This is the English language resource for winter sports adventures in Tuscany
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
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
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
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 -
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.
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
For British skiers and snowboarders suffering from the
double-whammy of 'credit crunch cutbacks' together with poor £/ exchange
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
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 BoardStand 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
Again for the 2015/16 season,
you will be able to enjoy the
VAL DI LUCE SPECIAL KIDS OFFER
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
now ski or snowboard for 5 weekdays in Val di Luce resort for a total cost of just 156
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
Following the highly successful introduction in the 2010/11 season,
you will again be able to enjoy the
ABETONE MULTIPASS SPECIAL KIDS OFFER
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
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
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
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
You can find our current snow chain chart here
and fitting instructions here.
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