Ski Holiday Italy - Alagna

Alagna is a great place for a ski holiday in Italy. This tiny little town of around 500 inhabitants is located on the slopes of the second highest mountain in Europe – Monte Rosa and is still relatively unknown by skiers and anybody else much for that matter.

Italian Alps Alagna

Where to Stay in Alagna

I would suggest the friendly and family run Indren Hus - click for photos and reviews. The Indren Hus is pretty central for the town and the ski lift.

Prefer to stay in another of Piedmont's ski resorts? Visit my guide here .

About Alagna

Alagna is slowly becoming more popular amongst Piedmont's locals for its great skiing and hiking. White water rafters and climbers too have started to discover the area which is a true mecca for summer and winter sports lovers.

With the Olympics having helped to give skiing in Piedmont a boost the resort is developing fast. It is home to the highest lift in Italy - 3700meters and offers perhaps the best off-piste powder skiing, on some of the longest routes, to be found anywhere in Europe.

Over 2,500m of piste at 45 degree angles means that intermediate and advanced off-piste skiers are in for a treat.

The great thing about the development of the resort is that it has been done in such an environmentally friendly way that this village represents the next generation of ski resorts.

If development continues as it has, Alagna will be a model that will set the standard for future resorts. I just hope that they don't go and mess it all up by getting greedy and allowing too much development.

Cross-country skiers are also well catered for and the Valsesia National Park, the highest National Park in Europe, offers spectacular scenery whether you are a snowboarder, skier, climber or hiker.

The Walsers

You might well notice that the wooden and stone houses are particularly characteristic and very Germanic in style. That's because thee people of this area are Walsers - they are of Germanic origin and moved here many centuries ago. The language spoken is still a strange sounding, at least to me, medieval German.

There's a museum in Alagna dedicated to this hardy and unique community. The video shows you a little about it.

Where to Eat

Get  a taste of genuine Piedmont mountain cooking at the Fum Diss Restaurant in the nearby village of Dosso. It's a tiny little place where you basically get to eat whatever they have on the day you choose to visit. Don't worry though - it is invariably good.

For more ski holiday Italy options please also visit:

Limone

Bardonecchia

Claviere

Sestriere

Sauze d’Oulx




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