The region of Abruzzo in Italy is a beautiful and captivating part of the country. Its mountain landscape lends to the aesthetics and it is especially true during the Winter. The area receives heavy and lasting snowfall every year, making it a true marvel as well as a haven for skiing. If you are an avid skier, then read further, we will list some of the great areas in Abruzzo to visit.
Known as one of the largest ski areas in the Alto Sangro area, Roccaraso has over 110km of groomed pistes and is popular during the Italian holiday season. The mountain is accessible to skiers of all levels to enjoy, from green slopes to black slopes which is for those who are top notch experts on skis. In numbers, there are 10 black trails for experts, 26 red trails for intermediate skiers, 28 blue trails for easy runs and four green trails for beginners. There is also a 27km trail for cross country skiers. Besides skiers, those interested in snowboarding will find a variety of snow and terrain parks in Roccaraso.
Castel di Sangro
Another popular skiing destination is not far from Roccaraso and its called Castel di Sangro and is part of the Alto Sangro area. It is found halfway down Italy and is also known for more than just a ski destination, but also for its amazing vistas. You will have no trouble finding a ski equipment rental service and a ski pass sales point. At Castel di Sangro, there are plenty of opportunities to socialise with other ski enthusiasts, at restaurants and bars, after a hard day out on the slopes.
Avid skiers and snowboarders will love the slopes of Campo Felice which is found in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo. They have 5,6km of ski routes and more than 30km of slopes to entertain thrill seekers during the holiday season. Those who want to admire amazing views can journey up to the peak of Monte Rotondo where they can view the Majella, Velino, Duchessa, Sirente and Gran Sasso.