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Short family ski breaks for 2016

March 10, 2016

Italy has been very fortunate with its snowfall in the last few weeks which means there’s still time for a last minute ski break (up until end of March)!! You can ski during the day and relax in the hotel in the evening or explore the apres-ski options in the resort. On a short break for your family, you want everything taken care of. If you choose to travel with ActivityBreaks.com then our packages cover all bases. Our airport transfers will get to the resort with no hassle; included ski gear and pass hire means you don’t have to stress about where to source your equipment from; and half board basis means you don’t have to fork out for dinner and breakfast every day! If you’re looking for a short break for your family this Easter, then why not look at what we have to offer in Italy?

If you fly into Milan Bergamo, we offer a range of ski resorts within 3 hours of the airport that are perfect for families and beginners!

Aprica is only a 2 hour drive from Milan Bergamo and is a small resort that is great for families. The resort offers 50km of wide and for the most part fairly easy, slopes (9 blue, 8 red, 3 black) from 1160-2310m. This makes it a great resort for beginners/lower intermediates and families, there are lots of good learner slopes and the resort does wonders for building confidence on the piste. The resort also offers cross country skiing, ice climbing, snow shoeing, an outdoor ice rink and a public indoor swimming pool. Enquire with the team about staying at Aprica, as some dates are not listed as available on the website.

Bormio is a beautiful spa town and ski resort located in the Alta Valtellina just north east of Lake Como and close to the Swiss border. It is 3 hours from Bergamo, and airport transfers are available! Bormio is a great resort for intermediate skiers, who can ski nonstop from 3012m down to the town at 1225m, a real leg burner but well worth it. It’s home to the famous Stelvio piste, which has hosted world cup races and finals, as well as the world championships twice! Those who don’t fancy this steep, challenging piste can ski down along a more forgiving blue run. The resort offers 50km of pistes, including 5 blue runs, 6 red runs and 2 black runs, served by 15 lifts (1 gondola, 1 cable car, 5 chair lifts, 4 drag lifts and 4 magic carpets), queues are rare. There is also a small snowpark and a large freeride area. Bormio offers a wide range of apres-ski options: explore the historic town centre, with its medieval churches, upmarket shops, café bars and restaurants. The baths are a must-visit for soothing aching muscles! There are a number of good restaurants around Bormio, from rustic family run restaurants offering traditional local fare, to more refined choices (including one with a Michelin star), and of course a number of pizzerias! Perfect for a short break for families!

Madonna di Campiglio is 3 hours from Bergamo, or 2 hours 40 minutes from Verona airport; we have a special last minute spring package available that includes airport transfers – check it out here! It is one of the most exclusive resorts in Italy. The elegant main piazza is lined with upmarket shops and cafè bars and there are a number of fab bars and restaurants that offer a lively nightlife. The resort is linked with the other ski areas to make up the 'Ski Area Campiglio Dolomiti' offering 150km of pristine slopes from 850 to 2500m, with a total of 100 pistes (45 blue, 37 red, 18 black), 61 lifts, and 5 snowparks.  Beginners have the large Campo Carlo Magno (approx 2km from the centre of Madonna di Campiglio, reachable by ski bus) to learn on, before graduating to the wide, easy blue runs in the main ski area. Intermediate skiers will love cruising along the numerous wide blue and red runs and improving their confidence, while more advanced skiers can experience the thrill of the challenging black runs. Other activities include open air ice skating, husky dog sledging, snow shoe excursions, and even paragliding. While there are some good places to stop at on the slopes before heading down on your last run of the day, there are some excellent fine dining choices in the resort, with three Michelin starred restaurants! Madonna di Campiglio is more expensive than other Italian resorts but there are some more affordable places to eat and drink tucked away around the town.

Whatever your tastes and capabilities, ActivityBreaks.com offers last minute ski packages that are prefect short breaks for families! Just enquire with one of our sales team at: info@activitybreaks.com.

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