Top Italian resorts for early snow

With summer over and winter fast approaching, many are itching to get those ski boots out of the cupboard. The ski season may seem a while away but there is no reason to drag it out and wait until peak season in Feb. Early ski in Italy is possible in a number of resorts, so those looking to get away for a pre-Christmas break will not only find uncrowded pistes but some great snow, cheaper ski passes and low apartment rental prices.

For those looking for a fabulous ambience with many pre-Christmas festivities, a laid back atmosphere and some fabulous snowsure resorts with beautiful scenery, then Italy is for you!

Bormio - For those owning a Bormio season pass, they have the possibility of being able to ski one more month than on the other ski resorts of the Alps. The ski area of Bormio has this great quality that enables people to advance the opening thanks to the high altitude, the freezing temperatures and the excellence of the snow making system.

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Selva Val Gardena in the Dolomites offers spectacular and varied slopes within one of the most famous ski domains in the world, the Sella Ronda. The village has traditional style and is blessed with altitude and superb snow conditions.

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Gressoney is located in the Monterosa Ski area, which has an extensive network of pistes, pretty villages and outstanding scenery. It is often blessed with excellent early and late season skiing and plenty of wide uncrowded pistes.

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