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Mottarone has already been covered, you can read about it here, and then link to it’s own homepage. But if you’d now like to explore some other areas there are many choices available to you. Let’s separate the choices into two categories, ski resorts in the Italian Alps, and ski resorts in the Swiss Alps. In addition, for the purposes of this post, let’s limit the discussion to resorts to the north of Stresa, not those to the west, towards
Andiamo a sciare! Let's go skiing! First let’s talk about resorts in the Italian Alps. All of these locations can be reached taking the motorway for Domodossala. I suggest these particular resorts for their excellent conditions, full services, and because they offer a high quality at a reasonable price. Overall in fact, I find skiing in
Here are three places I like in the Italian Alps near Domodossola, all about 45 minutes from Stresa:
San Domenico: A full-service resort easily reached from
and Lago Maggiore, in the Italian Lepontine Alps. Here's their English Web site: www.sandomenico-ciamporino.it Milan
Domobianca: Only 10 km from Domodossola, offering 17 km of ski trails for all levels from green to double-black. English Web site: www.domobianca.it
Macugnaga: Skiing in sight of magnificent Monte Rosa, in a beautiful Italian mountain village filled with Walser atmosphere. English site with information and links: www.j2ski.com
This is an excellent link to these Italian ski resorts, as well as others. http://www.sullaneve.it/comprensorio-sciistico-valli-dell-ossola.htm Near the bottom of this linked page you’ll find links to San Domenico, Domobianca, Macugnaga and other local resorts. While the site does not have an English version, I found that the Google translator does a pretty decent job. Click on a resort, then copy and paste the URL into Google, search, and then click the Google translate feature on the search results page.
Now, further afield to
Leukerbad: A true year-round vacation resort, with natural thermal hot-springs and every type of winter activity. http://www.leukerbad.ch/en/welcome.cfm
Fiesch-Eggishorn: A large resort with 99 kilometres of piste, ski runs, best suited to the intermediate skier or snowboarder. http://www.eggishorn.ch/jwa/en/news.jsp
These Swiss resorts are doable as a long day trip from Stresa, but should you want to make a longer skiing vacation Domodossola is a good central location in which to stay to visit a variety of these resorts. Another plus... you'll be close to the wonderful PremiaTerme Hyperthermal Spa, when you need to soothe those muscles.
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