Go skiing by train? It’s possible! Let’s discover 5 incredible destinations in Italy where car is not needed and worries do not exist

Finally! The falling snow, the pleasure of a hot chocolate and a single thought: a winter holiday in the most beautiful ski resorts in Italy. Then, however, the thoughts of all the hours that we loose on the highway, the expensive parking and bad weather always lurking with its thousand drawbacks comes. Without talking about the pollution: is there a way to experience the mountains without damaging the environment and without experiencing the stress of cars? Of course yes! Your skiing winter week can also be experienced by train!

Skiing by train: destinations for your car-free holiday

There are some destinations easily accessible thanks to the Italian railway network: the enchanted landscapes flow out the window, you can finally read the last pages of that book… the holiday begins earlier and will be even more beautiful.

Skiing in Limone Piemonte

Limone Piemonte
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A stone’s throw from the French border there’s a small jewel of Piedmont, a true paradise for those who want to ski by train. The Alpine pearl of Limone Piemonte, which offers breathtaking scenery, is easily reached by train thanks to the Turin-Cuneo-Ventimiglia railway line. From the station, skiers can get to the lifts thanks to the numerous ski buses.
A green stop: Arrucador is a typical alpine building overlooking the Maritime Alps, very close to the slopes.

To ski with the Dolomiti Express

 Val di Sole
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You reach Trento. In just over an hour you then arrive in Val di Sole, and you are breathless already in front of the landscapes that you can admire from the window. Get off at the Daolasa stop and in just 12 minutes you find yourself in front of Brenta Dolomites, at an altitude of 2000 meters, thanks to the lift with the boarding directly from the station.
A green stop: just a few meters from the lifts, there is Benny Bio Hotel, completely built according to the principles of green-architecture, paying attention to local materials.

Your winter and car-free holiday in South Tyrol

Your winter and car-free holiday in South Tyrol
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From Trentino to South Tyrol. Also here there’s a beautiful ski resort to live without a car. Sesto Pusteria is a charming village set among wonderful mountains. Here, in the area of ​​Tre Cime di Lavaredo, the snow always falls copiously and the slopes are perfect for skiing and sledding with the whole family. To reach Sesto you can take advantage of the new Bolzano-San Candido shuttle that leaves after the arrival of the Frecce trains.
A green stop: the Hotel Leitlhof offers you beautiful rooms, an excellent organic restaurant and an incredible wellness center.

Skiing by trains in Val D’Aosta

Skiing by trains in Val D'Aosta
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In Pila you can live an authentic skiing experience. From here you can admire the Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Mount Rosa: a spectacle without equal. The car keys can stay at home, from the center of Aosta you reach the ski resort and its facilities in 18 minutes by cable car.
A green stop: a beautiful garden where you can relax, comfortable rooms and natural body products are just some of the things that await you at La Roche Residence.

On the snow of Friuli by train

On the snow of Friuli by train

Tarvisio is one of the most important mountain resorts of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The ski lifts are not very close to the station, but the landscapes of Carnia that can be admired while skiing are certainly worth the little effort.

Ready for your car-free winter holidays on the Italian Alps?

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