Baby, it’s cold outside

Lately, I’ve wanted nothing more than to have a picnic lunch in the park under the warm Roman sun. Sadly, it’s February and it’s cold. Now don’t get me wrong: I LOVE the cold. I grew up in Maine where we have two seasons, winter and July. Cold is my pal. In Rome, however, it’s a different cold. It’s humid and no matter how many layers you pile on, it somehow finds its way deep into the core of your bones.

So my only remedy for this kind of cold is to seek out the other kind of cold…

Skiing. The reason that winter exists.

When you think of Rome, you don’t usually associate it with winter sports. But just a couple hours outside the city (and a funicular ride up a mountain) you can find multiple slopes for skiing and snowboarding.

The photo above was taken at Ovindoli, about a two-hour drive east of Rome. Skiing is much cheaper here than in the US. I paid about 30euro for a day pass, and I rented skis AND boots for a grand total of 15euro.

Another ski area close to Rome is Campo Felice.

When you break for lunch or a rest on the slopes, something you must try is vin brulè (hot wine with spices). It guarantees to warm you up! But be forewarned…

Know any other good mountains close to Rome? Leave a comment!

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One Response to Baby, it’s cold outside

  1. Jasmine says:

    If you add a -jor to the end of that Me and my husky could totally agree with you…. Skijoring is definitely (one of) the reasons winter exists.
    When are you coming up to experience cold Alaska style??

    FYI to all those who don’t know… Skijoring is being pulled by a dog on skis… Think cross country skiing with dog attached to haress around humans waist and pulling human at dog speeds… Not so great on mountains tho…

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