Nestled into the Piedmont area of the Maritime Alps, Prato is the hidden gem of Italy’s ski crown. Connecting the ski areas of Frabosa Sottana, Prato Nevoso and Artesina into one linked resort, Prato has something for skiers of all abilities. A quieter resort with a welcoming atmosphere, Prato is also renowned for providing excellent value for money.
Prato Nevoso itself is a pleasant village with a notably friendly atmosphere. It is safe and quiet but there are evening activities to keep school groups entertained all week, including the exhilarating option of night skiing and the always popular snow-tubing. It also boasts a well-stocked supermarket and an enticing pizzeria for those “quiet” nights in.
If you’re looking to keep pupils entertained in the hotel then in-house bingo and quiz nights are available from our resort team.
If variety is what you desire we can strongly recommend an afternoon visit to either the outlet mall or the local town of Mondovi for souvenir shopping, traditional Italian gelato and of course what trip to Italy would be complete without some Pizza!
Prato has that alluring Italian charm that will have you yearning to return to this exceptional school ski destination. If you’re looking for superbly maintained piste, doorstep skiing and breathtaking views… it must be Prato Nevoso.
The local ski schools and their dedicated instructors are second to none in resort, which allows for exceptionally quick progression on the mountain.
For the first time skiers in your group, Prato Nevoso is the have-it-all destination. Two slope-side beginner areas complete with ‘magic carpet’ lifts make for easily accessible starting points for even the most apprehensive beginner. Once they have mastered the basics, it’s up to the 4 man lift and onto the challenging blue and red runs of the resort.
For the adventurous intermediate skiers in your group the sweeping runs that connect Prato Nevoso to Artesina boast some of the most spectacular views in the region. This paired with the exceptional sunshine record makes for some memorable runs with plenty of photo opportunities for the pupils and teachers a like.
For the more advanced skier, Artesina is a haven for some seriously challenging red runs as well as a few daunting black runs including the black run down to Roccaforte which is a real test for even the most advanced skiers.
Overall, Prato Nevoso is a perfect resort for a school ski trip and is fast becoming one of the more popular destinations amongst our group leaders.
- Resort Height: 2165m
- No. of Lifts: 27
- No. of Trails: 20
- Easy Runs: 28
- Medium Runs: 33
- Difficult Runs: 5
- Skiable Area: 130km
- Longest Run: 4.8km
- Snow Making: 80% coverage
- Ski Pass: Mondole Ski
- Swimming Pool
- Ten-Pin Bowling
- Pizza Night
- Night Skiing