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Roccaraso

1,325m – 2,142m

Roccaraso is the largest ski area in the Alto Sangro area which also includes nearby Pescocostanzo on the same lift pass. It also forms the biggest ski area in Central Italy and is in fact one of the biggest in the whole of Italy! There are over 110km of fantastic groomed pistes and state-of-the-art snowmaking facilities to rival many in Europe.

In the last couple of years there have been new additions to the lifts with a new gondola and a new chairlift meaning it’s even easier to reach the slopes, although Roccaraso is rarely busy outside Italian holiday season.

The mountain is great for all levels of skier with nursery slopes, easy blues, cruising reds and also some blacks for the experts.

Beginners and learners will love the 45km of green and blue runs in Roccaraso which vary in length from 100 m to 5 km. The ski school is excellent with several English speaking instructors and there are ski school meeting places and learner areas at the base of five chair lifts.

There are 25 red runs for intermediate skiers criss-crossing the mountain, totalling over 40 kms of piste and ranging in length from 1 km to 3 km.

Approximately  20 kms of piste on 11 designated runs await advanced skiers including steep, thigh burning runs down to Pizzalto and Lago d’Avoli. On a clear day, the run from the top station of Toppe del Tesoro brings into view the magnificent spectacle of the distant Gran Sasso, the highest peak in the Apennines.

For cross country skiers there are roughly 15km of groomed track at the base of the lifts near Pizzalto and nearby.

 

Altitude 1,325 m – 2,142 m
Average Annual Snowfall 350 cm
Km of Pistes 110 km
Easy Runs 29
Intermediate Runs 24
Advance Runs 18
Total Runs 71
No of Lifts 23
6 Day Adult Ski Pass €205
Off Piste Ski touring
Snow Making about 60% of pistes
Terrain Park Alien Park Snowpark at nearby Pescocostanzo
Mountain Restaurants 14