Where to ski in Sicily?
Etna is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world! It is imposing, 3,350 meters high and it enchants anyone, but did you know that it is possible to ski on Etna? Did you like the idea? Are you curious? So come and find out all about it by reading our post of the day: Where to ski in Sicily? let’s go skiing on Etna? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
The world is divided into two groups: those who hate the cold and those who love it! Hahaha… If you are in Italy between December and February and fit into the second group, this post is for you! Italy is full of ski resorts, mainly in the north of the boot; what few people know is that there are also excellent ski resorts in southern Italy and one of them is Etna Sci (Etna ‘Xi’ is said) and is one of the most sought after in the coldest months of the year! There is also Etna Nord, that is: there is no shortage of options! Also read Where to ski in Italy?
- For those who just want to relax, my suggestion is to go up via Refugio Sapienza, to the south. There are some shops, restaurants and is ideal for those who do not want to rent equipment. Ideal for those with, for example, children. Craters (inactive!) form slides and it is delicious to spend the day there. This spot of Etna is 1910 meters high and it also has a beautiful landscape!
1) Where to ski in Sicily? let’s go skiing on Etna? IN ETNA SCI
I want to ski! What do I do? Go to Etna Sud, in the town of Nicolosi! This is where the first part of the Etna Sci station is located! At this point it is possible to reach 2550 meters in height and there is four slopes, both for beginners and for those who already know how to ski! It is possible to rent equipment and clothes that cost between 25 and 50 euros (per day) depending on what you need and the model you choose. Classes are also paid for and vary depending on the instructor chosen, class time, etc. Two hours of classes cost around 30 euros. For more information click here on the Etna Sci webpage!
Important to Know
- Common winter clothes DO NOT support the Italian winter, so go WELL COVERED! And wear waterproof boots: sneakers will freeze your feet! Read also Stations in Italy: how to pack?
2) Where to ski in Sicily? let’s go skiing on Etna? IN LINGUAGLOSSA
There is also the other side of the station, in the north; access is through Linguaglossa and is where the most modern slopes are (there are 3 in all) that also face the ‘problem’ of ‘lack of snow’ from time to time, but nothing that detracts from the beauty of the place in winter. The values are the same, both for renting equipment and hiring instructors. In the Provenzana Piano tracks, nature presents itself in all its fullness and mixes the view of snow with that of the sea in the background: it is BEAUTIFUL! For more information click here on the Official Linguaglossa Website!
Now get some tips, useful and important information for you to close your itinerary perfectly.
- The average price for a complete meal at restaurants in that area is 40 euros per person. Suggestion: take snacks in your backpack if you want to save!
- Entrance to the slopes costs 30 euros, all day. If you just want to spend the afternoon there, from 12:30 pm to 03:30 pm, you will pay 20 euros!
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Important to Know
- You may be wondering: but how is snow on top of a mountain missing during winter? So, winter in southern Italy is MUCH milder than in the rest of the country, so the amount of snow is not always adequate for the opening of the slopes and, for safety reasons, they choose not to work. Find out here Where to see snow in the main Italian cities?
- Suggestion: check the weather forecast and inquire at the hotel, they always know how the situation is there! Best months for skiing: December and January. Get to know the weather in Italy here!
- Learn here: How to drive with snow in Italy?
How to get to Etna? BY CAR
- By car to the North: from the Catania-Messina highway; get off at Fiumefreddo and head to Linguaglossa. Follow the signs for Etna Nord.
- By car to the south: from Catania or Acireale, follow the road signs to Nicolosi, Etna Sud.
- Learn more about Etna by clicking here!
- Read also TRAVELING BY CAR IN ITALY: EXAMPLES OF TOURS
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