Upscale hotels, indulgent restaurants and picturesque snow-covered slopes: Italy’s ski resorts truly embody this country’s love of the finer things in life. We pick our top five places to sample the very best that the Italian Alps has to offer.
Nestled between the mountains of Alta Badia, Corvara is a perfect suntrap for your winter holiday. The valley’s first ski school was founded here in the 1930s, and the resort’s modern lift system gives access to two nearby nursery slopes, as well as some gentle blues. If you’re seeking a challenge, the Sellaronda round trip and the pistes of the Dolomiti Superski – the world’s largest ski carousel – have a choice of breathtaking runs, like the Vallon-Boè and the Col Alt.
When the sun goes down, retire to the luxurious Hotel Sassongher. Its traditional, wood-clad interior exudes cosy warmth, and all of your favourite holiday comforts will