/ Ski resort Italy
You should specify your skill level and how long you are staying.
If you are relative beginners and not expecting to ski more than 5 or 6 days then there are loads of places in Italy (like just up the hill from me - Bondone).
If you are super carvers who want loads of long hard runs and/or are wanting to ski in one place for ages, then you have less options. (Madonna di Campiglio is our nearest).
Passo Tonale is cheap but pretty unchallenging skiing. You can get the bus also to Madonna di campiglio about 20 mins away.
Cervinia at the foot of the Matterhorn is lovely but not sure how expensive it is now. Lots of very flattering blues and reds
I'd second Cervinia. Cheap Cielo Alto apartments at the top of the town (up a hill - so a bit of a hike after the apres), but also try the little local BnBs. You can find all the accom via the resort website.
La Thuile - close to but much cheaper than Courmayeur with a good range of Blues and Reds. Buses to Courmayeur if you fancy a change.
My wife stayed there with her mate last year on the same package & had a good time...
Incidentally, this area is also a mecca for ski mountaineering...but again you'd need a car, guidebook and map to get to the starts.
About 2 hours from Milan or just over an hour from Torino.
Ryanair to Treviso. Car hire a must. Then under 2 hours to the ski area. It is mind-bogglingly cheap. But I must stress, there is naff all at Passo Brocon in the evenings apart from the modest hotel you stay in. That really is the catch...
Seconded. The longer transfer is still worthwhile though.
I agree and the area is VAT free and you have a wonderful natural spa in Bormio, 40minutes drive.
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