If lower prices, good food, and a fabulous atmosphere are more important to you than ski-in/ski-out convenience, snow sure resorts and cutting-edge instruction, then Italy is the place for you.
As a destination it’s much more laid back than its rivals in France, Switzerland and Austria, with the holiday emphasis on fun and relaxation rather than sporting excellence. As a result, the enjoyment factor is all the higher. Families with young children are welcomed even in the most chic hotels and restaurants.
Italy is also blessed with a number of giant ski areas. For beautiful scenery and variety of terrain, none of them rival the central core of the Dolomites. The Dolomiti Superski lift pass covers 12 ski areas and a mighty 1220km of pistes linked by 450 lifts, plus the occasional bus ride. Included on this pass is the famous Sella Ronda – a circular network of lifts and pistes around the Gruppo del Sella, a majestic limestone massif, taking in several resorts.