In Italy you can rest not only in summer but also in winter. Despite the fact that most tourists visit Italy in the warm season, the winter here also has something to offer. Italy offers many opportunities for recreation in a variety of ski resorts. All resorts offer the highest level of service, developed infrastructure and comfortable accommodation in the hotels. At the ski resorts in Italy you can go skiing, snowboarding or skating. There is also an opportunity to visit local attractions and shopping centers and taste the dishes of regional cuisine.
One of the most famous resorts in Italy is Cortina d'Ampezzo. This luxury resort has excellent facilities for skiing, skating and snowboarding; also here you can try yourself at bobsledding, snow-rafting, paragliding and climbing. As an entertainment you can ride a dog sled.
In 1956, this resort was the venue for the Winter Olympic Games. The total length of ski tracks is 140 km, there are 52 ski lifts. The resort has also a kindergarten, a cinema, a video, bar, night clubs and discos. You can also visit the excellent spa and luxury restaurants. Shopaholics will also find here the entertainment for their taste.
Another great ski resort in Italy is Madonna di Campiglio. This resort offers excellent conditions for skiing for the athletes of different levels, and is a favorite recreation centre of famous people. Madonna di Campiglio is considered to be the main center of snowboarding in Europe. Here are held top-rated competitions in half-pipe. The resort has four ski training centers. The total length of ski tracks is 150 km, and it has 30 lifts. Also visitors of Madonna di Campiglio can use the services of a sports center with swimming pool and a bowling and an open-air skating rink. It regularly hosts entertainment shows and art exhibitions, as well as the annual Carnival of Habsburg, including a masquerade.
Also, a popular ski resort of Italy is Bormio. This picturesque town with a rich history has the best slopes in Italy, and here is located the best in the country ski school. The total length of ski tracks is 65 km, and the number of lifts is 24. In Bormio is built a large sports center with swimming pool, tennis courts and an ice palace. For the recovery you can visit the thermal center, including a thermal pool, sauna, contrast showers, Turkish bath, whirlpool, fitness room, inhalation room, beauty salon and mud baths. In addition, you can admire the medieval castles and cathedrals, as well as at night to go to one of the best discos in the Italian Alps.
Professional athletes and experienced skiers should visit such city of Italy as Arabba. This resort is ideal for a family holiday - there is always quiet and peaceful. Here is also working a kindergarten, bars and restaurants.
The resort of Val Gardena in addition to the usual types of skiing can offer you to take walks on snowshoes, climbing and luge sport. You can also go to the many boutiques, sports shops and souvenir shops.
In Italy there are also popular such ski resorts as Pozzi and Vigo di Fassa, Courmayeur, Val di Aosta, Val di Fassa, Marmolada, Moen, Monte Rosa and Livigno.