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Ski resorts near Turin

This year Ryanair has decreased the number of flights they offer to Turin, Italy. In fact, flights are currently showing up only for 7am on a Sunday morning out of Dublin Airport, DUB. Turin Airport, Torino Caselle, TRN is situated just outside the home of the 2006 winter Olympics, to the north of the city.

This comes as a bit of a disappointment as Turin airport was well situated near the Italian / French Alps and was quite handy to get quickly to some of the major resorts. It’s proximinity to the France was also a bonus, resorts like Chamonix & Courchevel were about 2 hours transfer from the airport.

Skiing near Turin

The most famous area are the mountains of Piedmont, this was the location for the Winter Olymipics in 2006, so they must be doing something right. Piedmont features 53 ski resorts, the most famous resorts being Valle di Susa,Sestriere,Pragelato,Pragelato,Valsesia. In all there are 1,300 kilometres of runs available and well over 300 gondolas, chair-lifts and ski-lifts. Piedmont estimates that they can carry 400,000 people per hour. Piedmont is a top class skiing area, and it offers more than enough challenges for every level of skier. The prices on some of the smaller resorts are cheaper than skiing in France or Switzerland, so if you are looking for a cheap family ski holiday, then Piedmont might be the area you should look into.

9 resorts near Turin airport

Resort Ski region Time Distance
Valle di Susa 42 mins 50 km
Sauze d Oulx 61 mins 81 km
Sestriere 71 mins 89 km
Pragelato 88 mins 88 km
Chamonix 116 mins 176 km
Courchevel 1850 120 mins 141 km
Val D’Isere 127 mins 141 km
Les Arcs 165 mins 184 km
Les Gets 167 mins 234 km

If Turin isn’t an option, i.e. if you don’t plan on staying a whole week, from Sunday to Sunday, then Milan might be a viable alternative. Milan is marked in light blue on the map above. There are two airports in Milan, Bergamo (BGY) & Malpensa (MXP), and have significantly more flights in and out. Ryanair flies every day into Bergamo from Dublin & Aerlingus flies every other day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday) to Malpensa but this will add about another 1.5 hours on to your transfer time. If you are considering flying to Milan, it might be worth checking our resorts like Andermatt , Flims or Laax, these resorts are about 3 hours outside Milan airport.

Over on the other side of the mountains is Grenoble, France (St Geoirs) (GNB) , which is situated very close to some great skiing. Right now Ryanair fly there on Saturday afternoons, and also might be worth checking into.

Leave your tips

If you have any recommended skiing resorts in this part of the world, i.e. in and around Turin or Milan, please let us know in the comments !

3 thoughts on “Ski resorts near Turin

  1. Hey Paul (fancy meeting you here!)

    I’ve skied quite a lot in val d’aosta, just a bit north/north east of the above resorts. Aosta itself is only about an hour and a half drive from Turin, 2 hours from Geneva, probably 2 and a half to 3 hours from Milan.
    There is AMAZING skiing to be done in this area.
    The Champoluc-Gressoney-Alagna area is just immense and has really varied skiing. It’s part of the Monte Rosa area, which by all accounts has great heli-skiing options too.
    Cervinia absolutely has my heart-it links to Zermatt, which makes for a phenomenal day of skiing but in itself offers lots, including glacier skiing and RIDICULOUS views onto the Matterhorn
    Pila is decent, especially for improvers. It has the advantage of being accessible from the town of Aosta by funicolor/cable car. The onyl thing i didn’t like about Pila was thiat it alsways felt like we were in the shade, so it was chilly!
    La Thuile, a little further up the valley, looks onto Mont Blanc and has huge wide open runs.Very fond of this area too.
    The great things about Val D’aosta skiing are
    -minimal lift waiting!
    -great great food to be found on the slopes!
    -incredible alpine views, the best i’ve had anywhere in europe.
    -the (childish) novelty of skiing across international borders!

    all in all, definitely an area to be explored.

  2. Hi Martha,

    Thanks for popping by ! Yep you’ve found me. Thanks for adding your tips, I’m sure a lot of other Irish skiers will find it helpful. If you ever want to write a full review I’m always looking for people to add content here.

    I’m off to Val D’Isere & Les Gets on Sunday :D

    Happy Trails !
    Paul

  3. well i’ll be in Val d’Aosta for a week next week, so happy to give a proper update when i get back.Enjoy France, hope it’s not too chilly!

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