Best Campo Imperatore Snowboarding

The 32nd most popular snowboarding destination in Italy.

  Appennines, Abruzzo, Italy


  September 5, 2019

Northeast of Rome and south of L'Aquila in the Appennines, the Campo Imperatore ski area has 7 pistes served by 4 lifts with a maximum vertical descent of 450m. The primary attraction is really the off-piste side-country and backcountry snowboarding for the expert riders. So come prepared to hike or splitboard. The main access is via the Gran Sasso cable car up to the ski area base. A downlift is also required to return to the parking area. The best Campo Imperatore snowboarding is during the months of February and March.

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.

This ski area is located south of Pescara. To reach the snowboarding at Campo Imperatore 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, Campo Imperatore is the 32nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 57 snowboarding resorts in Italy. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Campo Imperatore including Prati di Tivo, Prato Selva, Ovindoli Monte Magnola, Pescasseroli, Campo di Giove and Scanno Monte Rotondo.

Local Contacts:  Campo Imperatore ski area +39-0862-606143; Abruzzo Promozione Turismo +39-085-429-001.

Best Season:  Jan. - Mar.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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PDF Map:  click here

GPS:  42.44279, 13.559275

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  9/5/2019

ID:  24675

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