There are some great snowkiting locations across the Italian Alps. From wide frozen lakes to big mountain slopes, you’ll never be short of somewhere to kite while there’s snow on the ground in Italy. Italy’s snowsports scene has always moved at a different pace to that in the rest of the Alps, making it ripe for the development of a snowkiting industry. The sport has become more and more popular in the country in recent years, with snowkiting schools opening up near many of its ski resorts. So where will you take your Italy snowkiting holiday?
The Aosta Valley, a remote part of northern Italy bordering Italy and France, is the best place to head for snowkiting. It is home to some of Italy’s best ski resorts, and its sparse population means that there is plenty of space to get a kite up.
In Aosta, La Thuile is Italy’s biggest snowkiting hub. Close to the resort is a dedicated snowkiting area: an uncommon thing in the Alps. It can be reached by lift, has a snowkiting school, plenty of wind and great, varied terrain. It’s easy to reach from resorts all over Aosta, including Cormayeur and Cervinia. There are plenty of other places you can snowkite in the area, including several lakes.
Livignio, further south in the Dolomites, is another great place to kite. The nearby Lago Bianco is a large lake that freezes thick in winter. It has its own snowkiting school.
Take an Italy snowkiting trip and discover the beauty and wildness of the Italian Alps. Escape the crowds on the ski-slopes: Italy’s snowfields, lakes and off-piste slopes offer really spectacular snowkiting.