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Skiing in Italy: Best Italian Ski Resorts
Italy is known for its stunning rolling fields of growing grapes, delicious food and wine, and romantic energy. However, in the northern part of Italy, bordering France, Austria, and Switzerland, you’ll find a skiing paradise.
For fans of the slopes, Skiing in Italy has been a favorite winter destination. It not only offers some of the best winter sports activities on the planet but also places that are rich with culture and history. So let me break it all down for you and give you the best Italian ski resorts around.
Skiing in Italy Season
You can go skiing in Italy almost year round, but the main season is December – April. If you want to go later in the season, the Dolomites are your best bet as some ski resorts are open until May. And there are even a few summer ski resorts in Italy: Cervinia and Passo Stelvio. So grab your ski gear and and winter clothes and hit the slopes!
World Famous Dolomites Skiing
As one of the largest ski regions in the world, the Dolomites cater to every type of skier. With 12 ski resorts, 450 cable cars, 50 villages, 30 snow parks, and over 745 miles of Grade A ski slopes, it’s hard not to see why Dolomites Skiing is some of the best. For more history on the Dolomites, read this article!
On top of the top-notch facilities, all you need is one ski pass to access every ski resort in the Dolomites. Let me make your experience here even better and break it down even more for you.
Luxurious Cortina d’Ampezzo
Split into 3 different ski areas; Faloria, Tofana, and Lagazuoi, Cortina has connected these area with a free cable car. Over 50 miles of slopes ranging from beginner to expert, you’ll find there is little to be desired when staying here for your Dolomites Skiing Holiday. You can hit your stride on one of the 65 available slopes or you can take a detour.
With several winter activities, restaurants, and wellness facilities to choose from it can be hard to get all the highlights. But no need to fear! For there are two tours of the town offered that can help you get familiarized while giving you activity ideas.
The alternative to the lively Cortina, Civetta is Dolomites’ best kept secret. While quiet and beautiful, the ski resort is surrounded by the regions most imposing peaks but maintains ski run variety. There are three villages at its base, meaning you have a plethora of après-ski options for your delight. On top of all this, Civetta is an uncrowded resort which makes for more good quality skiing.
Luxury Hotels in Cortina
Cristallo a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa
With views of this expansive Dolomites, the gorgeously luxurious Cristallo a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa. The amenities seem never ending from the Turkish steam baths to the kids’ club. Guests also get the complimentary slippers and robes among other things. The créme de la créme is the international cuisine and the wellness program available to everyone.
Grand Hotel Savoia Cortina d’Ampezzo
Right inside the beautiful Grand Hotel Savoia are five star ski services with ski equipment for rent. Offering so many amenities that even man’s best friend can be pampered, this is an excellent hotel to unwind in. Concierge has the answers to all your questions and if they don’t then they’ll get you an answer. The Giocolandia is the kid’s paradise where your children can get the same kind of relaxation you do. Every room is decorated for the comfort of the guests. This is the cream of the crop of hotels.
Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel
If you’re looking for a romantic hotel where you can snuggle up with your significant other by the fire. After a day on the slopes, you can relax at the hotel bar with a glass of spectacular wine or pair that wine with a luxurious meal at the hotel restaurant. Loosen your muscles in the Turkish steam bath then drift off to sleep in a lush comfy bed. You can carry on without a care in the world at Miramonto Majestic Grand Hotel.
Cortina Mid-Range Hotels To Stay In
Rosapetra SPA Resort
If you are looking for luxury at a lower cost then Rosapetra SPA Resort is the place for you. With all the five star amenities at a four-star price, you will not regret booking a stay here. On top of the Turkish baths and top notch wellness program, the hotel has plenty of kid friendly areas with rooms designed to cater to any sized family. There are even babysitting/child services offered. With a rustic feel, you can set the scene for your awesome winter vacation.
Hotel Bellevue Suites & Spa
Close to popular Cortina attractions, the Hotel Bellevue Suites & Spa has the classic Italy feel in every suite. There is a luxury in the rusticity of the Bellevue. Simply walking into the lobby will give you a sense of romance much more potent than the wine valleys or even Florence. With the on-site restaurant, the lovely spa, and the complimentary room amenities, you are guaranteed a memorable stay.
Cortina Stays for the Family
Hotel Columbia Cortina d’Ampezzo
Known for their skiing facilities and location, the Hotel Columbia Cortina d’Ampezzo is a facility that everyone can enjoy. They even have babysitting/child services so you don’t have to worry while you have fun. There’s something for every member of your family from a golf course to a laundry service for longer stays. Take a seat at the restaurant hotel or ask the concierge for a recommendation.
At the Savoia Palace, families are taken care of. Even in standard rooms, they are equipped with the essentials you need for a wonderful and easy winter stay. Ski lockers make for an easy storage while off the slopes. The pool and Turkish steam baths provide an excellent means of relaxation. The kitchenette is a lovely touch but it’s the spa that tops it all off.
AirBnB Cortina Stays
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While hotels can be great, there is something unique about staying at a local’s place. This particular place, Sorapis, is a great place to stay for families, couples, and friend groups. It is a two bedroom apartment with a rustic cabin feel that’ll definitely set the ambience for a winter vacation. The cozy apartment is owned by a superhost, who is dedicated to providing guests with a pleasantly memorable stay. Feel like a citizen in this AirBnB.
Town Centre Flat
Now, this AirBnB is one that I would stay in all by myself because it is just one of those places where you just want it all to yourself. Of course, you can take up to three guests with you. But, would you really want to share this English style cabin with a charming breakfast nook and breathtaking views. The town centre flat is close to all the local hot spots and you get the entire place to yourself. This is a place for inner meditation and a morning espresso.
Hotel Montana Cortina d’Ampezzo
For all the amenities you need for a stay in Cortina are at the Hotel Montana. This charming hotel has all the free Wi-Fi you could possibly want along clean, comfortable rooms, ski equipment storage, and access to all the local dives. On top of all that, the hotel is within walking distance of the Guide Dolomiti so you can book activities at your convenience.
So close to the country borders, it is no surprise that other cultures and styles seep into the hotels. With a sprig of Austria in Hotel Natale, guests can get the best of both countries. The Austrian coziness meets the Italian comfort in every room. You are sure to find comfort in the rooms and relaxation in the saunas. You can even explore the town since the hotel is in such a prime location.
Madonna di Campiglio: Something for Everyone
Dubbed the pearl of the Dolomites, Madonna di Campliglio is an elegant and discreet town with a very convenient ski in ski out function. Visitors and natives alike can ski from the front door and back without having to change shoes. From beginner to expert, you are free to use one or all of the 57 ski lifts and swoop down the slopes. Madonna is known for the high life, providing luxury to families, couples, and solo travelers. However, just outside the town, you’ll see the humble picturesque views of lakes, valleys, shepherd huts, and streams.
Luxury Hotels for The Best Ski Holidays in Italy
Hotel Chalet Del Sogno
With ski in/ski out service, the Hotel Chalet Del Sogno is as much of a destination stay as it is a luxurious one. You’ll find all that this hotel has everything you could ever hope for. Features include ski passes available, Turkish steam baths on top of the array of wellness treatments, and standard amenities at the luxurious level. With the Italian twist on winter cabin charm, you’ll feel pampered and comfortable on your stay.
Hotel Chalet Del Brenta
The Hotel Chalet Del Brenta is the hotel for the skiers. Close to slopes and the après-ski activity, the winter sportsmen will find it to be absolute heaven on Earth. Did I also mention the incredible spa? Oh yeah, the spa is to die for. Guests curl up by the fire and read a book or sip some quality liquor as you unwind after a thrilling day in the snow.
