Aosta Valley: Italy’s ultimate ski destination for families
The smallest region of Italy located in the Northwest of the country; Aosta Valley boasts spectacular scenery, world-class skiing and snowboarding, food of the highest quality and a history stretching back to Roman times. At the heart of the alps and bordered by France and Switzerland, Aosta valley is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Europe: Cervino, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and the king of them all, Mont Blanc, which at 15,781 feet is the highest mountain in Europe, the roof of the old Continent.
With the ski season making its debut with the opening of the Cervinia area on 16 October and the other ski resorts opened on 27 November, optimism continues to grow for this season. There is something to discover for everyone; from the international resorts of Breuil-Cervinia nestled between Italy and Switzerland and La Thuile located between Italy and France, to the challenging resorts of Courmayeur and Monterosa (Champoluc and Gressoney La Trinité), and all the way through to the resort of Pila - with Aosta town a gondola ride away.
One of Italy’s most beautiful ski destinations, the Aosta Valley has long been a favourite of families looking for a special ski holiday. Home to a host of traditional villages with access to large ski areas, spacious runs with gentle and gradual slopes, Aosta offers Alpine skiing tracks to cater for adults along with easier slopes for children.
With Turin, Milan and Geneva airports all within easy reach, the Aosta Valley resorts are among the easiest to get to from the UK making it an ideal destination for a ski family holiday.