Where to ski near Milan: best resorts and ski resorts near Milan

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If you want to know which are the resorts and ski resorts where you can ski near Milan, in this one guide you will find all the places where you can go skiing both during the day and for short weekends or white weeks.

Milan, with a central location and the Alps behind it, is a perfect city to live for snow and winter sports lovers. There are beautiful ski resorts and winter sports resorts within easy reach of the city within an hour or two by car.



Se Livigno and Bormio are certainly the two most important ski resorts in Lombardy, with large ski areas with many km of slopes, modern ski lifts and a varied and wide range of hotels and accommodation, the places closest to Milan where to ski there are certainly others.

Let's see then now what are the ski resorts near Milan based on distance and time to get there. The closest ones, about an hour's drive away, are recommended to pass one day in the snow, while the more distant ones (two or three hours by car) are excellent choices for gods weekend in the mountains or for magnificent white weeks.

For a vacation of a week or more it is advisable to choose a large resort, which not only offers a large and varied ski area, but also has a richer offer of games.

Day skiing near Milan

If you want to escape from Milan to spend a wonderful day in the snow, it takes about an hour to find yourself skiing in beautiful ski resorts, where you can have fun with friends, as a couple or with family and children.



We have selected the four nearest ski resorts Milan and that can be reached easily, in order to spend less time in the car and more time on the slopes, to make the most of the day.

Plans of Bobbio - Valtorta

Piani di Bobbio - Valtorta, located in 70 km from Milan (one hour by car) and at almost 1.700 meters above sea level, it certainly represents the nearest ski resort where you can go skiing near Milan. Defined as the "mountain for all", the town offers 8 ski lifts and 35 km of slopes for alpine skiing. The cost of the ski pass daily is 25 euros, with discounts for teenagers, children and seniors.

The resort also offers one snowpark where to have fun with snowboard or ski and some tracks for it cross country. The accommodation offer is not wide, being a ski resort for mainly daily tourism. If you want stay however we recommend the hotel Esposito hotel, located in Barzio, 1 km from the ski lifts.

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If you are a family with children, the slopes of Plans of the Bobbio, which in addition to being by far the closest slopes to Milan where to ski, have at the base of the lifts some treadmills and easier slopes, suitable for children and beginners, while the ski slopes valtorta present an intermediate or expert difficulty. A shuttle bus service it is active on Saturdays and Sundays departing from Sesto San Giovanni.


Monte Pora - Presolana

The ski resorts of Monte Pora and Presolana, located approx 100 km from Milan (an hour and a half by car), are perfect choices to spend a pleasant day on the snow. Together the two stations offer beyond 30 km of slopes of varying difficulty, also suitable for less experienced skiers.


The cost of the ski pass daily is 35 euros, with discounts for children, teenagers and seniors. With the same ski pass you can use the Monte Pora and Presolana ski lifts, even if the two ski resorts are not connected with skis. If you want stay nearby, you can book a hotel or accommodation in the town of Castione della Presolana, just a few kilometers from the ski lifts.

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Mottarone

The Mottarone ski resort, overlooking Lake Maggiore, is considered one of the Italian resorts with one of the most beautiful views to ski. The locality is located in 95 km from Milan (about an hour and 15 minutes by car). In winter it is possible practice various winter sports such as skiing, snowboarding, bobsleighing and snowshoeing.

To reach the town, you can park your car at Stresa, one of the most important and famous tourist resorts on the Lake Maggiore, and go up with the Stresa-Alpino-Mottarone cableway. The station offers 20 km of slopes of varying difficulty, suitable for both young people and families with children.


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If you want stay on the summit, you can stay at the hotel Casa della Neve hotel or l 'Eden Hotel. However, a good choice is to stay in the tourist resort of Stresa which offers a large and varied hotel offer, and then during the day reach the ski resort by cable car.

Montecampione

Montecampione, located just over 100 km from Milan (about 1 hour and 45 minutes by car), is the nearest medium-sized ski resort. The locality offers 30 km of slopes and a decent tourist accommodation offer. The cost of the ski pass daily in Montecampione is about 30 euros, with discounts for children, teenagers and seniors.