Mid-Range Hotels: Luxury at a Great Price
When I compile these lists, I try to put in a couple historic stays. History makes a plain vacation into on of the best ski holidays in Italy. Hotel Bonapace is one of those historic spots that live up to their long living reputation. Most suited for couples and solo travelers, Bonapace has large clean rooms you could just stay in all day. But you’re here for the skiing in Italy! They provide you all the necessities needed for a grand vacation.
DV Chalet Boutique Hotel & Spa
Taking a chic and modern turn on the classic ski cabin is what makes DV Chalet Boutique Hotel & Spa one of the best ski chalets Italy has. Bathtubs anyone could fit in, fireplaces in rooms, mini-bars for your own après-ski fun, and wellness accommodations fit for royalty. Taking a day off of skiing? Ask the tour desk staff member what Madonna di Campiglio has to offer. You won’t ever be bored, that’s a certainty.
Family Friendly Hotels in Madonna
Cristal Palace Hotel
Skiing is an activity for everyone so of course you’d want to share a great vacation with the whole family. Cristal Palace Hotel is a getaway go to for families with its babysitting/child services, kids’ club, and rooms to fit families of every size. There is an escape for everyone from grandparents to hormonal teens to babies. Spas, comfort food restaurants, and bars. Pick your poison.
Design Oberosler Hotel
Conveniently located just a 10 minute walk to the ski resort, Design Oberosler Hotel is an ideal option for families and couples. Oberosler provides special accommodations for families such as connecting rooms and babysitting/child services. Delight in the plethora of activities they offer, one for every type of traveler. There is no worry or stress over anything when you book a stay here.
AirBnBs To Die For
Cami’s Mountain Home
Camilla, the superhost of this charming apartment in the mountains provides the ideal place for up to 6 guests. The two bedroom apartment is a short walk away from the ski runs that grace Madonna di Campiglio. Experience the best ski resorts Italy has to offer like all the locals would.
As a solo traveler, I prefer staying somewhere where I can unwind and really soak in my surroundings. I think the Zeledria Studio Apartment is one of those places. You’ll have the whole place to yourself as well as access to the Dolomite slopes. If you’re feeling particularly energetic even after skiing all day, the apartment is also within close proximity of the local bars and dives. It’s a great option for single travelers and couples.
Budget Hotels: The Experience Matters
A short car trip from the slopes, Hotel Italo is a humble stay for families and couples. Soak up the mountain views on the terrace with a drink in your hand. No need to worry about your ski equipment with the ski lockers available in the hotel either. No matter what room you book, you are guaranteed a quaint family friendly stay.
Hotel Garni Bucaneve
Where the traditional Italy meets the traditional Austria, Hotel Garni Bucaneve is a lovely little ski chalet where nobody will bother you. I would book a stay here for the mere rusticity of it. Bucaneve is conveniently situated near all the local attractions or if you’re like me, they have a great bar and terrace for you to cool down and contemplate life. Walk the gardens as the snow gracefully falls and feel that serenity that comes with a great vacation.
Plan de Corones: For All Ages
Plan de Corones or Kronplatz is home to 74 miles of 48 total ski runs. Now, most of these slopes are on the easy side; however, you’ll find that a couple are intermediate and a small number of them are difficult. This is more of an area for beginners and cruisers. Ski schools and family parks can be found all over. That along with the plethora of food and lodging options, this place makes for a great family ski trip.
Luxury Hotels Close to Plan de Corones
The superb Parkhotel Schoenblick is perfect for skiing. The ski in/ski out facilities serve as an easy access for skiers everywhere. On top of that, it is just a brief stroll from Kronplatz 2000. The luxury amenities include but are not limited to; bathrobes, spa access, a playground, and an on-site restaurant.
Kronplatz-Resort Hotel Kristall
Ideal for couples and solo travelers, the Kronplatz Resort Hotel offers an array of amenities to suit everyone’s tastes. During peak seasons, ski lockers are available along with year round ticket service and tour suggestions. It’s all leisure all the time at this beautiful traditional hotel.
Mid-Range Hotels Near The Slopes
Alpine Hotel Gran Foda’
The lovely Alpine Hotel Gran Foda’ is just as gorgeous as it is convenient. With the slopes right behind the building, it’s no wonder they have ski in/ski out facilities. This hotel makes planning a winter vacation easy. If skiing in Italy isn’t your thing then find peace at the hotel spa or at the restaurant. Comfort is yours at this hotel.
Hotel Ju Furcia
The superb romantic Hotel Ju Furcia is for more than just couples honeymooning. It’s also for skiers who want to visit the best Italian ski resorts around. The slopes are right outside, making the ski in/ski out facilities a necessity more than a luxury. However, there is also a sauna for relaxation and the option for winter hiking.
Family Friendly Hotels
Kronplatz-Resort Berghotel Zirm
There is something for everyone at the Kronplatz Resort Berghotel Zirm. Games for kids to play and a spa for mom and dad to relax. There are free bike rentals for the sporty kids and views to awe at for everyone.
Hotel Andreas Hofer Brunico
Have a taste of the Mediterranean at Hotel Andreas Hofer Brunico. Along with the unique cuisine, guests can relax at the spa, play a game, or set off on the nearby slopes. There is something to please any picky traveler.
AirBnBs For Everyone
Wohnung Mit Viel Kunst am Kronplatz
The one bedroom/one bath apartment is superhosted by Mr. Johannes. It’s a great stay for my solo travelers or couples that like a modern feel. Johannes provides you with all the essentials you might need on your stay. Be one of those guests that have sung his praises by experiencing the luxury here.
For those traveling in a pack, I recommend Jergina Loft. The entire 2 bedroom loft can fit up to 6 guests total and still have the room to roam around and have your own space. Christoph, the superhost, has been praised at all his properties for cleanliness, location, and easy check ins/outs among other things.
Budget Hotels Nearby
Weliserhof is a very small but extremely peaceful hotel with comfortable accommodations for a quaint stay. This location is particularly popular with couples as it provides a romantic atmosphere to cuddle in. For the thrill seekers, it’s a short trip from the cable cars and a comfortable clean space to sleep.
Hotel Bad Bergfall
Do not let the name fool you. This is not a bad hotel despite being called Hotel Bad Bergfall. It’s actually ideal for travelers there for the skiing. The ski facilities are convenient and useful. The restaurant and bar are great for unwinding and socializing. On top of that, the size is ideal for the more introverted travelers while offering pleasurable extroverted interactions.
Family Loving Three Peaks Dolomites
Allegedly possessing the steepest black run in Italy, Three Peaks Dolomites is still best suited for beginners and families. There isn’t much to awe at, however the high quality bars and restaurants are nothing to turn your nose up at. The gorgeous cross-country skiing makes it a destination to come back to. With the lovely town of Sexten at its base, there’s a lot of culture to absorb too. While it’s not spectacular or extravagant as the other Dolomites locations, it’s a hidden gem in the mountains. Like I said before, the best places are the holes in the wall.
Luxury Hotels in Sexten
Sport & Kurhotel Bad Moos
The amazing views of the Dolomites is not squandered when you stay at the Sport & Kurhotel Bad Moos. I know the name sounds like bad news but it’s anything but. No matter what kind of traveler you are, there is no beating the services this luxurious hotel provides. From babysitting for the families to conference rooms for the business travelers, there is an accommodation for all.
Hotel Kreuzberg Monte Croce
With an easy drive to the summits, the Hotel Kreuzberg Monte Croce provides guests with the luxury amenities they need for a great ski vacation. Bask in the Dolomite views as you sit down for a dinner in the hotel restaurant or even one of the many restaurants in town. Relax and rejuvenate at the spa or float in the lovely pool. Wake up to freshly fallen snow just outside your room at Hotel Kreuzberg.
Sexten Mid-Range Hotels With a View
Hotel Monika Sexten
With a contemporary twist on a chalet, the Hotel Monika Sexten is one hotel that you’ll want to stay in. Each room is decorated in a comfortable modern way and each is equipped with the standard amenities you need for a lovely ski stay. Due to its convenient location, guests are able to explore the beautiful town of Sexten and the gorgeous Dolomites.
