There are many skiing areas in Julian Alps around Tarvisio - in Italy and in Slovenia.
The most known is Valbruna summit (1766m = 5794 ft) located about 10 km (6 miles) west of Tarvisio (direction Venice) - acces by ski buses or a car.
I have never been there (and to be honest I have never skiied abroad hehe) but I was talking with skiers who said that it's cheap and good place for beginners and moderate skiers.
. There are rentals of skiing and snowboard equipment in Tarvisio.
Skiing in Italy while seeing Austria and Slovenia
Before reaching Tarvisio, to the right of Camporosso, the Marian Sanctuary stands 1789 meters high on top of Mt Lussari, offering commanding views over the wide ring of the Julian Alps.
A slender campanile was added in the 17th century to the original 16th century stonework church. The sanctuary is known as an important house of worship dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and is visited by people coming from Italy, Slovenia and Germany
Tarvisio.... mountains, lakes....and silence
Tarvisio belongs to “Comunità Montana della Valle Canale e Canal del Ferro”.
Tarvisio (German and Friulian: Tarvis, slovenian: Trbiž) is a town in Italy located in the northeastern part of the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the Province of Udine, at the border both to Austria and Slovenia, in the Val Canale. The town has a population of about 5,500 and is located about 750m above sea level.
Its origin is Roman but previously it had been inhabited by the Taurisci – a Celtic population.
As the rest of the Val Canale, the town was mostly Slovenian-speaking in 1918, but today both Slovenes and German-speakers are only a minority compared to Italians.
The roots of Tarvisio date back to Roman times. Up to 1918, it was part of Carinthia. It is located upon ancient trade routes and also had considerable importance because of nearby mines.
For a long time, Tarvis benefited economically from people coming from Austria and Yugoslavia for purposes of shopping. Today, tourism and winter sports have become important industries, for which the Karavanke, the Carnic Alps and the Julian Alps offer good opportunities.
"Lago di Fusíne"
Lago di Fusine are in reality two connected lakes ( down and up ) in the mountains of Tarvisio.
This picture is of the upper lake which is around 950 metre above sealevel.
The lakes are very close to the Slovenian borderline.
"Lago di Fusíne"
Former border crossing point
There is an Austrian-Italian border a little north of Tarvisio but... no border crossing point now because both countries are European Community member and signed out so called Shengen Treaty.
But there was when I was driving first time this way in 1992. I wander what did they do with all people who worked there and were released, he?
Do you know this car? It's my first car - Fiat 126p. "p" means Polish hehe, it was produced in Poland in Fiat factory in my hometown Tychy.
Unbelievable small, slow (max. speed for crazies was 105 km/h = 65 miles/h) and unforcomfortable but... lovely car. Better do NOT try to drive this car in fast highways in Austria for example.
What money do they change now? There is Euro in both countries: Italy and Austria now. Maybe Slovenian and other currencies.