Ski season is back at last, and this yearthere is a host of welcome additions to your favourite destinations, explains Abigail Butcher
Bolzano Airport in the heart of the Dolomites is open to skiers for the first time since 2016. Sky Alps will fly twice weekly from Gatwick in a 78-seater with luxury interior. Fares range from £115 each way skyalps.com
In nearby Alta Badia, chef Simone Cantafio (from 2-star Michelin Toya Restaurant in Hokkaido) is now head chef at Hotel La Perla. He’s heading up the region’s ‘A Taste for Skiing’ this season, with eight Michelin-starred chefs assigned to one of Alta Badia’s mountain huts, focusing on sustainability.
Elsewhere in the Dolomites, Merrion Charles launches an avoid-the-crowd ski safari with renowned guide Mario Delmonego, also a qualified chef. Stay at White Deer San Lorenzo (a former hunting lodge for Italian aristocracy), newly refurbished Locanda degli Artisti and at Rifugio Fuciade, a former priests’ retreat renowned for its cuisine. merrioncharles.com