The Pistoia Mountains occupy a large area in north and north-west Pistoia, on the southern ridge of the Apennines. To the northwest and the north they border the Emilia Romagna region. The highest peaks are the Corno alle Scale (1,945 m above sea level) and the Alpe Tre Potenze. The Pistoia Mountains cover the "mountain" municipalities of Abetone, Cutigliano, Marliana, Piteglio, San Marcello Pistoiese, Sambuca Pistoiese and Pescia, Pistoia and Montale. The chain covers a total of 53,767 hectares, more than a half of the Province of Pistoia. The area enjoys landscapes of forest, conifers, chestnut trees and pastures and blueberries over 1500 m above sea level. This is the coldest area of Tuscany, with temperatures that in winter often don’t rise above zero degrees. Summer temperatures can get to as high as 30 degrees, which then fall to cooler temperatures at night. . The range possesses a diverse fauna which includes several species of birds and birds of prey, marmots, deer, fallow deer, fox, wild boar, martens and wolves. From November to March, the Pistoia Mountains are caked in a rich white snow and are home to some of the most famous ski resorts in Italy, including Abetone and Doganaccia di Cutigliano, each varying in difficulty, ranging from training camps to black slopes, which are recommended for more confident skiers. Other sports you can practise in the Pistoia Mountains are snowshoeing, Nordic walking, snowboard, bobsledding and, during the summer, mountain hiking, downhill, mountain biking and more. Undergoing restorations to strengthen cultural and natural heritage is the Montagna Pistoiese EcoMuseum, an area museum which includes many thematic areas, from the proto-industrial activities to those of everyday life.