ZEITGEIST GALLERY. APRICA. ITALY.
In the small alpine town of Aprica, snow blanketed mountains attract skiers and snowboarders from both the local area and overseas. Tiny tots in stylish snow-gear whizz down the slopes with all the skill of well seasoned professionals, often putting the adults to shame.
Independent shops, pizzerias and ski-hire stores line the main street, reinforcing the feeling that without the tourism brought by the mountains, nobody would come at all. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though. Aprica is the perfect peaceful alternative to the larger, overcrowded resorts.
For beginner/intermediate skiers and boarders, the pistes offer plenty of room (both in size and vacancy) to hone your skills. On the other hand, those of more advanced level may find Aprica quite limiting.
Either way, the locals are friendly, the food is of typically high Italian standard, and all of the hotels are within walking distance of the slopes. It’s a great little place, as long as you don't mind giving up a wild nightlife in return for a chilled-out experience and stunning views.