Winter sports season on Mount Etna, the southernmost ski area in Europe, is between December and April. Those who ski here have a magnificent view over the east coast of Sicily and two options. Nicolosi offers just under 9 km of downhill skiing and 10 km of cross-country trails while Linguaglossa offers five T-bar lifts with smaller slopes and 16 km of cross-country trails. From there, it is only 28 km to the seaside resort of Taormina. However, we do not recommend a dip in the sea before April.