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The Best Italian Resorts for Easter Skiing 2018

Welcome to Week Four of our series on late skiing in the Alps!
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For guaranteed early and late cover in Italy you could opt for glacial resorts such as Cervinia or Val Senales, where skiing continues throughout much of the year – but a few others are also open late.

Here – in no particular order – are six resorts with a ski season that finishes at the end of April…or later.



Easter Italy | Welove2skiThis is where we recommend coming when other resorts are getting slushy. Cervinia is an excellent place to learn to ski, with its high altitude offering a good chance of reliable snow conditions. However, the terrain is essentially intermediate, with none of the black runs worthy of the description. Some of the 23km of glacier skiing is on the Theodul glacier on the Swiss side of the border, above Zermatt.

Passo Tonale

passo tonale smallThe good-value village of Passo Tonale has snowsure skiing from late October until early May, as well as year-round skiing on the Presena Glacier. There’s plenty of beginner and intermediate terrain, with access by cable-car to Passo Paradiso, where lifts bring you to the 3069m summit.


Easter Italy | Welove2skiThe village of Livigno is a straggling 20km development along a valley with skiing on both sides. Some 30 lifts rise to a top height of 2795m. Livigno is one of the highest ski villages in the Alps – in fact the satellite village of Trepalle claims to be Italy’s highest inhabited parish – and has an excellent snow record.


Easter Italy | Welove2skiKronplatz is a ski area rather than a single resort in the South Tyrol. It has one of the most sophisticated network of gondolas in the world, 119km of piste, one of the largest ski schools in the region, but is largely unknown outside Italy and Germany. The skiing goes up to 2275m.

Val Senales

Easter Italy | Welove2skiThe slopes in Val Senales are open from September to May each year and the glacier is equally suited to beginners and experienced skiers. A favourite is the 8km long Schmuggler slope that leads down to the valley. But the area is also famous as the location where Europe’s oldest-known human Mummy, Oetzi (also known as the Ice Man), was preserved in ice for 5,300 years.


Easter Italy | Welove2skiThe spa town of Bormio is set at 1225m in the Lombardy region, with its highest lifts and slopes rising to 3012m – making it pretty snow sure. The Stelvio Pass with its glacier skiing (9km of slopes and 6 lifts) is located in the municipality of Bormio.

See also our features on Best French Resorts for Easter Skiing, Best Austrian Resorts for Easter Skiing, Best Swiss Resorts for Easter Skiing, and Best Resorts for Summer Skiing.


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About the author

Felice Hardy

Felice was one of the founders of Welove2ski and regularly contributes, as well writing for a range of other publications including The Evening Standard, The Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Country Life, BA Highlife and House & Garden. She started skiing at the age of three. She also enjoys hiking with her dogs and mountain biking in the Alps.


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  • Just returned from Bardonecchia for 2 wks where piste conditions should have been better considering all the snow we had. So much loose snow, felt as though they had not pisted. Blue run was like moguls by end of one day.

    • That’s bad luck. We are in the Milky Way, which is very close by, and the runs are all beautifully pisted there. Perhaps you could contact the local tourist office there with feedback?