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Welcome to the Ski Italy page, providing a regular round-up of the skiing conditions and current snow reports for the main ski resorts in the Dolomites and Italian Alps. Over recent years some of the most favourable piste conditions throughout the season have been reported at Cervinia, Cortina, Val Senales, La Thuile and Livigno although in any given week or season the best slope conditions may be found at any of the other high Italian resorts or at lower elevation ski stations among the trees in poor weather.

For off-piste powder, resorts such as Selva Gardena, Livigno, Chiesa, Madesimo, Arabba have proven among the most consistent either for fairly regular snowfalls, northerly aspect or for not getting tracked out quickly but check out the reports below for the latest news. Although there is excellent terrain for skiing and snowboarding in Italy, the scope for freeriding is a little limited because going into forbidden areas can land you with a €50 fine plus it is illegal to go off-piste without an avalanche beacon and rescue equipment. This policy means that secret snow spots are very well guarded but check out friendly snowboard shops for some useful advice.

While the snowfalls experienced by most Italian ski resorts are generally no match for those resorts on the northern side of the Alps they feature strongly in the record snowfall events for most seasons. Snowfalls of up to about 1m (3ft+) often occur during single storm events late in the Italian season and resorts including Cervinia, Madonna di Campiglio, La Thuile and the Monterosa ski stations (Gressoney, Alagna) commonly figure in those records. Italy is more temperate than its northern neighbours and the tree line often reaches over 2000m, which is great skiing or boarding in flat light.

Italy has one of the most diverse selections of ski areas of any country in the world with Italian ski resorts ranging from Courmayeur in the country’s North West by the slopes of Western Europe’s highest mountain, to ski areas on the slopes of Mount Etna on the southern island of Sicily in the Mediteranean.

You can ski Italy in almost every part of the country too, with resorts offering cross-border skiing in to Slovenia in the North East, as well as ski areas inland from Rome in the south of the central mainland and in the Apennine mountains further north.

There is a great variety in the types of resorts you’ll find when you’re skiing in Italy too.  One of the most famous areas, the Via Lattea, or Milky Way, in the North West of the country, was host to most of the on-snow events for the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics. It includes cross border skiing to Montgenevre in France, is home to Sestrière (Via Lattea), which was one of the world’s first purpose built ski villages, created by the family than ran the Fiat car company in the 1930s, long before the first French purpose-built ski areas were constructed, and only a few decades after the first Italian ski resort started at Claviere (Via Lattea), another part of the Milky Way only a few kilometres away.

In the north eastern side of the country the Dolomiti Superski region contains more than 50 individual ski villages spread between a dozen valleys which together offer more than 1,200km of piste.  These resorts are however more like traditional Austrian villages on the whole, as much of the pass, which takes 25% of the entire Italian ski market on its own, is in an area called the South Tyrol which was once part of Austria.

The Dolomiti Superski area is one of the largest passes in the world and remains the biggest to offer a fully inter-changable lift pass from day one (larger coverage areas that have developed recently in Austria have more usage restrictions). It also contains the world’s second largest lift/piste inter-connected ski region after the 3 Valleys – the Sella Ronda. This is a famous 23km circuit around the huge Sella mountain massif from which valleys radiate off, such as the famous Val Gardena, as well as Badia – famous for its gourmet food, and Fassa. Altogether more than 500km of piste is linked, putting it ahead of the Milky Way.

Italian skiing is also famous for its value – typically 10 or 20% below the average price for resorts in each size category, and even more so for dining out and drinking on and off the mountain. The price saving is most marked on the shared ski area of Cervinia in Italy and Zermatt in Switzerland which can be skied for substantiually less if you buy your pass on the Italian rather than the Swiss side. You’ll also pay up to 75% less for a nice handmade espresso on the Italian side than for a self service machine produced beverage in Switzerland.

Mountain scenery is another Italian forte – from the rugged Alpine mountains of the Aosta Valley in the West to the spectacular pink precipices of the Dolomites, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
And there’s also that famous Italian sense of style epitomised by the country’s more exclusive resorts including Madonna di Campiglio and Cortina d’Ampezzo, but visible almost everywhere.
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Italy: latest snow conditions round-up


ITALY The recent flurry of snow showers in Europe hasn't quite hit the majority of Italy yet but conditions are still good. Eastern Italy is seeing some snow fall as it makes its way across Austria and Switzerland but overall, the temperatures are below freezing so the pistes are well intact.The Val D'Aosta saw fresh snow fall on Thursday 29th January. Pila (30/140cm) had quite a cloudy day which later turned to snow and up to 10cm was recorded. Pila has quite a lot of tree runs which significantly helps with the visibility. A total of 10 lifts were spinning on Thursday and pistes conditions were excellent, particularly on the upper slopes. Also in the Val D'Aosta, Cervinia (45/210cm) had yet more snow and continues to prove itself of being a snow sure resort. Powdery conditions are being reported both on and off the piste. Visibility has been affected somewhat so it might be worth heading over to Valtournenche where the tree lines might help with this issue. The forecast for the approaching weekend looks very cloudy with a very good chance of fresh snow to all of our featured resorts, fingers crossed.

