Historically Italy may not have necessarily competed with Switzerland, Austria and France as a luxury ski destination or winter leisure activities, but in Italy things are definitely on the up. Many super-chic Italian Ski resorts now offer ultra-luxurious accommodation with Michelin starred restaurants and excellent winter leisure activities inItaly. Here we select a few magical mountain hideaways offering the most exclusive accommodation and authentic off-piste experiences.

The Italian Alps offer stylish towns such as Cortina d’Ampezzo resting gently alongside stunning mountain backdrops. Pistes are often quieter than the larger resorts in France and Switzerland, so you are sure to enjoy some quality time on the slopes. 

Rosa Alpina

Set in the heart of the breath-taking Dolomite mountains at San Caassiano in Badia, in Northern Italy, Rosa Alpina is an intimate boutique hotel boasting 18 rooms, 20 Suites, a Penthouse and the luxurious Chalet Zeno. Chalet Zeno features and open fireplace, private garden, sauna and jacuzzi and can accommodate up to eight guests. Click here to read more about this luxury Italian hotel.

Chalet Baita 16

This stunning 17th-century Piedmontese farmhouse has been reconstructed and redesigned as a fabulous luxury ski chalet in Sestriere.

This luxury ski chalet is just a three-minute walk to cross country pistes, a heli-ski launch pad, as well as a cable car that will take you to the ‘Milky Way’ Olympic piste. Click here to read more about this luxury ski chalet in Italy.

Spa Hotel Bellevue

We love the old-school glamour of this stunning mountain property. The richness of Bellevue’s depth of character can be felt flowing throughout this luxurious property. The Angel’s Nest VIP suite opened offering guests exceptional comfort and panoramic mountain views. Click here to see this spa hotel in Italy.

Principe delle Nevi

A mountain retreat with a difference, Principe delle Nevi has a very modern sense of style. A perfect base for a family ski trip to Italy, the hotel features a heated outdoor pool, restaurant, BBQ and bar, and an ultra-cool spa and wellness area. Click here to read more about this luxury spa hotel in Italy is ideal for winter leisure activities in Italy.