1,325m – 2,142m
The ski area of Roccaraso, otherwise known as the Skipass Alto Sangro, is the best known of the Abruzzo resorts and has no less than 120 km of piste for you to enjoy (including 8 km at Pescocostanzo). In fact, Roccaraso is Italy’s fifth biggest ski area and at weekends is very popular with skiers and non-skiers alike from Naples. During the week, on the other hand, the pistes are blissfully quiet and you certainly won’t suffer the queues of some of the better known resorts of the Alps. In Roccaraso they take great pride in keeping their pistes in beautiful condition and they are always well groomed. Many are covered by the latest snow-making technology even though the snow record in the Appenines is excellent.
Modern, high speed chair lifts access the area from the bases at Aremogna, Pizzalto and Monte Pratello. Many of the runs will take you through beech forests that give this area such a distinctive character. The majority of runs are intermediate but there are some great beginners’ slopes too at each of the base areas.
The closest airports to Roccaraso are Pescara and Naples, with Rome a little further away, and airport transfers can be arranged.
Enjoy this short video taken above Rocca di Mezzo showing the wide high plain and the nearby mountains of the Abruzzo Apennines.
Its hard to imagine that there can be so much snowfall and skiing so close to Rome, which is about 90 mins away by road. By the same token, Pescara, on the Adriatic coast is just over an hour away, with Naples about two hours distant.
|Altitude||1,325 m – 2,142 m|
|Average Annual Snowfall||350 cm|
|Km of Pistes||110 km|
|No of Lifts||24|
|6 Day Adult Ski Pass||€180|
|Off Piste||Ski touring|
|Snow Making||about 50% of pistes|
|Terrain Park||Alien Park Snowpark at nearby Pescocostanzo|