Mountain and winter sports in Piedmont: 7 things to do
Fresh air, infinite spaces and dream scenarios: the mountains in Piedmont are the absolute protagonists, especially in winter. In fact, when the temperatures drop and the first snowflakes whiten the mountain peaks, the Piedmontese Alps give their best, offering breathtaking ski slopes, excursions through snowy landscapes and much more. Discover the best places to spend a weekend or a day in the snow with the Hotel Plaza.
Sciare in Piemonte: la Via Lattea
With more than 200 slopes all connected to each other in 5 different Piedmontese locations, the Milky Way is one of the largest ski areas in Italy. The slopes that connect Sestriere, Sauze d’Oulx, San Sicario, Cesana, Claviere and the French Montgenèvre, in fact, cover about 400 km in total, offering skiers the opportunity to enjoy the vastness and beauty of the surrounding mountains.
Freeride in Piemonte: Alagna Valsesia
Alagna is a ski location that offers breathtaking descents and is part of the Monterosa Ski area. It’s a real freeriding paradise, a unique occasion for ski enthusiasts to ski on un-groomed terrain, with Monte Rosa in the background.
Snowboarding in Piedmont: Bardonecchia
Bardonecchia, home to the snowboard competitions of the 2006 Winter Olympics is the ideal destination for all freestyle enthusiasts. With an avant-garde snow park, numerous slopes also for freeriding ideal for snowboarding and an easy area with facilities dedicated to teaching, Bardonecchia offers the opportunity for everyone, both beginners and experts, to have fun and enjoy a day in the snow.
Ice skating in Piedmont: Sampeyre
The Sampeyre ice rink is meant for those who want to try natural ice skating. An ice rink that covers 650 square metres to have fun, enjoy the wonderful natural landscape and live a special experience.
Alpine skiing and cross-country skiing in Piedmont: Pragelato
With its 50 km of slopes that wind between 1535 and 2700 m of altitude, Pragelato is one of the most popular ski resorts in Piedmont. Its slopes, which hosted the men’s downhill during the 2006 Winter Olympics, allow exciting freeride itineraries and fascinating routes in the silent Val Troncea Regional Natural Park.
Walking with snowshoes in Piedmont: Limone Piedmont
Among the most interesting ski resorts in Piedmont and not only, Limone also offers many perfect paths to do with snowshoes. The itineraries of different lengths and difficulties, lead to the discovery of suggestive snow-covered landscapes and allow you to appreciate all the wonders of the mountains in winter.
Skiing holiday with the family: Prato Nevoso
Part of the Mondolé Ski area, the Prato Nevoso ski resort is suitable for skiers of every level, from beginners to the most experienced ones. Moreover, with the equipped snow park, it also offers fun opportunities for children, becoming the ideal destination for a family holiday.