Italy is one of the best places in Europe for a family skiing holiday and has many beautiful resorts. One of the big draws for families is the wide range of beginner slopes and mixed ability facilities. There are lots of après ski activities in Italy too making it an excellent destination for a family vacation.
One of the top ski resorts in Italy is Courmayeur which lies beneath Mont Blanc in the Aosta Valley. With most of the good skiing at Plan Checrouit there is something for everyone to enjoy. There are some great cafes and shops in this delightful Italian village and the glass gondola gives magnificent views of the Alps.
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Claviere is another lovely resort that is popular with families. Skiers can take the runs into neighbouring France as well as enjoy virtually guaranteed snow. There’s an ice rink here as well as several other après ski activities. Cervinia is another popular family ski resort in Italy that lies at the base of the Matterhorn. The wide slopes here are perfect for beginners and this is also a traffic free village.
Livigno is another popular resort close to the Swiss border. It is renowned for its ski parks which are amongst the best in Europe and the shopping area. All the resorts have a mix of good hotels and chalets, giving choice to families. The restaurants are very good quality serving both Italian and international specialties. Each resort has a ski school which meets international standards.
Within a short drive are the Italian cities of Milan and Turin which are great places for a day away from the ski slopes. Italy has a lot to offer families and is often cheaper than some of the other European resorts. Why not take a look at the Italian family ski holidays and see for yourself.