North Piedmont Ski Resorts

North Piedmont Ski Resorts

The Valle di Susa (Val di Susa)

The Valle di Susa (Val di Susa) area has more than1500 km of ski runs and trails, set in an outstanding landscape. Night skiing is also possible as many of the slopes are illuminated. There are also long off-trail routes as well as runs for beginners.

The Valle di Susa (Val di Susa)

Sestriere is located at over 2,000 metres on the hill of the same name that looks onto the Val Chisone and Valle di Susa and was the first modern Italian ski resort. It was created in 1937 by the Agnelli family (owners of FIAT and Chrysler), and offers snow lovers plenty of opportunities for ski fun.

Skiers can choose from 146 different runs served by 92 lifts and cableways, covering 400 km, 80 km of which are covered artificially using 950 snow cannons. There are links to 5 other resorts, and skiers can enjoy skiing at night along illuminated ski runs.

Bardonecchia offers 21 resorts and 100 km of tracks through woods, a cross-country track, snow-shoe walking routes, a Snowpark, an Olympic Halfpipe, and much more.

Val d'Ossala

The valley is set against the background of two lakes: Lake Maggiore and Lake d’Orta of unparalleled beauty creating a theatrical scenery even during winter. Macugnaga, Formazza and many others... are centres surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, where you can play alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, freestyle and heliskiing; many are also the ice skating rinks with night lighting. And in the background, Italy’s most beautiful lakes.

Nontagnedoc -The Olympic Mountains - Access all the areas in the Valle de Susa, including Olympic location Bardonecchia.

Vialattea - International ski area with 5 Piedmontese resorts, Sestriere, Sauze d'Oulx, Sansicario, 2006 Olympic location Cesana, Claviere and Montgenevre in France.

Claviere - Has 2006 Olympic locations Cesana and Clavière.
Val Chisone and Val Germanasca

Pragelato, the main Val Chisone winter tourist resort, is located about 80 km from Turin. It features 35 kilometres of well-tended, snow-covered pistes with fabulous and unique views, for beginners and experienced skiers. Cross-country skiing and snowshoe walks are also very popular in these valleys.

Val Chisone and Val Germanasca are beautiful uncrowded valleys offering great winter sports and summer hiking.

Biella Valleys (north of Turin)

The Bielmonte district is just a few kilometres from Biella, and is famous for the ‘ 'flying kilometer'. It's great for those wanting more than skiing in their holiday - cultural excursions and shopping as well as snow sports.
The Lanzo and Canavese Valleys

The most popular sports in the Lanzo and Canavese valleys are ski mountaineering, Alpine and Nordic skiing, and snowshoe and glacier excursions.

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Sestriere is a great place for most levels of skiers, bar the really advanced. The ski school has an excellent reputation, and really does good work with the kids.

Piedmont Guide Book