Ski Areas of Abruzzo
Of all the ski areas of Abruzzo, Roccaraso most well known and popular ski resort, and also its biggest. Much investment has been ploughed into the area in recent years to create a modern lift system and state of the art snowmaking technology. The Roccaraso ski area now offers over 110kms of linked up skiing with wide open slopes and plenty of variety for all level of skier.
In addition to a lively town centre with its hotels, shops, bars and restaurants, facilities also include an ice stadium. There is a ski bus to run you to the slopes at Aremogna and Pizzalto.
Ovindoli is a pretty town perched on a hill with panoramic views of the mountain in all directions. However, the Ovindoli ski area is called Monte Magnola and offers roughly 25km of fantastic skiing for all abilities.
The town itself is about 3 km from the ski slopes and there is a scheduled bus service that runs between the two points. Ovindoli is located within the boundaries of the pristine beauty of the Sirente Velino Regional Park, a protected area of about 500 square kilometres/220 square miles.
There is one ski pass covering the two areas of Campo Felice and Ovindoli called the Ski Pass dei Parchi and its an easy drive between to two ski areas.
The wide Campo Felice base is gently sloping and is ideal for beginner skiers. Ski school meets here and a number of green and blue runs are accessible from the base area lifts.
Several intermediate runs (designated blue and red) fan across both sides of the mountain. The longest descent – Degli Innamorati – is a thigh burning 2.5 km.