The ski areas that hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy have got together to form the Alpi Winter Resort. To celebrate they're offering free lift passes to visitors this Easter and there are special deals for families with children aged under 12.

The free ski pass promotion runs from April 5 to 11 with a free ski pass provided when guests book a minimum of three nights' stay.  Prices start from €120. 18,000 guest beds are available during the offer period.

The region is running a Free Week For Kids promotion at the same time during which families with one or two children aged under 12 receive free hotel accommodation, free ski pass, free group ski school lessons, and free ski rentals for their children when they book the same facilities for two paying adults.

The Alpi Winter Resort is a combination of the ski areas of Bardonecchia and of Vialattea (The ‘Milky Way') which together offer more than 500 kilometres (313 miles) of groomed piste on the new single lift ticket.

The new pass covers skiing at the resorts of Bardonecchia, Cesana-Sansicario, Clavière, Pragelato, Sauze d'Oulx e Sestriere, in the heart of Alta Val Susa with a huge variety of skiing terrain as well as the Olympic cross-country trails, snowshoeing trails, freeride guided tours, and a lively aprés ski scene.

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