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Chiesa, Italy

Chiesa ski holidays

Established in 1964 the Italian ski resort Chiesa lies at 1433 metres altitude in the Lombardy / Lombardia region of the Italian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 2336m the area is not snow sure. Over 57 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 5km of trails, which equates to around 14 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Chiesa is Milan / Milano at a distance of 150km or approximately 120 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

Picturesque old village with modern swimming pool complex and excellent Italian cuisine. The main ski area is a high altitute plateau from Alpe Palu offering a snowsure base for beginners.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 2 runs 0km
11%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs 15km
40% 
Advanced Trails
 8 runs 50km
30%  Expert Trails
 3 runs 10km
30% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Chiesa snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Chiesa snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) €186 - €186
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 40km
total length of Chiesa trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 6km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation N
direction Chiesa area faces
Top Altitude 2336m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 1433m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 1433m
centre of Chiesa ski resort
Vertical Drop 903m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 903m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Chiesa web cams
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Villars

Skiing in Chiesa

17 pistes and trails means approximately 40km of runs. 9 Chiesa lifts have capacity to transport 13650 per hour. The longest run in the Italian ski resort is over 6km.

The mountain has 11% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 40% intermediate, 30% advanced slopes and 30% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of 15%. You can ski Chiesa after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Chiesa

Of the 9 ski lifts, 4 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Chiesa is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 1 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Chiesa Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

14 apres ski bars 9 restaurants 0 bowling 1 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 0 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 0 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Climbing, Horse Riding.

SNO-man says

Facilities in Chiesa are somewhat limited. There is a natural ice rink, a swimming pool in the Chalet Rezia three star hotel and winter walking routes. The village is especially proud of its museum, established in 1972 and regarded as one of the first of many in Italy to celebrate the cultural heritage of the local mountain people, which was in danger of being forgotten. Indeed the awareness the museum helped to create can partially be credited with the current trend to protect and reintroduce old traditions and qualities in areas such as regional cooking.

Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Chiesa" by any other name

The Italian resort is also known as and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Chiesa slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Chiesa has slopes facing N.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Chiesa, Italy

Chiesa day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Chiesa has fairly limited facilities for children. The ski school will accept kids aged five and over in adult classes and the four star Tremoggia Hotel operates a baby sitting service. Most of the hotels have games available for children to use.

2 stars out of 5 overall    

Chiesa Shopping

Chiesa shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

There are ten shops in Chiesa covering all essentials. The local product to buy is a Valmalenco pot made from characteristic earthenware created from a soft green rock still quarried at Pirlo, at 1600m up above Chiesa. It is believed pots have been made using this stone and local techniques since Roman times. A lathe is still used to carve the rock in to pots and vases, only electricity has replaced water to power it.

Chiesa value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Chiesa

Chiesa hire shops - overview of all shopping in Chiesa

There are ten shops in Chiesa covering all essentials. The local product to buy is a Valmalenco pot made from characteristic earthenware created from a soft green rock still quarried at Pirlo, at 1600m up above Chiesa. It is believed pots have been made using this stone and local techniques since Roman times. A lathe is still used to carve the rock in to pots and vases, only electricity has replaced water to power it.

Chiesa ski rental shops value rating gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Chiesa

Chiesa ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Alpe Palu and has 30 teachers teaching in English, French, Italian and taking students from a minimum age of 5.? ? 451409

Chiesa for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Chiesa for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Chiesa for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Chiesa for snowboarding  gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Chiesa

Chiesa snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Chiesa: 37km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 17km     Intermediate XC Trails: 20km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: Y     Telemark Rental 2      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1     Toboggan Run Length: 1km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Chiesa

Chiesa snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 10 Snowshoeing: 0 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 1 Toboggan Run Length: 1km Paragliding schools: 0

Chiesa non skiing facilities also include Climbing, Horse Riding.


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