Hotel Royal Sexten
The classic cabin has a wonderful modern twist at the Hotel Royal Sexten. Sometimes the modern design can make things uncomfortable but this hotel makes the modern very comfortable. There is always a touch of luxury in your stay with the fine dining restaurant along with the lovely bar. Once you have a drink, you can relax on the terrace. There is nothing to worry about here.
Hotels For The Whole Family in Sexten
Alpenwellnesshotel St Veit
By far this is one of the coolest places to stay near the slopes. Alpenwellnesshotel St Veit brings guests closer to nature. They have a bee keeping area, stables with cows, and a spa with a plethora of treatments to chose from. There are things for everyone to stay engaged. The babysitting/child services will guarantee a worry free vacation.
This hotel is more commonly referred to as a family resort so it has all the family friendly amenities that you need to provide a lovely vacation. Hotel Rainer is a luxurious place to stay, they even have a library and for book worms like me, that is just paradise. With amenities for literally every type of people, this is most definitely the place to be.
AirBnBs In Sexten
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Appartamento a Sesto
Roomy for 2-4 people, this lovely condo is suitable for every type of traveler. Feel one with Sexten while having easy access to the slopes. While not a superhost, the owner Alex has been rated highly with visitors for cleanliness and location. Checking in and out is easy with the lockbox. Most visitors wish they could stay there longer. Wake up to amazing views in a cozy condo.
Haus Oberpauler Morgenstund
I like to sneak in a place that I think is perfect for solo travelers because I know having to plan around others can be a real hassle. As for perfect solo stays, Haus Oberpauler Morgenstund hits everything on my check list. You get the whole sparkling clean apartment to yourself. The location is a good distance from things so it’s easy to access. You can cook for yourself if you want to. If you so desired, you can bring up to three other people. That’s a pretty sweet deal.
Good Hotels for Reasonable Prices
With easy access to all the vacation hotspots, Hotel Waldheim is one of the better budget hotels out there. You wouldn’t even know the money you’ve saved there with all the great amenities you get and calming vibe all around. While most popularly visited by couples, there is a playground for the kids. Honeymoons are best spent here with the gorgeous view from the terrace, the high quality food, and the wonderful spa.
For those sightseeing vacationers, Bachlaufen Haus is a tremendous budget option for you. Located near all the Sexten sights, you’ll be glad you chose to book at room here. This is a place for explorers looking to paint the town or head down the slopes daily. It is a lovely place to relax but more on your down time.
Val di Fiemme: Full of Hospitality
At the junction of Trentino‘s magnificent mountains, Val di Fiemme is just as diverse as the region it’s in. Feel free to ski the slopes that measure out at just over 60 miles and range from beginner to expert. But don’t be too shy to experience the traditional hospitality the Dolomites is known for. Val di Fiemme epitomizes the very definition of Trentino and Dolomites hospitality. Go for a night ski, sip on eggnog at one of the comfy mountain huts, take the kids for a ski lesson, or just relax. Either way, you’re in an ideal spot.
Luxurious Val di Fiemme Hospitality
Hotel Lagorai Resort & Spa
How would you like to swim under the stars when you get off the slopes? Worried you might freeze to death? Understandable; but at Hotel Lagorai you don’t have to. Swim under the twinkling night sky without a worry in the world. At this hotel, comfort and leisure is yours and all inclusive. From the spa facilities to the comfy cozy bed you sleep on. Forget the troubles of the world here.
Bienvivre Hotel Bellavista
A tastes of Italy are still prominent in their mountain region. At Bienvivre Hotel Bellavista you can get cozy in a traditional Italian room. Comfort is a big deal at Bienvivre, they are a comfortable distance away from all the town attractions and the slopes themselves. The easy accessible hotel on top of the luxury accommodations has guests coming back year after year.
Luxury Without Breaking The Bank
Beauty & Vital Hotel Maria
With regional inspired dishes, meals can be taken on the terrace at the Beauty & Vital Hotel Maria. This is a place where you might want to coupe up in with the comfortable rooms, the spa, and the hotel restaurant. However, there are lots of adventures waiting around with the slopes nearby and the town so close. Get lost in adventures both in and out of the Hotel Maria.
Centro Vacanze Veronza
Wake up to the exclusive views of the mountains then head down to the breakfast Centro Vacanzo Veronza offers to some of their guests. Head out to the slopes so close by then come back to unwind at the sauna or even try out traditional Italian cuisine at the in-house restaurant. Take the family here to enjoy the great amenities or take your sweet heart here for a romantic Italian getaway.
Family Friendly Hotels You Won’t Want To Leave
Hotel La Roccia Cavalese
Besides the great location for skiers, Hotel La Roccia is a dream for families. They have child care services as well as supervised child activities and room specifically for families. On top of that, it’s near popular attractions and of course there’s something for the adults of the family. The wellness programs will surely loosen those tense parenting muscles.
Rio Stava Family Resort & Spa
When you stay at one of the best Italian ski resorts, you expect amazing service and amenities when you’re staying somewhere. Well, the Rio Stava Family Resort & Spa might just be the place for you. It has everything from a game room to babysitting to gardens and even a bowling alley! Yes, you read right. They have a bowling alley. You won’t have to skimp on family game night while vacation since there is everything you could ever want right at the hotel. You may never want to leave.
Take up to five friends plus you to visit this traditional yet modern Dolomites sparkling clean apartment. I recommend this to a group of adventure seekers and après-ski partiers since this is a place to feel more like a local and freer to immerse yourself in the culture. You can also party without troubling families in other rooms.
Loner’s Paradise Studio
Close to the peaks but secluded enough for peace and quiet, this studio apartment is perfect for solo travelers looking for their introvert charging station. The spectacular superhost Stefano makes it a point to have the apartment sparkling clean before new visitors arrive. The kitchen looks out on beautiful mountain views and the studio itself is cozy and comfortable.
Hotels For The Vacation Busy Bodies
Beauty surrounds Hotel Langeshof, the hotel for the adventurers. Nature is all around and while the hotel itself provides great amenities such as the on-site dining options, the gorgeous terrace, and the comfortable rooms they cater to the thrill seekers as well. They have ski lockers for easy access and even a wake up service to give you a jump of your day.
Hotel Orso Grigio Cavalese
If you are balling on a budget but still want the ski adventure Italy has to offer, I recommend the Hotel Orso Grigio Cavalese. You get the luxury amenities such as Turkish steam baths and saunas for a low price. You’ll forget you’re in a low cost hotel the moment you step in. Try their delicious food and have a conversation with some of the great staff. There is nothing that makes your vacation memorable like the little things.
The Traditional Alta Badia
The refined and traditional Alta Badia is a quaint place to explore if you’re looking for a quiet yet lively après-ski scene. This is also the place for you if you enjoy a traditional feel with a modern twist. The slopes themselves are wonderful for beginners, families, and cruisers but there aren’t many challenging or difficult slopes. If you do decide to stay here, you aren’t limited to just Alta Badia as it’s close to all the major ski resorts in the Dolomites.
Alta Badia Luxury
In a well-known area of Alta Badia, Sporthotel Teresa provides its guests with luxury beyond their wildest dreams. With the rustic cabin feel, it’s no wonder people keep coming back. Well, there is the glorious spa and decadent restaurant that also poses as an awesome reason. Plus, with the cable cars only a 5 minute walk away, it becomes a skier’s dream. This is the type of hotel you need to experience at least once in your lifetime even for a short period of time.
