One of the latest trend in Italy are luxury ski holidays; in the last few years these innovative and stunning accommodations are becoming more and more popular and a ski chalets in Italy can be the top choice when it comes to talking about Christmas holidays.
The amazing Italian food plus a cozy and luxury chalet by ski slopes. You will enjoy the fine wines and possibility to heliski in Italy which isn’t allowed in neighbouring France. What is more?
The first place we would love to suggest you is a beautiful chalet which is part of the Rosa Alpina Hotel & Spa, one of the South Tirol’s very best properties; it is not a coincidence that is also the favourite one of Hollywood star George Clooney’s. This dream place is all about pale-wood panelling and rich-cream and slate-grey furnishings, warmed by tweed walls and glass-encased fires. It is called Chalet Zeno, in San Cassiano (Badia) and it boasts all the amenities of a chalet and a private lift to access the accommodation.
The large living and dining area is a finest example of Italian style and there is also a terrace with an outdoor hot tub from where you can contemplate the views of the Dolomites. Chalet guests enjoy their breakfast and afternoon tea in the chalet and can then choose one of Rosa Alpina’s restaurants for lunch and dinner, including the two Michelin-starred St Hubertus. Guests also have access to the award-winning spa.
You will be exactly in the local Alta Badia ski area. This is linked to further pistes on the Sella Ronda circuit, a circular network around the Sella massif. Lifts are located a five-minute shuttle drive from the hotel and the scenic slopes are enriched with superb mountain restaurants – several of them serving dishes created by international and local Michelin-starred chefs.
Another place you cannot miss is located above the Puster Valley, with uninterrupted Dolomite views; it is San Lorenzo Mountain Lodge, a location that is hard to beat. Situated a 20-minute drive from the Lodge, Kronplatz (aka Plan de Corones) boasts 116 km of pistes, including five black runs, all serviced by Italy’s most modern lift network.
Finally, in Italy’s Piedmont region, an amazing chalet in Sestriere that once was an old stone farmhouse, will be the perfect haven; nowadays it is a luxury structure near the 400km Via Lattea (Milky Way) ski area, which also includes the resorts of Sauze d’Oulx, Sansicario, Cesana and Claviere in Italy and Montgenèvre in France.