Skiing in Italy – by car from PANEK rental
Sunny Italy is definitely one of the favorite tourist destinations not only of Poles, but of all Europeans. It is easy to get here by plane, and the citybrake offer of Milan or Bologna will meet the expectations of the most demanding. However, due to the multitude of attractions, Italy is best explored by car, regardless of the season, and the ski resorts in the north of the country are considered by many to be the best in the world. It is easy to get there by car from PANEK Rent a Car. There are several routes from Poland to Northern Italy. The main and most frequented route includes places such as: Brno, Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, the Brenner Pass and further to individual Italian resorts. Please note that in the Czech Republic and Austria there is an electronic vignette for motorways and expressways. It is purchased online on the operator’s website or from intermediaries. In the Czech Republic, Austria and Italy, there are also slightly different speed limits than in Poland. In the city, the speed limit is 50 km/h, outside built-up areas 90 km/h in the Czech Republic, 100 km/h in Austria and 90 to even 110 km/h in Italy, depending on the type of road. On the other hand, motorways in all countries can be driven at speeds up to 130 km/h. An additional fee is charged to use the Brenner Viaduct connecting Austria and Italy. In mountain towns, driving on winter tires is compulsory. All-season tires with a snowflake certificate printed inside the mountain with must-peaks are also considered to be such.
This is one of the favorite resorts of Polish skiers. The secret of its popularity is not downhill runs, although you can’t fault them. There are 31 lifts that take skiers to the level of 2800 m above sea level. and further on 115 km of ski slopes. The secret is the duty free zone. Pragmatic Poles go to Livigno because of the cheap fuel and other delicatessen products. It is full of luxury shops and great restaurants. Due to its specific location, Livigno is often called Italian Tibet. The village lies on a plateau surrounded by high alpine peaks.
Val di Fassa
It is one of the largest ski resorts in Italy, which stretches over 20 kilometers and includes as many as seven ski stations. The undisputed queen of attractions is Sella Ronda, Europe’s largest ski “carousel” with over forty kilometers of routes of varying difficulty. Easy and medium trails predominate here, which is why the resort is often chosen by people who expect relaxation and stunning views from winter sports. In turn, skilled skiers will find fulfillment in the nearby Val Gardena, Alta Badia and Arabba, from where the cable cars will take them to the highest Italian peak – Marmolada (3342 m above sea level).
The nearby Alta Badia Kronplatz is the only peak from which you can descend in five different directions. The resort provides a total of almost 110 km of ski runs arranged in characteristic semi-circles. Easy trails dominate here, wide in the higher parts of the mountain and narrower in forested parts. There are also red and black routes. The Piculin route is considered the most difficult descent. It is a two-kilometer section marked in black, with a height difference of 530 meters. A big attraction is the FIS slalom track running under the Pramstall peak. Snowboarders have at their disposal a snow park and a half-pipe. Those who want more challenges can move by car from the PANEK rental to Alta Badia, which is full of red and black routes.
Val di Sole
Anyone who is tired of gray and cold should go skiing in the famous Italian Valley of the Sun. This unique region offers a full range of attractions, from fantastic hotels, through iconic restaurants, to an offer addressed to families with small children. Marileva, Folgarida, Paso Tonale and Pinzolo attract lovers of white madness. There are plenty of possibilities and during a week’s holiday you will certainly run out of time to try your hand at each of the routes, and they are interconnected. You have to know your way around so that at the end of the day you don’t end up in the iconic Madonna di Campiglio, for example, because this resort, although located on the other side of the mountain, is 13 km away from Folgarida!
The most advanced ski resort in Val di Sole is Pejo. This unique ski station is one of the leading European resorts. The lower station of the Pejo Fonti cable car is located at an altitude of 1,400 m above sea level. Skiers are carried to an altitude of 2,000 m, and then, in a wagon that can accommodate 100 people at a time, they go to an altitude of 3,000 m above sea level. From here, the red line continues down to the lower station of the Pejo Fonti cable car. It is impossible to describe all Italian resorts in one text. They all offer great skiing conditions, you can reach all of them by comfortable cars from the PANEK Rent a Car rental company.