Limone

Snowboard Guide rating 4 out of 10 “Quiet resort, some good freeriding when it snows”

Freeriding

52%

A few trees & some off-piste

Freestyle

30%

Small terrain park

Pistes

50%

Not well-groomed, but still ok

Mountain stats

Top lift:2800m
Vertical drop:2614m
Bottom lift:186m

LiftsLift count : 8 x Chairlifts   19 x Drag-lifts  

80km of pistes

Easy
20%
Intermediate
70%
Advanced
10%
Total Pistes:46
Longest Piste:6km

Limone is located south of Turin and only a short distance from the French-Italian border. Limone is a traditional Italian town with a past that involves the railways. Today however, this relatively unknown holiday destination is a simple place that attracts summer and winter tourists to sample its  holiday attractions - which include great mountains. The old sprawling town sits at the base of an impressive set of high peaks, with the 2344 metre summit of the Cima Pepino mountain well within sight.

Outside of Italy, Limone is not widely known as a ski or snowboard destination, which can be a bit of a blessing as it means it's not tainted with mass package ski tour groups. But on the downside, not being the most popular of places can often mean a lack of ongoing resort development.

Still, this may not be a big fancy resort boasting loads of steep challenging slopes, but you can nevertheless have a great time riding on slopes that can fill up with weekend visitors but are empty during the mid-week period.

This is a simple resort that is suited to intermediate riders, and very little to offer expert riders. Advanced riders will find some interesting terrain, but it won't take more than a few days to ride-out. The other big drawback about Limone is its annual snow record. Its close proximity to the Mediterranean sea means that this is not a resort blessed with heaps of regular snow, and snowmaking facilities are limited.

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World Ranking

22nd

Overall in Italy

  • #19 best freeride
  • #18 best freestyle
  • #21 best piste riding

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