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Etna Nord

Etna Nord Ski Resort Guide

Etna Nord, Italy

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForSnowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length5km3 miles
Highest Lift2,310m7,579ft
Resort Height1,816m5,958ft
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Etna Nord

The ski slopes on Europe highest (3343m), and still very active, the volcano stand above the groves of orange, almond and fig trees. Despite the heat above and below, snow cover is usually good at this altitude. The steepnees of the pitch increases as you get higher. It's possible to practice summer sports like golf, rafting and tennis in the afternoon close to the slopes. The ski lifts had to be abandoned in 1999-2000 when increasingly serious eruptions of Etna made the area unsafe. After the eruption of 2002, the station has been rebuilt. At the base station, there are a few bars, a restaurant and souvenir shops.


The Italian ski resort of Etna Nord is at an altitude of 1,816m5,958ft, with 5km3 miles of marked runs.

Etna Nord has direct access to 5km3 miles of downhill skiing, with 2 marked pistes, served by a total of 5 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,816m5,958ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 2,310m7,579ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.


Etna Nord is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Etna Nord.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Etna Nord?

The next notable snow forecast is 2cm1in, expected on 24 January, with around 5cm2in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Etna Nord

Ski Area Stats

Etna Nord Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 4 3km2 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 1 2km1 miles
Total Length
5km3 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
15km9 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Etna Nord Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,310m7,579ft
Lowest Piste1,820m5,971ft
Resort Altitude (Etna Nord)1,816m5,958ft
Max Vertical494m1,621ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Etna Nord
Intermediate Skiers

Etna Nord Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Coccinelle'.

Location and Map

Where is Etna Nord?

This ski resort is in Linguaglossa, Catania, Italy.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The five ski lifts are able to uplift 3,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Etna Nord open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Etna Nord, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Etna Nord Tourist Office for the latest.

Etna Nord