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The four star rated Abetone e Piramidi is an ancient hotel, lovingly restored and an ideal place to stay in Abetone. Your hosts Alessio and Raffaella will offer you a very warm welcome!

Want even more? Click here to look at the neighbouring resort of Cimone!

Just 45 minutes from Casa Marginetta and 15 from Abetone, the resort of Doganaccia is a short cable car ride away from the beautiful village of Cutigliano.

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Having marked its centenary in 2004, Abetone is one of the longest established resorts in the whole of Italy.

The home of the first ever World Champion, Zeno Colò and many other famous personalities since, following extensive renovation Abetone is once again truly world-class.

Multi-million Euro investments in modern fast chairlifts and gondolas throughout make all of Abetone's exciting slopes accessible as never before!

The resort now offers over 60km of marked runs served by twenty two lifts, the most important twelve of which were renewed within just the last few years.

At Abetone, there is an incredible variety of slopes to choose from - everything from relaxing tree-lined runs to breathtaking panoramas, wide bowls, extreme steeps and four snow parks that will challenge even the most jaded!

Abetone's unique microclimate and well over 100 snow cannons mean that from December until April you can reliably experience mile after mile of exciting runs of the highest quality across all five fully interlinked resort areas at unbelievably low prices.

Even the little details have been thought about like moulding the mountains to take out most of those annoying 'flats' and 'uphills' that have skiers cursing and snowboarders hopping like jackrabbits or scraping the snow like monkeys.

So, if you're an intermediate or above then Abetone was made for you as now it's 'access all areas' with the fantastic Abetone Multipass.

However, if you're new to skiing or snowboarding then you've REALLY struck it lucky as Abetone is probably the best place on Earth to learn!

Why? Because ...

  • You'll learn in a safe environment on a dedicated nursery slope tucked well away from advanced skiers and snowboarders.
  • You'll be using 'magic carpets' and chairlifts instead of difficult and frightening button lifts.
  • Take it from us - or ask anyone who has been through it - learning to use a button lift is actually MUCH harder than learning to ski or snowboard - especially when you're trying to get to grips with having large foreign objects strapped onto your feet which seem to have a 'mind of their own' !
  • Inexperienced skiers and snowboarders often fall off button lifts, so they have to keep stopping frequently to enable people to struggle out of the way. Injuries sometimes occur too. All this can leave you wondering "why did I spend all that money just to queue for ages in the cold waiting to be scared to death when I could be somewhere else relaxing in the sun?"
  • Even worse - inexperienced skiers and snowboarders often crash into people on button lifts, knocking them off and then - you guessed it - the button lift stops yet again and more injuries result! 
  • Because of this, you'd think that all resorts would install chairlifts instead as, compared to button lifts, these are a doddle to use. But resorts don't, because they're very expensive. Consequently, generations of wannabe skiers and snowboarders have had no choice but to put up with cheap and 'not-so-cheerful' button lifts - 

    Until now!
  • When upgrading the resort, the planners at Abetone thought carefully about the safety and convenience issues and decided to invest in not just one, but two brilliant multi-million Euro chairlifts just for the nursery slope - 
  • Thanks to this, Abetone's highly skilled English-speaking instructors can get you started safely, securely, quickly and cheaply -
    Saving you both time and money!
  • Skiing or snowboarding down and relaxing your legs as you go back up on a chairlift means that you'll have loads of fun, rapidly gain confidence and hence learn the basics faster -
    In just hours instead of days!

This is why we call it 'the World's best nursery slope'.

Check out that resort you're considering - we bet you'll find the 'dreaded' button lifts! Do yourself a favour and come to Abetone instead, where they've turned learning into an art form. 

You really don't have to suffer any more!!

The moment that you've grasped the basics and are in control of your skis or snowboard, then at Abetone you can really start to enjoy yourself - up the mountain!

Gentle introductory cruisey-blues right from the top and some of the most fabulous scenery you've ever seen make for the perfect recipe that'll have you hooked in no time!! 

