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Aprica Ski Resort Guide

Aprica, Italy

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Aprica Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length40km25 miles
Highest Lift2,310m7,579ft
Resort Height1,200m3,937ft
 Nearest AirportsBergamo and Brescia
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An excellent resort for beginners who have a 1.5km wide village-side area served by a good range of lifts. However this mid-sized resorts has a good mix of red and black runs too so there's plenty to progress on to.

Aprica Summary

The Italian ski resort of Aprica is in the Italian Alps at an altitude of 1,200m3,937ft, with 40km25 miles of marked runs.

Aprica has direct access to 40km25 miles of downhill skiing, with 16 marked pistes, served by a total of 24 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,310m7,579ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

Aprica Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Aprica?

The next notable snow forecast for Aprica is 31cm12in, expected on 25 September, with around 36cm14in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Aprica Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Aprica
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 7 26km16 miles
Total Length
40km25 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
13km8 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Aprica Altitudes

Aprica Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Aprica
Highest Lift2,310m7,579ft
Resort Altitude (Aprica)1,200m3,937ft
Lowest Piste1,180m3,871ft
Max Vertical1,130m3,707ft

Aprica Rated

Ratings for Aprica
Intermediate Skiers

Aprica Overview

Aprica is quite a large as well as a long established resort town sitting on a huge pleateau in the Valtellina region of Italy, between the provinces of Sondrio and Brescia. The surrounding countryside is a national park protected by law and village houses and decorated with picturesque murals depicting local nature and traditions..

The medium-sized ski area on the south Orobic side of the valley, with north east facing slopes, is well suited to beginners and intermediates who have a 1.5km wide village-side area served by a selection of parallel surface lifts. However the slopes ascend to 2270m, more than 1000m above the valley floor giving access top terrain for more advanced skiers and boarders.

The local Nature Reserve of Pian di Gembro has beautiful views and scenery accessibly by cross country skis and snowshoes.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Aprica is 6km4 miles long.

Skiing in Aprica

The heart of Aprica's ski area is accessed by either a gondola or a chairlift from near the village centre which rise up to Malga Palaboine. From here a variety of easy and intermediate runs descend back down through the trees to the village. Alternatively a succession of chair and surface lifts take skiers to the top of the lifts at Dosso Paso - accessing steeper open snow fields above the treeline. The runs down are graded red and black, including the 2.3km long Benedetti black run which descends a full vertical kilometre down to the village.

The other main way in to the ski area is by taking the Magnolta gondola from the western side of the village. This accesses blues and reds served by a chair and two drag lifts at the top, but the only way back down, besides the gondola, is on the resort's other black, the two kilometre long Inferiore.

A new run, the Superpanoramica is popular with novice skiers, descending over six kilometres (nearly four miles) down from 2000m to town.

About 80% of trails have snow making. The Baradello 2000 ski area was improved for the 2005 season with a new chairlifts and five new runs across all categories added. This area, along with Palabione and Magnolta are all connected. You can also choose to take a day excursion to larger resorts in the area including Bormio, Livigno and St Moritz.

Cross country skiing is big in the Valtellina area with long trails through the national park and altitude circuits in the area.

Aprica offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Aprica

A new terrain section for boarders and freestylers has been created at Baradello. In addition the terrain mix of runs through the forest with plenty of natural hits on the piste edges; and open powder fields above are attractive for boarders. Gondola uplift also makes it easier for boarders to access terrain anbd avoid the need to take a surface lift.

Location and Map

Where is Aprica?

Aprica is in the Italian Alps in Province of Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy.

Map of Aprica

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How to get to Aprica

 By Air

The nearest airport to Aprica is Bergamo, 123 minutes drive away. Brescia, Bolzano, Milan Linate, Verona, Lugano, Parma and Milan Malpensa airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 24 ski lifts of Aprica are able to uplift 22,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Aprica is able to make snow, on 32km20 miles of ski runs,.

Aprica Season Dates

When is Aprica open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Aprica.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Aprica.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Aprica, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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Aprica Aprés Ski

Apres ski is centred on a range of hotel bars and you can try ice skating, go to the cinema or the indoor swimming pool. Ensure you try some of the local Valtellina wine in the town centre bars.