Overlooking the valley of Niolu and surrounded by the enchanting setting of the Valdoniello forest, the Vergio ski resort (“Verghju” in Corsican), the oldest resort, was like a haven of peace, set amid the laricio pine trees. Up to 2,000 skiers every weekend were enjoying the softness of the snow. Unfortunately, this previous sentence is using the past, because since 1963, date of the creation of the station by Jeannot Luciani (also owner of the hotel restaurant of Castel), the equipment did not evolve, was expensive to maintain, to bring back to norms and were thus abandoned and completely removed in 2007. Today the station has found a boom with the installation of downhill bike. And recently, the Mountain Corse League of the French Federation of Mountain and Climbing organized the “Hivernales”, a free weekend oriented on the introduction to the practice of winter mountain sports: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and hiking, dog sledding, igloo building, mountaineering, mountain rescue and introduction to meteorology. Vergio lends itself well to its exceptional location and infrastructure adapted to the reception of the public (accommodation, catering, technical premises and snowfields already developed). Here again, the Vergio pass is one of the GR20 stages and the village continues to live thanks to the hikers who come across.
A positive window on the future: the grandchildren of the original creator of the resort decided to take over consider, subject to possible funding, to rehabilitate equipment and recreate a dynamic in this beautiful resort. A boon for all Corsican, located halfway between Calvi and Ajaccio, on the border of the two departments.