There are two ski schools, and numerous welcome points offering warmth and sustenance. You can stay on the highest part of the mountain or descend to the villages and towns. Abbadia San Salvatore, Arcidosso, Castel del Piano, Piancastagnaio, Santa Fiora and Seggiano are nearby villages and can be reached through the narrow but functional and striking roads.
Winter on the Amiata is magical. This is when its towns and villages are at the top of their most authentic beauty, each with their own traditional festivals and celebrations, from Christmas bonfires to Carnival... all things that cannot be described in words, but should be experienced.