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Skiing in the Ligurian Alps
Stunning views, cosy mountain huts and descents for all tastes and all levels

Skiing with a sea view? It is possible in Liguria. Even if it is located between the coast and the mountains, most people think of Liguria as a seaside and summer resort. Instead, the Ligurian Alps, where the damp sea air turns into soft snow, is an incredible experience for ski enthusiasts.


We begin with Liguria and its most renowned ski resort. It is located in the province of Imperia in western Liguria, where the Maritime Alps start. 9 kilometres of slopes and 3 ski lifts with an elevation ranging from 1380 metres up to 2100. On a clear day, you can even see the outline of Corsica from the peaks. A magical experience.


We are now in the province of Genoa on Monte Bue, with a height of up to 1800 metres. Just 200 metres lower is the panoramic Monte Bue mountain hut, the highest in the Ligurian Alps. From here the red ski run takes you to the ski lifts (Rocca d’Aveto), while there is an easier and shorter blue run, which takes you to the second refreshment stop, the quaint mountain hut Prato Cipolla.


Next is Piedmont, but always in the Ligurian Alps, one hour by car from Savona and two hours from Genoa. The ski area boasts three ski resorts: Artesina and Prato Nevoso, ideal for families – the first is known as “your local ski resort”, as everything is within walking distance and Frabosa Soprana which features a wellness centre with spa. It boasts more than 130 kilometres of downhill slopes and a cross-country ski slope for skiers of all levels. A snow park, night skiing facilities and a wide range of freeriding slopes.

(ph. cover Volker Meyer – Pexels)

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