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Skiing in Abetone

Skiing in Abetone and Doganaccia in the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano.

The highway 12, in the province of Pistoia leads to Cutigliano (670 meters above sea level), which is a summer resort and a well-known ski resort also tanks to the cable car linking it to Doganaccia (1600 feet above the sea) on the Apennine ridge between Mount Libro Aperto and the Corno alle Scale.

Continuing along the road towards the Brenner, the border of Modena meets, at 1400 metres above sea level, the most famous holiday resort of the Central Apennines: the Abetone.

Its origins date back to the second half of the eighteenth century when, under the Grand Duchy of Peter Leopold (1778), was drawn the way to connect directly the Tuscan State to the Este Duchy without crossing the Papal States.

The open and sunny area, the quiet and elegant atmosphere and the refined gastronomy, make Abetone a perfect place for winter holidays on the snow.

The ski area is spread over 52 km of downhill slopes and 18 kilometers of Nordic slopes. For lovers of skiing and snowboarding Abetone is one of the most beautiful areas to explore.

An experience not to miss the night-time skiing through a forest of fir trees, creating highly evocative effects. An interesting alternative to skiing and Nordic skiing, we suggest to those contemplating a winter vacation at Abetone, climbing, snowshoe walks, snowmobiling and horse riding in the snow.

Non-skiers can take sleigh hikes, trekking or walking in the snow with snowshoes or after skiing you can visit the many shops, bars and nightclubs in the town center.

Photos from the Albums of: digitaligor, Sara Carnati and Klaveius.

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