Italy: Top value for skiing
International movers relocating to Italy will be able to enjoy some of the most affordable skiing in the world, according to a new study.
The annual Post Office Travel Money report into skiing has found that three resorts in the country – Cervinia, Livigno and Sestriere – are in its global best value top ten list, closely followed by Austria, which has two resorts in this exclusive club.
Cervinia excels as a resort because of its high altitude, Livigno is known for being one of the remotest places to ski and, as one of the country’s oldest purpose-built resorts, Sestriere delivers a reliable service.
Italy’s skiing resorts, on the whole, have been experiencing an increase in business, thanks largely to their willingness to offer exceptionally competitive prices.
In 2011, it accounted for 15.4 per cent of all skiing holidays taken that year, compared to 14 per cent in 2010.
“Italy looks like being the pick of the bunch for skiers who want to visit one of Europe’s best-rated ski countries this season and save money into the bargain,” commented Andrew Brown, head of travel money at the Post Office.
“Not only are prices down in Livigno and Selva [another ski resort] but the Italian resorts, rated by experts as offering world-class skiing, feature in the top ten choices for best value.”