East of Rome and south of Pescara in the Appennines, the Pescocostanzo Mountain Resort has 8 pistes served by 3 lifts. While it is best known as a family-friendly beginners area, there is also some off-piste freeriding to be found in the Artva snowfields. The best Pescocostanzo snowboarding can usually be found during the months of February and March.
The Pescocostanzo ski area is part of SkiPass Alto Sangro ski arena which covers over 100km of pistes. It includes the other ski areas of Pescasseroli and Roccaraso.
The Appennine Mountains are known for their heavy, wet snow which lasts throughout the winter. In particular, they are known for their unusually deep, record-setting snowfalls that usually come annually in March. The Appennines are home to over 25 ski areas with most of them being very family-friendly.
To reach the snowboarding at Pescocostanzo by air, you will want to fly into Aeroporto Internazionale d'Abruzzo (PSR) in Pescara on the eastern Adriatic Sea coast. There are several international flights into Pescara and intercountry flights from Rome. While you could fly to Rome and rent a car, those heavy snowfalls make driving unexpectedly difficult. From the airport in Pescara, some of the resort hotels do provide a complementary shuttle bus.
Overall, Pescocostanzo is the 38th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 56 snowboarding resorts in Italy. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Pescocostanzo including Prati di Tivo, Prato Selva, Pescasseroli, Ovindoli Monte Magnola, Campo Imperatore and Scanno Monte Rotondo.
Local Contacts: Pescocostanzo ski area +39-0864-841213 ; Abruzzo Promozione Turismo +39-085-429-001.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Luxury Loding: Hotel Vallefura
Reference Source: click here http://www.pescocostanzoresort.com/
PDF Map: click here
GPS: 41.88826, 14.058135
Date Published: 1/4/2016
Date Updated: 9/5/2019
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