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Karpenisi Resort Guide

The Karpenisi resort guide summary is: Karpenisi has 7 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 380m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 11 trail at Karpenisi.


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Karpenisi Resort Guide

The Karpenisi resort guide summary is: Karpenisi has 7 lifts within its terrain that is suitable for intermediate and advanced levels. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 380m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 11 trail at Karpenisi.

Vertical:

Top: 2219m
Arrow
380m
Bot: 1839m

Best for:

Advanced level skier
Intermediate/
Advanced

Trails:

11
10%
60%
30%

Hectares of Ski:

Snowmaking: —

Karpenisi Lifts:

  • drag lift icon3
  • ski lift icon4
  • cablecar icon0
Total lifts = 7
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Visiting Karpenisi

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Karpenisi.

  • Season opens
  • Season closes
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    — | —
  • Nearest Airport
    Athens
  • Nearest Train Station
    Lamia
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone
    +30 0237-23506

Karpenisi Features

The terrain at Karpenisi includes:

  • Halfpipes
    0
  • Terrain Parks
  • X-Country
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Karpenisi resort?

Καρπενήσι (Karpenisi) is a small town located in a remote area of the Pindos Mountains, roughly half way between Lamia Λαμία (78km) and Agrinio, 284km from Athens (Αθήνα). The area, Evritania, has been likened to a little Switzerland and with good reason. Majestic craggy limestone mountains tower over rustic villages where steep roofs indicate how snowy winters can be. The smallish Velouchi ski area is 11km from Καρπενήσι (Karpenisi) and comprises 11 pistes between 1840m and 2220m, served by 7 lifts and high enough to be snowsure. Skiing is suitable for mixed abilities, especially intermediates. There is a ski school and a cafeteria, but little else off-slope on the mountainside above Καρπενήσι (Karpenisi).


Explore Karpenisi Location Map

Interactive Karpenisi trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Karpenisi?

FebruaryAverage: 3.8 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Karpenisi is week 2 of February. There are typically 3.8 snowy days during this week with 38cm of snowfall. Check out the Karpenisi Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Karpenisi

Overall: 3.9 Based on 35 votes and 13 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.1
  • Variety of pistes 3.8
  • Off-piste 4.0
  • Scenery 4.5
  • Apres-Ski 4.1
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Michalis from United Kingdom writes:

This is a relatively small resort with great potential and, for its size, it has a wide range of slopes from beginner to difficult and some off-piste thrown in. The runs tend to be of average length. Snow conditions tend to be surprisingly good given the geographical latitude it lies at.

It is situated in a very mountainous area in central/western Greece with beautiful forests and a has a strong regional character. Views from the slopes are really impressive.

Here comes the "but": the resort suffers from an old lift system and sometimes an erratic schedule of days when it's open vs closed; suffices to say that in February 2018 a group of us visited the resort twice during the month. At the first visit, the snow conditions were average and the resort was open but the lifts leading to the challenging pistes were not operating. In late February 2018 there was a lot of snowfall. That resulted in excellent snow conditions but the resort remained shut at least 2 days after the last snowfall despite the fact the road had been opened and there was abundant sunshine. No credible reason was given and even the staff at the hotel where we stayed at were surprised.

With some investment in the lift system and an improvement in the management of the resort one can but hopeful that Velouchi / Karpenissi resort will realise its full potential and develop into one of the best in South Eastern Europe. For that to happen management and the local government have to apply persistent efforts and understand the gem they have got in their hands.

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