On the North West slopes of the Maritime Alps, you can ski the Mondolè ski area and you will be assured of a good snow record and plenty of sunshine throughout the season (which runs from early December until mid April). This ski area includes the ski resorts of Prato Nevoso and Artesina and the skiing and snowboarding is varied.
If you ski the Mondolè ski area, the three resorts of Prato Nevoso, Artesina, and Fraboso Soprana make up around 130 km of pistes. There are a good range of slopes for all ability levels here, with intermediates being particularly well catered for. All the slopes are easily accessible by the lift system. This area is a great place for families, with numerous ski schools and the dedicated snow/amusement park 'Pratolandia' for under 12's. For snowboarders there is a good board park with a half pipe and boarder cross, which can be floodlit some evenings.
Accommodation across the ski area provides easy access to the slopes, with the typical Italian village of Prato Nevoso being a favourite with tour operators. For those looking for entertainment off the slopes there are a good selection of pubs and bars, ice skating, ice karting and spa/wellness activities available.
Mondolè Ski is also one of Italy's most accessible ski areas, just 1 hour 45 minutes from Turin airport. If you're looking for a pretty ski area with lots of Italian charm, then this is the place to fly to this ski season.
|Resort Name||Low Altitude||High Altitude||Vertical Drop||Longest Run|
|Artesina||1320 m||2100 m||780 m||4.0 km|
|Prato Nevoso||1500 m||2300 m||800 m||2.0 km|