Abetone is municipality in the Province of Pistoia in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) northwest of Florence and about 49 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Pistoia. Abetone means “large fir “ and one drives up a windy, well-maintained road from Pistoia through the foothills of the Apennines, there are forests of fir trees as far as the eye can see which is one of Abetone’s most appealing features. Abetone has 51km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1400m to 1900m above sea level. This resort has direct access to 51km of downhill skiing, with 41 individual pistes, served by 22 ski lifts. Abetone is a real, honest to goodness ski resort, and though the skiers and snowboarders are fashionably dressed as one would expect in Italy, there is not an ounce of pretense. With more than forty trails, twenty-two chairlifts and a gondola with bright blue cable cars, there is quite a bit of terrain to cover. Both the length and quality of the trails, comprised of mostly beginner (blue) and intermediate (red) runs that are slightly steeper than their counterparts in the Alps.
There are three Airports within two hours’ drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Abetone are perfectly feasible
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Train options are available for this resort with train links from Bologna airport where trains run Mon-Fri · 4 times per day and the journey takes 4 hours and 38 minutes. From Firenze airport where trains ply Mon-Fri, 4 times per day and the journey takes 3 hours and 36 minutes. From Pisa airport trains run Mon-Fri · 4 times per day and the journey time is 6 hours and 5 minutes. From other airports train options are also available but the journey time may be longer.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land especially if you are travelling as a group. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.