If you’re planning a ski trip to Italy this winter, be prepared to pay more

Mountain ski resorts across Italy have hiked prices ahead of the winter season as soaring energy costs bite. Some centers have even chosen not to open at all as they face skyrocketing bills. If you’re thinking of booking a winter vacation in Italy, here’s what you need to know.

How much does a ski holiday in Italy cost?

This year, a ski holiday in Italy will cost more as resorts struggle to offset soaring energy prices.

Operators have announced increases in the price of ski passes to take into account the increase in the electricity bill of the ski lifts. Costs for daily, multi-day and seasonal passes have risen by 6% to 13%, according to media outlet SkyTG24. Across the country, there was an average increase of 10%.

The consumer association Assoutenti has estimated that for ski passes, accommodation, catering and other services, a one-week ski holiday will cost holidaymakers between €1,400 and €1,600, excluding transport.

The ski slopes of Bormio and Livigno in Valtellina increased prices the most. In Bormio, a day pass will cost €52 this year, up from €46 last season, while in Livigno it has gone from €52 to €59.

In the popular resort of Courmayeur in Valle d’Aosta, a day pass will drop from €56 to €61, while La Thuile will drop from €47 to €51.

For the Dolomiti Superski day pass, which gives access to 12 different resorts scattered across the Dolomites mountain range, skiers will have to pay €74 in high season, compared to €67 last year.

Restaurants, bars and hotels also said their prices would rise to offset gas and electricity costs.

Where is the cheapest place to ski in Italy?

One region that is not increasing prices this season is the northeastern region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The six ski slopes will maintain their day pass at €39.50 and week pass at €215 for the whole season.

Monterosa, which sits on the border between Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont, will also not increase the price of its day pass to €60.

For families, Livigno is offering free ski passes for those staying at least four nights in a hotel or seven in an apartment from December 3 to 17, 2022 and from April 15 to May 1, 2023.

Other stations are trying to slow rising costs with reduced opening hours. This includes only being open on certain days, being open at limited times per day, or allowing access to only the most popular tracks.

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