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Ski Piemonte - Skiing and Ski Resorts in the Piemonte (Piedmont) region of Italy

Hit the Slopes in Northern Italy's Piemonte Region

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Piedmonte Cross Country Skiing: Pragelato Ski

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The mountains of Piedmont, featured at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics, provide a unique backdrop for winter sports and skiing in Italy. But they also provide peace and quiet for amateurs to have fun, space for beginners, and great cultural and gastronomic traditions.

Piedmont features 53 ski resorts, 1,300 kilometres of runs, and over 300 installations comprising aerial tramways, cableways, chair-lifts and ski-lifts, with a capacity of 400,000 people per hour.

Winter sports that can be practised in Piedmont include: Alpine and cross-country skiing, telemark, snowboarding, ice climbing, free riding, ski mountaineering, horse trekking, driving sleighs pulled by Siberian huskies, paraskiing, heliskiing and much, much more.

Valle di Susa

The Valle di Susa (or Val di Susa) area extends over 1500 km of ski runs and trails, set in a natural landscape that is unmatched anywhere in the world. Snow is the lifeblood of these places, which even offer illuminated slopes for night skiing and extremely long off-trail routes through fresh snow. There are runs for beginners too.

Hotels: Val di Susa user-rated hotels and resorts can be found on Venere.

Sestriere

Sestriere is located at 2,035 metres on the hill of the same name that looks onto the Val Chisone and Valle di Susa and was the first modern Italian ski resort. It was created in 1937 on the initiative of the Agnelli family (of Fiat fame), and today offers snow lovers plenty of opportunities for enjoyment. Skiers can choose from 146 different runs served by 92 lifts and cableways, covering 400 km, 80 km of which are covered artificially using 950 snow cannons. There are links to 5 other resorts, and skiers can enjoy skiing at night along illuminated ski runs.

Nontagnedoc -The Olympic Mountains - Access all the areas in the Valle de Susa, including Olympic location Bardonecchia.

Claviere - Featuring Olympic locations Cesana and Clavière

Val Chisone and Val Germanasca

Pragelato, the main Val Chisone winter tourist resort, is located about 80 kilometres from Turin. It features thirty-five kilometres of well-tended, snow-covered pistes with fabulous and unique views, for beginners and experienced skiers. Cross-country skiing and snowshoe walks are also very popular in these valleys.

Val Chisone and Val Germanasca are beautiful uncrowded valleys offering great winter sports and summer hiking. See our Val Chisone Pictures and Map of Val Chisone and Val Germanasca.

Resorts: Pragelato - 2006 Olympic location (see Photo)
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