Ski Alta Valtellina Italy
Open up an alpine world when you ski Alta Valtellina, nestled close to the Italian/Swiss border. There are five main resorts in this skiing area in Italy, as valleys each surrounded by their own ski areas.
Livigno is one of the most popular of these five resorts, as well known for its duty free shopping as it is for its skiing. Aside from the shopping there are lively bars, live music venues and activities such as horse riding and ice climbing available.
Visiting Alta Valtellina
Heading back to the slopes when you ski Alta Valtellina, there are 115km of pisted runs, a good number of these being red and blue runs. For beginners there's an English speaking ski school and some wide nursery slopes, while experts can challenge themselves in a large off-piste area. The other resorts in the valley have between 25-50km of pistes and around the same amount of cross country skiing. This includes the famous Viola circuit at Valdidentro, which is known as something of a fairytale descent.
Also worth a mention in the Alta Valtellina skiing area is the national park of Stelvio, known for it's all year round skiing and as a venue for Nordic Ski competitions. There are six ski schools and two parks for snowboarders throughout Alta Valtellina, along with many other sports facilities. Apart the Stelvio, the rest of the slopes are open from late November to early April.
In terms of transfers, you can be here enjoying all the region has to offer in 2 to 3 hours. Milan or Bergamo are the closest airports to the ski area, though it can also be reached from Innsbruck or Brescia. Why not find out more? It might just be the ideal place for your next ski holiday.