Based in the heart of the Natural Park of the Maritime Alps, in a natural basin among peaks of over 3000 m, the Centro di Sci Nordico Gelas (Gelas Nordic Ski Centre) with its 35 km of cross-country ski trails is a  perfect place also for high-level skiers.
The Gesso valley is  a well preserved area thanks to the fact that in the second half ot the XIX century was a Royal Game Reserve. In summer it offers a wonderful range of excursions among alpine hamlets and the thermal baths at Terme di Valdieri.

35 km of cross-country ski trails and 5 different runs: 3 km = very easy (1 green trail), 5 km = easy (1 blue trail), 23 km = medium (2 red trails) and 4 km = difficult (1 black trail).
Info: Centro Fondo Gelas, via del Mulino n. 1 - Entracque, ph. +39 0171 978 073, +39 335 5931 749,  centrofondo@entracque.org - www.scifondoentracque.it

- The Scuola Sci Alpi Marittime offers experienced ski instructors that can help anyone to approach the cross-country ski world, ph. +39 0171 978 049.
- The Scuola Sci Entracque offers a learning method based on fun and passion for sport that is good also for children.


There are a lot of trails around the village of Entracque that make people discover the beauty of the Natural Park of the Maritime Alps even in winter; every year the Park - together with the associations Ecoturismo in Marittime and GESAM - organizes a rich calendar of guided excursions.

Centro Sci di Fondo Gelas - ph. +39 0171 978 068, gesam@entracque.orgwww.scifondoentracque.it
- Autobus Cuneo-Entracque: www.benese.it
Equipment hire
At the 2 Tony Sport shops: 
- Rostagno Sport Noleggio Sci Discesa, via S. Lucia n. 12 - ph. +39 0171 978 333 -  tonisport@tiscali.it
- Noleggio sci di fondo, via Resistenza 1 -  ph. +39 0171 978 036