P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:20:03    ———————————————————————— SKI ITALY ————  ITALY IS ONE OF those skiing countries which seems to pass in and out of fashion with British skiers. In the 1970s, it enboyed success, but lost ground in the 1980s. It often depends on the exchange rate. Ghen already high prices in France, Switzerland and Austria are made worse by a poor exchange, UK skiers flock to Italy. Last year, for example, it enjoyed a popular revival. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— Oqr guide to holidays on (fletext 291 DRIVING AB2OAD? INFORMATION p294-297 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:21:10    ————————————————————————— SKI ITALY ——— THE RENEWED POPULARITY of Italy has led to an inevitable, if small, price rise in holidays. More firms are also showing an interest in resorts. But it is not altogether fair to judge Italy solely in terms of price It has excellent skiing areas both in the Alps in the west and, further east, the Dolomites. Many resorts are attractive while some are agreeably far from the normal madding crowds. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Visas 206 Inoculations 207 TAKE A TRIP ON THE 'TISER 470 (C4) Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:20:10    ————————————————————————— SKI ITALY ——— COURMAYEUR, just 35 kms across the border from classy Chamonix, is one of Italy's most popular resorts. It has a beautiful setting and highly regarded restaurants which help, but its skiing is also appreciated. While there is a shortage of tough runs for the experienced skier, there is more than enough for the moderately skilled. However, it takes a while to get to the skiing areas. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— Breaks near home 292 WIN A MED HOLIDAY FOR TWO p292 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:00:00    ————————————————————————— SKI ITALY ——— SELVA, way to the east in the Dolomites, is another resort in a marvellously breathtaking setting. Again it is more a resort for intermediates with the ideal huge ski area of the Sella Ronda circuit. There are also good facilities for beginners and children, while the usual Dolomite problem of unreliable snowfalls has been alleviated by many snowmaking machines. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Crash Course 297 Drivewise 296 GATWICK FLIGHT ARRIVALS p208-209 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:00:00    ————————————————————————— SKI ITALY ——— SAUZE D'OULX is one of three resorts with Montgenevre and Sestriere which make up the Milky Way on the Franco- Italian border. It has just about lost its image as the lager louts' favourite resort but its lack of good skiing facilities means it has never really replaced them with genuine skiers. It is good for beginners and moderates and the apres ski is still lively. Still popular with Brits. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— Europe and US ski reports 203 HAVE YOUR SAY IN OUR POLL p326 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:21:22    ———————————————————————— SKI ITALY ———— CANAZEI is one of several resorts to the east in the Val di Fasso which are becomig more popular with British visitors. Linked to a whole range of nearby resorts like Campitello, Arabba and Corvara, Canazei has access to an enormous skiing area but again, it is largely for the intermediates. As compensation, there is a lively nightlife, and a good choice of hotels and restaurants. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Tourist rates 298 World clock 299 GATWICK FLIGHT ARRIVALS p208-209 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:00:10    ———————————————————————— SKI ITALY ———— SKI ITALY FACTFILE Most of the major operators and many smaller ones cover the resorts mentioned. Here is a list of a few: Crystal Holidays, major operator to a wide range of resorts including Courmayeur and Sauze 081 399 5144 Ski Enterprise also has an impressive selection which includes Canazei and Campitello 061 745 7000. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Our guide to holidays on Teletext 291 WHAT'S ON THE TELLY TONIGHT? p110 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport
P293 Teletext 293 Dec26 20:20:00    ———————————————————————— SKI ITALY ———— SKI ITALY FACTFILE AITO can supply a full list of small operators. Call them on 081 744 3187 These operators include: Ski Beach Villas 0223 371371 Ski Partners 0272 253545 Ski West 0181 789 1122 Bladon Lines 081 789 8358 Simply Ski 081 742 2541 Waymark 0753 516477 ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— Scottish ski reports 204 DRIVING ABROAD? INFORMATION p294-297 Ferries Euro roads TV Plus Sport