Winter excursions on Mount Etna: between lava and snow
Do you want to discover the volcano Etna and its territory in winter? Here are the excursions you can do in winter. Keep in mind that there is snow on Mount Etna in winter time. If there is enough snow, the ski facilities in Piano Provenzana open, so Etna Nord becomes a unique place. You can ski on lava, with sea view! Do you want to know the weather? Check here our snow report!
1. Skiing on Etna
If there is enough snow at Piano Provenzana (altitude 1800m.), the ski lifts are open. There are 6 ski slopes that give you an amazing sea view. If you don’t know how to ski, you can take a ski/snowboard instructor for a lesson. Children can have fun in the snow by renting a sledge. The ski pass costs € 35,00 per person and you can only buy it directly at the ticket office.
2. Snowshoeing at the craters of 2002
Do you like trekking? Then you have to try this experience on our volcano Etna. During this trekking of about 2,5 hours, you will arrive up to 2500 meters at the edge of the craters of 2002. If there is snow, the trekking is done with snowshoes. Snowshoe rental costs €10.00 per person. The hike to the 2002 craters costs € 30,00 per person.
The hike is possible every day, but only by reservation! Read more about this hike here:
3. Horse riding Etna of 1.5 hours
This excursion starts from Linguaglossa, at the foot of Mount Etna. During the excursion you go in the direction of the mountains above the Alcantara Valley. You’ll have a beautiful view on Mount Etna from distance during your horse riding excursion. This is an excursion that makes you experience the territory of Mount Etna and enjoy a relaxing moment on a horse in Sicily.
4. Cable car + Snowcat 2750 m. (Etna South)
Do you want to get on Mount Etna as high as possible? Then you must go to Etna Sud. Here you take the cable car up to 2500 meters. Then take the Snowcat up to an altitude of 2750 meters where you will do a little trekking (20 minutes) to a beautiful viewpoint on the Valle del Bove and old craters, accompanied by a volcanological guide. The excursion takes about 2 hours and costs € 89.00 per person.
5. Sledging in the snow
Guaranteed fun with sledging! At the souvenir stores at Piano Provenzana, you can rent sledges for a great day of sledging in the snow. Outside of the ski slopes, there is plenty of space where you can play and slide with your sledge. Rental costs € 10,00 for 1 day, or you can buy a sledge for only € 25,00.
Looking for other excursions? Take a look at our excursion page, with all our excursions around Mount Etna. Just remember, to experience Mount Etna, you should visit her in summer and winter!