Introduction to Skiing in Piedmont, Italy

Skiing in Piedmont Italy

Piedmont Italy is the perfect place for a ski holiday.

The Alps that surround Piedmont feature 1,300 kilometres of runs, and over 300 installations comprising aerial tramways, cableways, chair-lifts and ski-lifts, with a capacity of 400,000 people per hour.

Turin (Torino) hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006 so its credentials are excellent. Add to this the great cultural and gastronomic traditions of the region and you'll realise you can't go wrong.

Here in Piedmont (Piemonte) Italy you can enjoy Alpine and cross-country skiing, telemark, snowboarding, ice climbing, free riding, ski mountaineering, horse trekking, driving sleighs pulled by Siberian huskies, paraskiing, heliskiing and many other activities and things to do.

Ski resorts include:

Limone Piemonte, Frabosa Soprana, Garessio 2000, Sestriere and Bardonecchia.

Regione Piemonte says:

"Mountains take up 43% of the regional territory, counting 53 ski resorts, 1,300 km of ski runs and over 300 lift facilities. Natural environment, ski facilities and a solid organization can satisfy anyone who has an interest or passion in sport. 4000 metres of slopes, cross-country skiing through the woods, snow-shoe walking and also alpine skiing, ice climbing, snowboarding, freestyle, sled, heliskiing..."

More information about skiing in Piedmont:

LIMONE PIEMONTE: This resort is a gem, great piste skiing and incredible freeride/off piste available. It's friendly has excellent lifts, with a couple of exceptions and is easy to reach from the French side. Well groomed pistes and superb local instruction/guide options.

Ski resorts in Piedmont Italy, France and Switzerland:

Piedmont Guide Book