Enjoy your first beer or vin brulè and feel like you're on top of the World in one of the many fantastic mountain restaurants offering authentic Tuscan hospitality at highly affordable prices!

You may also be pleased to learn that Abetone is a very safe resort. There has never ever been an avalanche and for your ultimate peace of mind, free mountain rescue is available in the unlikely event that you should need it.

Wearing of helmets for children is legally enforced to minimise the risk of injury. Do yourself a favour and wear one too - it keeps your ears warm, is a great place to park your ski goggles ... and, of course, it could save your life!

Abetone also makes a great choice for the discerning winter sports enthusiast who wants to enjoy a world-class experience, but at a substantially lower cost in these hard times. 

SkiTuscany.com asked for help and Abetone has responded:

For British skiers and snowboarders suffering from the double-whammy of 'credit crunch cutbacks' together with poor £/€ exchange rates ...

  • For children aged 8 and under, the Val di Luce resort operators are offering a matching child's pass for just €5 with the purchase of a one or two day adult pass, or FREE with longer passes. See below for more details.
  • The Abetone Multipass Consortium is offering an amazing €2 reduction on the daily Abetone Multipass - even on promotional weekdays - down from €26.50 to €24.50. Simply show your UK Passport at any ticket office to get the discount.
  • For children aged 10 or less, the Abetone Multipass Consortium is offering a free matching child's multi-day multipass with every adult multipass purchased valid for 3 days or more. Save your family a small fortune!
  • The Abetone Multipass Consortium has also extended the upper age limit for purchasing child passes. Previously only available for children up to 10, you can now buy them for children aged 14 or under. This is one of the most generous age limits available anywhere in the world!
  • Scuola Sci Montegomito are offering incredible discounts on ski hire. Starting with a €1 reduction on a day's hire of boots, skis and poles taking the adult price down from €15 to €14 all the way to a €106 reduction on 10 days hire down from €150 to €44. That's less than it costs to bring your own equipment on many airlines! Simply print out the voucher here.
  • Scuola Sci Montegomito are also offering great savings on weekday group lessons. Up to 5 people can receive tuition for 2 hours for just €76. For 5 people that's a €34 reduction! Simply print out the voucher here.

We had a great time at the Ski & Snowboard Show on the Italian State Tourist Board Stand together with a cheerful bunch from Abetone and Cimone resorts, including my good friend Rolando, president of the SAF.

It was a great pleasure for us to have the chance to chat to many lovely people about the unique benefits of coming to Tuscany and Emilia Romagna for their winter sports holiday.

If you are one of those who have come to this site as a result of seeing us at the show, then we would like to extend you a special welcome. Enjoy browsing around and hopefully we'll see you in Tuscany or Emilia Romagna! 

STOP PRESS 21/01: In common with most of Europe, Mother Nature has been a bit sparing with dumps of snow so far this year! However, at Abetone, most of the slopes are open and there is plenty of artificial snow.

This year, the lift operators are offering some incredible "Special Kids" deals too.

A Monday to Friday adult pass at Abetone's Val Di Luce resort costs just €78 and children's passes (aged 14 and under) are only €53!

Where else can adults get on such quality slopes for as little as 

€15,60 a day?

Again for the 2015/16 season, you will be able to enjoy the fantastic


In response to popular demand (not least from ourselves here at Ski Tuscany), when you purchase an adult Val di Luce pass for three or more days, the Val di Luce resort operators will offer you a matching child's pass for children born after 01/01/2008 of the same duration for free! For a one or two day pass, it's just FIVE EUROS!

Yes, it's true, your family of 2 adults + 2 children (aged 8 or under) can now ski or snowboard for 5 weekdays in Val di Luce resort for a total cost of just €156 ...THAT'S INCREDIBLE!!
What's more, NEW for 2015/16, your Val di Luce pass for three or more days will now also let you ski on the slopes of Seletta, Riva and the button lift that connects to Monte Gomito!

