ITALY SKI INDEX
Italians take skiing seriously, but you'd never know it on the slopes that become season-long party venues. Maybe it's the wine, that's usually great, the food, that's wonderful and filling or the let the good times roll attitude that may result from dealing with Italian politics and the "interesting" challenges of day to day life in Italy.
Bormio If you like cobbled medieval Italian towns and don't mind a lack of Alpine resort atmosphere, you'll find the center of Bormio very appealing - though you're unlikely to be staying there.
Bressanone/Brixen For many centuries, Brixen has been one of the most important towns in the mountainous center of Europe, and for over a millennium, the home of the Region's bishops.
Cervinia(Consoizio) Mile after mile of high-altitude, snowsure cruising.
Cortina d'Ampezzo Simply the world's most beautiful winter playground.
Courmayeur A seductive village on the sunny side of Mont Blanc.
Madonna di Campiglio Madonna is rather like Cortina - a pleasant Dolomite town with an affluent, almost exclusively Italian, clientele.
Sestriere Sestriere was built for snow - high, with north-west-facing slopes - and it has very extensive snowmaking, too
Val Gardena The Sella Ronda has been revolutionized over the last few years by heavy investment in both the lift system and artificial snowmaking.