Mid-Range Hotels of Alta Badia
Hotel Serena Badia
Italy is already a very romantic country and winter is a season to cuddle up with your loved one. If you mush both of those together and add in a little bit of skiing, then you’ll have Hotel Serena Badia. This picturesque hotel is for the lovers out there looking for a ski adventure or maybe just a little romantic getaway. Book a couples treatment at the spa. Whisper sweet nothings to each other over dinner. Coo lovingly in the pool. Or race each other down the slopes.
Hotel Melodia del Bosco
Great for business and pleasure the Hotel Melodia del Bosco provides everything you might need during your stay. Whether you are on a business trip, traveling with family, or honeymooning, you can find something to suit your tastes in a jiffy. From the photocopier to the wellness center, you can pick your poison depending on your needs.
Alta Badia Hotels to Bring The Family
Garni Ciasa Urban
Picking a great family hotel can be hard. You want everyone to be happy and I get that. So that’s why I added the Garni Ciasa Urban Hotel to this list. Among the many family amenities such as a playground, there is also a bar for the grown ups and a pool for the teens. Garni Ciasa has apartments especially designed for families, making your all inclusive ski holiday, well, all inclusive.
With ski lockers available in the winter and the location closer to the lifts, Hotel Gardenezza is a great place to stay for your ski vacation. No need to worry if you have your kids with you because a playground a accessible to all hotel guests at their leisure. The spacious and clean rooms make for a comfortable stay while the in-house bar makes socializing easy.
AirBnB: For Those Here For The Culture
I think the Apartment Sassongher is the place to go for solo travelers as it is a one bedroom sparkling apartment that is spacious enough for you not to feel crowded. It is also cozy enough that it won’t feel too empty. Past visitors sing praises for the superhost of this lovely Badia home. With the mountains so close and the view so beautiful, it’s hard not to book.
Chalet Mi Amur
It is rare that you can book an entire chalet just for yourself. This is your opportunity. The Chalet Mi Amur is a 5 bedroom villa that is hard to miss for car services and a 5 minute walk from the supermarket. You and nine other people can bask in the luxury of this highly rated ski chalet.
Luxury On A Budget
The standard accommodations of the Runcac Hotel are great for the busy bodies not looking to stay in their hotel all day. Guests can grab a packed lunch and head out for the slopes of Alta Badia no problem. The clean rooms, delicious food, and amazing guest services make staying absolutely worth it.
Small and quiet, there is nothing quite like Pension Enzian. With only 9 rooms to chose from you are sure to get a good night sleep in one of their sparkling clean rooms. Focus on skiing as the Alta Badia is only a 10 minute walk from the front door. Or delight in local dishes at their in-house restaurant.
Luxury and Leisure: San Martino di Castrozza/Passo Rolle
Full of family friendly fun, San Martino di Castrozza is made for those who want a leisurely ski-cation. With very few challenging slopes, this area is targeted mainly toward beginners, cruisers, and families. Locally sourced ingredients bring you a little closer to the northern Italian culture. No matter what your budget, I guarantee you’ll find the right place for you in San Martino di Castrozza. And, as always, I’m here to help!
Luxury Hotels of San Martino di Castrozza
Hotel Colbricon Beauty & Relax
I know the urge to stay in a castle is very strong, especially when you’re on a luxury vacation. A castle I didn’t not find but I did find the next best thing at Hotel Colbricon Beauty & Relax. The decor screams that of an Italian castle while providing amenities like one. Pamper yourself at the spa or indulge your taste buds at the restaurant.
Grand Hotel des Alpes
Get everything you need at the Grand Hotel des Alpes. If you need tickets, they have a ticket service. If you want a kid free night, they babysit. Need some well deserved relaxation, they have a spa. You don’t have to limit your experience to the hotel, either. The surrounding area is full of awesome attractions too.
Tonadico Mid-Range Hotels
Chalet Pra delle Nasse
Including ski in/ski out services, the Chalet Pra delle Nasse is a comfortable stay suitable for everyone. Find your serenity in their soundproof rooms and treat yourself to a bubble bath or a steam shower. Better yet, visit their on-site restaurant for a relaxing dinner with a view.
Hotel Vienna Tonadico
Where classic and modern meet, the Hotel Vienna Tonadico is a place where people of all ages come to relax. With the playground, bar, spa, and restaurant it’s hard to not want to book a room here. On top of amazing amenities, they also have ski services that make your ski vacation a lot easier.
Hotels For The Whole Family
Hotel La Montanara
Hotel La Montanara is a standard well equipped 3-star hotel for the traveling families. With a playground available, it will surely keep your little tikes busy while you supervise with a nice cocktail in your hand. The ski services make planning out your ski day much easier while the room service allows everyone to get what they want.
This was a no brainer on an article about the best ski resorts in Italy. Ski Residence is a hotspot for skiers and families but above all, skiing families. Games and a playground are available to the youngsters while adults can roam the garden or read by the crackling hotel fireplace.
AirBnB In Tonadico
Chalet in the Dolomites
This beautiful two bedroom chalet in the Dolomites will take your breath away. Big enough for 6 guests total, you’ll find a rustic bliss here in the mountains. Guests sing praise at the work of Ms. Roberta, who owns the property.
This is a place I would go for self reflection and relaxation. Perfect for the solo traveler or a couple looking for a getaway. The mountain views combined with the crisp clean modern apartment will relax your muscles and ease your mind.
Hotels For The Ballers On a Budget
Hotel Alpino Tonadico
The rustic hotel of Alpino Tonadico is a unique stay. For a low cost hotel, it’s interesting to find so many amenities like a shopping mall and a kids’ club. They even have a library for my fellow bookworms. It’s a great budget stay close to the chair lifts and cable cars.
A few minute drive from the slopes and cable cars, the Ostello Dolomiti Hotel is a great stay for the skiers out there. With only 7 rooms in the hotel, you are guaranteed a peaceful and quiet night of rest.
Valle Isarco: Sunny and Charming
Equipped with 51 well-groomed downhill slopes and 3 observation desks, there is no way for you to miss the spectacular sights in Valle Isarco. The wide and sunny slopes are perfect for cruisers and beginners. The wide slopes also offer beginners some room to not knock anyone over.
There are fun things all around in the area. I highly recommend the Christmas Markets if you’re up there around that time. Towns become charged with a Christmassy romantic energy whilst being kid friendly. But there’s also a rich history and culture to explore as well. You definitely won’t want to skimp on the vacation adventures.
Luxury Spots in Brixen
Hotel Pupp – Adults Only
This modern elegant hotel is not for families. Hotel Pupp is an adult only facility filled with adult friendly amenities. The large clean rooms and the fresh bar will make you want to come back for more. The surrounding area is known for the nightlife and après-ski adventures skiers are eager to take.
Hotel Gruner Baum Brixen
With an array of luxury services and amenities, Hotel Gruner Baum is a lovely spot for all travel groups. Accommodations range from complimentary Wi-Fi to spa access and ski services. There is also something for the kids too with the playground and the kids pool accessible.
Brixen Mid-Range Hotels
When you spend your days skiing and freezing, it’s nice to come back to a comfortable and cozy hotel like Hotel Jarolim. With a convenient and delicious restaurant right on site and a lovely garden to stroll through, it’s hard to not want a room here.
For the convenient and easy stay, chose Hotel Millanderhof. Large, quiet, and clean rooms with a mini bar and free Wi-Fi. Babysitting services offered when parents want the night off. The best feature, though, is how close this hotel is to everything around.
Brixen Hotels For Families
Kids will find their haven here with the playground and the games Pension Moarhof provides. Every person who walks through the entrance is treated like a special guest and the delicious food tops the amenity cake for this hotel. It’s small so there will be minimal noise and minimal worry about strangers near your kids.
The name kind of spoils the fun but Familotel Alpenhof is a family hotel suitable for even the most picky of parents. There are wellness services for the adults and playground fun for the kids. The standard amenities apply but families are more than welcome here.
