays

    For the aficionados who have refined their bucket list and families seeking bundles of wintery fun, Canada rolls out its ice-dusted carpet of iconic resorts and high-octane experiences that are often the envy of all.

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  • Sunrise over a river in winter near Levi, Finnish Lapland
    Finnish Lapland

    During the deep winter, when the sun barely rises and the frozen landscape emits a mystical blue light, Finnish Lapland is a breath of fresh air fantasy.

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  • Ski gondolas over Courchevel ski resort in winter
    France ski holidays

    Serving the ultimate recipe for on-and-off piste adventures, for many snow-sure dreamers nothing quite beats the thrill of triumphantly tackling the skiing supernova of the largest linked area in Europe.

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  • Northern lights over snowy Mount Kirkjufell Iceland
    Iceland

    With a short flight and zero time difference, you don’t need a golden compass to find the northern light-laden skies, picture-perfect municipals and ethereal dioramas of Iceland.

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  • Red winter barn in between snowy trees
    Sweden

    A silent, pristine wilderness of enchanting forests, frozen lakes, an abundance of inquisitive fauna and otherworldly places to rest sleepy heads, Swedish Lapland is the place to walk on the wild side.

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  • A view of the town of Arosa with trees and snowy mountains
    Switzerland ski holidays

    Switzerland takes the crown when it comes to dramatic and picture-perfect winterscapes; sky-skimming mountains, glass-like lakes and chocolate box villages are what define this panorama.

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  • Colorado mountain peaks dotted with green trees in the winter
    USA ski holidays

    Big, bold, and outrageously beguiling, skiing in the USA is a superlative in itself; but with ‘champagne’ powder snow, seriously scaled-up landscapes, and a handful of Wild West traditional towns, we believe it’s for all the right reasons.

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