Italy

Italy boasts a great variety of excellent ski resorts for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and BASI is offering courses for 2013 in Champaluc in the Aosta Area.

If you need help to arrange accommodation or travel, our co-coordinator in resort may be able to assist you, please refer to relevant venue page. 

Please call the BASI office or one of our European Business Partners for assistance.

For foreign travel advice for Italy click here
 

Cervinia

Breuil-Cervinia is an Alpine resort in the Valle d’Aosta region of northwest Italy. It’s known for its snow-capped mountains, including the pyramid-shaped Matterhorn. A network of slopes connects Breuil-Cervinia to Swiss resorts like Zermatt, and to the Plateau Rosà and Ventina glaciers. 

View the Cervinia website here.

Welcome Meetings & Evening Lectures

Your welcome meeting details, on snow meeting point and evening lectures location will be confirmed in your pre-course information.

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Champoluc

The Italian resort of Champoluc is one of three resorts that make up the acclaimed Monterosa ski area. Linked to Gressoney and Alagna (famed for its superb off-piste skiing), Champoluc is a traditional alpine resort at 1,600 metres, with a range of family-run hotels to suit most budgets.

Ski Area

The Monterosa ski area rises to over 3,000 metres and is perfect for intermediate through to advanced skiers who will appreciate the well-groomed and quiet pistes. Access to the ski area from Champoluc is by gondola from the village centre or using a new funicular railway from the nearby hamlet of Frachey.

View the Champoluc website here.

Welcome Meeting 

A (sunday) pre-course welcome meeting for all courses will be at the Ski-2 Offices (Time 6.30pm), Via Ramey 60, 11020, Champoluc, Italy.

NB: The welcome meeting is an integral part of your course which we strongly recommend you attend. It is a chance to get to know your Trainer and fellow students as well as gain valuable knowledge about the weekly programme including timings, weather and piste information. The meeting will explain the course material and you may be asked to prepare something for the next day (possibly a short teaching session or further reading depending on the course). Any resources required for your course will be handed out by your Trainer. This usually includes a hard copy of the attached workbook. It is also a chance for you to speak to the Trainer about any issues, worries or questions you may have. Please make every effort possible to make this meeting however, if you are unable to make the meeting, please contact the office on 01479 861717 to advise. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.  

On - Snow Meeting Point

The meeting point for all courses will be at the top of the Crest gondola (the main lift from Champoluc village). The Trainers for the course will meet you there at 9:15 am. They will be wearing a black BASI branded Patagonia suit. If you have any problems, are going to be late, or cannot find the meeting place, please contact our coordinator in Champoluc.

Evening Lectures

The venue for the evening lectures, during the course, will be confirmed at the pre-course meeting. 

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Cogne

The ski resort Cogne – Gran Paradiso is located in the Gran Paradiso Region (Italy, Aosta Valley). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 8 km of slopes available. 4 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 1,534 and 2,297 m.

View the Cogne website here.

NB: The BASI Office telephone number is 01479 861717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. In case of emergencies outwith these times, please call the BASI emergency number on 01479 780011.

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Courmayeur

Courmayeur boasts 100 kms of exciting downhill runs. The village nestles comfortably at the foot of mighty Mont Blanc, Courmayeur is a delightful, old traditional Alpine village, at the heart of which is a maze of interesting, narrow cobbled alleys and is largely traffic- free.

Ski Area

The ski area rises to over 3,000 metres and is perfect for beginners, intermediate through to advanced skiers who will appreciate the well-groomed and quiet pistes.

View the Courmayeur website.

Pre Course Meeting 

A pre-course meeting for all courses will be held at 6pm on the evening prior to course commencement at the Hotel Telecabine in the village of Dolonne (Via della Vittoria, Frazione, Dolonne 11013, Courmayeur, TEL 00 39 0165 846767. This venue is also used for evening lectures as advised by your Trainer.

NB: The welcome meeting is an integral part of your course which we strongly recommend you attend. It is a chance to get to know your Trainer and fellow students as well as gain valuable knowledge about the weekly programme including timings, weather and piste information. The meeting will explain the course material and you may be asked to prepare something for the next day (possibly a short teaching session or further reading depending on the course). Any resources required for your course will be handed out by your Trainer. This usually includes a hard copy of the attached workbook. It is also a chance for you to speak to the Trainer about any issues, worries or questions you may have. Please make every effort possible to make this meeting however, if you are unable to make the meeting, please contact the office on 01479 861717 to advise. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. If you are calling with an emergency outwith these times, please call on 01479 780011.

On - Snow Meeting Point

Unless otherwise stated by your trainer, you will meet each day in front of the Bar du Soleil (at a time stated by your trainer).  At the top of both the Dolonne Gondola and the Checrouit Cable Car there is a long plateau, walk along this to the very end of the flat, to the point where the ski runs funnel down underneath the ‘yellow’ gondola.  On the very corner on the left hand side is the Bar du Soleil.  Opposite is the Interski Ski Hire building.  Interski will permit you to store your skis and boots here overnight, should you wish, as well as leave shoes and bags there during the day.  If you have any problems or are going to be late, or cannot find the meeting place, please contact our coordinator.

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Sestola

The ski resort of Mount Cimone, in the heart of the Apennines of Emilia Romagna, is one of the largest in Italy outside the Alps. 
Mount Cimone is the highest point in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, the ski area of Mount Cimone stretching from an altitude of 1000 to 2000 metres. There are 21 ski lifts in total: 12 chairlifts, 1 cable car, 2 ski lifts, 6 tapis roulants, all with hands-free access. There are over 50 kilometres of runs, all inter-linked, for skiers of varying levels, from beginners to advanced.
Sestola, the largest village on Mount Cimone, is linked to the slopes by means of a chairlift and ski bus (total journey time approx. 20 minutes). Use of the ski bus is included in the price of lift passes.


NB: The BASI Office telephone number is 01479 861717. The office is open 10.00 to 13.00 and 14.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday. In case of emergencies outwith these times, please call the BASI emergency number on 01479 780011.

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