AirBnB Perfect For Winter
The sparkling clean Apartment Orange is a place for large groups up to 8 people total. You have the whole condo to yourselves along with access to the pool and jacuzzi. As an added bonus, all guests receive a Brixen Card for their whole stay. This means free transportation and admission to attractions.
Historic Farmhouse Studio
For my fellow solo travelers out there, I have found a lovely, stylish, and sparkly clean studio apartment. Spacious yet cozy, this historic building offers a beautiful view of the surrounding nature. The coolest part? There’s an indoor swing seat right by the window!
Luxury On A Budget
Who could pass up 4-star amenities at a 2-star price? At the Tratterhof Hotel, this is the case. With a day spa, library, indoor pool, and much more on the property, budget travelers can find nothing to complain about.
Hotel Traube Brixen
The small and quiet Hotel Traube is an ideal spot for those who only book hotels to sleep in. While the garden is a beautiful spot to stroll in, the surrounding shops and activities will lure any visitor from the quiet hotel.
Pazzo di Fassa: Region of Many
San Pellegrino: Soul of Winter
With 23 lifts and 69 skin runs, Alpe Lusia is a region full of winter sport fun. With a good deal of intermediate slopes, cruisers can find their bliss and seasoned skiers can find their leisure. For beginners, there’s an area dedicated to them call Belle Monte while more beginner slopes are peppered into the other areas. The après-ski culture is also very rich in this area, with many restaurants and pubs. There are even family friendly activities along with kid free activities.
Val di Fassa: Ski Utopia
7 ski resorts. 130 miles of slopes. 150 different ski routes. 12.5 miles of Dolomites views. 81 ski lifts. Val de Fassa is a serious utopia amongst the best Italian ski resorts. Due to the sheer size of this region, they offer things like family weeks where ski passes for kids up to 8 are free. For the kid-less skiers there is the Super Premiere 2019 package where visitors gets 4 day stay, ski pass, and private ski lessons anywhere in the region for the price of 3 days. Let me tell you, the après-ski has something for everyone too.
Luxury Hotels in the Area
The fabulous Hotel Rene is known for the comfort and traditional cabin feel. Guests of the Hotel Rene can indulge in the spa, restaurant, and use of ski facilities. This is a great spot for the après-ski partiers as the nightlife near the hotel pops and hums with fun and socializing.
Near all the best spots, Hotel Ladinia is best suited for the adventurers and wanderers. The bars and clubs are conveniently located as well as the ski facilities. If you’re not one for the nightlife then there is a spa waiting for you to use and room service at your beckon call.
Mid-Range Near The Slopes
Moments from the Fassa Valley and their tremendous ski slopes, Hotel Valacia proves to be a superb place to stay. In your down time, be sure to visit the jacuzzi and the steam baths. Above all else, though, explore the nearby town and create those unforgettable memories.
Majon de Sabin Bed & Breakfast Pozza di Fassa
Italy meets Austrian charm at the Majon de Sabin Bed & Breakfast. The Austrian decor accompanies the Italian town beautifully and it shows in each room. It is moments away from the slopes and offers ski in/ski out services for your peace of mind.
Hotels For The Whole Family
Family Hotel Gran Baita
Find something for everyone at the Family Hotel Gran Baita. The kids’ club provides endless activities to keep the little ones busy while you relax at the spa or shred the ski slopes. But after a day of vigorous activity, you can sit down as a family at the on-site restaurant or to a family meal in an apartment just for families.
Park Hotel Mater Dei
Plan an adventurous family vacation at the Park Hotel Mater Dei. With its location so close to the city, you can go to karaoke, restaurants, and the playground to tire your rascals out so you can relax at the spa while they take an afternoon nap. For the skiers of the family, the cable cars are easily accessible.
AirBnBs For Loners and Groups
House in the Dolomiti Alps
This was a no brainer recommendation with 100% of past guests giving the location a five star review. Your host Gilda is dedicated to providing you with a memorable stay. And by George will it be memorable. The gorgeous 3 bedroom house can fit up to 6 people total and still leave room for all your ski equipment. It’s near both the slopes and the town for the best of both worlds.
Studio in the Dolomites
For my lone travelers, I have this spectacular studio with gorgeous views of the mountains. The space is modern with a classic touch of natural wood accents. The natural light streams through seamlessly cause a serene vibrant feel for visitors. Live like a local near the town and the slopes while being unbothered by other travelers in the area.
Small But Mighty Budget Hotels
Hotel Nes Crepes
There are a range of amenities offered to those staying to ski and do other winter sports including lockers for your equipment. The small Hotel Nes Crepes is perfect for those who want peace and quiet while they rest after a full day of activity. It is also situated near the town so nightlife is easily accessible.
Hotel Garni Lastei
With a beautiful view of the mountains, you most definitely get more than your money’s worth at Hotel Garni Lastei. Kids can play on the playground or in the game room while parents can visit the on-site bar to unwind with a regional cocktail.
Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi: Valley of Versatility
Attracting the world’s best skiers, the slopes of Vale Gardena are in high demand every year when winter rolls around. They guarantee to have exactly what you’re looking for. From easy and wide slopes to long, narrow, and difficult slopes. This valley of versatility is located in the heart of the Dolomites with three culture rich towns surrounding it. Après-ski involves the finest liquor and food that’s been passed down for generations. If you have a large diverse group, head to Val Gardena for your ski trip.
Living In The Lap Of Luxury Hotels
Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti
I look for the best of the best so my precious readers can book the best of the best. The Adler Spa Resort is one of the best I could find for one of the best Italian ski resorts. A satisfying breakfast every morning, babysitting services, and a royal wellness treatment are only a few of the tremendous amenities they offer.
Hotel Gardena Grodnerhof
Hotel Gardena is a skiers paradise with their available ski passes and their ski in/ski out facilities available to guests. The slopes are easy to access. It is one of the best options for ski holidays in Italy due to the array of amenities it offers. From the on-site restaurant to the spa to the child services. You can’t go wrong with Hotel Gardena Grodnerhof.
Mid-Range Val Gardena Hotels
Boutique & Fashion Hotel Maciaconi
The modern cabin chic of the Boutique & Fashion Hotel brings people in from everywhere. The comfort, however, is not lost in design but optimized. Let the kids run free in the kids’ club while you relax in the wellness center or supervise from the beautiful garden.
Hotel Angelo Engel
The natural wood accents in every room bring a rustic feel to the chic and historic Hotel Angelo Engel. For years they have been providing guests with amazing accommodations suited for everyone. Find your bibliophile bliss in the library or take advantage of the sport amenities. Be rejuvenated at the spa. Any kind of vacation you want, you will get here.
Fabulous Family Hotels
Alpenroyal Grand Hotel Gourmet & Spa
Never be bored at the Alpenroyal Grand Hotel Gourmet & Spa. The endless amenities include: access to the lounge for games, the spa for relaxation, the ski services, and the convenient dining options among other things. There is no place quite like this for a luxury family vacation. It is worth every penny.
The pet friendly Hotel Digon will allow Fido to be part of your family ski holidays in Italy. On top of their pet policy, they have babysitting services so parents don’t have to miss out on date night in their nearby town or even at the hotel restaurant. You won’t miss out on anything with the ski and entertainment services accessible to every guest.
Castle Fishburg/Prataiola Villa
Remember when I said I couldn’t find a castle? Well I managed to conjure one up just for you guys. This is a two building stay. One building is a nice cozy villa and the other is an amazing castle with the ski slopes right next to it. It is an ideal stay for up to 4 guests total and has been praised for cleanliness and location. It is a beautiful stay.
Romantic Ski Chalets Italy
This is absolute perfect for couples and solo travelers. Among one of the best ski chalets Italy has because of the beautiful views and the large space. The comfy cozy atmosphere will leave nothing to be desired. Just from the pictures you can imagine yourself curled up, sipping a warm beverage, while relaxing after an eventful day.
