bags are packed. Your ski equipment is ready. Your tickets are on
the table. You are ready to go.
But, you stop and take time to go over the preparations
you have made for your skiing trip in Italy. Are they right? Are
they enough? What additions can you still make?
These questions will continue to linger in your
mind if you are not sure about the things that need to be considered
during your preparation. There are still very specific things that
you need to take into account when going skiing in Italy. Things
such as the weather conditions during your trip, the best way to
get to your ski resort, ski insurance details, and many others.
On initial thought, it may seem that these specific queries aren’t
especially significant, but as the old saying goes, an ounce of
Here are some of the things that you need to keep
in check before your Italian ski experience:
Italy generally experiences long winter seasons,
especially in the areas hosting the Alps, which could bring about
snowfall as early as the month of September. The summer months,
on the other hand, is the time when the country experiences most
The northern sectors of Italy usually encounter
extreme weather conditions such as freezing winters and heat-filled
summers. However, the conditions become more stable and moderate
as you head to the southern regions. The year-round record of snow
around the country is quite good, making Italy a ski-available country
even during summers. This “skiing under the sun” experience
is a rarity that shouldn’t be missed by ski fanatics.
Going to the popular ski destinations in Italy
can be achieved using various means. Airports are readily available
to accommodate skiing vacation trips, such as those in Bergamo,
Milan, Turin, Venice Treviso, and Verona. Travelling to the Alpine
ski resort of Courmayeur is also possible via the Mont Blanc Tunnel,
which connects North Western Italy to and from regions like Lyon
(France) and Geneva (Switzerland).
On the other hand, Livigno and its wonderful ski
facilities can be accessed through three different routes, mainly
the Foscagno pass from Italy, and the Forcola pass (only open during
summer months) and Munt La Schera tunnel from Switzerland. Via Lattea’s
resorts of Claviere and Montgenèvre are also accessible either
through Frontier pass or through a slow lift system from Cesana.
Due to the risky nature of skiing, it is only
appropriate that one is insured before taking flight. In case of
unfortunate circumstances, the hassles of injures and the cost of
treatment are simply too great to undermine. Among the terms that
need to be detailed and specified in your ski insurance policy involve
topics like snow conditions, the loss of lift pass, off-piste accident
conditions, theft, avalanche-related accidents, medical covers,
air ambulance expenses, lift closure, physiotherapy, and other related
The best time to ski leisurely in Italy is during
the spring and autumn months (April, May, October, and November)
when the weather is pleasant and when the scenery is at its finest
appearance. However, some experienced skiers might prefer the cold,
rugged winter atmosphere due to an abundance of snow and the presence
of more challenging slopes. Furthermore, you should try avoiding
late-February skiing trips to Italy because the slopes will be congested
due to the many European school holidays around that time.