LAKE COMO WINTER SPORTS
Lake Como offers a wide variety of landscapes, from the calm waters of the lake to the surrounding mountains, from the pretty villages to the hilltop towns of Brianza, allowing sport lovers to enjoy their favourite sports or to discover new outdoor activities in a unique place like no other place in the world.
During the winter season Lake Como and Lecco in particular is surrounded by high totally snow covered peaks providing optimal snow conditions to practise all sorts of winter sports.
The most famous ski areas of the Piani di Bobbio and Pian delle Betulle offer a wide range of services in order to enjoy the snow to the fullest: kilometers of slopes for all levels, equipped ring-routes for cross country skiing, conveyor belts suitable for young skiers and beautiful trails for ski mountaineering and snowshoeing….
Only an hours’ drive from Milan, is Valsassina, a true paradise for ski lovers. The Piani di Bobbio and Valtorta offer 36km of ski pistes and 8 ski lifts while the Piani delle Betulle have 12km of slopes and 4 lifts. Smaller ski areas include Alpe di Giumello and Alpe Cainallo. And the Val d’Intelvi on the west side of Lake Como.
Piani di Bobbio & Valtorta : located in the municipality of Barzio, is the biggest ski area that connects two valleys,the Valsassina to the Val Brembana in only 8 minutes, providing 8 lifts, 16 ski pistes for a total of 36km of slopes. The resort provides all type of equipment rental, ski schools, slopes for all levels, and a well equipped snowpark for lovers of freestyle.
For more info: www.pianidibobbio.com; tel. +390341 996101
Pian delle Betulle: located in Margno, a quiet peaceful resort reachable with a cable car in only 5 minutes, offering 4 lifts and 6 slopes for different levels of difficulty. At only an hour from Milan.
For more info: www.piandellebetulle.it; tel. +390341 803083
Esino-Cainallo: a small resort located at the top of Val d’Esino, on the northern side of the Northern Grigna, easily reachable by car.
For more info: Esino 2000, www.alpecainallo.it ; Tel. +390341 860050
Alpe di Giumello: located at the foot of monte Muggio in Casargo, it represents a natural balcony overlooking Lake Como and Lake Lugano offering one ski-lift, a conveyor belt and 3 slopes for a total of 4km.
For more info: Associazione Alpe Giumello, www.associazionealpegiumello.org;
Tel. +390341 802024
Intelvi Valley: it’s one of the most populated valleys of the territory that offers a wide range of outdoor activities all year round. The ski slopes are located at the top of Monte Sighignola and a snow cannons guarantee a skiing season every year for 2 km of easy ski slopes.
For further info: Ristorante La Baita: Tel. +39031 840693