Until September 27th, the Plateau Rosà glacier welcomes guests to the 2020 summer skiing season
In the north-west corner of Italy, Valle d’Aosta is completely nestled in the Alpine arch. And with the lifting of the lockdown, it is once again ready to welcome tourists back. In the smallest Italian region, it is possible to ski also during the summer. Indeed, in Cervinia the skiing season this year has been extended until September 27th.
Until then, then three trunks of cable cars that take visitors up to the Plateau Rosà glacier ski area (3,500 meters above sea level) will remain open every day. Here, snowboarders and freestylers can also enjoy ‘Snowpark Zermatt,’ the highest glacier park in Europe, featuring Big Air kickers that are up to 20 meters high, rails, box jibs, and hidden obstacles. It is also possible to ski on the slopes of the Matterhorn.
To those who prefer cycling, Valle d’Aosta offers over 1,000 kilometers of dirt tracks and paved paths.
‘Bike Park del Cervino‘ is one of the great options for MTB lovers. Some 220 kilometers of itineraries are in La Thuile’s MTB Natural Trail Area, which reaches 2500 meters above sea level. To get there are two chairlifts specially designed to transport the passengers’ MTBs. Pila offers itineraries ranging from 600 to 2,700 meters of altitude. Its itineraries satisfy both those seeking leisure strolls and the expectations of those who want more technical tracks. The starting point of many of them can easily be reached with the Aosta-Pila cable car, which will open on June 27th. In Torgnon, at 1,489 meters above sea level, there is the ‘Tour degli alpeggi’ (tour of the mountain pastures).
Cogne, in the heart of the Gran Paradiso National Park, also offers an extensive network of trails immersed in nature that can also be enjoyed by hikers. Among them, a very suggestive itinerary is the one that leads to the Sylvenoire plateau and the Lillaz waterfalls.
Ilona Catani Scarlett