Budget Hotels in Val Gardena
Garni Irma Bed & Breakfast
Clean rooms and enjoyable accommodations are offered at the Garni Irma Bed & Breakfast. There are 8 rooms available for guests which means there is less of a chance for rowdy travelers to disturb your precious sleep before heading out to the slopes the next morning.
Smart Hotel Saslong
This pet friendly budget hotel is among those hotels that you wouldn’t guess is a budget hotel. Smart Hotel Saslong has a healthy array of amenities including babysitting and ticket services, connecting rooms for families, and access to local restaurants.
Arabba/Marmolada: At The Top
Located at the highest peak in the Dolomites, the Arabba ski region sits at about 1.5 miles above sea level. Getting up to the peak is one thing: bask in the breath taking mountain views and soak in the surrounding nature. Getting down? Well you have a couple options: take a ski route. There are three black slopes, 19 easy ones, and twelve intermediate ones. You can also snow board or hike. Up to you but when you get back to one of the three towns, go on a little shopping spree because this area is perfect for it.
Arabba Tours To Take
- Dolomites Full-Day Tour from Lake Garda
- From Verona: Dolomite Small Group Tour
- Great Dolomites Road Private Day Trip by Car
Luxury Hotels in Arabba
With views of the Sellaronda ski slopes and exclusive ski services, it’s kind of a given to book at room at the Sporthotel Arabba. Along with the prime skiing amenities, guests also have access to the on-site restaurant, spa, and luxurious standard room accommodations.
The superb Hotel Grifone has the classic Italian hotel charm with a personal wine collection you can sip from and the beautiful classic decor. Enjoy the spa and fitness centre on your down time. Revel in the beauty both in and around the hotel between your ski ventures.
Mid-Range Hotels in Arabba to Consider
With ski in/ski out facilities and a beautiful design, it’s no wonder people stay at the Hotel Portavescovo. They provide guests with all the essentials for a comfortable stay all throughout your vacation. Everyone is free to enjoy the in-house beauty center and gym as well as the local restaurants and cafes nearby.
Plan your romantic ski getaway at Hotel Evaldo. Couples spa treatments and easily accessible romantic restaurants make for the perfect honeymoon, anniversary trip, or general getaway. Be entranced by the intricate decor and design of the hotel and perhaps, never want to leave.
Family Friendly Hotels To Stay In
Hotel Alpenrose Livinallongo del Col di Lana
Fun is waiting to be had at Hotel Alpenrose Livinallongo del Col di Lana. The whole family can find something that suits their fancy from the kids’ club to beauty centre to the ski services and beyond. There is no way anyone can say there’s nothing to do because you can do just about everything.
Residence Baita Antlia
As a family, you can relax and unwind at the Residence Baita Antlia. There are pools to be enjoyed, slopes to thrash, and nearby local fun to be had. Residence makes it easy for every member of the family to be happy, even if they’re all adults.
AirBnBs For Everyone
For my traveling packs, I recommend Bottondoro. It is a large house that’s able to fit a total of 7 guests comfortably. It’s near the Dolomites so ski access is fairly easy. The host, David is praised for cleanliness and location so you are guaranteed a memorable time.
This is a studio apartment hosted by Ms. Michaela and serves as the perfect base for solo travelers on a ski trip. It is a modern sparkling clean studio near the mountains so the slopes are easy to access. Quiet and calm, travelers can recharge at this warm studio.
Budget Hotels To Write Home About
Chalet Barbara is a cute little hotel perfect for guests looking to soak up local culture between ski ventures. The lockers provide suitable storage and you won’t have to worry about your possessions while you relax at the hotel spa and wellness centre. Indulge in the local life nearby with lively restaurants and bars.
The small quaint Hotel Pordoi is a few minute drive from the ski action. It is, however, a good distance from the hustle and bustle of towns. This is a great stay for solo travelers and those looking for a quiet night after a hectic day on the snow.
Italian Alps Skiing
Technically, the Dolomites are in the Italian Alps. However, the locals see them as two different sections of this ski paradise. The Italian Alps are much closer to Milan, Torino, and the other bordering countries. Not many visitors recognize the beauty in the northwestern section of the mountains so the vibe tends to be a lot more tranquil as well as less populated. It is still a lively area filled with activities and shops and, of course, skiing. Let’s look at the different resorts.
Small Lovely Aosta Valley
Wedged between France and Switzerland is the little region of Aosta Valley that is made up of the regions below. This isn’t a well known area as a whole, however it takes the cake for beauty. There are terraces around the region dedicated to admiring the beauty of the glaciers surrounding.
There are plenty of ski slopes for everyone from beginner to expert. However, this is the region for the lovers. The romance electrifies the air as you walk down the cobblestone streets of town. Honeymoons are a hot item in Aosta.
The Winter Wonderland of Livigno
This particular area is geared more toward the intermediate skiers since most of their slopes are in that experience range. With that being said, there are slopes for beginners and experts, just not as many. After a few hours of free riding through the fun Livigno, cruise through the towns for some duty free shopping or relax at one of the many spas around the resort. This tucked away ski area by Switzerland is a can’t miss if you are looking for a kid-free ski paradise.
Livigno Luxury Hotels
Alexander Charme Hotel
The fabulous and modern Alexander Charme Hotel is situated near the Valtellina ski area and provides skiers with facilities and services such as ski passes and in/out facilities. The luxurious amenities will leave you longing for a longer stay and dreading check out. Enjoy the highly praised restaurant or relax in the beauty center.
The motto of Hotel Spol is “Feel at home” and most guests do in the comfortable rooms with an array of amenities to enjoy. Indulge yourself with a couple beauty treatments or a few traditional meals at the restaurant. Ask the wonderful staff which wine pairs with which meal. There is also the nearby attractions to explore too.
Winter Wonderland Mid-Range Hotels
Park Chalet Village
Are you trying to plan the perfect romantic ski vacation? Well, look no further than Park Chalet Village. Near the slopes and the local towny hotspots, it is a great place to settle for skiers. Walking in, you won’t be able to help but feel like cuddling with your loved one by the fire and sip hot chocolate.
Hotel Paradiso Livigno
Cruise in and out of the ski facilities of Hotel Paradiso then sweat out your stress at the hotel sauna. Wake up to the beautiful snowy white landscape and enjoy a breakfast down at the hotel restaurant. This is a place to be one with nature while indulging in the luxuries this world has to offer.
Hotels in Livigno For Families
Hotel Posta Livigno
For a great family vacation at one of the best ski Italian resorts, book a stay at Hotel Posta. They have rooms specifically for families and pet-friendly amenities. From slope access to the spa to the library, find something for each picky member of your family.
Francesin Active Hotel
With rooms designed to accommodate traveling families and amenities for those with pets, Francesin Active Hotel is the place to be for those wanting an active vacation. While designed for the active, this is also a great place to relax too with their array of spa treatments.
AirBnBs For Everyone
The lovely Chalet Matteo is ideal for large groups up to 6 people. Near the slopes and Livigno, the location has been praised by past visitors. Upon request, the superhost will allow access to the heated garage, sauna, laundry, and cleaning service. The host is very easy to contact and very dedicated to a great stay.
While the description says you can bring up to 5 guests total, I recommend this apartment to the solo travelers. The host has 5 stars in almost every category including the big ones like location and cleanliness. This is best for one person because it is a one bedroom apartment that is spacious and will give the visitors a sense of luxury. It’s somewhere introverts can comfortably recharge.
Budget Hotels in Livigno
Near both the local attractions and the ski slopes, Hotel Federia is a great budget option. It caters to their skiing guests with the ticket services and the ski in/out facilities. They take the planning stress out of your trip with the on site restaurant on top of the restaurants nearby. Just ask one of the lovely staff for a recommendation.
