SKI IN THE ALPS AND DOLOMITES
Choose from different ski-areas in Friuli Venezia Giulia
WHERE CAN YOU SKI IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA?
From slopes for advanced skiers to extensive cross-country areas and adventurous snow parks for children: in the north-eastern region of Friuli Venezia
Giulia there is enough to do for all winter sports lovers. There is no lack of choice, whether you want to snowboard, ski, go Nordic walking or (bob) sledding, there is a winter activity for everyone. This region lies right next to the border of Slovenia and Austria. In this Alpine region, there are about 130 kilometers of slopes that are waiting for you.
Here you can ski in three different mountain areas; the Alpi Carniche with the ski-areas Zoncolan and Ravascletto, the Alpi Giulie with the ski-areas Passo Pramollo, Tarvisio and Sella Nevea-Bovec and in the Friulian Dolomites, the ski resort Piancavallo, Sauris and Forni di Sopra. They are all not too difficult slopes and the highest mountain is 2700 meters high. The ski season begins in mid-December and ends (depending on the temperature) around the end of March. If there is not enough fresh snow artificial snow is sprayed on all slopes. A nice detail is that the slopes of Piancavallo even had the first snow cannons in Italy!
The ski areas are all well maintained and have nothing to fear of their French, Swiss or Austrian competitors in terms of beauty and variation. In contrast, the prices are much lower here and the slopes are not so crowded! So no long queues at the ski-lifts. Not bad right?
EAT SOME TASTY FOOD DURING SKIING AND THEN RELAX IN THE WELLNESS CENTER 'TERME DI ARTA "
Skiing in Friuli also means enjoying the local cuisine and dishes. For this you do not have to go too far. Along all the slopes you can find the so-called "rifugi" small restaurants which offer nice food and beverage options and where you can discover the local culinary secrets. Like prosciutto from Sauris and San Daniele, Frico di patate (a savory thick 'pancake' made of melted cheese and potatoes) the pitina (a kind of 'sausage' of wild meat and goat cheese), the local Montasio cheese and homemade grappa to keep you warm. Or a nice "Bombardino' a warmed up beverage made of egg-nut with a thick layer of whipped cream on top! So good.
Those looking for ultimate relaxation after a day of skiing should go an relax in the Spa Center Terme di Arta, Arta is a village not far from the Monte Zoncolan.
Do you want to know more about the skiing opportunities in Friuli Venezia Giulia, please click on the following link that will take you to the site of turismofvg.it with all sorts of interesting information.
A map of the region indicating the most famous ski-areas:
Forni di Sopra