Low-cost white week, skiing without spending a fortune

Trentino Alto Adige, Val d’Aosta but also Switzerland and France

TRENTO – February and March are the ideal months to organize a skiing holiday in the snow; Here are 6 alpine resorts in Italy, France, Switzerland and Austria where you can enjoy skiing and snowshoeing in freedom without spending too much. According to the experts on the snow holidays it is preferable to stay 7 nights, from Saturday to Saturday, and get the skipass in advance to get more discounts. In addition, many hotels offer discounted rates if you choose to purchase your stay and skipass together, as it is advisable to access the website of the individual ski areas before leaving to join any last minute offers.

Val d’Ega in South Tyrol – A 20-minute drive from Bolzano you reach the Val d’Ega, South Tyrolean valley in the heart of the Dolomites is home to the ski areas of Obereggen and Carezza, ideal destination for those who ski with the whole family: some structures, in fact, offer the package “Carezza All Family” that guarantee white weeks from 433 euros per person. The package includes a stay for 6 nights with breakfast, 5 days of Fassa-Carezza skipass, a stay and a free ski pass for children up to 8 years and a 30% discount for children up to 16 years. In Nova Levante, near Lake Carezza and at the foot of the Catinaccio and Latemar, it is possible to stay in the Romantik Hotel Post, perfect for those who choose the Carezza ski area, 40 kilometers of connected pistes; the hotel with wellness center offers special offers for ski weeks and adheres to the “Carezza All Family” package. In the area there are numerous areas of snow games for children, ski schools, sports events and fun places for après ski. It should also be remembered that every Thursday until the end of March we start from Carezza or Obereggen with expert mountain guides to discover the most beautiful places of the Ski Center Latemar-Obereggen and the Family Resort Carezza Ski, which host a total of 90 kilometers of slopes . The snow ciceroni open the way of the Latemar ride on skis, a real safari along the most adrenaline tracks and descents of the area and among the most characteristic pastures. The cost is 38 euros and includes the lunch in the hut, the ski guide and the shuttle from one ski area to another with return to the starting point; the only requirement is to have a valid ski pass, including the Dolomiti Superski, the combined weekly ski pass or the Valle Silver skipass. For more information. www.valdega.com

Zell am See in Austria – The small and delightful Austrian village at the foot of the Zeller lake is home to a cozy and entertaining ski area in the Salzburger Land with Kaprun, where peaks reach 3,000 meters and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and mountains Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel offers a total of 138 kilometers of pistes and 55 ski lifts. From Gipfelwelt 3000, the highest panoramic station on the glacier, you have a breathtaking view of the 30 alpine peaks that make skiing and walking in the woods even more spectacular. The area is well connected and offers the possibility to practice every kind of sport, from alpine skiing to snowboarding, from freeride to cross-country skiing. Furthermore, every Wednesday evening, the spectacular free acrobatic ski event Zell am See SnowNight is scheduled with athletes from all over the world performing with lights, lasers and music. Other scheduled events include curling competitions, tastings of typical products in the alpine hut, yoga classes in the snow and night-time torches. Many hotels in Zell am See have joined the “Snow Okay” offer which offers 3 or 7 nights at the hotel including a 220-euro skipass per person, or from 307 euros in a three-star hotel with half-board accommodation. To find out about offers and individual structures: www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/it

