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Piancavallo in summer.
|Vertical||971 m (3,186 ft)|
|Top elevation||2,251 m (7,385 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,280 m (4,199 ft)|
Piancavallo is situated at 1,280 metres (4,199 ft) above sea level, at the foot of Monte Cavallo (2,251 m (7,385 ft)). The nearest railway station is that of Aviano, to which it is connected by regular bus services.
Piancavallo was created in the late 1960s, and was the first Italian ski resort with snowmaking facilities. Since the 1980s it has hosted several women's alpine skiing events in the World Cup, and a stage of the Giro d'Italia cycling race.
There are 24 km (15 mi) of alpine ski runs and 26 km (16 mi) of cross-country ski trails, 1.2 km (0.75 mi) of which are illuminated. There is an Ice Palace, sled dog trails, a snow park for children, and snowtubing.
Notes and references
- www.piancavallo.info Consorzio Piancavallo Turismo Alpenski