Pros: Huge Skiing with the Dolomiti Superski Area, Great Snowmaking effort, affordable, little known
Cons: Hard to get to
“ My journey to Campitello this January started in Switzerland of all places, two trains later and a private transfer from Ora station and i was relieved to see the Fassa Valley, which actually had some snow on it. The journey probably highlighted the weakest part of Italian skiing and that is the transportation to the resorts. Which is lagging compared to the rest of Europe. ...” --William Donovan
“I haven't visited as a tourist yet (so to speak), however, have spent a few weeks doing temporary instructor jobs and have had a couple of good free-skis to check out the slopes and a wander around the town. The skiing at Courmayeur is nothing special. This is a small-to-mid sized resort (by European standards), and there is little variation. There are plenty of wide open, steep red runs which...” --skisimon
“ Winter calls for a trip up to the Montecampione Ski resort situated just above Boario, Italy and Great Lake Iseo. The trip itself is a discovery, as between the tree lined roads appear spectacular glimpses across the lake and over the valley and Alps beyond. The resort, although fairly large and stretching over 3 stations with some 50kms of piste, is mainly used by Italian day...” --Monticolo
“For more info http://www.skirama.it/EN/home/?s=0& Very versatile area Dominant Red and Blue with a speck of Black in between Great italian food on the piste available Expensive ski pass 150km away from nearest airport (but we drove the 1150km by car from the netherlands over excellent roads). Want to go back for more” --Skitazz
Madesimo is a traditional Italian resort with a car-free village center and some attractive hotels and restaurants. Snow record and preservation are excellent, season is long. Watch for weekend crowds. All lifts on the lower mountain have been replaced in the last 5 years or so, pretty much eliminating lift lines. Top of mountain continues to be served by an old tram with limited capacity....
Italy's oldest resort has a border post at one end of the village and is a ten minute walk from Montgènevre, France. The resort is very relaxed, with friendly and hospitable residents and some lovely hotel bars. It is on the long and interesting Milky Way circuit. Snowboarding is a popular on the Via Lattea where fast new chairlifts have made moving around much easier. Sestriere...