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Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Italy. Fresh snow is forecast at 223 resorts. Powder is reported at 33 resorts and 35 are reporting good piste conditions.

A–B

C–E F–L M–O P–Q R–R S–U V–Z Best powder (33) Best piste conditions (35)

Ski resorts in Italy from A to B


Bottom Mid Top
Resort Webcam Top
snow depth
top and bottom
Good piste
on-piste
Powder
off-piste
Fresh snow depth
last snow
Fresh snow depth
next 9 days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Weather Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

(1400m — 1950m)

Abetone webcam
5
56
light snow
clear
light snow
light snow
heavy snow
Mid station 1675 m
800m 850m 850m 1000m 1250m

(1076m — 1951m)

11
31
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1514 m
550m 600m 350m 700m 1000m

(1212m — 2970m)

snow report 2 days ago

Alagna webcam
240
40
×
Closed

Fresh
2 cm
2 days ago
13
46
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2091 m
450m 450m 400m 750m 1050m

(1502m — 2441m)

snow report yesterday

70
15
10 cm
2 days ago
3
43
snow showers
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1972 m
350m 300m 350m 650m 1150m

(1000m — 2100m)

3
48
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1550 m
350m 300m 400m 750m 1200m

(1640m — 2212m)

20
27
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1926 m
300m 300m 250m 700m 700m

(1800m — 2300m)

snow report 2 days ago

Alpe di Siusi webcam
75
5
Packed 2 days ago
1
21
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2050 m
400m 300m 300m 600m 1100m

(1042m — 2125m)

snow report today

85
10
Packed 2 days ago
9
clear
partially cloudy
cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1584 m
550m 400m 350m 650m 1100m

(1126m — 1710m)

Antagnod webcam
13
35
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1418 m
400m 350m 350m 800m 1000m

(1120m — 1630m)

4
25
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1375 m
300m 250m 250m 700m 1000m

(1074m — 1200m)

13
28
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1137 m
350m 350m 350m 800m 950m

(1200m — 2270m)

snow report yesterday

160
65
Packed 3 days ago
2
24
snow showers
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1735 m
400m 400m 300m 600m 1150m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report 2 days ago

Arabba webcam
110
45

Fresh

Fresh
10 cm
2 days ago
4
52
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2045 m
350m 300m 300m 700m 1150m

(1000m — 2000m)

Asiago webcam
3
64
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1500 m
550m 450m 400m 750m 1150m

(979m — 1585m)

3
37
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1282 m
350m 350m 300m 600m 1050m

(1295m — 2300m)

3
15
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1798 m
450m 300m 250m 600m 1000m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report 2 days ago

Badia (Alta Badia) webcam
25
5

Good
×
No snow
2 days ago
3
48
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2051 m
350m 300m 300m 700m 1100m

(1312m — 2750m)

snow report 2 days ago

Bardonecchia webcam
140
60
Powder
Powder
30 cm
2 days ago
15
15
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2031 m
300m 350m 350m 750m 850m

(1370m — 2340m)

snow report 4 days ago

Bellamonte Alpe Lusia webcam
50
5
20 cm
11 days ago
2
46
snow showers
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1855 m
450m 350m 350m 650m 1150m

(1225m — 3012m)

snow report 2 days ago

Bormio webcam
120
40

Good

Fresh
2 cm
2 days ago
3
27
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2118 m
300m 300m 300m 700m 1050m

(1000m — 1700m)

1
21
partially cloudy
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1350 m
450m 400m 300m 600m 1200m

(1200m — 1700m)

17
clear
clear
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1450 m
650m 550m 450m 800m 1200m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report yesterday

Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche webcam
235
40

Excellent

Powder
40 cm
2 days ago
20
62
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2502 m
250m 300m 350m 800m 900m

(1569m — 1824m)

17
28
1
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
Mid station 1696 m
950m 900m 1350m 1350m 1000m

(950m — 2275m)

4
30
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1612 m
300m 250m 250m 700m 1000m

(950m — 2275m)

4
30
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1612 m
300m 250m 250m 700m 1000m

(1803m — 2235m)

Brusson webcam
15
46
light snow
snow showers
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2019 m
500m 450m 350m 750m 1000m
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