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It Ski Italy

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 Italy was quite sunny in the western regions with light patches of cloud with the east seeing many more clouds. Overall it is quite cold in Italy which is good news for the pistes as the warmer climate has made way for a colder front. The slopes are still holding up but more snow would be nice to ensure the resort runs receive a fresh layer Canazei (40/130cm) was one of a minority of resorts that received fresh snow with around 10cm being recorded on Wednesday. On Thursday 5th March the sun took up most of the sky with a few spots of light cloud. It was fairly cold too with a mid-mountain temperature of around -9C. Powder pockets are being cut through and their slopes are looking very nice indeed and with all 13 lifts running a good day's skiing was had at Canazei. Some resorts were affected by the high winds on Thursday, particularly Cervinia (50/290cm), which saw all its lifts shut. Val Senales (35/320cm) and Champoluc (60/180cm) both had limited skiing too as a result of high winds closing the majority of their lift stations.With the next transfer day just around the corner, so is plenty of sunshine. The forecast is indicating that any clouds in the east will start to fade and be replaced by sunshine in time for the weekend.

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Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Italy. Fresh snow is forecast at 73 resorts. Powder is reported at 7 resorts and 25 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Reports For Italy

  1. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report:
    Snow falling in Passo Tonale.
  2. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report:
    It is snowing steadily in Valli Di Tures E Aurina Ahrntal.
  3. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report:
    It is snowing steadily in Bormio.

A–B

C–E F–L M–O P–Q R–R S–U V–Z Best powder (7) Best piste conditions (25)

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)
Thu Fri Sat Sun Mon

(1400m — 1950m)

Abetone webcam
1
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1675 m
1050m 1050m 1250m 1350m 1900m

(1076m — 1951m)

partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 1514 m
950m 1650m 2050m 1950m 2200m

(1212m — 2970m)

snow report today

Alagna webcam
230
100

Good

Varied
10 cm
5 days ago
clear
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 2091 m
800m 1550m 1900m 2250m 2400m

(1502m — 2441m)

snow report today

110
40
10 cm
yesterday
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1972 m
500m 700m 1350m 2000m 2350m

(1000m — 2100m)

snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1550 m
500m 700m 1250m 1900m 2200m

(1640m — 2212m)

1
snow showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 1926 m
400m 1300m 2000m 2300m 2500m

(1800m — 2300m)

snow report today

Alpe di Siusi webcam
85
Packed 3 days ago
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2050 m
650m 750m 1500m 2150m 2450m

(1042m — 2125m)

snow report 2 days ago

180
20
20 cm
7 days ago
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1584 m
750m 900m 1550m 2000m 2300m

(1126m — 1710m)

Antagnod webcam
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1418 m
700m 1450m 1900m 2200m 2400m

(1120m — 1630m)

4
light snow
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1375 m
550m 550m 1300m 2050m 2500m

(1074m — 1200m)

partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
light rain
Mid station 1137 m
700m 1400m 1900m 2150m 2350m

(1200m — 2270m)

snow report today

280
110
Packed 3 days ago
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1735 m
700m 900m 1400m 1900m 2300m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report today

Arabba webcam
125
38

Excellent

Powder
20 cm
today
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2045 m
500m 700m 1300m 1950m 2300m

(1000m — 2000m)

Asiago webcam
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1500 m
1050m 1100m 1400m 1750m 1850m

(979m — 1585m)

snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1282 m
550m 750m 1250m 1950m 2250m

(1295m — 2300m)

Avelengo/Merano 2000 webcam
1
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1798 m
650m 850m 1550m 2050m 2500m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report 10 days ago

Badia (Alta Badia) webcam
30
10
Packed
×
No snow
11 days ago
1
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 2051 m
450m 650m 1300m 2000m 2350m

(1312m — 2750m)

snow report today

Bardonecchia webcam
120
50
Packed
Varied
5 cm
10 days ago
snow showers
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 2031 m
850m 1850m 2400m 2000m 2350m

(1370m — 2340m)

snow report yesterday

Bellamonte Alpe Lusia webcam
120
15
2 cm
6 days ago
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1855 m
750m 750m 1450m 2000m 2250m

(1225m — 3012m)

snow report today

Bormio webcam
150
50

Excellent

Varied
5 cm
3 days ago
1
light snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 2118 m
400m 950m 1500m 2450m 2700m

(1000m — 1700m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1350 m
850m 900m 1350m 1750m 2000m

(1200m — 1700m)

clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1450 m
950m 1150m 1500m 1950m 2050m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report today

Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche webcam
290
50
×
Closed
Windblown
10 cm
yesterday
snow showers
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2502 m
450m 1400m 1950m 2250m 2400m

(1569m — 1824m)

8
1
light snow
clear
clear
partially cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1696 m
1000m 1000m 1150m 1250m 1550m

(950m — 2275m)

3
light snow
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1612 m
400m 600m 1300m 2050m 2450m

(950m — 2275m)

3
light snow
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
Mid station 1612 m
400m 600m 1300m 2050m 2450m

(1803m — 2235m)

Brusson webcam
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 2019 m
800m 1500m 1900m 2150m 2350m
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