Winter activities and sports

Winter activities and sports can be perfectly combined in the region on Lake Maggiore with the mild climate and Mediterranean atmosphere. Wade through the snow in the morning and enjoy the last rays of sunshine on the lake promenade under palm trees in the afternoon.

Winter activities and sports

The Lake Maggiore region is known for its mild climate even during the winter months. This makes it the perfect place to practice sports outdoors in nature all year round and enjoy over 2,300 hours of sunshine. Thanks to the diversity of the region, Lake Maggiore also offers a wide range of snow activities. A destination to explore and experience!

In just a few minutes by cable car from the centre of Locarno you can reach the local mountain of Locarno, Cardada-Cimetta. A popular excursion destination with a unique panorama of the lake and the surrounding mountain ranges. A stone's throw away is the idyllic ski resort of Bosco Gurin. Small but nice - snow sports enthusiasts will be delighted. 

Mogno and Alpe Neggia will delight the ski cracks of tomorrow and little sledge fans with their small lifts. The region is also home to three official snowshoe trails run by SwitzerlandMobility through enchanting forests covered deep in snow and three cross-country ski trails to glide over the sparkling white carpet.

There are several possibilities to do pirouettes on the ice, such as in Ascona, Prato Sornico or Sonogno. The many winter hiking trails invite you to enjoy a leisurely winter walk or, if there is little snowfall, you can even practice MTB or trail running at lower altitudes all year round. And if you think that golf is only something for the summer, you are mistaken - because here you can work on your perfect swing during the whole 12 months.

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