Winter Family Fun near Florence, Snowy Mountains in Abetone

Snow & Ski in Abetone

Abetone here we come

In search of some snow this past Saturday, we headed to Abetone in the province of Pistoia. You would never know with the beautiful sun shining that there would be chilly winds and cold snow awaiting us just around the bend!

It took closer to two hours since I made Davide drive like a snail on the windy road up the mountain. Can’t help it, me and those darn curvy roads don’t get along.

Snow & Ski in Abetone

Layer Up

As soon as we layered Julienne up, she jumped right in and started making snowballs. She was in love with the white stuff!

Snow & Ski in Abetone

First Snowman

After we put the finishing touches on Julienne’s snowman, we were cold and our tummies were begging for some warm treats.

Snow & Ski in Abetone

Ski Lift

We weren’t sure how it would be taking Julienne up the ski lift, but it was perfectly safe. Davide had her in the carrier and they helped us on & off. Juli was very good, no bouncing or tantrums (whoop!). It was a 15 minute ride up to the Rifugio (lodge) and the cost was €15 roundtrip for two people up the lift (no skiing).

Snow & Ski in Abetone

Hello Skiers

We stopped to watch the skiers go down the mountain before we rushed into the Rifugio La Selletta to grab some grub.

Snow & Ski in Abetone

Rifugio La Selletta

We ordered the polenta and spezzatino di capriolo (roe deer stew), fried polenta with fries and an apple strudel for Julienne. Yes, it was delicious.

Snow & Ski in Abetone

A little R & R

You can also bring your own food and eat outside while catching some rays on their lawn chairs. We sat outside relaxing while Julienne collected snow.

Snow & Ski in Abetone

Goodbye snowy mountains

Then it was time to head back down the mountain. What a wonderful Saturday, time to say “bye-bye,” Julienne. We will miss you snow!

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