If You’re Planning A Ski Trip To Italy This Winter, Be Prepared To Pay More

Italy’s ski resorts have raised prices to prepare for the winter season as rising energy costs bite. Some centers have even chosen not to open at all as they face skyrocketing bills. If you’re thinking of booking a winter holiday in Italy, here’s what you need to know.

How much does a ski holiday in Italy cost?

A ski break in Italy will be more expensive this year as resorts struggle to offset rising energy prices.

The operators have announced increases in the price of ski passes to account for the increase in the electricity bill from the ski lifts. The costs of daily, multi-day and season passes rose by between 6% and 13%, according to news publication SkyTG24. Across the country, there was an average increase of 10%.

Consumer rights association Assoutenti estimated that for ski passes, accommodation, restaurants and other services, a week-long ski break will cost tourists between 1,400 and 1,600 euros, excluding transport.

The ski slopes of Bormio and Livigno in the Valtellina have increased prices the most. In Bormio, a one-day pass will cost €52 this year, up from €46 last season, while in Livigno it has risen from €52 to €59.

In the popular resort of Courmayeur in Valle d’Aosta, a day pass will increase from €56 to €61, while La Thuile will increase from €47 to €51.

For the Dolomiti Superski day pass, which offers access to 12 different resorts scattered across the Dolomites mountain range, skiers will have to pay €74 in high season, up from €67 last year.

Restaurants, bars and hotels also said their prices would rise to offset gas and electricity costs.

Where is the cheapest place to ski in Italy?

One area that does not increase prices this season is the northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The six ski slopes will maintain their €39.50 day pass and €215 weekly pass for the whole season.

Monterosa, which is on the border between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont, will not increase the price of its €60 per day permit either.

For families, Livigno offers free ski passes for those staying at least four nights in a hotel or seven in an apartment from December 3-17, 2022 and April 15-May 1, 2023.

Other resorts are trying to slow rising costs with reduced opening hours. This includes opening only on certain days, opening for limited hours per day or allowing access to only the most popular slopes.


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