Corno alle Scale ski resort

Just an hour from Bologna and Florence, the Corno alle Scale resort is a paradise for those who love skiing and winter sports

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Located on one of the most important mountains of the northern Apennines in the territory of the municipality of Lizzano in Belvedere, the Corno alle Scale looks like a natural amphitheatre that stretches as far as Lake Scaffaiolo, and from there down to the valley floor.

It was on its slopes that ski champion Alberto Tomba took his first steps, so much so that there are two pistes named after him, Tomba 1 and Tomba 2, the longest in the whole of the Apennines.

The resort offers 36 km of slopes served by five chairlifts, one ski lift and one carpet lift. They range from easy to more difficult routes, most of them with artificial snowmaking systems that allow an average of 150 days of skiing a year, regardless of the atmospheric conditions.

For cross-country skiing lovers, there are two loop trails: the first, around the shores of Lake Cavone, is the simplest and suitable for all those who want to do this sport while enjoying the enchanting natural scenery; the second, by contrast, in the vicinity of Le Malghe, is suitable for more experienced skiers.

The little ones are certainly not overlooked at Corno alle Scale. The resort is equipped with a baby park where children can go crazy in the snow, under the constant supervision of specialised staff.

Moreover, for fans of snowboarding, there is also a well-equipped terrain park in Le Malghe where you can test yourself with hips, snow bumps, rails, parabolic curves and jumps on different levels.

The presence of ski schools, in addition to the possibility of renting sports equipment, makes Corno alle Scale a suitable location for beginners to try their hand at winter sports for the first time.

All this is set in the picturesque natural surroundings of the Corno alle Scale Regional Park, which features fairy-tale landscapes, beautiful mountain views, and charming stone villages (the so-called "mamme" of Lizzano in Belvedere and Vidiciatico).

The whole area is equipped to welcome tourists and visitors and provide them with an enjoyable and relaxing stay that includes outdoor activities, nature and delicious food, thanks to the excellent culinary tradition in the area, such as crescentine [small circular flatbread] and borlenghi [large thin and crispy circular flatbread].

In Lizzano, there is also a slow-food favourite: the Arctic char, a small freshwater fish similar to trout, served in the restaurants of the area.

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Last update 05/02/2020
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