Day 2 and 3: Snow activities
With 11 loops for more than 80 km of total runs, among forests, streams and romantic little bridges, Cogne is the undisputed queen of cross-country skiing. In addition, a small, family-friendly area of five runs served by a treadmill, two chairlifts, and a gondola, reaches an altitude of 2,252 meters, for skiing without queues and waits at lifts within the Gran Paradiso National Park, where close encounters with ibex, chamois, and stoats are the order of the day. For those who don't like to ski, miles of groomed trails allow for pleasant walks in the snow, on foot or by horse-drawn sleigh, and snowshoeing with nature guides both day and night will allow encounters with the park's wildlife.
If you love culture and traditions, don't miss La Maison de Cogne Gérard Dayné, an old rural house dating back to the 17th century and evidence of the "wood and stone" architecture typical of the Cogne Valley.Its recovery as an ethnographic museum enhances its signs testifying to the organization of the family, the agrarian and forestry environment, common objects and sacred art, beliefs and legends allowing for a deeper understanding of the places and the history of the community. The guided tour, in addition to highlighting the architecture of the Maison, offers a narrative of "life in the olden days," helping to understand how our ancestors used the spaces of the house and how they lived and survived in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Relaxation in the spa before dinner in the mountain restaurant Le Bar du Fromage. Overnight stay.