To access the Riserva Bianca (White reserve), the district of the Vermenagna Valley, situated at the foot of Colle di Tenda, there are three “doors”: that of the Sole (Sun), in town, that of Tre Amis (Three friends), at Quota 1400 and that of the Alpe (Alp), at Limonetto. The town also offers access to the Maneggio area, dedicated to beginners. The Riserva Bianca (White reserve) can satisfy downhill skiing enthusiasts thanks to its 80 km of runs covered almost entirely by artificial snow systems and served by 16 lift systems, with stat-of-the-art telecabins and chair-lifts. The tracks vary in length and difficulty, with some runs designed for beginners and others which have hosted, among other things, the training sessions of the Italian and French national teams. The width of the runs makes them ideal for use by snowboarders, while those boarders who prefer to practise their acrobatic moves can do so in the 3500 square metres of the snowpark at Limonetto, equipped with half pipe, kickers, box and rails. A play park on the snow, with entertainment for young children can be found at Quota 1400, while numerous restaurant-chalets scattered across the slopes offer an excellent opportunity to relax, maybe enjoying the valley’s specialities.
Limone and Val Vermenagna also make the most of cross-country skiing, with two centres dedicated to this discipline, one at Panice Sottana and another at Vernante, which have approximately 9 and 10 km of tracks respectively. The valley also attracts large numbers of ski touring enthusiasts as it is able to offer numerous excursions of varying length and difficulty, on famous slopes and peaks: from Cima Fascia to Vallone San Giovanni with Cima Pepino, from which one can enjoy an enchanting view of the Piemonte plain, the Ligurian Sea and Corsica, from Rocca dell’Abisso to Monte Chiamossero and to Monte Creusa, descending into Val Grande di Vernante.