Piancavallo

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Piancavallo
Piancavallo in winter.
Piancavallo in winter.
Piancavallo is located in Italy
Piancavallo
Piancavallo
Location in Italy
LocationDolomites, Italy
Nearest cityPordenone
Coordinates46°5′19″N 12°35′44″E / 46.08861°N 12.59556°E / 46.08861; 12.59556Coordinates: 46°5′19″N 12°35′44″E / 46.08861°N 12.59556°E / 46.08861; 12.59556
Vertical  971 m (3,186 ft)
Top elevation2,251 m (7,385 ft)
Base elevation1,280 m (4,199 ft)
Runs18

Piancavallo is a ski resort in the Dolomites of northern Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Aviano, in the province of Pordenone in Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

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.

History[edit]

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.

Skiing[edit]

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[edit]

External links[edit]

  • [1] Consorzio Piancavallo Dolomiti Friulane