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Skiing at Mount Etna

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Skiing at Mount Etna

Hi All,

My friend and I would like to go skiing at Etna for 3-4 days in early January and have a few questions;

1) I would love some recommendations on whether the skiing is better on the north or south side of the mountain?

2) What is the best area to stay? (cheap is good!) Is it an easy commute with public transport from Catania each day or it better to stay in a smaller town closer to the ski fields?

3) Where would it be best to rent gear from?

4) Is there plenty of transport available to get you up the mountain?

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1. Re: Skiing at Mount Etna

Welcome to Sicily BStarky!

There are 5 pistes at Etna Sud, and only 1 piste at Etna Nord.

funiviaetna.com/versione_inglese/piste.html

Nicolosi is an Etna gateway town, and so you might stay in Nicolosi, but you could also stay directly at Rifugio Sapieza where the Etna funivia is located.

The only public transport from Catania is a once daily AST bus via Nicolosi with a departure from Catania at 8.15, and a departure from Etna at 16.30 with a return to Catania at 18.30.

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/

You could hire equipment in Nicolosi.

The Hotel Corsaro would be a very good and convenient choice directly on the mountain near the funivia, but there's also lodging at Rifugio Sapienza.

http://www.hotelcorsaro.it/?lan=english

hotelcorsaro.it/what-to-do/skiing-on-etna/…

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g660767-d130800…

http://www.rifugiosapienza.com/hotel/

Vagabonda

Edited: 23 November 2013, 14:14
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