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Posted: 12 November 2018

Spotlight on...Cimone

One of our most recent additions, we think Cimone is a real hidden gem. While the vast majority of our Italian resorts are in the Alps, Cimone is in the Apennines.

It is, in fact, the largest ski area (50km) in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and Mount Cimone itself is the highest mountain in the northern Apennines.

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Spotlight on...Cimone

There are 26 slopes, all of which are connected to one another. And they’re served by 21 very modern lifts.

The resort can be split up into six areas – Passo del Lupo, Le Polle, Cimoncino, Lago della Ninfa, Montecreto and Pian del Falco. And these can be accessed via the four villages at the base of the mountain – Montecreto, Fanano, Riolunato and Sestola.

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Spotlight on...Cimone

This resort is ideal for school groups – children are made to feel very welcome here. Ski storage and hot lunches are offered on the slopes, so you won’t waste time skiing back to your hotel. Plus, the slopes are generally fairly empty on weekdays, even during February half term, so you won’t spend half your trip queueing for lifts.

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Spotlight on...Cimone

There are five learner areas here and there are plenty of progression slopes. And the ski school are really friendly and patient, so you can be sure that they’ll get the best out of your learners.

There’s also plenty for the experts, with six black runs including the famous Direttissima Paletta.

And snowboarders will be happy too – the snowpark at Lago della Ninfa (Ninfa4all) boasts jumps, rails and step-ups suitable for all levels, laid out over 1km. The park’s sound system means that snowboarders will have a great soundtrack as they perfect their tricks.

There’s plenty here to keep your group entertained when they’ve finished skiing for the day. One of the largest indoor ice centres in Italy is located here, the Palaghiaccio. Or, if you fancy exploring the area a little more, you could swap your skis for snowshoes.

The resort is perhaps most famous as the home resort of Alberto Tomba (Tomba la Bomba). Tomba was a real powerhouse of slalom and giant slalom in the 1980s and 1990s, winning three Olympic gold medals, two World Championships and nine World Cup season titles. And he learnt his craft in Cimone.

In the Emilia-Romagna region, Cimone is in the province of Modena. Which is excellent news for any foodies in your group! This is the home of balsamic vinegar, Parmigiano Reggiano and Lambrusco (one for staff only!).

It’s also a very interesting location for any petrolheads among your group, as this is the heart of Italy’s Motor Valley! As well as the world-famous race circuits of Imola and Misano, this is also home to Ferrari, Ducati, Lamborghini and Maserati, among others.

Interested in visiting Cimone on your next school ski trip?

Contact us today for further information, or to request your tailor-made quote.

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