With its breathtaking scenery and picture-perfect resorts, skiing in the Dolomites can feel like an out of this world experience. The distinctive peaks of Italy’s northeastern corner may not be the Alps’ tallest, but they have a uniquely high-rise effect, shooting from valley to summit in a sheer curtain of rock, strikingly beautiful when dusted in...

Right in the heart of the Italian Alps, as the first snow starts falling after an unusually warm autumn, Trentino turns into a perfect winter wonderland. Surrounded by majestic Alpine peaks, kilometres of lush forest (over 30 per cent of the northern Italian region is covered in trees) and 297 lakes, Trentino looks like a scene from a Christmas car...

Set in the jagged Dolomites of Northern Italy, just two hours from Venice airport, Cortina offers low-key glamour, stunning scenery and a taste of la dolce vita. What was once an icy battleground during the First World War is now the resort of choice for well-heeled skiers, as well as a few A-listers. Also known as ‘queen of the Dolomites’, the are...

Fairy-tale landscapes dominated by the silent whiteness of nature certainly need no introduction. The finest Hollywood movies have accustomed us to the glamour of the ski week on our snowy peaks.  If you don't ski, however, what to do in the mountains during winter? In this article, we take you through the most beautiful activities and sports that...

Courmayeur is a place for adventure seekers. Set in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif, one of Europe’s largest mountain ranges, it is picturesque all year round. Looking into town or out onto the troughs and peaks of this alpine region, there are simply no bad views in this northern Italian resort town. The town is filled with narrow cobbled lanes...

All over the world there are famous sports techniques invented by some athletes, such as the high jump with dorsal overrun invented by the Portland (OR) athlete Richard Douglas "Dick" Fosbury. Italians, always recognized as a people of geniuses, thanks to the countless inventions of every kind that they have realized during the centuries, have left...

Italy's Federica Brignone on Thursday won the Super-G world cup after coming 19th in the last race of the season in the speciality at Courchevel in France. She was assured of overall victory before the start. Brigone also came third in the overall World Cup standings for all disciplines behind Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA and Petra Vlhova of Slovaki...

Sofia Goggia comfortably secured the 2021/22 downhill Crystal Globe despite a 12th-place finish in the final event at the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals on Wednesday (16 March) in Courchevel, France. The race win went to overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin, who claimed just her third career downhill victory. Olympic silver medallist from Beijing...

Closed the 24th edition of the Winter Olympic Games, now begins the countdown to the 25th edition to be held in Italy: Milan-Cortina. Italy finished in 13th place in the traditional medals table (where the gold medals "weigh" more), 9th in the "American" medals table, that is, the one that takes into account the total number of laurels won. We are...

Sofia Goggia bent over on the leg that wouldn’t bend, and here, across the finish line that seemed uncrossable, she exploded. She saw a green light, evidence of an Olympic lead, and her brain went racing — back through three hellish weeks, to the Jan. 23 crash that ripped up her left knee and fractured her fibula, and seemingly shattered her dreams...