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Photo of Alagna by Flickr user Dirk Groeger used under a Creative Commons license

Alagna is a dream resort for advanced skiers, who can take advantage of its high peaks for some thrilling descents.

Cable cars take you up the steep verticals of Pianalunga and Passo Salati, and even as high as the top of the Punta Indren glacier (which peaks above 2000 metres).

Skiers at Alagna can also enjoy the fact that heli-skiing is allowed in Italy, should they want dramatic off-piste descents. Compelling for those that can handle it, Alagna is not one for the novices.

Alagna Videos

We've scoured YouTube for the best Alagna footage we can find - see below for our best picks: