Although Italy is not famous as a skiing destination among rest of the world, it is a quite an experience to tuck under your belt. Italians almost always head towards the mountains whenever they have time to spare on a vacation and it is a pity that rest of Europe does not recognize Italy as a place with a charm of its own.
If you happen to tour Italy and feel like it is a good idea to try out skiing, you will most certainly be welcomed and ushered towards the experience by local travel agents. So if you are in for the excitement, that’s one of the best things you could do around in Italy.
On the other hand, if you are planning a ski holiday in Italy, you can take your own time in planning everything in detail. This way, you will probably stand a better chance at getting good rates for the whole vacation. The best thing to do is to speak with your local travel agent about ski holidays in Italy. These agents almost always have representatives down in Italy who will be able to arrange a local service provider to guide you. If you are traveling with kids, you should also inquire about skiing lessons for kids. If you manage to get to the Italian mountains during the season, you will be able to participate in short courses and competitions that will add a lot of fun to your ski holiday!
Some say that skiing in Italy is like skiing in two different countries. This idea has to do with Italian landscapes being similar to Germany and in the case of Alps, to Switzerland and of course the easy going nature of Italian people that makes the holiday experience wonderful.
You will find that Italian ski holidays offer different packages all year through which comes with certain conditions. Some skiing holidays allow skiing on duty-free zones while others allow skiing only during summer. If you are wondering where in Italy to go on your ski holiday, Turin should be an ideal choice for it hosted winter Olympics back in 2006, so it can’t be as bad, can it? Valle di Susa in Turin, located near the Italy-French border, harbors many famous tourist destinations that are especially famous for skiing. They are Bardonecchia, Sauze d’Oulx and Sestriere.
A good choice of transportation to the mountains would be a tourist coach or a rented car. So you may want to sort out a means of transport at the same time that you book a ski holiday. As far as the language is concerned, you do not have to worry too much because most European languages such as French, German, Spanish and Italian are widely spoken in these regions and English is often in good use.
Other famous ski holiday destinations include, Aosta Valley and St. Vincent which offer a myriad of resorts, skiing lessons and winter sports to entertain all its lovely visitors!