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 REPORT Italy too has had another sunny week, with glorious on-piste conditions but very little powder to be found anywhere now. The country has also brought in new rules meaning only vaccinated people can ski there at present. Across the country almost all ski areas are open and most have 80-90% of their slopes skiable. Dolomiti Superski, the country's biggest, unsurprisingly has the most terrain open.

Of the bigger areas, the Via Lattea (Milky Way)(20/40cm / 8/16") has the thinnest reported base and the lowest percentage of its terrain open, just over 50%. But that still equates to over 205km (127 miles) of runs open, enough for most skiers. The deepest base in the country, around two metres/7 feet, is in the Trentino region.

Summary of forecast snowfall and ski conditions for resorts in Italy. Fresh snow is forecast at 2 resorts. Powder is reported at 0 resorts and 4 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 piste conditions (4)

Ski resorts in Italy from A to B

Resort
snow depth
top and bottom

on-piste

off-piste

Last Snow

Next 9 Days
0–3 | 3–6 | 6–9
snow (cm)
Next 5 days weather forecast.
Freezing level (m)
Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue

(1400m — 1950m)

snow report today

30
20
Artificial 8 cm
yesterday
snow showers clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1675 m
1200m 700m 1550m 1500m 1500m

(1076m — 1951m)

snow report 12 days ago

2 cm
12 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1514 m
1500m 1200m 1650m 2050m 2750m

(1212m — 2970m)

snow report today

100
40
Artificial 6 cm
12 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2091 m
1350m 1300m 1700m 2200m 2450m

(1502m — 2441m)

snow report 15 days ago

9 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1972 m
550m 0m 500m 850m 1000m

(1000m — 2100m)

snow report today

70
30
Artificial 8 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1550 m
600m 0m 550m 900m 1000m

(860m — 2267m)

snow report today

80
15
Packed powder or groomed snow 17 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1564 m
850m 0m 800m 1000m 1050m

(1640m — 2212m)

snow report yesterday

1 cm
yesterday
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1926 m
550m 650m 1100m 1150m 1300m

(1800m — 2300m)

snow report today

60
30
Artificial 1 cm
13 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2050 m
750m 0m 700m 1100m 1100m

(1042m — 2125m)

snow report today

80
40
Old snow - last year 10 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1584 m
1050m 250m 1000m 1250m 1200m

(1126m — 1710m)

snow report 11 days ago

Antagnod webcam
1 cm
11 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1418 m
1100m 1200m 1450m 1550m 2200m

(1120m — 1630m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
2
2
part cloud snow showers clear clear clear
Mid station 1375 m
400m 0m 400m 850m 800m

(1074m — 1200m)

snow report 11 days ago

1 cm
11 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1137 m
1050m 1150m 1400m 1500m 2100m

(1200m — 2270m)

snow report today

Aprica webcam
85
30
Artificial 1 cm
12 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1735 m
800m 450m 1100m 1350m 1400m

(1612m — 2478m)

snow report today

160
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 9 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2045 m
500m 0m 450m 850m 900m

(1000m — 2000m)

snow report 15 days ago

12 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 1500 m
1200m 400m 900m 1000m 1000m

(979m — 1585m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1282 m
550m 0m 400m 700m 850m

(1295m — 2300m)

snow report 15 days ago

2 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1798 m
850m 350m 950m 1350m 1400m

(1324m — 2778m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2051 m
500m 0m 350m 800m 900m

(1312m — 2750m)

snow report today

60
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
yesterday
clear clear clear part cloud clear
Mid station 2031 m
400m 0m 650m 650m 950m

(1259m — 1664m)

snow report today

4 cm
today
snow showers clear clear snow showers clear
Mid station 1462 m
1050m 300m 850m 950m 1050m

(1225m — 3012m)

snow report today

Bormio webcam
60
30
Packed powder or groomed snow 1 cm
12 days ago
part cloud part cloud clear clear clear
Mid station 2118 m
0m 0m 500m 700m 550m

(1000m — 1700m)

snow report 15 days ago

12 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1350 m
1000m 500m 1100m 1250m 1250m

(1200m — 1700m)

snow report 15 days ago

19 cm
15 days ago
clear clear clear clear part cloud
Mid station 1450 m
1150m 0m 1050m 1100m 1000m

(1524m — 3480m)

snow report yesterday

2 cm
yesterday
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2502 m
850m 1150m 1550m 1850m 2000m

(1569m — 1824m)

snow report 9 days ago

1 cm
9 days ago
part cloud part cloud part cloud clear clear
Mid station 1696 m
1250m 1350m 1500m 1650m 1850m

(950m — 2275m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 1612 m
450m 0m 0m 700m 900m

(950m — 2275m)

snow report 13 days ago

1 cm
13 days ago
clear snow showers clear clear clear
Mid station 1612 m
450m 0m 0m 700m 850m

(1803m — 2235m)

snow report 12 days ago

Brusson webcam
4 cm
12 days ago
clear clear clear clear clear
Mid station 2019 m
1200m 1200m 1350m 1500m 2300m