Italy

“Cheaper than the rest of the Alps and plenty of fantastic resorts to visit, even though many take a while to reach.”
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Italy is somewhat different from the rest of Europe; a little more temperamental it might be said. Rather sad mountain dress sense is quite obvious, with a love for the all in one day-glow colour ski suits. That said, Italy is a great place to snowboard and one of the cheapest European countries to visit.

Italian resorts (which vary more off the slopes than on) are stretched across the northern part of the country, with many linking with neighbouring countries. If you're intending to drive in Italy, remember: Italians can't drive; the term 'giving way' refers more to bowel movements than it does to other road users! But due to the fact that Italy has loads of small, remote resorts tucked away off normal public transport routes, driving is often the only option. Italian resorts are not always well located for airports as most places require an average of three hours transfer.

Train services are not too convenient, but you can get fairly close to many places. Rail fares are cheap and so it’s a good option. Bus fares are also cheap, but services are not very reliable and understanding the time tables is an art form in itself.

Riders looking to work should have no real problems, lots of winter tour operators include Italy in their programmes and are always hiring catering staff and the normal array of tour reps etc. Italy is a member of the EU so normal visa rules apply.

Accommodation is on the whole basic and cheap. Around resorts, facilities are not as intense as in France, but the over indulgence in aprés ski behaviour and stupid face painting is still the same. That aside, however, Italy is well worth a visit.

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Bormio,Italy

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 Very traditional resort, basic but okay
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 24 Feb - - - - €759.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 24 Feb - €369.00 - - €639.00 - More details
Sun 25 Feb - €349.00 €469.00 - €639.00 - More details
Wed 28 Feb €269.00 €369.00 - - - - More details
Thu 01 Mar €269.00 - - - - - More details
Sat 03 Mar - €369.00 - - €629.00 - More details
Sun 04 Mar - €319.00 €469.00 - €599.00 - More details
Wed 07 Mar €259.00 €379.00 - - - - More details
Thu 08 Mar €269.00 - - - - - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 24 Feb - - - - €749.00 - More details
Sat 03 Mar - - - - €719.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 04 Mar - €239.00 - - €439.00 - More details
Thu 08 Mar €189.00 - - - - - More details

Folgarida,Italy

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 Okay alpine style resort, with a pretty good halfpipe
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sun 25 Feb - €279.00 €359.00 - €519.00 - More details
Mon 26 Feb - - - - €519.00 - More details
Tue 27 Feb - - €359.00 - €519.00 - More details
Wed 28 Feb €269.00 €279.00 - - - - More details
Thu 01 Mar €269.00 - €359.00 - €519.00 - More details
Fri 02 Mar - €269.00 - - - - More details
Sat 03 Mar - €269.00 - - €519.00 - More details
Sun 04 Mar - €159.00 €359.00 - €289.00 - More details
Mon 05 Mar - - - - €509.00 - More details
Tue 06 Mar - - €349.00 - €489.00 - More details
Wed 07 Mar €269.00 €269.00 - - - - More details
Thu 08 Mar €149.00 - €329.00 - €269.00 - More details

Livigno,Italy

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 With an amazing park, open terrain, legal and accessible off-piste, a warm Italian reception, and prices far cheaper than most other resorts in western Europe, Livigno is one excellent Italian job.
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 24 Feb - - - - €499.00 - More details
Sat 03 Mar - - - - €449.00 - More details

Madonna di Campiglio ,Italy

Snowboard Guide rating 6 out of 10 Good overall resort
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 24 Feb - - - - €1,139.00 - More details
Start date 3 days 4 days 5 days 6 days 7 days 10 days
Sat 24 Feb - - - - €729.00 - More details
Sat 03 Mar - - - - €699.00 - More details

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