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Ski Travel Information

 
 

Your 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 prevention…

Here are some of the things that you need to keep in check before your Italian ski experience:

Weather

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 rainfall.

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.

Arrival

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.

Insurance

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 issues.

Others

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.


       


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