The Corno alle Scale is a renowned ski resort near Bologna, chosen in the past by champion Alberto Tomba as his training centre; A long-lasting emotional relationship – let's not forget that it was here that the skier began his career in the 1970s – beautifully sealed with the naming of two tracks in honour of the great champion from Bologna.
The centre stretches between the mountains Corno alle Scale, Cornaccio and Cupolino, and looks like a sort of large natural amphitheatre which extends from the 1,945 metres of Corno alle Scale up to Lake Scaffaiolo, served by 5 chairlifts and 1 ski lift.
There are several slopes for Alpine skiing of varying difficulty, 80% of which are covered by artificial snow-making systems which allow skiing even in unfavourable weather conditions.
An area equipped with drops, bumps, rails, and parabolic curves of different levels is available in the Snow park for lovers of freestyle while children can have fun in the inflatable attractions of the Baby Park.
Moreover, there are also two cross-country ring routes for 8 km (one of which for expert skiers) and possible off-piste itineraries near the Le Malghe and Duca degli Abruzzi mountain cabins.
Best period to visit:
December to March
Snow-making system: YES
School slopes: YES
Baby park: YES
Snow park: YES
Skipass: click here
Avalanche Bulletin: click here
Itinerary source: cornoallescale.it/dovesciare.it
Unlike other water basins of the Tosco-Emiliano Apennines, the Lake Scaffaiolo isnt of glacial origins, but it owes its origin to actions of physical and chemical alteration and to the action of snow and wind. It lies entirely within the Regional Park of the Modenas High Apennine, at the foot of Mount Cupolino. On its side it is built the oldest mountain refuge of the Apennines, Duca degli Abruzzi mountain refuge.
The Park is a natural protected area in the Bolognese Apennines, almost entirely covered with forests that offer multicoloured views whatever the season. The imposing ridge of the Corno alle Scale (1,944 metres) forms the central axis that creates the valleys of the Torrents Dardagna and Silla. Along the less rugged slopes you can find typical mountain villages while in the woods with a little luck you can meet roe deer, fallow deer, mouflons, and many species of birds including golden eagles.
Spectacular waterfalls consisting of no less than 7 drops generated by the Dardagna torrent along the balconies of Mount Cervarola and immersed in breathtaking oak and beech woods, these places were the background of violent battles on the front of the Green Line during World War II.
City of departure: Lizzano in Belvedere
Departure: Lizzano in Belvedere
City of arrival: Lizzano in Belvedere
Arrival: Lizzano in Belvedere
Length (Km): 36
Discipline: Alpine skiing/Snowboard
Type of Itinerary: Full day
Difference in height (m): 0
Difference in downhill (m): 0
Highest point (m): 0
Lowest point (m): 0
Duration (h.): 0