Lombardy is truly a gorgeous part of Italy. From the southern slopes of the Piz Bernina to its pristine mountain lakes, there is plenty to get out and see here. Explore the various moraines and glaciers of the region’s highest peaks before plunging down through its thick evergreen forests and down to turquoise-blue lakes below.
Best time to visit:
January to April
How to get there:
Any trip to Lombardy will begin with a flight into Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). From here, it is possible to rent a car and drive to your final destination or take a bus
What’s the weather like?
In the winter, the average daily temperatures in Lombardy hover around freezing and decrease as elevation is gained. Winter is also the driest time of year, but autumn rains ensure plenty of snow at higher elevations
Sprawling over nearly one million hectares (2.5 million acres), there are plenty of incredible peaks and valleys to explore in the Alps of Lombardy. Heading out in a snow cat or helicopter is one of the best ways to avoid the crowds in the most popular spots and chart your path through the incredible backcountry. Among the most popular options is to head to Madesimo, in the northernmost tip of Italy, and go one a heliskiing adventure. Most guides offer a range of one to three drops, which gives you the option to head on various different runs from deep into the mountains back to the town, or another pick up point. Piz Zupò, one the southern slopes of the Piz Bernina massif is another popular heliskiing and catskiing destination. With plenty of uncharted wilderness on the Italian side of this iconic peak, there is plenty to explore for those able to get there!
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