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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 Cortina d'Ampezzo (20/50cm) was the surprise opening last weekend when the resort opened 20 days earlier than planned thanks to a 50cm snowfall in the Dolomites. With the Presena Glacier (100/150cm) and Solda (20/50cm) also opening Italy is now up to six ski areas open for 2019/20 now.

The country has seen more snow over the past few days with up to 50cm more snow reported in parts of Trentino since the weekend. Cervinia (30/140cm) has the most terrain open with ten runs to choose from. More areas are due to open this weekend including Alagna, Madonna di Campiglio and Santa Caterina are on the list.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Italy. Fresh snow is forecast at 229 resorts. Powder is reported at 10 resorts and 10 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 (10)Best piste conditions (10)

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)
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

(1400m — 1950m)

snow report yesterday

Abetone webcam
opens in 12 days 38 cm
yesterday
14
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1675 m
1700m 2000m 1900m 1800m 1950m

(1076m — 1951m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
16
40
1
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1514 m
1150m 1500m 1750m 1500m 1550m

(1212m — 2970m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 5 days 40 cm
yesterday
49
52
4
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2091 m
1100m 1550m 1800m 1550m 1550m

(1502m — 2441m)

snow report yesterday

69 cm
yesterday
23
1
light snow
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1972 m
1200m 1750m 2000m 1450m 1450m

(1000m — 2100m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 12 days 21 cm
yesterday
25
2
light snow
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1550 m
1300m 1750m 2000m 1500m 1450m

(860m — 2267m)

snow report yesterday

Alpe Cermis-Cavalese webcam
opens in 12 days 19 cm
yesterday
28
2
light snow
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1564 m
1250m 1600m 1850m 1450m 1450m

(1640m — 2212m)

snow report yesterday

55 cm
yesterday
36
29
2
light snow
heavy snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1926 m
1100m 1500m 1750m 1500m 1500m

(1800m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 17 days 58 cm
yesterday
14
1
light snow
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2050 m
1200m 1500m 1850m 1450m 1350m

(1042m — 2125m)

snow report today

120
20
opens in 12 days 38 cm
yesterday
34
5
light snow
light snow
clear
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1584 m
1300m 1500m 1800m 1500m 1400m

(1126m — 1710m)

snow report yesterday

Antagnod webcam
15 cm
yesterday
12
10
1
light snow
moderate rain
light rain
light snow
light snow
Mid station 1418 m
1000m 1550m 1800m 1500m 1550m

(1120m — 1630m)

snow report yesterday

14 cm
yesterday
3
light snow
light rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1375 m
1250m 1600m 1900m 1450m 1350m

(1074m — 1200m)

snow report yesterday

13 cm
yesterday
6
2
light snow
moderate rain
light rain
light snow
light rain
Mid station 1137 m
1000m 1450m 1800m 1450m 1500m

(1200m — 2270m)

snow report yesterday

Aprica webcam
opens in 5 days 31 cm
yesterday
29
1
7
light snow
moderate snow
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1735 m
1100m 1550m 1650m 1450m 1450m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report yesterday

opens in 19 days 76 cm
yesterday
25
1
light snow
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2045 m
1200m 1700m 2000m 1400m 1450m

(1000m — 2000m)

snow report yesterday

Asiago webcam
4 cm
yesterday
19
3
light snow
heavy rain
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1500 m
1550m 1850m 1950m 1750m 1700m

(979m — 1585m)

snow report yesterday

13 cm
yesterday
14
light snow
heavy rain
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1282 m
1350m 1600m 1850m 1350m 1200m

(1295m — 2300m)

snow report yesterday

47 cm
yesterday
11
1
2
light snow
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
light snow
Mid station 1798 m
1200m 1450m 1800m 1450m 1300m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report yesterday

68 cm
yesterday
19
1
light snow
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2051 m
1200m 1600m 1950m 1400m 1350m

(1312m — 2750m)

snow report today

Bardonecchia webcam
60
20
opens in 19 days 26 cm
2 days ago
5
11
6
light snow
cloudy
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2031 m
1000m 1500m 1750m 1500m 1500m

(1259m — 1664m)

Bolognola-Ski webcam
partly cloudy
light rain
rain showers
cloudy
partly cloudy
Mid station 1462 m
2050m 2250m 2050m 2000m 2100m

(1225m — 3012m)

snow report today

Bormio webcam
145
10
Powder
Powder
45 cm
yesterday
12
3
light snow
light snow
cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 2118 m
1050m 1750m 1800m 1400m 1500m

(1000m — 1700m)

snow report yesterday

16 cm
yesterday
28
1
8
light snow
moderate snow
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1350 m
1200m 1650m 1700m 1550m 1500m

(1200m — 1700m)

snow report yesterday

6 cm
yesterday
35
light snow
moderate snow
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1450 m
1450m 1750m 1950m 1750m 1700m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report yesterday

Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche webcam
33 cm
yesterday
25
24
2
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2502 m
1100m 1700m 1850m 1550m 1650m

(1569m — 1824m)

snow report yesterday

9 cm
yesterday
1
1
partly cloudy
partly cloudy
snow showers
partly cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1696 m
2150m 1800m 1850m 2050m 2300m

(950m — 2275m)

snow report yesterday

61 cm
yesterday
10
1
light snow
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1612 m
1150m 1500m 1850m 1450m 1250m

(950m — 2275m)

snow report yesterday

57 cm
yesterday
8
1
light snow
light snow
cloudy
cloudy
cloudy
Mid station 1612 m
1100m 1500m 1800m 1400m 1200m

(1803m — 2235m)

snow report yesterday

Brusson webcam
26 cm
yesterday
37
43
3
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
light snow
Mid station 2019 m
1000m 1450m 1800m 1500m 1550m