Places like Hotel Larice I like to call “Budget Luxury” because it’s a luxury hotel at a great price. It caters to every type of traveler from solo to family. The Larice is modern yet comfortable in design and close to all the tourist attractions!
Bormio: Where Relaxation is a No Brainer
The ancient spa town of Bormio is one of the best Italian ski resorts for intermediate skiers. While slopes for other ski levels are available, the majority are intermediate. Families are welcome, of course, but there is more stuff to do if you’re not with children. As mentioned, this is a spa town where relaxation and wellness is a hot activity. The après ski scene is limited but still lively. The local low key bars are a sure fire way to get you immersed in the local customs. This is definitely the place for hole-in-the-wall seekers.
Luxury Hotels in Bormio
QC Terme Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi
Honestly, Grand Hotel Bagni Nuovi is straight out of a fairy tale. The classic design is breathtaking and the amenities are just as breathtaking. The location is close to everything, the spa treatments are to die for, the food is spectacular, and the staff is beyond friendly. Praises are sung in four part harmony about this literal grand hotel.
Bagni di Bormio Resort Courmayeur
Taking a more modern spin on design, Bagni di Bormio Resort Courmayeur is a relaxing place to stay. They make things easy with their spa to relax and their restaurant to eat at. Rooms are spacious and packed with the essentials for a comfortable stay. If you need anything, the employees are more than happy to help.
Bormio Mid-Range Hotels
Hotel Baita Dei Pini
Near the Stelvio National Park, Hotel Baita Dei Pini‘s ticket service is all the more convenient for their guests. Everything is so effortless from the time you check in to the time you check out. There are so many things to do and so many options to choose from but overwhelmed by the possibilities is not a feeling you will have here.
QC Terme Hotel Bagni Vecchi
Moments from the skiing area and other popular attractions, guests can find their comfort at Hotel Bagni Vecchi. You can warm up in one of their Turkish steam baths and feel free to explore the grounds to really get in touch with your wild side.
Hotels For Families in Bormio
With ski lockers on hand and access to family specific rooms, Albergo Adele proves to be a charming place to stay on ski holidays in Italy. They have delicious food for you to try as well as clean comfortable rooms for you to sleep in. Get in the winter cabin spirit on your stay at Albergo Adele.
Chalet Stelle Di Neve
Perhaps one of the best choices of ski chalets Italy has, the Chalet Stelle Di Neve is just one of those places with everything. You can feel like a local in one of their spacious fully functional apartments. You can either cook for yourself or have a family meal at the hotel restaurant. Kids can mess around on the playground or play hide and seek in the garden. You really can’t go wrong with a stay here.
Fabulous Bormio AirBnB
Suitable for a total of 6 guests, this wintry apartment is ideal for groups traveling and wanting to immerse themselves in the local atmosphere. This is one of the newer properties for this host but their ratings are high and they are verified by AirBnB. Come visit with local apartment for your ski holidays in Italy.
For my solo travelers and couples out there looking for a great ski time, check out this 1 bedroom apartment in the center of Bormio. It has a cabin feel to give you a place to recharge while being in the center of the town. You get the best of both worlds in a cute little apartment.
Budget Hotels To Stay In Bormio
Albergo Ristorante San Pietro
A place for the nature lovers, Albergo Ristorante San Pietro is just far enough from town to enjoy the quiet but just close enough to easily access the tourist attractions. The hostel is minutes away from the ski areas and offers some awesome dining options. Surprisingly private for a hostel, Albergo provides private bathrooms and showers to guests who stay.
Sestriere: The Pedigree of Ski Areas
As on of the first huge ski resorts in the world, Sestriere has a lot to live up to. This is a dream area for beginners, intermediates, and families alike. At over mile above sea level, the slopes offer a lot of twists and turns along with the straight forward classic slopes you hope for. Sestriere has recently hosted the Olympics so you can expect some grade A facilities and there is a lot to do in town. From shopping to sipping espresso, you can do it all. Of course the après-ski is vast with bars and other party spots around.
Luxury Sestriere Stays
Villaggio Olimpico Hotel Sestriere
Situated in Sestriere and near the slopes, Villaggio Olimpico Hotel is a hotel for more than just ski lovers. The modern design doesn’t compromise the comfort guests can experience in this luxurious spot. From ski passes and a spa to a restaurant and pet friendly amenities, nothing is left to be desired.
Hotel Shackleton Mountain Resort
When you cater to everyone like Hotel Shackleton, it’s hard to not get customers. Their ski in/out facilities make the short trek to and from the slopes a piece of cake. Their spa optimizes your relaxation while the modern design keeps away the tacky motel feel.
Mid-Range Hotels in Sestriere
Principi di Piemonte Sestriere
Have a cabin feel with modern accents at the Principi di Piemonte. This is the place to get in touch with nature and relax on your down time. The hotel provides each guest with access to luxurious facilities and many amenities for a comfortable and easy stay.
Hotel Cristallo Sestriere
With a short walk from the slopes and a romantic atmosphere, the Sestriere Hotel Cristallo is perfect for the adventuring couples. Have a lovely dinner together at the hotel restaurant or stroll the streets of town hand in hand while you ponder life together. There are plenty of things to do beyond skiing the nearby slopes.
Family Sestriere Hotels
Hotel Savoy Edelweiss & Spa
Tucked in the Sestriere countryside is the charming little Hotel Savoy Edelweiss & Spa. I find places like this perfect for families because, beyond the skiing, families can get in touch with nature and bond as a whole. You still have access to the town by car but Savoy provides everything you might need for a comfortable stay.
Hotel Sciatori Sestriere
Set at the foot of the ski slopes, Hotel Sciatori is for the families that ski and adventure together. With rooms and accommodations specifically for families, the Sestriere hotel makes it easy for families to stick together and have a ton of fun. No need to compromise.
AirBnBs Near Sestriere
A short drive from the primo ski spots, this 2 bedroom apartment is a great option for travel groups of 4 people total. You get the whole sparkling clean place all to yourself along with having easy access to the quaint village it’s in.
Route 24 Studio
For my solo travelers, I think this cozy studio on route 24 is a great spot to settle for a vacation. Always sparkling clean and away from the hustle and bustle of hotels, this is great for my fellow introverts on a ski-cation. It’s roomy enough for up to 4 guests but I recommend you make it a one to two person hideaway between ski ventures.
Sestriere on a Budget
The superb Residence Alouette is equipped with ski in/out facilities as well as ticket services to make your vacation an actual vacation. No need to panic about planning every moment to make the most of your stay. Things naturally flow here and the accommodations and services provided allow things to fall into place.
Hotel Biancaneve Sestriere
The impressive views of the Italian Alps make staying at Hotel Biancaneve all the more worth it. The historic hotel provides all the amenities you might want or need on your ski vacation. From the babysitting services to the amazing sauna, it’s not hard to forget you got a great price for your stay.
Cervinia: The Italian Matterhorn
Partnered with its Swiss neighbor, Cervinia offers the highest pisted ski area in all of Europe. This is a great choice for beginner and intermediate skiers. Cruise through the open and barren slopes then afterwards you can explore the pubs down at the town with the other après-skiers. If you aren’t up for the pub scene then try a lap around the natural ice rink or shop in the many shops around town. There’s a little something for everyone.
Luxury Hotels in Breuil
Hotel Hermitage Relais & Chateaux
The gorgeous 5-star Hotel Hermitage Relais & Chateaux provides their guests with luxurious amenities and facilities. This makes for a grand and leisure stay. Relaxation and decadence is easy at the Chateaux since each guest is treated like royalty upon arrival.
Hotel Principe delle Nevi
Guests are guaranteed a leisurely stay at Hotel Principe delle Nevi due to the accessible ski in/out facilities and close proximity to the Matterhorn (not the Disney ride). On top of the great location and ski accommodations, the non-skiers have something to write home about too. The superb 5-star services and amenities have people staying longer and coming back year after year. Don’t miss out.
