Pick-up (Taormina and Nearby Area)
We will pick you up outside/nearby your accommodation in Taormina or in its close vicinity (depending on the accommodation location, we will organize a convenient meeting point) between 8.30 and 8.50 AM. Each of our minivans can accommodate up to 8 participants.
The guide will drive up to 1800 meters to the Ski Resort on Etna North. There, you will have the possibility of choosing your favorite winter sport on Etna and spend the whole morning having fun in the snow (please note that the snow sports equipment such as skis and snowboard, as well as the ski pass are not included in the price). After that, you will ski or snowboard between the slopes of the highest active volcano in Europe and enjoy the most breathtaking view; that is to say the view of the summit craters above and the glimmering Ionian sea below.
At lunchtime, you will be offered a traditional Sicilian lunch in a typical restaurant on Etna.
Etna Hike with Snowshoes
Finally, in the afternoon, you will enjoy a hike at 2000 meters of altitude with our naturalistic guide, who will walk you through the whitened trails of Mount Etna North. Along the way, you will learn about interesting facts about the volcano and enjoy the unique winter atmosphere. In order to do this activity you will wear the specific snowshoes that we will provide for free.
At the end of the Winter Sport on Etna – Snow Tour, at around 5.30 PM, the guide will drop you off at the starting point.
Please note that the Winter Sport Etna Snow Tour depends on weather conditions, presence of snow and related availability of the Ski Resort (factors such as strong wind or low snow level could limit access to some facilities). The agency – in agreement with the guides – can, at any time, modify or cancel the excursion if deemed necessary.
Included in the booking Naturalistic English-speaking driver and guide (geologists, volcanologists, forestry-experts or agronomists); pickup and transport, lunch, shoes, jackets, snowshoes and insurance. DOES NOT INCLUDE ski equipment rental, instructor and skipass.
Languages English and Italian. Spanish and French are available upon request, if informed with adeguate notice.
Requirements This activity is suitable for people of all ages with good health conditions. We don’t recommend participation to those who are not in a good state of health, especially to those suffering from cardio-respiratory conditions.
Itinerary changes The itinerary might be subjected to variations due to factors such as weather/volcanic conditions and/or if deemed necessary.