Bologna Apennines, Corno alle Scale

Bologna Apennines, Corno alle Scale

Bologna Apennines, Corno alle Scale

A high level district for Apennine standards; it extends in a fan shape covering the north western slopes of the mountain. An amphitheatre of 36 Km of slopes, 80% of which with artificial snow systems.

You can ski here 150 days a year. The resort of Corno alle Scale is located on the ridges of the Bologna Apennines halfway between Bologna and Florence; it has been classified as pre-park area inside a regional natural park.

The particular runs of this resort have hosted international competitions and here Alberto Tomba reached his top form and went on to win gold world championship medals.

Snowboarding is becoming increasingly popular on the slopes; the resort also offers off-piste skiing and the opportunity to be in contact with the striking nature of this environment thanks to the cross-country skiing trails that reach the heart of the Natural Park. The resort has a ski school that can satisfy requirements at all levels; there are also modern equipment hire services as well as restaurants for enjoyable and relaxing moments.

A practical shuttle service connects the slopes to the railways station in Porretta Terme and offers a daily connection with the villages and district of Corno alle Scale, where restaurants, pubs, discos and other après-ski venues provide evening entertainment.

Accommodation in the area is guaranteed by a number of hotels offering all facilities and a friendly and professional service.


Corno alle Scale features wider and safer runs.

New, wider and safer runs, but above all more technical runs; particular attention is paid to safety, a very important aspect considering the not-always-smooth coexistence on the slopes of skiers and snowboarders.

There is also the Slalom Stadium, an enormous run about one hundred meters wide and over one kilometre long, which starts under Lake Scaffaiolo and goes down to the Ski School Slope. Many new attractions, some already operational while others at the planning stage, as well as many current amenities such as the snow-park and the baby-park for children which was a great success last year.

1 Alberto Tomba 1 medium 2100
2 Campetti - easy 2200
3 Alberto Tomba 2 medium 950
4 Polla 1 easy 850
5 Direttissima Lago difficult 1600
6 Del Sole medium 1100
7 Del Cupolino medium 650
10 Cavone medium 1500
13 Duca degli Abruzzi difficult 1000
14 Stadio dello Slalom medium -
15 Ski school slope
easy -
16 Mini Ski school slope
easy -
17 Snowpark - -
8 Cavone Cross country trail
- -
9 Le Malghe Cross country trail - -
2 bis Pista Blu easy -
18 Baby Park - -


1 Segg. Biposto Cavone Rocce double chairlift
2 Segg. Quadriposto Pian di Pattane Rocce quad chairlift
3 Seggiovia Corno alle Scale chairlift
4 Segg. Biposto Campo Scuola double chailift
5 Tappeto Mobile Campo Scuola magic carpet
6 Segg.quadriposto Direttissima quad chairlift
7 Sciovia Cupolino ski lift/T-bars


I.A.T.Tourist Board and Information
Lizzano In Belvedere Office - Piazza Marconi n.6
Ph +39 0534 51052

I.A.T. Tourist Board and Information
Vidiciatico Office - Via Marconi n.31
Ph +39 0534 53159

Gestione impianti di risalita Parco Regionale del Corno alle Scale, Via Roma 1- Località Pianaccio 40042 Lizzano in Belvedere (BO)
Telefono: +39 0534 51761- Fax: +39 0534 51763

How to get here

By Car:

- Take the A1 motorway Southbound (from Bologna) towards Florence and exit at Sasso Marconi;

- Take the A11 motorway Northbound (from Florence) and exit at Pistoia. Follow the SS 64 Porrettana road until Silla, then take the SS 324 towards Lizzano.

- Take the A1 motorway Southbound (from Milan) and exit at Modena Sud, then continue to Vignola and along the Fondovalle Panaro road until the junction of Fanano. Turn towards Corno alle Scale.

The roads are open in winter up to 1500 m where the lift systems are.

By Train:

Bologna-Pistoia line
Porretta Terme railway station is 20 km away (from Porretta Terme take the bus connection to Lizzano in Belvedere-Vidiciatico).
Snow trains from Bologna are organised in winter.

By airplane:

Bologna airport 70 km
Florence airport 80 km

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