Winter is a magic season in Piedmont, Lonely Planet’s “Best in Travel” world’s top region to visit in 2019. Enclosed on three sides of the Western Alps, the region “at the foot of the mountains” welcomes you with a very diversified offer, of great attractions for sport and pure mountain lovers, as well as for those who prefer to discover the treasures of art and culture, to indulge in wellness treatments and to savour the rich food basket of alpine specialties.
Choose your holiday in the snow as it suits the best, as a couple, with friends or with the family to enjoy over 1,350 km of slopes, 300 ski lifts, 14 snow parks, high-tech facilities and a network of hotels, ski huts and mountain lodges. Downhill, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and ski touring, snowshoeing, ice climbing, heliski, snow-kiting, off-piste: let yourself be inspired and enjoy the adventure in over 50 ski resorts.
A stone’s throw from Turin, ViaLattea is the most extensive ski area in North West Italy, with 400 km of slopes that link Sestriere to Pragelato, Cesana-Sansicario, Claviere, Oulx, Sauze d’Oulx and Montgenèvre, just over the French border. With 100 km of ski slopes and the exhilarating Olympic snowpark, BardonecchiaSki is a winter heaven for Italian and foreign skiers and snowboarders.
In the Biellese Alps, winter means adventure in the Oropa and Bielmonte ski resorts, set in the Oasi Zegna Natural Park. 20 km of downhill and 20 km of cross-country slopes cater for experts and beginners alike. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the rolba run bobsled track, snowkite, sledging, skating, snowshoeing and a wide array of activities for future little champions.
NEVEAZZURRA-VERBANO CUSIO OSSOLA
The spectacular views from the slopes of Mottarone, located between Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, will take your breath away. Moving on to the Neveazzurra ski area, let start you explore the snowy heart of Ossola from Macugnaga to Formazza, from Domobianca (close to Domodossola town) to the Alpe Devero and San Domenico, along 150 km of slopes.
In the province of Cuneo, Limone Piemonte, Limonetto and Quota 1400 are the stars of the Riserva Bianca, the ski resort in the Maritime Alps, on the French border. 80 km of pistes meander through the beautiful valley basin that connects three valleys, ideal for both experts and beginners, snowshoeing and off-piste enthusiasts.
In the province of Cuneo, enjoy Artesina, Prato Nevoso and Frabosa Soprana in the vast ski area of Mondolè Ski, where to live a dynamic sport experience thanks to a single “hands-free” skipass for more than 130 km of downhill and cross-country skiing slopes with thrilling challenges for freestylers in the Prato Nevoso Snowpark, an oasis for extreme snow adventures. Kids deserve fun and entertainment and the ski resort offers a lot of activities for an unforgettable winter holiday.
In Valsesia, the Monterosa Ski resort is a truly global ski resort along the slopes of the Monte Rosa, with over 180 km of slopes connecting Piemonte and the Aosta Valley. Loved by mountaineering enthusiasts and those who prefer ungroomed snow, Alagna is the freeride paradise, which will conquer you with its pristine nature.
Alpe di Mera-Scopello is the perfect alternative for those who prefer to live “slow” the mountain, surrounded by relax and tranquility.
How to reach us? From Torino Caselle and Cuneo-Levaldigi airports, by car, train or shuttle
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