The presence of accommodation facilities, shops, bars and restaurants, a cinema and a nightclub, as well as the possibility to play various activities, in addition to skiing, such as skating, swimming in the indoor pool and an equipped sports hall, make Montecampione one good and valid choice for a short weekend in the snow or even for longer periods.

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It is possible to reach Montecampione even by train. The package offered by Trenord costs 34 euros and includes: the return ticket by train from Milan to Piancamuno, the shuttle bus service from Piancamuno to Montecampione and the ski pass.

Weekend on the snow near Milan

If you want to spend a few days of winter vacation in the mountains or a fun and wonderful weekend in the snow, here are the resorts and ski resorts located between 100 and 200 km from Milan, which in about two hours by car allow you to skiing on magnificent snow-covered slopes.

Foppolo (Bremboski)

Foppolo is one of the most interesting destinations to spend a pleasant and fun weekend in the snow near Milan, both for young people and for families with children. The locality is approx 100 km from Milan, in less than 2 hours by car you can ski on these wonderful slopes.

Foppolo is part of the Bremboski area, which also includes the ski resorts of Carona and San Simone, for a total of over 30 km of slopes, suitable for both beginners and more experienced skiers. There skiarea it goes from the 1.600 meters of altitude of the town up to 2.160 meters of Mount Valgussera, the highest point of the area. The cost of the ski pass it is 30 euros on holidays and 20 euros on weekdays, with discounts for children, teenagers and seniors.

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You can also practice it cross country or have fun in the three snowpark, one of which is dedicated exclusively to children. For stay in the city there are hotels, holiday homes and tourist apartments, some within walking distance of the ski lifts.

Madesimo

Madesimo, located in 140 km from Milan, almost on the border with Switzerland, is a modern ski resort with a good ski offer reachable in 2 hours by car. The locality is connected with the ski resorts of Campodolcino, Motta and Val di Lei, with which it forms an area of 50 km of slopes of varying difficulty suitable for both children and beginners, as well as more experienced skiers.

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stay hotels, tourist apartments and holiday homes are available. The station extends from 1.541 meters to 2.880 meters above sea level. The ski pass daily costs about 40 euros for adults, 35 euros for children and 20 euros for children. Madesimo is a good choice for everyone to spend a nice weekend in the snow near Milan.

Pila

Although located in the Valle d'Aosta region, Pila is far away 180 km from Milan and in about two hours by car you reach the modern gondola that from Aosta leads to 1.800 meters above sea level where the ski resort of Pila is located. So there is no need to go up to the mountains with your own car, most of the route is on the motorway, so it can be reached very easily and comfortably.

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Pila offers one of the most beautiful sceneries in the Alps for skiing, with a panorama that sweeps over the main peaks of the Alps, such as Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa. The ski pass daily costs about 45 euros for adults, 40 euros for children and 35 euros for children. If you want, you can too stay in the various hotels, chalets and tourist apartments for a weekend or even for longer periods.

Macugnaga Monterosa

If you want to ski at the foot of Monterosa, the Macugnaga ski resort is the perfect solution. Distant 140 km from Milan, about 1 hour and 50 minutes by car, it is an interesting choice for skiing on weekends. The locality hosts about ten cozy hotels, in addition to various characteristic chalets and tourist apartments where you can stay a few steps from the ski lifts.

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The station offers approx 30 km of slopes mostly intermediate, but there are also treadmills that serve the easier slopes, suitable for children and beginners. The cost of the ski pass daily is about 30 euros for adults and 20 euros for children. There are also cross-country trails for lovers of Nordic skiing.

White week near Milan

If you want to spend one wonderful white week of fun and relaxation near Milan in large mountain tourist resorts, with important ski compressors and with hundreds of km of slopes of varying difficulty, it takes about 2-3 hours by car.

We have selected the four best ski resorts near Milan that offer also various activities and experiences, beyond skiing and winter sports, but also with one good and varied hotel offer, numerous bars and restaurants, avenues where you can stroll and shop, and places where you can entertain yourself until late in the evening.

