Abetone is situated on the mountain pass of the same name, on the border between Tuscany and Emilia and on the avarage less than 80 km from the nearby art cities like Florence, Pistoia, Lucca and Pisa.
This ski resort is surrounded by a large forest of fir-tree at an altitude of 1400m and is no doubt the most important ski resorts in the Appennines.
The Ski-slopes reach altitudes of up 1900m. The area extends over four wonderful valleys: the Val di Luce, the Valle dello Scoltenna, and the Sestaione and Lima valleys. The total length of the ski-slopes is over 80km.
The facilities consist of 4 cable-lifts fitted with the latest technology, 10 chair-lifts, 8 long ski-lifts and 8 baby-lifts.
Thanks to well chosen distribution of ski lifts and the optimal connection of slopes, skiers living in the most distant locations of the district area can access slopes wearing their skies and leaving their cars in the garage.
The ski resorts have recently been equipped with artificial snow machines covering about 50 km of slopes.
There are many typical Tuscan-style restaurants, pizzerias, snack-bars, pubs, cinemas, clubs and a indoor swimming-pool.
I have been to Abetone at least once a year over the last 16 seasons and have never been disappointed. Having spent most of of my previous holidays in most resorts in Europe, it was a joy to discover Abetone where the people are genuinly most kind and not out to take advantage. I have been there when I have been virtually the sole skier on the slopes with clear blue skies and excellent scenery, thought on the Public holidays it can get busy but nowhere near as bad as I found on the better known resorts in Europe.
The lift system is so slick you rarely ever have to queue. The prices for the lift tickets are very reasonable and superb value in my opinion catering for all levels novice to advanced.
If you go at Easter you will see the 'Pinnochios' under 18 Olympics where some of the past world champions began their careers.
Enjoy the sheer delight of this wonderful landscape! Visit the valleys and ski on the most different slopes! Just a few steps...the rest is on skies!