Ski hire - Apennine Mountains
The Apennines mountain range extends over more than 1,000 km from the north to the south of Italy. The Northern Apennines are attached to the Alps and their highest peak is Mount Cimone, at an altitude of 2,165 m.
The regions of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna are part of the Northern Apennines. The Central Apennines mainly cover the region of Abruzzo. This part of the Apennines is famous for its alpine landscapes and for its forests and their exceptional flora and fauna.
The Southern Apennines is a mountainous chain at low altitude.
The Apennines are the bastion of several ski resorts, mainly located in the region of Abruzzo which is home to the resort of Roccaraso and its 100 km of ski slopes. Tuscany is home to the famous resort of the Abetone.
The Apennines mountain range, nature parks and its ancient forests are also one of the best places for cross-country skiing but also for mountaineering, hiking in snowshoes and climbing.
The first nature park in Europe was established in 1922 in Abruzzo.