Valle d’Aosta makes a bid for international tourism with its torchlight descents and arts & crafts markets

Jan 03, 2017 280

by Augusto Grandi

Natural snow is still in scant supply, but the ski slopes are in excellent conditions thanks to the snowmaking system. Unlike last year, when excessively high temperatures prevented the use of snow guns, the Christmas holidays in Valle d'Aosta will be characterized by a return of skiing enthusiasts.

From Courmayeur to Cervinia, according to the Mountain Tourism Observatory, 'historic' resorts are expected to confirm their enduring success: in short, it's back to the classics – albeit in the knowledge that mountain tourists have profoundly changed, not least because 40% of guests doesn't ski and would rather enjoy those experiences and offerings that used to be confined to après-ski and are now an alternative to the sport.

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Fonte: Italy24

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