Take to the Pistes

Abruzzo and Molise might lack the glamour of the northern Alps, but skiing is enthusiastically followed and there are numerous resorts in the high places of Abruzzo (and, to a lesser extent, Molise). Bank on about €38 for a daily lift pass.

  • Campitello Matese In Molise's Monti del Matese, Campitello offers 40km of pistes, including 15km for cross-country skiers.
  • Campo di Giove At the foot of the Parco Nazionale della Majella, this resort offers Abruzzo's highest skiing, at 2360m.
  • Campo Felice A small resort 40km south of L'Aquila with 40km of pistes (30km downhill, 10km cross-country).
  • Campo Imperatore Twenty-two kilometres of mainly downhill pistes and more than 60km of cross-country trails in the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga.
  • Ovindoli Monte Magnola One of Abruzzo's biggest ski resorts, with 30km of downhill pistes and 50km of cross-country trails.
  • Pescasseroli A popular outpost deep in the Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo with 30km of downhill slopes.
  • Pescocostanzo Good for ski hiking as well as downhill skiing. It's celebrated for its medieval architecture.
  • Roccaraso-Rivisondoli Near Pescocostanzo, this is one of the best-equipped resorts, with 28 ski lifts, two cable cars and more than 100km of ski slopes.