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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 Italy had its fair share of fresh snow in many parts of the country including the Dolomites in the East where it was perhaps most needed to freshen up the cover after around 6 weeks with little snowfall, but that said, most of the groomed runs were open anyway thanks to the near 100% snowmaking cover in the region, so not so much for the groomed runs.

Otherwise, it continues to be a less the memorable winter so far in terms of the abundance of snow. But, that said, most of Italy's destination resorts have good or at least adequate, top-to-bottom cover with all runs open and all lift turning so there are few complaints. Madesimo (45/250cm) continues to post the deepest base of the country's larger ski areas,

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Italy. Fresh snow is forecast at 174 resorts. Powder is reported at 7 resorts and 8 are reporting good piste conditions.

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Recent Eyeball Snow Reports for Italy

A–B

C–E F–L M–O P–Q R–R S–U V–Z Best powder (7)Best piste conditions (8)

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)
Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

(1400m — 1950m)

snow report today

Abetone webcam
40
10
Artificial 27 cm
today
33
38
14
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
heavy snow
Mid station 1675 m
650m 650m 350m 750m 950m

(1076m — 1951m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
6
6
12
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
snow showers
Mid station 1514 m
400m 750m 600m 1200m 700m

(1212m — 2970m)

snow report today

90
5
Packed powder or groomed snow 5 cm
2 days ago
10
14
17
light snow
cloudy
clear
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2091 m
350m 750m 450m 1150m 700m

(1502m — 2441m)

snow report today

5 cm
today
10
34
10
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1972 m
400m 400m 200m 600m 600m

(1000m — 2100m)

snow report today

45
15
Artificial 4 cm
today
6
18
5
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1550 m
450m 500m 300m 600m 700m

(860m — 2267m)

snow report today

Alpe Cermis-Cavalese webcam
60
45
Artificial 3 cm
today
4
19
4
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1564 m
500m 550m 300m 700m 700m

(1640m — 2212m)

snow report 2 days ago

1 cm
2 days ago
12
33
snow showers
snow showers
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1926 m
300m 450m 350m 1050m 550m

(1800m — 2300m)

snow report today

29
4
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
today
2
12
4
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2050 m
450m 450m 250m 700m 700m

(1042m — 2125m)

snow report today

45
5
Artificial 1 cm
5 days ago
3
1
partly cloudy
clear
clear
clear
cloudy
Mid station 1584 m
550m 650m 450m 900m 750m

(1126m — 1710m)

snow report 2 days ago

Antagnod webcam
1 cm
2 days ago
6
10
15
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1418 m
450m 750m 500m 1250m 650m

(1120m — 1630m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
4
7
10
light snow
snow showers
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 1375 m
400m 300m 100m 600m 750m

(1074m — 1200m)

snow report 4 days ago

1 cm
4 days ago
4
6
12
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1137 m
450m 750m 550m 1300m 650m

(1200m — 2270m)

snow report yesterday

Aprica webcam
40
20
Artificial 1 cm
6 days ago
7
5
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1735 m
550m 650m 350m 850m 850m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report today

Arabba webcam
112
28
Artificial 5 cm
today
9
30
10
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2045 m
400m 400m 200m 600m 650m

(1000m — 2000m)

snow report today

Asiago webcam
2 cm
today
3
21
1
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1500 m
450m 750m 550m 800m 650m

(979m — 1585m)

snow report today

2 cm
today
2
8
4
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1282 m
400m 500m 300m 650m 650m

(1295m — 2300m)

snow report 5 days ago

2 cm
5 days ago
2
4
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1798 m
450m 450m 250m 750m 750m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report today

3 cm
today
5
20
7
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2051 m
400m 400m 200m 600m 700m

(1312m — 2750m)

snow report today

Bardonecchia webcam
60
20
Packed powder or groomed snow 3 cm
6 days ago
7
8
29
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2031 m
500m 450m 300m 1050m 600m

(1259m — 1664m)

snow report today

Bolognola-Ski webcam
57 cm
today
19
7
29
light snow
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1462 m
950m 800m 500m 550m 1150m

(1225m — 3012m)

snow report today

Bormio webcam
120
40
Packed powder or groomed snow 3 cm
5 days ago
1
14
14
snow showers
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2118 m
350m 400m 150m 750m 650m

(1000m — 1700m)

snow report 6 days ago

1 cm
6 days ago
8
2
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1350 m
600m 800m 550m 900m 800m

(1200m — 1700m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
1
17
light snow
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1450 m
500m 750m 650m 900m 700m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report 2 days ago

Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche webcam
4 cm
2 days ago
15
29
32
light snow
light snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 2502 m
350m 400m 300m 1050m 550m

(1569m — 1824m)

snow report yesterday

39 cm
yesterday
58
7
12
light snow
light snow
snow showers
clear
light snow
Mid station 1696 m
1150m 1100m 950m 900m 1150m

(950m — 2275m)

snow report today

1 cm
today
1
7
4
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1612 m
350m 400m 150m 650m 700m

(950m — 2275m)

snow report 5 days ago

3 cm
5 days ago
4
4
snow showers
clear
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 1612 m
400m 400m 150m 600m 750m

(1803m — 2235m)

snow report 4 days ago

Brusson webcam
5 cm
4 days ago
4
7
12
light snow
partly cloudy
clear
clear
light snow
Mid station 2019 m
450m 850m 700m 1350m 750m