Abetone - Ski Resort and Snow Summary
Abetone - Italian Ski Resort in Apennines - 51km of Piste (1400m to 1900m)
The Italian Ski Resort of Abetone has direct access to 51km of downhill skiing, with 41 individual pistes, served by 22 ski lifts.
Who is Abetone good for?
Abetone Ski Area
|1||Black Piste (3km)|
|13||Red Pistes (25km)|
|15||Blue Pistes (22km)|
|15km||Cross Country Pistes|
Abetone Ski Area Height
|1390m||Resort Altitude (Abetone)|
There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Abetone are perfectly feasible.
Skiing in Abetone
The ski slopes spread out between four linked valleys: Val di Luce, Valle dello Scoltenna, Valle del Sestalone and Valle di Lima. These valleys form one of the most beautiful, famous and natural settings of the Apennines. At 1,800 metres, on a good day, the pistes at Abetone really are great.
Starting from Selletta you can ski on the black slope of Sestaione and reach Foce di Campolino; or again from Selletta, ski on Monte Gomito's slopes and on those of Faitello before continuing on towards Val di Luce. From there you can go back up to Alpe Tre Potenze , a landscape recalling the Alps, nearly 2000m high.
It is also possible to practice long-distance skiing on two ring-shaped tracks that stretch for a total of 15km.
Other trails graded black are 'Rossa' number 5 and 'Nera' number 26 which is usually left un pisted so that mogul fields develop to make it still more challenging. Several blue and red runs including number 4 (Sassi Scritti) and 34 (Tre Valli) are treated the same way.
The famous slalom champion Zeno Colo is a great hero of the resort and there are three runs, Zeno 1, Zeno 2, and Zeno 3, honoured in his name.
It has moreover strengthened the snowfall using one hundred cannons.
Snowboarding in Abetone
You'll also find great runs for snowboarders in the Val di Luce where a series of ski lifts take you to the different sides of this enormous valley. The new Abetone terrain park, a state-of-the-art facility boasts half-pipe and three metre jumps for the pleasure and thrill of daring snowboarders.
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Abetone in brief
Abetone Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Good for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.
Abetone Season Dates
Closed : April 13, 2014.
Usual opening - Mid Dec.
Usual closing - Mid April.
NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Abetone.
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Abetone Snow Making
Snowmaking :- Abetone is able to augment natural snow, on 24km of ski runs, with 110 Snow Cannons.
Abetone Ski Lift Capacity
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 22 Ski Lifts of Abetone are able to uplift 18,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.