Skiing in Sicily

Skiing in Sicily serves up 3 ski resorts in one of the most visited islands in the world. You can enjoy 21 km of slopes which are served by 11 ski lifts. The best ski resort in Sicily is Etna Nord – Linguaglossa and the largest ski resort in Sicily is Etna Nord – Linguaglossa again, which offers 10 km of slopes. The ski resort of Etna South – Nicolosi is the highest ski resort of Sicily with an altitude of 2,604 metres.

Mt. Etna is Sicily’s active volcano and you wouldn’t necessarily think of skiing there. However, the soft powdery snow on Mt. Etna makes the skiing and snowboarding there, are thrilling and unique experience. What a bonus, ski and snowboard in the morning and go sightseeing in the afternoon where the wonderful Godfather movies where filmed!

Locations of the 3 best ski resorts in Sicily
Etna Nord – Linguaglossa – Catania, Sicily, Italy, Europe

  • The distance from the ski resort to the nearest village and towns are: Piano Provenzana 0.5 km and Linguaglossa 19 km.
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 10.3 km of slopes
  • 4 ski lifts – moving 3,481 passengers per hour
  • Elevations are between 1810 m – 2336 m
  • There are 1.5 km of beginner runs, 8.8 km of intermediate and 0 km for advanced skiers
  • A valley run
  • Summer season
  • 2.7 stars out of 5
  • Ski season is from early January until late March

Etna South – Nicolosi – Catania, Sicily, Italy, Europe

  • The distance from the ski resort to the nearest village and town is: Nicolosi 18 km
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 6.3 km of slopes
  • 5 ski lifts – moving 4,920 passengers per hour
  • Elevations are between 1910 m – 2604 m
  • There are 0.7 km of beginner runs, 5.6 km of intermediate and 0 km for advanced skiers
  • A valley run
  • Summer season
  • 2.6 out of 5 stars
  • Ski season is from early January until late March

Piano Battaglia – Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Europe

  • The distance from the ski resort to the nearest village and towns are: Piano Battaglia 0.4 km, Petralia Sottana 19 km and Petralia Soprana 22 km
  • Skiing and snowboarding
  • 4.5 km of slopes
  • 2 ski lifts – moving 1,920 passengers per hour
  • Elevations are between 1570 m – 1845 m
  • There are 0.8 km of beginner runs, 3 km of intermediate and 0.7 km for advanced skiers
  • A valley run
  • Summer season
  • 2.4 out of 5 stars
  • Ski season is from early January until end of March

When you go skiing in Sicily you don’t have the usual alpine vistas, but you do have views of the Ionian Sea and views of Mt. Etna which does blow out smoke into the beautiful, cloudless blue sunny skies. Due to Mt. Etna standing proudly at 3,323 m high, it is possible to ski and snowboard from November until early April. Of course, the ski resorts will open earlier and delay closing if the winter weather conditions are favourable, for those who love nothing more than the adrenalin rush of crisp, white slopes.

The advantage of skiing in Sicily is, it’s the same as a two centre resort. You can ski and snowboard every day if you wish or, there are plenty of other activities to do. You can bronze yourself at the beach where you can relax in beautiful surroundings enjoying sun, sea and sand. You can visit the delightful towns of Catania, Syracuse and Taormina, where you can transport yourself back to medieval times.

Skiing and snowboarding in Sicily may not be your first thought when choosing where to go for your next ski holiday. Try skiing in Sicily this ski season!