Luxury Ski Chalets & Hotels in Italy
The spectacular Italian Alps are home to some of the most impressive ski resorts found anywhere in the world. Whether you are an expert skier looking for off-piste adventures, or someone who’s yearning to take to the slopes for the very first time, the luxury ski resorts in Italy are sure to exceed your expectations.
The Sunny Side of the Alps
Italy features some of Europe’s most exquisite skiing, scenery, and food, making it a favourite destination for those after an alpine retreat. Oxford Ski Company has a large list of luxury ski chalets and hotels to arrange a personalised and magical skiing break – all within the fantastic locations of the Italian Alps and the Dolomites.
Luxury Ski Holidays in Italy
Relax in the sunnier climate and laid back culture of luxury Italian ski resorts. This country is famous for bright scenic mountains, gourmet food, and diverse, quiet pistes that span hundreds of kilometres. The two main locations for fantastic Italian skiing are the Dolomites and the Italian Alps.
This stunning mountain range is located in north-eastern Italy and stretches from the Piave Valley in the east to the River Adige in the west. The Dolomites are famous for their distinctive jagged peaks, thick forests, snow-covered landscapes, and some of the most breathtaking views in all of Europe.
Our top choices of luxury resorts in the Dolomite region are Alta Badia, Cortina, and Plan De Corones, all of which boast an impressive selection of well-appointed chalets and luxurious hotels for you to make a selection from.
A truly spectacular way to see the Dolomites is through the famed Sellaronda circuit. This route loops around the massif of the Sella mountain range and takes about a day to complete – factoring in time for mountain hut stops and a sumptuous lunch along the way. Part of its popularity is its relative ease for intermediate skiers. That being said, we recommend planning timings with the help of chalet staff and hotel concierge to ensure you catch all the lifts in time!
Some of Italy’s finest luxury ski chalets and resorts are found straddling the French-Italian border in the Italian Alps. The slopes here are sunny, and the skiing is taken just as seriously as their food and après ski culture. Our top choice of luxury ski resort in the Italian Alps is the Via Lattea, or Milky Way. This is a vast and connected ski area with over 400 km of piste, six resorts, vibrant nightlife, and a truly authentic Italian spirit.
With our network of industry contacts, personalised service, and up-to-date advice that we offer, your next Italian ski break will set the bar befittingly high.
Travelling to ski in Italy
The Italian Alps are located at the top of the country, far from the closest Italian airports in Milan - Malpensa Airport, Linate Airport and Airport Orio Al Serio (Bergamo). The best airports to fly to are in Switzerland, such as Zurich Airport - only a two-hour commute to Italian slopes, and Genova Airport - just one and a half hours from the closest Italian resorts.
British citizens will not need a visa to enter Italy. However, your passport will need to be less than 10 years old on the day you enter, and it must be valid for at least three months after the day you plan on leaving. To see if your passport meets these requirements, look for its date of issue and expiry date.
At the Italian border control, you may be asked to show proof of accommodation, proof of a return ticket, and proof of insurance for your trip. Read government advice and up-to-date information on entry requirements here.
For more government travel advice on health, safety, and money in Italy, see this page.
Nearest airports - Genova Airport, Zurich Airport
Currency - Euro
Language - Italian
Helpful phrases to learn for your ski holiday in Italy (H2)
- English: Sorry, I’m learning
- Italian: Mi scusi, sto ancora imparando
- English: A beer, please
- Italian: Una birra per favore
- English: Help!
- Italian: Aiuto!
- English: Is it open?
- Italian: È aperta?
- English: Watch out!
- Italian: Attenzione!
When is the best time to go skiing in Italy?
The best time to ski in Italy is roughly between late November and late April. While snowfall is not as reliable as in other Alpine locations, the low temperatures and dry air preserve the snow and keep it pristine for a longer amount of time.
- Late November to December - The best skiing is reserved for the resorts located at the highest elevations. As it turns to December, expect more crowds, more snow, and Italian Christmas markets!
- January - Crowded slopes with powder-like snow, colder temperatures, and the best time to ski at resorts with lower bases.
- February - Increasing crowds, but fabulous snow conditions with deep snow-packs.
- March to April - Sunshine, warmer temperatures, and quieter slopes.
What to expect from a luxury skiing holiday in Italy
Our dedicated and passionate luxury holiday specialists have travelled to Italy numerous times since our establishment in 1998. We have spent nearly two decades handpicking the finest chalets and hotels in world-renowned Italian ski resorts, such as Alpe di Siusi and Cortina. These locations are nestled in between breathtaking scenery, traditional Italian villages, cobbled streets, charming boutiques, and Michelin-star restaurants.
We look forward to arranging for you a stunning ski break, one that we believe will immediately have you redefining your understanding of the term ‘luxury’. Our luxurious chalets are fitted with spa facilities, heated pools, hot tubs, gyms and fitness areas, cinema rooms and much more. We can also arrange for accommodation supplied with a driving service or your own private chef as well.
With our network of industry contacts, personalised service, and our impartial and up-to-date advice, your next Italian ski break will surely be one that sets the bar befittingly high. Explore our stunning accommodation, or get in touch today for more information.
What makes us different?
We have been designing and delivering luxury ski holidays for 25 years. Our experience in the industry is unparalleled. You can trust us to create the perfect trip for you and your family.
Our team live and breathe skiing and are passionate about the destinations we sell. We work with only the best chalet and hotel providers. All are regularly inspected to ensure our exacting standards are met.
Each Oxford Ski Company booking includes our complimentary pre-arrival concierge service. Your specialist will help arrange the all-important finer details that are part of planning the perfect ski holiday.