The 2010/2011 awaited skiing season has now taken off traditionally after the 8 December; however for the first time in 40 years the Italian mountains have been hosting skiers since the end of October, due to early snowfall.
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Courmayeur, Cervinia, Saint- Vincent, Bard, Cogne and La Thuile are some of the destinations in Val d’Aosta, while in Trentino Alto Adige travellers can choose between the renowned destinations of Cortina d’Ampezzo and Madonna di Campiglio and the areas where Dolomiti SuperSki takes place, with the ski pistes of Plan de Corones, Altra Val Badia and Val Pusteria, Alpe di Siusi, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme. Over 350 quality hotels offer quality skiing holidays with sport and wellness facilities, excellent cuisine and surrounding nature.
In Trentino Alto Adige amongst the numerous peaks across the Dolomite range, ones to note include the Marmolada with its 3342m peak, the 3 Peaks of Lavaredo, the Piz Boè in the Sella group and the Vezzana Peak in the Pale of San Martino. And that is not counting the equally stunning landscape of the Alpine valleys with their meadows and fir trees that seems almost unreal in their perfect beauty.
This mountainous area of Aosta Valley at the extreme north west of Italy is perfect for hiking and enjoying the great outdoors during the summer months. But as the nights drawn in, and the temperatures start to drop, this area becomes a magnet for winter sports enthusiasts.