Today’s skiers look for utmost comfort when it comes to lifts and speedy cable cars as well as comfortable chair lifts with padded seats and boarding mats, preferably covered, so that you can sit down while not having to remove your skis or feel the cold. Today’s skiers crave slopes that are always in a perfect condition every morning and places where there are no queues of course. Abetone fits the bill. Its lifts have been modernized and its pistes remodelled, perfect for contemporary skiing.
Now, skiing at Abetone means moving freely over 50 km of pistes, which cross several slopes with extremely varied characteristics: the vast slopes of Monte Gomito with the “Zeno” peaks, the centuries-old woods of Regine and Selletta, the alpine zone of Val di Luce, and the steep faces of the Coppi pistes at Pulicchio.
Thanks to its location on the border with Emilia-Romagna, it welcomes skiers from all over Italy. A distinctive aspect of its location is the food, which offers hand-made pasta served with mushrooms and game, as well as the delicious fruits of the forest cakes. Filling mountain recipes can be enjoyed in one of the countless huts on the slopes, perfect for a quick break, offering spacious sun terraces and private lounges for those who prefer more typical wooden spots. Enjoy the unique views from the summit of Monte Gomito, the resort’s highest peak (1 930 m): on sunny days you can see as far as Corsica and the snow-capped mountains of the Alps and Pre Alps to the north.
Countless sporting events take place in Abetone every year, including the Women’s European Cup, International Ski Federation and Master competitions as well as Pinocchio sugli sci, the young skiers world championships, scheduled for March.
Accessible skiing – Abetone is one of the best equipped ski resorts for the disabled, thanks to a reserved parking system, changing rooms, qualified ski instructors and ad hoc equipment such as monoski and dualski, which allow complete autonomy on the slopes and lifts.
More than skiing – Some of the initiatives worth noting include moonlit downhill skiing, when there’s a full mood, complete with dinner in a hut on the slopes, as well as excursions wearing snowshoes or Nordic walking itineraries in snowy woods.
Warm winter comfort – If all you want to do is relax, at the Val di Luce Resort, modern spa facilities are waiting for you, with a well equipped fitness centre offering professional equipment. Heated multi-sensory pool, alpine sauna, steam baths, frigidarium, hot stone, deep tissue, couple massage, Evian horizontal shower are just some of the facilities available for a winter holiday that also focuses on relaxation and wellness.
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