Where to ski near Milan: 3 resorts within 2.5 hours

Mountains of Gressoney with snow

Milan’s strategic location, between Valle d’Aosta and Trentino, means that this city is literally surrounded by ski slopes. As most ski resorts are located three or more hours from Milan, it might seem tricky to organise a spontaneous trip to the slopes. However, with our suggestions about the closest slopes to Milan, you won’t have to drive too long to enjoy a fun weekend getaway on the slopes!

So, if you’re wondering where to ski in Lombardy near Milan, keep reading! We’ll introduce you to three ski resorts within two and a half hours away from Milan, easily reachable by car: Monte Pora, Chiesa in Valmalenco and Gressoney La Trinité. Here, you can spend a great day on the slopes with your friends, or you can learn how to ski with the help of the local ski schools mentioned in this article.

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New Languages on the CheckYeti Blog: Danish, Polish, Czech, and Swedish

A family goes skiing during their winter holidays and take ski lessons from ski schools.

Thanks to our latest update, the CheckYeti Blog now offers you an extensive overview of some of our most popular destinations and their ski schools all across Europe in four new languages: Danish, Polish Czech, and Swedish!

From Val Thorens in France, to Zermatt in Switzerland, you can build up a picture of the main ski schools and different lessons you can book, so you can easily find the right activity for your winter holidays!

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The level system in French ski schools explained

If you look for children’s ski lessons in France, chances are you’ll come across terms like “Piou Piou” or “Petit Yeti”. But what does that mean? They are titles of medals given by French ski schools to children once they have successfully finished a ski lesson. Find out which award children get for which lessons and what they represent.  

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Family Ski Holidays in France: 4 Tips for Kids & Beginners Learning How to Ski

A family is enjoying its family ski trip in France, where their kids learn how to ski.

Bright children’s eyes, glistening snow, and skis strapped on – France’s peaks, snowy landscape, and world-known resorts invite families from all over the world to spend their long-awaited ski holidays in one of the numerous ski areas. Especially, kids learning how to ski in France will bear their holiday in mind forever.

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Quiet ski resorts in France: 7 hidden ski villages to avoid the crowds

View of a small & quiet skiing village resort during the winter season.

Finding a nice and quiet ski resort in France can be tough. We’ve all heard of the big-name resorts such as Courchevel or Chamonix. However, these are not always the first choice for those looking for a quiet, accessible, family, and beginner-friendly resort. For that reason, I have reviewed a selection of French ski villages that offer great value for money while preserving their charm and superb all-season skiing conditions.

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