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Nice cheap resort in Italy

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Sandro, Oct 29, 2019.

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  1. Sandro

    Sandro First Runs

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    Hey guys, I wanna get some info about ski resorts in italy, which you recommend?
     
  2. Sbooker

    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    More info needed.
    They’re generally a bit cheaper than their neighbours in France and Austria and even more so than Switzerland?
    What kind of skiing do you like?
     
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    XTREMO Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Dolomites. The end.
     
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    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Try Val Di Fassa on the south western part of the Sella Ronda circuit in the Dolomites. A good town to stay in that valley is Canazei.
    The scenery in the area is mind blowing.

    If chasing epic powder and off piste skiing pick somewhere else. It’s all about high mileage skiing taking in jaw dropping views and having tremendous value Italian lunches.
     
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    southpaw One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    My mouth just watered looking at that pic.
     
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    linked_recoveries One of Us

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    Towns in the Val di Fassa are Canazei, Campitello, even Alba would work since they built the cable car to the Belvedere ski area. Pozza di Fassa is further down valley and therefore doesn't have direct access to the Sella Ronda.
     
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    The OP hasn't been back to view this thread since he started it. :confused:
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    To bad, I appreciate the answers.:)
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Eros C Hard Yards

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    Just return from my trip in Canada and looking for the next destination. With respect to Italy, I do love groomers but also like off piste when conditions are fresh. Has anyone skied any others resorts that has some variety. Looking for areas with walking distance to main lifts and a great town.
     
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    Summit Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    What about Bormio, anyone skied there ?

    I think they might have the Downhill there at the 2026 Olympics.

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    Might be a way for me to expand on my one and a half days total skiing in Italy, see a few events in 2026 !

    Good size town.

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    Narrow small ski area

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    Sbooker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Check out Monterosa in the Aosta region of Italy.
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Even top end is cheap in Thredbo dollar terms.
     
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    smitty484 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lol ain’t that the truth
     
  15. Mike Pow

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    San Martino di Castrozza
    Trafoi
    Solda
    San Domenico
     
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    Nidecker One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    This ..... a little less cliche'd than some of the other areas, not really near large towns, although we used to day trip out of Milan when we lived there...
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I reckon plenty of Italian resorts would be pretty cheap right now!!
     
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    teckel Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup. Know a few people who've cancelled. Worried that they may not get back into Australia.
     
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    I’ve only skied one resort in Italy which was Courmeyeur, and I loved it.

    I’m sure there are even cheaper resorts or bigger circuits (Courmayeur isn’t linked to other resorts at all) but I quite like it
     
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    We spent a day at San Martino di Castrozza, in the Passo Rolle, in late January. I'm sure the views are fantastic although we spent most of the day battling low visibility, and occasionally wondering which way was up. Just based on rubber necking from the lifts there are a lot of off piste runs from the top of a chair directing you onto a piste lower down, making it fairly straightforward to lap those lines.

    Not a lot of photos that day due to the conditions.

    The village cascades down the mountain on several levels. Walking up would be a challenge but buses lap the village.

    The gondola base station has a display of the first and second gondolas in the area. Cosy.




    The mist lifted briefly around lunch giving us a sneak peek at the surrounding mountains. I'd love to spend a day there in clear conditions (next time perhaps). Apparently the views are stunning, extending all the way down to the Trentino valley.





    edit - this thread inspired me to check out what we missed in terms of views, something I was intending to do once we returned. It looks amazing and I want to go back.

    This is the gondola from the village.
    https://www.touring-italy.net/tours/tour-details.php?recordid=135



    This was our rifugio for lunch. Some of the guys skated across the carpark before we worked out it was asphalt with a half inch of white fluff.

    https://www.skiresort.info/ski-resort/san-martino-di-castrozza/



    Even with zero visibility there were times you could sense you were really a bit 'up there' in the mountains. This one confirms that was the case. I spent a lot of time wondering what was coming and working on my fore-aft balance.

     
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