Where to ski: between Etna and Madonie park
- Published: 20 ottobre 2017
- Category: Things to Do
The beautiful season is now behind, so you have to put away costumes, nuts, masks and mouthpiece, cans. But in this island of the Mediterranean it’s still time for sport, especially winter-like. For all snow lovers, there are several places to ski in Sicily.
This will make your holiday even more special, in Sicily you can ski on the slopes of the highest active volcano in Europe, namely the Etna. You must not forget, in fact, that Etna is also a mountain. Its slopes are covered with snow during the winter months and are the ideal destination for all ski lovers.
There are two ski resorts in Etna:
- Nicolosi: located on the southern slope of Mount Etna and is one of the main tourist resorts of the volcano, since it is very close to the summit craters;
- Linguaglossa: On the north side of Mount Etna, the Piano Provenzana ski resort extends over the homonymous pine forest and will give you the chance to ski with the sea as a backdrop.
Both stations are equipped with several ski lifts and all the services you might want for a white week. Here you can practice alpine skiing, mountaineering, nordic skiing and off-piste, both beginners and experts will find it funny. In addition, there are several accommodation facilities in the vicinity of both locations, such as hotels, shelters, bed and breakfasts.
And while skiing? You could take advantage of it to visit Catania, spending one day in the beautiful city of Etna.
We move from Catania to the Sicilian capital. To ski in Sicily, in the Palermo Metropolitan Area you have another ski resort available: that is Piano Battaglia (fraction of Petralia Sottana), which extends into the heart of the Madonie massif. It is a renowned resort for winter sports, especially for landscapes where you can ski. And here, too, there are all the necessary services for a fantastic white week.
By car, to get to Palermo and Piano Battaglia (by the E90) takes about an hour and fifty minutes. Moreover, since the Sicilian capital is the starting point, it is worth dedicating a few days of the vacation to visit Palermo.
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