Waaay up north near the French border you’ll find Limone. Some remember it for the breathtaking views of the French/Italian alps, but it will forever be known to me as the place where I was so hysterical when trying to learn to snowboard that I almost forgot to have fun. Oops.
Limone, Piemonte (or Piedmont) is a popular location for snowboarding and skiing, though as mentioned in Chapter 5, we decided against staying there since it’s not only super touristy, but also overpriced (when compared with smaller nearby towns). Instead we stayed in our cute little place in Vernante and drove less than 10 minutes each day to the embarrassingly small “learners” slope. Which I can tell you, DID NOT feel that small when I was standing on it, trying to get the courage to go down!
Anyway, not much to say except that, like everywhere in Italy, Limone is gorgeous and worth a visit. Particularly if you’re wanting to try snowsports for the first time and require a slope that won’t result in you being yelled at for holding up the ski lift. (Saving THAT story for another day.) Enjoy! x
Don’t be fooled by this smile. My lessons weren’t all rainbows and butterflies!
Very lucky that I have a patient partner. I don’t think I could have coped with the screaming, short-tempered snowboarding teachers I saw!