Bormio

Bormio Lombardy -

Located less than 200 km from Milan, a little less than 3 hours drive, Bormio is a splendid place to spend a pleasant and wonderful white week. The locality rises at 1.225 meters above sea level and offers 50 km of slopes, mostly of easy and intermediate level, therefore a choice perfect for families with children or beginner skiers beginners with skiing.

The locality boasts awide and varied tourist hotel offer with over 50 hotels and many tourist apartments and holiday homes. These last two choices offer in most cases self-catering accommodation and dining room, perfect for those who do not want to have lunch and dinner out in the restaurants of the city.

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Bormio is one perfect location for a white week near Milan for various reasons. In addition to the important hotel offer, this large and important holiday resort is home to some of the spas most renowned in Italy. It is very pleasant to walk around the city center where they are present many bars, restaurants and various shops where to shop.

Livigno

Livigno evening panorama - Photo from Istock

Livigno, located in Alta Valtellina, is the largest mountain holiday resort in Italy. The city is home to almost 200 hotels and if you also consider the various tourist apartments, bed and breakfasts, chalets and holiday homes you get to almost 700 accommodation facilities. The locality is not among the closest to the Lombard capital, it is located approx 220 km from Milan (3 hours by car).

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The Livigno ski area has 115 km of slopes and 32 ski lifts. The ski area is located at an altitude between 1.816 and 2.798 meters which allows good snow cover and a long ski season. The cost of the ski pass is 50 euros, while for children and teenagers it is 25 euros. By taking the weekly ski pass you can save a lot.

In the city, as well as numerous shops where you can do very affordable purchases thanks to the fact that it is a non-customs area, there are many bars, restaurants and clubs where you can have fun in the evening until late. In short, a great e perfect place to spend a white week near Milan.

Breuil - Cervinia

Breuil-Cervinia, Aosta Valley -

Although located in the Aosta Valley, the town of Breuil Cervinia is just over 180 km from Milan, about 2 hours by car, therefore both for distance and time can be reached more easily and quickly than other ski resorts in Lombardy. AND one of the best destinations for mountain holidays and white weeks in Europe.

The Breuil Cervinia ski area, with over 350 km of slopes of varying difficulty, is among the largest and most spectacular in Italy, beyond among the most beautiful to ski. The cost of the ski pass is 45 euros, with discounts for children and seniors, while children under 8 are entitled to a free ski pass of the same duration as that of the adult companion.

The Breuil Cervinia ski resort is not alone a paradise for lovers of snow and winter sports, but also a wonderful vacation spot with unique landscapes. Yes they can carry out countless activities, in addition to skiing and winter sports. L'the accommodation offer is very wide and varied, with nearly 300 hotels and accommodations of all kinds.

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Il divertissement in Cervina is always insured, both during the day on the slopes and in the city center full of shops, bars and restaurants, both in the evening with numerous clubs and discos where you can entertain yourself until late at night. If you choose periods like Christmas and New Year's Eve We recommend that you book your hotel or accommodation well in advance.

Sestriere

Sestriere, Piedmont -

The last place in our guide on where to ski near Milan is Sestriere, one of the most historic and renowned Italian ski resorts. Considered the ski resort of the Turin people, it is a good destination to go skiing even for the Milanese. The Sestriere is located approx 230 km from Milan (two and a half hours by car).

Located at over 2.000 meters above sea level, has a long ski season and boasts one of the largest and most beautiful ski areas in Italy, the Via Lattea. With 400 km of slopes, including 120 for beginners, is one of the best places to learn to ski and where to go to mountain holiday in winter with family and children. The ski pass it has a cost of 40 euros for the daily and 230 euros for the weekly, with important discounts and reductions for teens, children and seniors.

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The locality also offers during the winter the possibility of carry out numerous outdoor activities, in addition to skiing and winter sports. Numerous activities are also available for the little ones, as well as a baby park and various ski schools at the start of the ski lifts. In conclusion, a splendid destination for a white week for families with children, but also for young people and couples.

Also the hotel offer is adequate the importance of the locality, with large hotels and large residences, with hundreds of rooms and apartments equipped with kitchenette and dining room. The Sestriere is one of the cheapest places to spend a white week in Italy. Even for the most popular periods, such as the Christmas and New Year, you can find good rates by booking in advance.

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