La Thuile in Valle d’Aosta – The Aosta Valley town of La Thuile has a very large ski area, with 160 kilometers of cross-country ski runs between Italy and France. It is a paradise for those who love alpine skiing and the most adrenaline disciplines due to the presence of rings, tracks and equipped fields for snowboarding and freeriding. In the famous Alpine resort, in fact, there are the San Bernardo track, number 7, considered the longest in Italy with its 11 kilometers, and the Franco Berthod track, the steepest and most spectacular of the Alps for the presence of icy snow and walls with very strong slopeslli, approved for the Alpine Ski World Cup competitions.
The Planibel hotel and residence, located on the slopes, offers the package “Ski in exclusive” for those staying 7 nights from Sunday and includes 5 days of skipass, from Monday to Friday, for the Espace San Bernardo area, 5 group ski lessons for adults and children and rental agreements for 280 euros per person.
The ski resort also offers a “formula freedom” package that includes: 7 nights in a 3-star hotel with breakfast and 6 days of Espace San Bernardo skipass from € 414.50 per person in a double room. For other “relaxation formula” or “relax gourmand” offers, visit: www.lathuile.itLenzerheide in Switzerland – In the canton of Grisons, the Lenzerheide ski area has 155 kilometers of pistes (72 blue courses, 64 reds and 19 blacks) and 39 ski lifts on the two sides of the Swiss valley. Pride of place is the challenging three-kilometer track dedicated to Silvano Beltrametti, on which the World Cup finals were held, but just as fun are the giant track with speed measurement and an illuminated track of three kilometers for who wants to ski at night. On the same side you can ski up to 2,865 meters of the Rothorn, from which you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the entire valley.
The slopes on the eastern side of the valley are less demanding, ideal for beginners. Always on skis you can reach the famous Arosa resort thanks to a unique area, born 5 years ago, which includes 225 kilometers of slopes, 42 lifts, 2 snow parks and 140 kilometers of hiking trails. In December in Lenzerheide, right next to the base station of the Rothorn, Revier Hotel was inaugurated, an innovative, essential and very “social” hotel, whose basic rate includes only the room and the wifi. There is no reception in the hotel and the check in is done only by e-mail; in the restaurant there are large tables to socialize with other guests while the evening drinks, music and DJ sets entertain guests. Three nights with breakfast and 3 days of Arosa-Lenzerheide skipasses cost from 287 euros.
For more information: https: //lenzerheide.meinrevier.comVal di Sole in Trentino – 270 kilometers of slopes and 97 lifts characterize the Trentino valley which, despite its name, is among those that have the highest snowfall during the winter: in Val di Sole you can ski in peace with your family, thanks to the many promotions and agreements for these two months of skiing holidays. Val di Sole, which is the largest ski area in the western part of Trentino, is home to 3 major ski areas: Campiglio Dolomiti di Brenta-Val di Sole-Val Rendena, Ponte di Legno-Passo Tonale and Pejo 3000, with slopes for all levels, snow parks, cross-country trails, playgrounds for children, toboggan runs, igloos and snowboarding tubing. The most attractive offers are: “Skipass & ski school” which includes a stay of 7 nights in the hotel or in the apartment from 10 to 18 March, 6 days of skipass in the Pejo 3000 area and ski or snowboard lessons from 290 euro per person ; “Family Fun”, always from 10 to 18 March, with 7 nights at the hotel or in the apartment and 6 skipasses for the Adamello Ski Pontedilegno-Tonale area with 42 ski slopes, from € 572 per person. Interesting is also the offer that from March 17 to 31 proposes the “Superskirama” skipass for skiing freely on 380 kilometers of slopes, 7 nights in hotels or in apartments from 380 euros per person.
The Kristiana Leading Nature & Wellness Resort in Cogolo di Pejo, in the Stelvio National Park, adheres to the offers of the Val di Sole and from 10 to 17 March offers 12 hours of skiing or snowboarding, a 7-night half-board stay , 6 days skipass, 10% discount on equipment rental and entry into the spa from € 746 per person; in addition, children up to 8 years pay 355 euros and from 9 to 16 years 490 euros. For more information: www.valdisole.netTignes in France – the nerve center of the Espace Killy district, the town of Tignes in Savoie is the second highest ski resort in Europe after the Swiss one in Zermatt.
Surrounded by 89 state-of-the-art ski lifts such as the famous and spectacular Grande Motte cable car, which passes over the glacier up to 3,456 meters high, Tignes is connected to the Val d’Isere ski area; the area hosts a total of 300 kilometers of slopes for all levels and different disciplines from skiing to ice skating, from heliskiing to climbing on frozen waterfalls, from racing with the scooter on the snow to freeride. Among the numerous offers for the white weeks of February and March, we highlight the proposals of the Rond Point De residential complexs Pistes, in the hamlet of Le Claret, which offers seven nights – from Saturday to Saturday – in apartments for two adults and two children of 1,210 euros including a 6-day skipass. There are numerous sport and entertainment events après ski; for more information: https://en.tignes.net