Imagine yourself at the foothills of the breathtaking Alps while standing on top of a picturesque Italian hillside, fresh powdery snow beneath your feet and a cool Alpine breeze brushing past your face. Dream? Or reality? Hundreds of Alpine and downhill skiing enthusiasts venture to North Italy each winter to take advantage of its flawless cascading slopes, as well as miles and miles of cross-country skiing trails and winter walking paths. From skiing down the Italian pistes to venturing out on a snowshoe hike around the walking paths around the areas lakes, or even tobogganing down the hillsides, there is no limit to the outdoor activities you could take part in in North Italy this winter.

Looking for a luxury hotel?

Italy has the crème de la crème If you are searching around for a good luxury hotel, Italy's   Parco San Marco is a 4-star hotel that not only offers a wide range of sport facilities, but also many different relaxation, spa and wellness treatments. The resort also offers 111 suites and apartments, (many of which boast stunning views of the nearby lakes and snow-capped mountains), as well as a 300 m² private beach, pool and indoor pool. Why not warm your feet by a designer fireplace or lounge in a private jacuzzi after an exhilarating day spent skiing down the slopes? Or try out some of the different saunas in the hotel's spacious spa area, or have a relaxing massage. Or you could taste some of the delicious Italian cuisine on offer at the resort's exclusive "La Terrazza" restaurant with your loved one! Whether you're determined to stay active this winter, or you're just in need of some quiet relaxation time, when it comes to luxury hotels in Italy, Parco San Marco comes highly recommended.