Skiing in Italy
With its French, Swiss and Austrian borders, Italy is sometimes overlooked as a ski destination. But with its world-class ski resorts, competitively priced accommodation and fun-loving all-Italian après ski, it has everything you need for a perfect ski or snowboarding holiday. Enjoy a slice of La Dolce Vita as you take in spectacular mountain panoramas and challenge yourself on ski resorts.
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Set close to the French border at the foot of Mont Blanc, this family friendly resort is ideal for beginners with a number of slopes where you can get used to the sport and challenge yourself as you improve. With its extensive snow cannons, the snow is almost guaranteed.
Courmayeur is located just 7 ½ hours from Dieppe, 8 hours from Calais and Dunkirk, and 10 hours from IJmuiden.
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Host for the alpine ski events at the 2006 Winter Olympics, this resort offers 400km of skiing along with good ski schools and fabulous après ski. Ideal for either beginners, intermediates or experienced skiers looking for an enjoyable skiing experience, it’s a great option for family holidays.
Sauze D'Oulx is located approximately 8 hours from Dieppe, 9 hours from Dunkirk and Calais and 11 hours from IJmuiden.
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A lively, family-friendly ski resort village, Corvara and the neighbouring San Cassiano have a lot of runs suitable for beginners to build their confidence on, before tackling bigger and tougher runs. There are also top-class restaurants, including Hubertus which has 2 Michelin Stars!
Corvara is located approximately 11 hours from Dunkirk, Calais and IJmuiden, and approximately 12 hours from Dieppe.
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Originally called Breuil, but encouraged to change its name to sound more Italian, this resort is among the best in the country for snow reliability and is located near Zermatt just over the Swiss border. The Ventina red run includes spectacular views from 4000km up and is guaranteed to excite and entertain even the most experienced skier.
Breuil-Cervinia is approximately 10 hours from Dunkirk and Calais, 11 hours from IJmuiden, and 12 hours from Dieppe.
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