After two difficult years for the managers, forced to remain closed due to Covid or to reduce the number of entries, the ski resorts in Italy reopen (without limits or restrictions).: here is the calendar for the winter season 2022/2023.
When do ski resorts open in Italy?
From north to south, the winter season starts again for ski resorts in Italy. We don’t have all the official dates yet, but some have been communicated.
THE first to open this year should be the structures of:
- Our Lady of Campiglio;
- Three Peaks Dolomites;
- Val di Fiemme;
Specifically, according to what was communicated, these plants should begin to welcome the first skiers already on the weekend of November 26th.
Opening postponed instead to the following weekend, that is from 3 Decemberfor:
- Monterosa Ski;
- Folgarida Marilleva;
- S. Caterina and Livigno;
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Dolomiti Superski, on the other hand, has not yet confirmed whether the opening will be on the same weekend or in the days immediately following (perhaps for the Immaculate Conception holiday). And speaking of long weekend (here the calendar of all holidays), on December 8th should kick off the season:
- Alpe Cimbra and the lifts located in the Alpine arc.
Nothing communicated or certainly as regards the plants in the south. Last year, for example, ski resorts located on Etna opened the December 12th and closed on March 31, but nothing is known about the winter resort 2022/2023 yet..
In the meantime, however, the new ranking of the new ski destinations to go to this year has been announced (and there are also some Italian ones, here are the award-winning ones).CopyAMP code
The high prices also affects ski resorts in Italy: increases are expected
After two years of restrictions and closures that have often significantly damaged the local economy, now the Italian ski resorts will have to deal with another problem: the increase in management costs. Inflation and the energy crisis have also involved these managers, who – according to initial estimates – have already taken into account a price increase.
Skiing this year could cost about 10% more than last yeareven if some structures are already gearing up for special packages and discounts for those who buy online in advance.
The challenges, therefore, are not over. Both in 2021 and 2022 with the arrival of the winter season we witnessed an increase in infections and, consequently, a return or tightening of the Covid restrictions, which all times involved ski sector operators (here, by the way , what is the pandemic situation today and here instead what are the new rules for quarantine and isolation established by the government).
Now, having overcome the fear of possible outbreaks, the problem remains that – for many – taking a few days off in the mountains could be a luxury. With skyrocketing prices and the ever-increasing cost of living (here the most expensive cities in Italy), the choice to go on a ski holiday is no longer so obvious. To tell the truth, however, users of this type of service can often count on an income that is affected by the crisis but not so much that it doesn’t make it to the end of the month. However, the number of days spent outside, the services chosen, the quota to be allocated to certain activities, and so on could decrease. But for this we will have to wait for the official estimates.