Skiing in Drei Zinnen in Italy

Sitting among the dramatic, UNESCO-protected Dolomite mountains is Drei Zinnen (also known as Three Peaks Dolomites). It’s made up of a handful of small, family-friendly villages like San Candido and Sesto, with high-quality hotels and easy access to the slopes. On the Italian side of the Italian-Austrian border, Drei Zinnen blends together the language, food and traditions from both countries. Mountain stats Ski area: Drei Zinnen, 110km Resort height: 1,310-1,175m Snow range: 1,310-2,200m Km of easy slopes: 45km Km of intermediate slopes: 53km Km of…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO DREI ZINNEN”

Skiing in Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale is high-altitude and snowsure – a good pick for early and late season, when lower resorts might not get good snow. Beginners and intermediates can let loose exploring the range of blues and reds. Warm up on the slopes near town, then head up to the glacier or over to Ponte di Legno for some trickier tree-lined runs. The town itself is set along one main street, lined with shops, restaurants and a handful of lively après spots for a post-ski drink and…Continue Reading “A QUICK GUIDE TO PASSO TONALE”

France or Italy skiing

As France and Italy get ready to face each other in the Six Nations rugby, we put them head to head to see which is the better ski destination. It’s French Alps versus Dolomites, purpose-built versus traditional, fondue versus pizza – but which one wins out for you? Mountain stats No. of resorts:France – 28Italy – 19Biggest ski area:France – Portes du Soleil, 650kmItaly – Dolomiti Superski, 1,220kmHighest resort:France – Val Thorens, 2,300mItaly – Cervinia, 2,050mHighest skiing:France – Chamonix, 3,842mItaly – Cervinia, 3,883m Skiing Think…Continue Reading “SKIING IN FRANCE VS ITALY”

The Dolomites

Every ski area has those must-ski pistes, from scenic beauties to Olympic landmarks and challenging leg-burners. Here are our favourites across Italy. Best ski run for advanced skiers Kandahar Banchetta – Sestriere Black + Red Ready to feel like an Olympian? Kandahar Banchetta was the star of the 2006 Olympic men’s downhill race. A steep drop-in hits you with a rush of adrenaline – this is one for experts and the most confident intermediates only. The twisting 2.5km piste mellows out in the middle, before…Continue Reading “TOP 5 RUNS IN ITALY”

Skiing in the Dolomites

Val di Fassa’s a valley of pretty mountain towns in the north of Italy, known for world-class skiing among the dramatic Dolomites. And with an average of 300 days of sunshine each year, you’re almost guaranteed bluebird days on the slopes. Here are our top five reasons to go. 1. Europe’s biggest ski area With a seemingly endless 1,200km to explore around the Sella Massif, you’ll be racking up the ski miles. The famous Sella Ronda circular route is a pilgrimage for any seasoned skier…Continue Reading “TOP 5 REASONS TO GO TO VAL DI FASSA”