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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 Monday 27th February was a mostly stable and consistent weather day in Italy. After some light snowfalls at the end of last week many of our featured ski resorts and are in excellent shape. Spring conditions were in abundance today as temperatures stayed above freezing in all but the high altitude ski areas. Cloud cover will increase this evening as Italy heads towards heavy and widespread snowfalls. Tuesday is forecast to see some very heavy snowfalls with many resorts expecting to see half a metre or more of fresh snow. In fact, the only area where snowfalls will be light is in the far south Milky Way area. The snowy wintery conditions will remain intermittingly this week before heavy snowfalls are forecast to resume at the weekend. Expect powder skiing conditions in Italy by the weekend.

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Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Italy. Fresh snow is forecast at 209resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 22 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Italy

A–B

C–E F–L M–O P–Q R–R S–U V–Z Best piste conditions (22)

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)
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat

(1400m — 1950m)

Abetone webcam
6
13
25
snow showers
clear
light rain
light snow
partly cloudy
Mid station 1675 m
1850m 1750m 2200m 2000m 2050m

(1076m — 1951m)

9
29
2
light snow
clear
rain showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1514 m
1500m 1350m 2100m 1700m 1600m

(1212m — 2970m)

snow report today

Alagna webcam
190
10
Spring snow
Best up high
10 cm
17 days ago
16
110
21
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2091 m
1450m 1200m 2000m 1700m 1600m

(1502m — 2441m)

snow report yesterday

45
15
10 cm
16 days ago
50
75
131
heavy snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1972 m
1500m 1150m 1350m 1700m 1700m

(1000m — 2100m)

Alleghe webcam
39
36
74
heavy snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1550 m
1500m 1200m 1550m 1750m 1700m

(860m — 2267m)

snow report today

Alpe Cermis-Cavalese webcam
75
60

Good
Limited
30 cm
17 days ago
22
40
65
moderate snow
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 1564 m
1500m 1200m 1400m 1700m 1700m

(1640m — 2212m)

22
71
32
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 1926 m
1400m 1050m 1900m 1600m 1500m

(1800m — 2300m)

snow report today

Alpe di Siusi webcam
43
7
Packed 3 days ago
25
35
67
moderate snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2050 m
1500m 1150m 1500m 1700m 1650m

(1042m — 2125m)

snow report 14 days ago

65
10
10 cm
17 days ago
26
35
43
heavy snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1584 m
1700m 1350m 1850m 1800m 1700m

(1126m — 1710m)

Antagnod webcam
6
34
6
snow showers
snow showers
rain showers
light rain
light snow
Mid station 1418 m
1400m 1150m 2000m 1800m 1550m

(1120m — 1630m)

20
1
21
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1375 m
1350m 1000m 1450m 1650m 1650m

(1074m — 1200m)

2
1
3
rain showers
snow showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
Mid station 1137 m
1450m 1150m 2050m 1850m 1550m

(1200m — 2270m)

snow report today

130
30
Packed 17 days ago
33
38
36
moderate snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1735 m
1550m 1000m 1800m 1700m 1650m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report today

Arabba webcam
55
28

Good
Limited
11 cm
3 days ago
53
71
130
heavy snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2045 m
1500m 1150m 1400m 1750m 1700m

(1000m — 2000m)

Asiago webcam
20
31
56
heavy snow
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1500 m
1550m 1450m 1600m 1750m 1750m

(979m — 1585m)

34
7
40
heavy snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light rain
light rain
Mid station 1282 m
1300m 1000m 1450m 1550m 1650m

(1295m — 2300m)

Avelengo/Merano 2000 webcam
17
17
27
moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 1798 m
1500m 1200m 1650m 1650m 1600m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report today

40
10
Artificial
Limited
5 cm
3 days ago
41
50
91
heavy snow
snow showers
partly cloudy
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2051 m
1450m 1050m 1500m 1700m 1750m

(1312m — 2750m)

snow report today

Bardonecchia webcam
180
60

Good
Packed
3 cm
17 days ago
29
8
9
moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2031 m
1450m 1150m 2100m 1900m 1600m

(1225m — 3012m)

snow report today

Bormio webcam
60
40

Excellent
Limited
15 cm
9 days ago
26
45
65
moderate snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
Mid station 2118 m
1600m 900m 1650m 1650m 1550m

(1000m — 1700m)

23
13
30
heavy rain
clear
partly cloudy
light rain
partly cloudy
Mid station 1350 m
1650m 1100m 1800m 1700m 1700m

(1200m — 1700m)

19
15
42
moderate snow
clear
partly cloudy
rain showers
partly cloudy
Mid station 1450 m
1700m 1550m 1800m 1800m 1800m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report today

Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche webcam
140
40
Hard packed
Tracked
7 cm
3 days ago
46
85
52
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
Mid station 2502 m
1400m 1100m 2050m 1900m 1600m

(1569m — 1824m)

1
37
12
rain showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light rain
Mid station 1696 m
2700m 2150m 2500m 2700m 2650m

(950m — 2275m)

18
10
28
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1612 m
1400m 1100m 1500m 1650m 1700m

(950m — 2275m)

18
10
28
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1612 m
1400m 1100m 1500m 1650m 1700m

(1803m — 2235m)

Brusson webcam
4
58
3
snow showers
clear
clear
snow showers
snow showers
Mid station 2019 m
1450m 1250m 2000m 1750m 1550m