Abetone is located in the high mountains of Pistoia, in the upper Sestaione valley at an altitude of 1388 m. s. m., near the border with Emilia Romagna and rises at the homonymous Abetone Pass. Behind is the Alpe delle Tre Potenza, among the highest peaks in the region (1940 m), and smaller peaks such as Monte Gomito (1825 m) and Selletta (1720 m), while in front is the majestic Open Book (1937m). The territory of Abetone has always been a crossing point of the Apennines, so much so that it is said to have also been used by Hannibal to enter Etruria. In fact, the Passo d’Annibale at the beautiful height of 1798 m is part of the Abetone ski area. s. m.
Abetone is the main center of the homonymous area made up of about 50 km of slopes, for a total of about 30 tracks, served by 22 lifts managed by the Multipass consortium. The ski area is divided into three main zones; the first area, facing the Tuscan side of Abetone made up of the historic slopes of Abetone which consists of the two blue tracks suitable for beginners Selletta and Chierroni, two easy slopes that run in the middle of the woods, and the Riva, a red suitable to all that reaches up to 1200 meters. about. There are also some variants that connect the different routes, such as the red Foresto that connects the Selletta to the Riva. The area is served by a careened chairlift and two tandem chairlifts. The second area consists of the slopes on the Emilian side of the municipality: it includes the three most well-known tracks of Abetone, the three Zenos, designed by the great ski champion Zeno Colò (the slopes, one black and two red, are suitable for everyone; winding through the woods from a height of about 1820 meters up to about 1300), the simple and fun Pulicchio and the Stucchi, a beautiful route of medium difficulty. The lifts are two chair lifts, a ski lift and a fast and capacious gondola lift. The third area includes the slopes of the Val di Luce, home to wide and bright trails; it consists of three main routes (Passo d’Annibale, Alpe delle tre Potenze, Celina Seghi) of easy or medium difficulty and is served by three four-seater chairlifts and one two-seater chairlift. Nowadays the Abetone ski area is considered the most famous among the Apennine ski areas.
In summer Abetone is known for the wide range of summer sports. Particularly interesting for high-altitude walks both on the slopes of Monte Gomito and Monte Cimone. The uphill walk of medium difficulty towards the Libro Aperto is very beautiful. Abetone is also a center equipped for mountain biking, tennis and soccer.
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