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Aprica Resort Overview

Located in the heart of the Lombardy region, Aprica presents a charming and authentic Italian ski resort. The village sits at 1,181m, with the highest ski lift stretching up to 2,300m. The resort is perched on a sunny plateau, and serves as a gateway to the expansive ski area that provides 50km of diverse, skiable terrain.

Established in the 1930s, the resort offers a mix of traditional and modern ski-in-ski-out style accommodation, including everything from cosy B&Bs to high-end hotels. Aprica is known for its reliable snow coverage and prolonged ski season, typically running from early December to late April.

Skiing in Aprica

Aprica guarantees excellent skiing for skiers of all abilities. The resort provides three lift pass options; a beginner’s ski pass which allows novices to gain confidence on gentle slopes accessible via six lifts, an Aprica-only ski pass, which grants access to the 16 lifts in Aprica and over 50km of pistes, and finally the Valmalenco ski pass, which offers an expanded 80km of pisted terrain to explore.

Aprica is particularly suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers, with numerous wide slopes offering an ideal learning ground. For the more advanced skiers, the Baradello area provides challenging black runs and off-piste opportunities.

Aprica also has a reputation for freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The Aprica Snowpark, located on the Baradello slope, is a favourite amongst freestyle enthusiasts. The park is equipped with a mix of jumps, rails and boxes designed for varying skill levels.

Is Aprica Family-friendly?

Aprica is an excellent ski resort for families, offering a safe and relaxed environment. The pedestrianised village centre adds to the sense of tranquillity, and there’s a range of ski-in-ski-out accommodation options, including self-catering apartments. The resort has several child-friendly amenities, such as a fun park for children and a dedicated children’s ski area.

Après-Ski Scene in Aprica

Aprica offers a relaxed and intimate après ski experience, with a selection of bars and pubs providing the perfect setting for unwinding after a day on the slopes. The Bar La Botte stands out as a local favourite, known for its live music and warm atmosphere. For those seeking a lively night, the Disco Pub la Grolla guarantees an energetic evening with cocktails and dancing.

Dining in Aprica

Aprica boasts a variety of excellent eateries, both on and off the slopes. In the village, Ristorante Pizzeria Albergo Derby is known for its authentic Italian pizzas, while Ristorante Miralago offers stunning lake views alongside its traditional Lombard cuisine. For those on the slopes, the Rifugio Valtellina provides a cosy retreat with hearty mountain dishes and a sun-soaked terrace.

How to Get to Aprica

The quickest way to get to Aprica from the UK is to fly to Orio Al Serio Airport in Bergamo, which is a 2h transfer from Aprica. Other nearby airports include Linate Airport in Milan (2h30m), and Malpensa Airport also in Milan (3h). If you prefer to travel by train, the closest station is Tirano, with a travel time of approximately 30 minutes to the resort.

Aprica Insider Tips

  • Don’t miss out on a visit to the Bar Igloo, located on the slopes of Baradello, and yes, it’s a real igloo!
  • Apart from skiing, snowshoeing is a popular activity in the resort.
  • Sample the best espresso in the resort at Caffe della Posta!
  • For a unique dining experience, head to the mountain hut, Rifugio Baita dei Pini, accessible only by snowmobile or on skis.


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