(Note: Certain peak periods are excluded)

A Monday to Friday adult Abetone Multipass that gives 'access all areas' costs just €116 and children's passes for children born after 01/01/2001 are only €97!

Where else can adults ski or snowboard anywhere you like across all five mountains and five resort areas for as little as

€23,20 a day?

Following the highly successful introduction in the 2010/11 season, you will again be able to enjoy the fantastic


In response to popular demand (not least from ourselves here at Ski Tuscany), when you purchase an adult multipass for three or more days, the Abetone Multipass Consortium will offer you a matching child's multipass for children born after 01/01/2008 of the same duration COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE!

Yes, it's true, your family of 2 adults + 2 children (aged 10 or under) can now ski or snowboard anywhere and everywhere in the whole of Abetone for 5 weekdays for a total cost of just €232 ...THAT'S INCREDIBLE!!

(Note: Certain peak periods are excluded)

Download the complete Abetone Multipass tariff

Download the complete Abetone Val di Luce tariff


For bookings made strictly before the end of March 2016, on all stays of 10 nights or more we are offering you £50 off and for 14 nights or more we're offering a massive £100 off!

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Our Tuscan holiday home Casa Marginetta is conveniently located roughly halfway between Pisa airport and 'Le Regine', the gateway to Tuscany's fabulous winter sports paradise of Abetone ...

A few years ago, given that there were (and still are are) no chalets available to rent in Abetone, we were asked by some people if they could stay at Casa Marginetta as a cheaper alternative to hotel accommodation in the resort.

This proved to be quite successful and so we are now pleased to offer further guests the same opportunity from under £11 per person per night.
(price based on 7 people staying for 7 nights)

Why not try a Casa Marginetta 'See and Ski' mini break?

This is a great way to see if you like skiing without spending a fortune.

Try it for a day. If you like it - ski some more!

Not so keen? - you can visit Pisa, Lucca or Florence instead!

... or do a bit of both!

Whether you enjoy the skiing or not, you're sure to have a fabulous fun time and can sample the beautiful sights and culinary delights that only Tuscany can offer!

What's more - at Casa Marginetta you can choose to arrive any day you like and to stay as long as you want.

The more people there are and the longer you stay, the cheaper it gets per person per night:

  • 2 people for 3 nights - total just £200 = £33.33 pppn
  • 4 people for 4 nights - total just £300 = £18.75 pppn
  • 5 people for 6 nights - total just £425 = £14.17 pppn
  • 6 people for 7 nights - total just £500 = £11.90 pppn
  • 7 people for 10 nights - total just £675 = £9.64 pppn

Hurry along to the Ryanair web site now to book your flights to Pisa from as little as £10 each way!

You could be on the slopes tomorrow!


Why not try out our fabulous free magnetic ski/snowboard racks designed to easily fit on your hire-car! Carry up to 5 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards with maximum convenience.

We offer free of charge use of snow chains for your car. It is a legal requirement that you carry these although you will rarely need to use them as roads are well ploughed and generally free from snow all the way up. 

In fact, most of the time you won't even reach the snow line until the last 5-10 miles or so!

However, so that no-one is tempted to 'risk it' without carrying the right set of chains, and also so that you don't have to waste around €100 on something you'll probably never use, we keep popular chain sizes at Casa Marginetta.

We also offer a 100% money-back policy whereby if we don't already have the chain size you need for your car, we will fully refund the cost of buying them!

You can find our current snow chain chart here and fitting instructions here.

WebCams of Abetone, Cimone and Corno Alle Scale

Abetone Seven Day Snow Forecast

Abetone Five Day Forecast

Abetone Three-Hourly Forecast

Abetone Piste Map

Get to know Abetone - Tuscany's "Winter Sports Wonderland"!

Abetone - Magic Moments 2009

Be as Extreme as you Dare at Abetone!

Stunts and Tricks at Abetone's "Seaside Snowpark"

Some Great Abetone Videos From Orangeman


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