Lunigiana might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of winter sports. The ski runs are not the highest or longest, but you can enjoy a jolly good day out. Following recent snowfalls, the resorts of Zum Zeri in Northern Lunigiana and Cerreto Laghi and Pratospilla on the borders of Emilia Romagna have just opened for skiing and snowboarding.
Zum Zeri and the beautiful Passo dei Due Santi has a couple of ski lifts, as well as a ski school, and is popular with skiers and snowboarders alike. Equipment hire is available.
Zum Zeri is about 18 kilometres from Pontremoli. For full information, directions, the latest weather and webcams, visit their website.
Cerreto Laghi on the border of Emilia Romagna in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park has ski lifts and a snow making machine. It offers around 30 kilometres of piste, varying in difficulty. You can ski, snowboard or have a go at cross-country skiing. If you need lessons, there is a ski school. There is also an indoor ice rink for skating. Equipment can be hired on site.
To reach Cerreto Laghi you take the SS63 towards Fivizzano. For full information, directions, the latest weather and webcams, visit their website.
The Pratospilla resort is located just over the border from Lunigiana in Emila Romagna. Located at 1,350 metres above sea level, chair lifts will take you up to 1,700 metres, Pratospilla offers skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and walking, plus a ski school and equipment hire.
To reach Pratospilla, head towards Licciana Nardi and Tavernelle to the Lagastrello pass. For full information, directions, the latest weather and webcams, visit their website.