Breuil Mid-Range Hotels
Saint Hubertus Resort
For my skiers with a foodie attitude, Saint Hubertus Resort is the place for you. With the skiing accommodations and the unique in-house dining experience you couldn’t have a better combo. Plus, if you want to create your own food experience, there is a kitchenette available in rooms so all you have to do is ask one of the wonderful employees.
The modern and beautiful Maison Cly with put a romantic spring into your ski-cation. It’s cozy and warm, making snuggling fairly easy and the restaurant on-site makes it really easy to stay in the hotel with your significant other all day long. No problem at all.
Family Hotels in Breuil To Stay in
Suitable for every type of family, Hotel Panoramique can accommodate everyone. For the skiers, they have fabulous ski in/out facilities along with a short distance from the slopes. For the relaxers, there’s a restaurant, bar, and lounge to chose from. The icing on the cake? There are room specially designed for families to stay in.
Since everything is so close to Hotel Maisonnette, the whole family can enjoy something special. There are rooms to accommodate families as well as child/babysitting services for those who can’t stay up passed 6pm. For family fun made easy, consider Hotel Maisonnette.
AirBnBs in and Around Breuil
Luxury Cervinia Apartment
This lavish apartment near the slopes can fit 6 guests total and still be spacious and amazing. The married couple who hosts this marvelous place are highly rated for location and cleanliness. Security is good with the doorman warding off unwanted visitors and he also makes for a great middle man.
Studio On The Slopes
The cozy little studio is perfect for solo travelers and couples looking for a place almost right on top of the ski slopes. The host is highly rated for cleanliness and location. I think this is an ideal place to recharge and relax on your own without the pressure of hotel services.
Budget Breuil Hotels
Le Samovar Guest House
For a little bit of everything at a low price, check out Le Samovar Guest House. The small and quiet hotel is situated in the parkland within short distance from the slopes and all the local attractions. Enjoy the calm guest house with your own compamy or that of friends and family.
A short drive from all the ski action, Locanda4 is a great budget option for your trip. Ski lockers and other winter sport accommodations make planning a snap while the breakfast provides a unique feature on your stay. You can’t go wrong with this 4 room hotel perfect for small and large groups.
Monte Rosa: Undiscovered Secret
You know how much I love telling you about the secret gems of Europe. Well this is one of them. This is one of those places where you can visit and do something spectacular, even in the summer. In the winter, everyone is welcome to ski the slopes from novice to Olympian. However, it is more common to find accommodations for beginners and families. This classy area has a plethora of restaurants and family friendly activities to explore.
Luxury Hotels in Champoluc
Hotel Relais Des Glaciers Spa Resort
In a prime location near one of the chair lifts, Hotel Relais Des Glaciers Spa Resort is close to everything. Even if you aren’t there to ski you’ll find enjoyment and relaxation all around you. The express check in/out makes things even easier for guests. No need to fret at this luxury hotel.
Mid-Range Hotels Near Monterosa
The cozy romantic cabin feel is real at the Breithorn Hotel. Couples honeymoon here while skiers do their thing. The nightlife and the ski area is easily accessible from the hotel. On top of that, guests have access to the beauty and wellness facilities in-house as well as the bar and lounge.
Hotel L’ Aiglon
For my nature lovers out there looking for a traditional cabin feel with grade A amenities, look no further than Hotel L’Aiglon. Kids can play at the kids’ club while adults chit chat at the bar or in the tea room. Skiing is a no brainer with the slopes near by and most come to L’Aiglon to get in touch with nature and do those sporty outdoors things.
Champoluc Family Hotels
Hotel Bellevue Champoluc
Along with being pet friendly, Hotel Bellevue is also family friendly with rooms designed for families being one of the many amenities they offer. For my skiers and my sporty families, ski facilities and services are offered on-site as well as having a ski lift a short distance away. Explore everything from relaxing to thrilling excitement at Bellevue.
Albergo Villa Anna Maria
The small yet charming Albergo Villa Anna Maria is lush with activities all around. Several of their rooms are for families as most of their guests are families. Along with the delicious food at the hotel restaurant, guests who are legally allowed to can enjoy the in-house casino before retiring to their comfortable room.
Cute and Charming AirBnBs
This cute cottage is a short distance away from the major skiing areas and is great for a total of 7 guests. Despite being called a cottage it’s actually spacious and lavish much like a crisp clean cabin should be. The host is part of an association on AirBnB dedicated to creating memorable experiences all over the world. They are highly rated and I highly recommend.
The Twins Apartment
While the description says you can bring up to 5 guests, I think this location is perfect for one to two people because it is a one bedroom apartment. The views are gorgeous and the space itself is roomy and cozy at the same time. I, for one, can picture myself seated by that fireplace sipping tea while reading a book. Absolutely lovely.
Budget Champoluc Hotels
Being one of the more luxurious budget hotels, Affittacamere Buenavista provides their guests with a comfortable stay no matter how long it is. Their garden is gorgeous all year round so after a day of skiing you might find it relaxing to take a leisurely stroll. The bar and lounge also prove to be relaxing and a great opportunity to socialize with others.
Madesimo: Friendly and Traditional
While a relatively small resort, Madesimo is famous for its 2 mile “Canalone” black run descent. While there are slopes for beginners, this area is made more for the experts and intermediates. Families are welcome though, as there is a ski school meant for children. On top of all that, the après-ski scene is rich with micro-breweries and even breweries from the 1820s. This is a can’t miss.
Luxury Hotels in Madesimo
Sport Hotel Alpina
With a short ride to the skiing area, the superb Sport Hotel Alpina is for those who want the luxurious stay. Guests contemplate even leaving the hotel while on vacation due to the array of luxurious amenities they have. Everything from a unique dining experience to a relaxing spa day is right at their fingertips in-house so why go else where?
Traditional Madesimo Mid-Range Hotels
The classic Hotel Andossi is a place that embodies the humble nature of Madesimo. It’s a humble hotel with awesome amenities and facilities at your disposal. From ski lockers to a quaint wellness area, guests can experience the traditional hospitality of Italy here.
Madesimo Hotels For Families
The small and quiet Hotel Ferre serves as a great home base for families on ski-cations. With their traditional accommodations and prime location, you can find a lot of fun things to do in town and around the ski resort. The history humming through the town is a can’t miss for families.
AirBnBs in and Around Madesimo
Perfect for solo travelers and traveling couples, this cute little winter cabin is highly rated and always clean. The host take pride in the appearance of her properties and wants her guests to have a great stay. Fire wood for the fireplace is provided and it’s within walking distance of everything.
Chalet Storico Baita Barin
Big enough for a total of 8 guests, this beautiful stone chalet is a fairly new property for the superhost who owns it. However, their other properties are so highly rated that I trust this property is also top quality. The property is also located at the foot of the slopes so it is a prime spot for big groups of skiers for for a great time.
Budget Madesimo Hotels
The petit 16 room Albergo Soldanella is smack dab in the middle of town with all the cool activities thrumming around. They have the standard humble amenities for guests including a small restaurant to eat in and all the room accommodations you’d expect.
Sella Ronda The Mountain Loop
This one of a kind ski area goes around the Dolomites and touches some of the major ski areas. This is unique because you can hop from ski resort to ski resort every day with the aid of the Sella Ronda cable lifts. Visitors can stay anywhere, ski the route, then wherever you stop, you can head down to the closest town to experience their après-ski scene.
You can have a wonderful ski vacation in a beautiful country and change it up all at the same time. You don’t need to go to the big name ski regions. From the night life to the ski life, I hope I’ve made planing your trip easier with my list of the best Italian ski resorts.
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Skiing in Italy: Best Italian Ski Resorts was written by Emmalie Roberts