Skiing on the slopes of Etna, in Sicily: the ski resort of Linguaglossa

Skiing on Etna Sicily: Linguaglossa

For you, winter holidays are synonym for skiing. And this year you are planning to bring your skis in Sicily. Do you need any advices about the destination of this holiday? On the northern slopes of Etna there is Linguaglossa.

 

The ski resort

The ski resort of Piano Provenzana is in a very special position: it is completely surrounded by a lush pine forest. You will feel the sensation to be on Alps with a significant difference: the background is not the mountains but the beautiful sea of Sicily.

 

Ski runs and ski lifts

The ski runs are 7:

  • 5 red ski runs (2 Anfiteatro – 1 Monte Conca alto – 1 Coccinelle – 1 pista collegamento Coccinelle-Anfiteatro )
  • 2 blue ski runs (Monte Conca basso – Baby/Tanaurpi)

To reach the ski runs, there are:

  • 3 ski lifts
  • 1 chair lift

 

Ski schools & hotels

In Piano di Provenzana ski resort you can find everything you may need to spend a pleasant ski holiday:

  • There are hotels and B&Bs in the town of Linguaglossa
  • In the ski resort there are coffee bars, restaurants and souvenir shops
  • In addition to this, there are ski schools and ski rental services

 

How to get there

Linguaglossa is a small municipality in the province of Catania. To reach Piano di Provenzana ski resort:

  • take Catania-Messina motoraway towards Messina
  • take Fiumefreddo exit
  • follow the road signs to Linguaglossa
  • from Linguaglossa, follow the road signs to Etna Nord – Piano Provenzana

The journey by car takes less than one hour.

 

Image source: Flickr.com/photos/bruchez