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Backcountry Skiing in Italy

Discover some of the Alps most iconic scenery and on your skis!

From the slopes surrounding Courmayeur on Italy’s eastern border to the iconic Dolomites out in the west, there is plenty to see and even more to ski when you head here for a backcountry expedition. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Backcountry Skiing trips in Italy. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Italy

The Italian Alps are gorgeous. Stunningly scenic mountains, the karst features of the Dolomites and the alpine lakes and forests all make for a spectacular backdrop to any backcountry skiing adventure. Head out for a day or a week into these spectacular landscapes, you won’t regret it.


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Best time to visit:

December to April. Some guides offer trips in May as well

What’s the weather like?

During the winter months, the north of Italy is generally quite cold with mean daily temperatures of -7ºC. Temperatures increase a bit in the spring, but not by much. While the area receives plenty of snowfall, there are also many clear days; ideal conditions for ski touring

How to get there:

This depends on where you’re headed. For the Aosta Valley and Piedmont, flights into the Geneva International Airport (GVA) or the international airport in Turin (TRN) get you there most quickly. If you’re headed to the Dolomites, then flying into the Venice airport (VCE). From each of these, the most popular starting points can be reached by bus, train or airport shuttle

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Italy:

Running across the entirety of northern Italy, the Alps and their subranges offer plenty of backcountry skiing opportunities. From hut-to-hut treks across the Dolomites to single day adventures on the Monte Rosa massif, there is something for everyone in this iconic Mediterranean country. Heading to places such as the northern Dolomites, Courmayeur or Monte Rosa also make for great jumping off points to iconic parts of Austria, France and Switzerland. Tyrol, Mont Blanc and Zermatt are also easily reached from northern Italy, adding another dimension to your backcountry skiing adventure. However, staying in Italy offers plentiful fun and excitement. Prior to or after your backcountry skiing adventure explore some of the local culture. Turin, Venice and Milan are all near certain spots in the Alps and offer some spectacular sightseeing of their own

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