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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 Fresh snow has fallen to all of our featured resorts earlier in the week, which was great timing after the rush of the British school holidays. Some resorts averaged around 5cm and others up to 20cm, so it was quite divided. The west favoured a little more, as the snow spread into Italy but it did reach the east but was less substantial. One of the resorts to pick up the most snow was Arabba (30/122cm) which reported around 18cm and on Thursday 26th February almost all the lifts were open with 27 of the 28 in operation. Conditions couldn't have been better on Thursday as the sun was shining with blue skies and cold temperatures kept the pistes well intact. Pockets of fresh powder are there to be had but as always, keep a close eye on safety warnings.There is plenty of cloud forecast which is expected to arrive with the weekend, so it's a good time to head home and also a good time to arrive because there could be more fresh snow; it's a great time to be skiing in Italy.

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Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Italy. Fresh snow is forecast at 177 resorts. Powder is reported at 7 resorts and 31 are reporting good piste conditions.

Recent Eyeball Reports For Italy

  1. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report:
    It is snowing steadily in Santa Caterina Valfurva.
  2. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report:
    Snow falling in Bardonecchia.
  3. eyeball reporter Anonymous Report:
    Snowing in Val Gardena.

A–B

C–E F–L M–O P–Q R–R S–U V–Z Best powder (7) Best piste conditions (31)

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)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(1400m — 1950m)

Abetone webcam
2
3
18
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
Mid station 1675 m
1450m 1450m 1800m 2700m 2250m

(1076m — 1951m)

4
3
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
light rain
clear
Mid station 1514 m
1450m 1250m 1750m 2050m 1450m

(1212m — 2970m)

snow report today

Alagna webcam
230
100

Excellent
Tracked
2 cm
4 days ago
13
21
8
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 2091 m
1400m 1250m 1750m 1850m 1200m

(1502m — 2441m)

snow report today

85
40
5 cm
yesterday
11
16
17
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1972 m
1300m 1000m 1250m 1250m 450m

(1000m — 2100m)

3
10
14
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1550 m
1400m 1150m 1350m 1400m 850m

(1640m — 2212m)

11
31
22
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
moderate snow
clear
Mid station 1926 m
1300m 1100m 1750m 1750m 850m

(1800m — 2300m)

snow report today

Alpe di Siusi webcam
80
Packed 3 days ago
3
8
9
light snow
snow showers
partially cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 2050 m
1300m 1150m 1400m 1550m 1000m

(1042m — 2125m)

snow report yesterday

180
20
20 cm
3 days ago
6
2
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
heavy rain
clear
Mid station 1584 m
1350m 1300m 1600m 1900m 1600m

(1126m — 1710m)

Antagnod webcam
5
4
8
light snow
snow showers
rain showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1418 m
1350m 1200m 1850m 1850m 1250m

(1120m — 1630m)

4
10
29
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1375 m
1400m 1150m 1350m 1550m 850m

(1074m — 1200m)

1
2
6
snow showers
rain showers
rain showers
light rain
clear
Mid station 1137 m
1350m 1250m 1900m 1900m 1300m

(1200m — 2270m)

snow report today

270
110
Packed 5 days ago
1
4
2
snow showers
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1735 m
1400m 1200m 1600m 1800m 1200m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report today

Arabba webcam
122
30

Excellent
Tracked
18 cm
3 days ago
10
16
19
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 2045 m
1300m 1000m 1300m 1300m 650m

(1000m — 2000m)

Asiago webcam
1
3
3
light snow
snow showers
clear
snow showers
clear
Mid station 1500 m
1300m 1400m 1400m 1500m 1300m

(979m — 1585m)

9
17
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light rain
clear
Mid station 1282 m
1400m 1150m 1300m 1550m 1050m

(1295m — 2300m)

2
9
10
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1798 m
1350m 1150m 1500m 1800m 1150m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report 4 days ago

Badia (Alta Badia) webcam
30
10
Packed
×
No snow
5 days ago
6
13
17
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 2051 m
1350m 1100m 1350m 1450m 750m

(1312m — 2750m)

snow report today

Bardonecchia webcam
150
60

Excellent
Tracked
2 cm
3 days ago
8
22
11
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
light snow
clear
Mid station 2031 m
1300m 1200m 1950m 2000m 1150m

(1370m — 2340m)

snow report today

Bellamonte Alpe Lusia webcam
120
15
2 cm
today
10
10
8
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
light snow
clear
Mid station 1855 m
1350m 1100m 1300m 1200m 550m

(1225m — 3012m)

snow report today

Bormio webcam
150
50

Excellent
Tracked
20 cm
3 days ago
9
13
16
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 2118 m
1350m 1150m 1550m 1800m 900m

(1000m — 1700m)

partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1350 m
1350m 1300m 1550m 1800m 1500m

(1200m — 1700m)

2
2
cloudy
snow showers
clear
rain showers
clear
Mid station 1450 m
1350m 1400m 1550m 1850m 1650m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report today

Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche webcam
310
70

Excellent
Windblown
3 cm
3 days ago
35
60
31
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
moderate snow
snow showers
Mid station 2502 m
1350m 1150m 1850m 1850m 1050m

(1569m — 1824m)

3
2
16
light snow
light snow
light snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Mid station 1696 m
1700m 1600m 1900m 2950m 3200m

(950m — 2275m)

2
9
19
light snow
partially cloudy
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1612 m
1400m 1150m 1400m 1550m 950m

(950m — 2275m)

2
9
19
light snow
partially cloudy
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 1612 m
1400m 1150m 1400m 1550m 950m

(1803m — 2235m)

Brusson webcam
3
6
3
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
clear
Mid station 2019 m
1400m 1250m 1850m 1900m 1350m
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