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Skiing & Snowboarding in Tuscany

A lovely small ski resort close to Florence—Abetone

Best time: December–mid-April

Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing & Snowboarding
Skiing & Snowboarding

Tuscany is not exactly a skiing destination however if you happen to be in Florence in the winter, a day or an entire weekend at Abetone could be a great alternative to sightseeing. The resort is situated in Pistoia province, less than a two-hour drive from Florence. While skiing you can marvel at the beauty of the Apennine mountains and enjoy 50 km of trails ranging from blue to red. There is also a snow park for snowboarders to enjoy the twists and jumps.

While skiing in the Apennines may not be as exciting as in the Alps, this will be compensated by excellent apres ski. Try pasta, polenta, different pastries, and soups. Your skiing weekend may turn into a gastronomic adventure that often can't be avoided while in Tuscany.

Practical info

When is the best time to go skiing in Abetone?

December to mid-April is the ideal time to ski in Abetone. It's essential to check the weather before heading to the ski resort to ensure the slopes are in their best condition. The ski resort has all the necessary equipment, and visitors should be properly equipped. Those fully dressed for the weather can enjoy skiing with the slopes in their best condition from December to mid-April. Show more

Where is Abetone located and how far is it from Florence?

Abetone ski resort is located in the Pistoia province of Tuscany. Florence is less than two hours' drive from the resort, with a direct bus route available daily. Abetone is easily accessible, and visitors can also access Lucca, Pisa, and other cities in Tuscany. Abetone's location is perfect for anyone visiting Florence and looking for an exciting ski adventure. Show more

What type of skiing trails are available at Abetone?

The ski resort offers 50 km of trails, ranging from blue to red suitable for all skiing levels. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced skiers can find easy or challenging terrains. Snowboarders can explore the twists and jumps available in the snow park, suitable for all expertise levels. The slopes are well-maintained, and lifts are available, making it a great spot for families or friends to visit and ski. Show more

Is there a snow park for snowboarders at Abetone?

Snowboarders can enjoy the twists and jumps in Abetone's snow park, which offers rails, jumps, and boxes for all levels. There is also a half-pipe available for anyone looking for a more challenging experience. The scenic view of the surrounding mountains adds to the fun snowboarding experience, making the snow park a great spot for anyone looking for adventure and exploration in Abetone. Show more

What are some recommended local dishes to try while skiing in Abetone/Tuscany?

Tuscany offers unique local delicacies that anyone should try while skiing in Abetone. Visitors should sample Pasta fagioli, Lenticchie, Castagnaccio, and Necci dishes. Cheese enthusiasts should try the local goat's cheese drizzled with honey, while everyone can enjoy great Tuscan wines. Visitors can add to their skiing experience by enjoying the local cuisine available in Tuscany. Show more

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