Skiing on the Appennines, off to the 2017-18 season

Skiing on the Appennines, off to the 2017-18 season
The 2017-2018 season on the Apennines begins in advance, complicating the high snowfall in early November. For this reason, the plants in our territory have already begun the season: we talk about Abetone, Cimone, Horn to Stairs and Doganaccia.


It will be one of the most seasonal starts ever to ski to Abetone. The ski slopes will open at 8 am on Saturday, November 18, 2017, until 17 o’clock. It was since 1979 that there was no such early start in the white area belonging to our Apennines. The eyeglasses of Mount Gomito, the skylift of the gondola, the Pulicchio chairlift, the babeworm carpet, and the Selletta and Riva chairlifts will be opened.


As regards the price list of the Abetone Skipass for the 2017-2018 season in high season (that runs from December 24, 2017 to January 7, 2018), a daily cost of 39 euros is indicated. The price for juniors will be 32 euros, while the over 65 will be 35. The early morning costs 34 euros, while afternoon 31. For those who want to stay for more than a day, the 72 euros of the 2 consecutive days are reported, 110 of 3 days, 144 euros for 4 days, 175 for 5 days, 199 for 6 days, and 220 for seven consecutive days. Junior consecutive prices are considerably lower than the ones already listed.

For all the other days, you have to pay a daily minimum of € 31 for the weekends, up to € 39 for festivals or pre-festivals. The junior ticket goes from 25 to 32 euros, while Over 65 will pay 28 and 35 euros respectively on weekdays and holidays. For other days that are not part of the band from 24 December to 7 January there are prices ranging from 2 days to 10 consecutive days, divided into Junior, students, for weekdays and holidays. On weekdays, the facilities will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, while the school campuses from 9 am to 5 pm.


Early opening also for skiing at the Corno alle Scale, with the start of the season scheduled for Saturday 18 and Sunday 19. This is the inauguration of the winter season with partial opening of the ski resort. The works open this weekend will be the four-tiered rooftop chairlift and the moving carpet. Also open some races on the weekend, for precision the Alberto Tombs 1 and 2. The opening hours are expected from 8:30 to 16:30 for the holidays, while for the weekends from 9 am to 4:30 pm .


For holidays, including Christmas, at the Horn of the Stairs the cost of the ski pass is 33 euros per day (26 for boys and older). Then go to 60 euros for two days, 84 for the three days, 104 euros for 4 consecutive days, 125 for five days, 145 for six days, and 160 for seven consecutive days. On weekdays, however, the daily rate is 25 euros (20 for boys and older). Costs between two and five consecutive days are respectively 45, 60, 75, 91. Prices for children up to 7 years are six euros if accompanied by a paying adult, 10 if not accompanied.

On the internet there is also the possibility to find prices for many different solutions, such as the ski school chair lift, the single-handed Cavone-Rocce chair race, the single chair chair race, the multi-day ski pass and the rug.


Thanks to the recent snowfall, this weekend you can also ski at the Cimone. Only a few tracks will be open on the weekend of November 18 and 19. The opening times of the plants will be from 8.30 am to 4.45 pm for Saturday and Sunday, and Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4.30 pm.

As for the lifts, we suggest opening the 1-seat chairlift 6 seats to the Cimoncino. At the Lago della Ninfa we will find the carpet and chairlift open 4 seats. At Le Polle, Polle-Valcava 6-seater chairlift and Pollicino C. School-climbing carpet will be open. At the Pass of the Wolf, open the 3-seat white beech chairlift, the Passo del Lupio cable car and the Lamaccione 3-seater chair lift. Also open the Mountaineering Carpet. At Sestola, open the 3 seat Sestola-Pian del Falco chairlift.


Looking at the prices, let’s note that here also exists the difference between holidays and weekends. The festival costs 36 euros (31 for Boys and Over 65). The odds from 2 to 7 consecutive days cost respectively 65, 95, 120, 145, 170,190 euro.

Cimone’s ski passes have a daily cost of 28 euros (24 for boys and over 65). From 2 days to 5 consecutive days you spend 50, 72, 90, 105, 110 euro respectively. In both solutions, guys and Over 65s