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Airolo Ski Resort Guide

Airolo, Switzerland

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length30km19 miles
Highest Lift2,075m6,808ft
Resort Height1,142m3,747ft
 Nearest AirportsLugano and Zurich
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The two ski areas of Airolo - Pescium and Airolo Luina together make up the largest ski resort in the Ticino canton of Switzerland. Luina is the smaller of the two with a 200m vertical betweern 1100 and 1300m served by a single surface tow.


The Swiss ski resort of Airolo is in the Swiss Alps at an altitude of 1,142m3,747ft, with 30km19 miles of marked runs.

Airolo has direct access to 30km19 miles of downhill skiing, with 9 marked pistes, served by a total of 7 ski lifts.

With ski lifts as high as 2,075m6,808ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Airolo?

The next notable snow forecast is 28cm11in, expected on 20 June.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Airolo

Ski Area Stats

Airolo Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 14km9 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 14km9 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 1 2km1 miles
Total Length
30km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
30km19 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Airolo Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,075m6,808ft
Lowest Piste1,165m3,822ft
Resort Altitude (Airolo)1,142m3,747ft
Max Vertical933m3,061ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Airolo
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Airolo Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Airolo is 4km2 miles long.


The Yuki Snowpark is accessible to skier and snowboarders of all levels. www.yukipark.ch

Location and Map

Where is Airolo?

This ski resort is in the Swiss Alps in Leventina, Ticino.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Airolo is Lugano, 58 minutes drive away.

Zurich, Milan Malpensa, Milan Linate, Basel, Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg, Bergamo, Berne, St. Gallen-Altenrhein and Brescia airports are all within three hours drive.

Lugano is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The seven ski lifts are able to uplift 6,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 25km16 miles of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Airolo open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.


NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Airolo, 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.

Visit the Airolo Tourist Office for the latest.

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