A day skiing in Prato Nevoso Piemonte (Piedmont)

Prato NevosoOne of the joys of living in The Langhe region of Piemonte is its proximity to some beautiful ski resorts. One such resort is Prato Nevoso. It’s situated in The Cuneo Valley at about 1500 metres above sea level and offers 35 slopes that range from easy to difficult. It caters for cross- country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and off piste work. There’s something for everyone.

We set off from Alba at about 9.00 am and arrived in just over an hour. Being February the resort was busy with mainly Italian families having a day out. Prato Nevoso really caters well for families, there are safe areas for children to sledge down, quad bikes for the more adventurous, go-karts, a ski school, bars, restaurants, hotels and just about every other thing you might need. Basically if you have young kids and someone to supervise them in the children snow play areas, you can go off to ski without worry. Did I mention sitting on a deck chair in the sun relaxing?

I was amazed to see how accomplished the young Italian children were at skiing and it was a joy to see families having fun together on the slopes. During the day somebody got injured skiing and at this point a policeman on a jet ski attended the injured person and within 15 minutes the Air Ambulance had arrived to ferry the person away. I was very impressed. Top marks for safety. On reflection I must say that we had a great day out with our friends from England, and their six year old son just loved it. The next day we all went to watch David Beckham play in Milan. But that’s another story. Stay tuned… 

Prato Nevoso

Play area for children

The town Prato Nevoso

Air Ambulance in action

Air Ambulance

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