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Visitor reviews for Passo Lanciano - Majelletta Ski Resort

April 09, 2009
Sean from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am a beginner and have only ever skied here, so I am unable to to compare Passo Lanciano - Majelletta very effectivly. However, I will say a few things: * For me, the slopes were excellent especially one of the blue ones that goes down a long and leisurely route with jumps and off-piste divertions everywhere. * I was able to ski down the reds relatively pain free despite the snowboarders having carved holes in the snow; I was told by an experienced skier with whom I was skiing that the reds here were much like blues that he had experienced elsewhere. * Be aware that the lifts are owned separately and so be careful to choose which slopes you want to do before hand or else you may find yourself not being able to do the slopes you wanted to do. N.B - if you are sking on the lower level, the chair lift will take you to all the lower slopes, and so is a good one to take. Enjoy the skiing and the breathtaking views at Passo Lanciano - Majelletta.
November 26, 2008
judy and james marston from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great little ski resort. I am a rubbish beginner but once we were up the top via chairlift I had a go at the blue run which is very picturesque, lined with pine trees and quite wide so I felt fairly safe. I had no choice anyway, as the chairlift won't take you back down, I was told to ski down, and if I got into trouble, they would send someone to rescue me. I managed it alright, and sure enough someone did come to check if I was ok halfway down. My husband is an excellent skier and had a go at several different runs which he said were good, but only for a weekend or a few days as they were not very varied. The resort is very Italian and you need to speak the language really to be able to ski here, unless you bring all your own equipment, then you won't need to ask for anything! The area at the bottom of the chairlift is great for sledging and is free to use, so great if there are some non-skiers in your party. It's also good for beginners like me to practice on before you go up the top. There are a couple of bars here as well. Go only in the week when the car park is empty as at weekends and holidays it's a nightmare; we went on New Years eve when the whole of Italy was at this resort and had to queue to get in the carpark for about 45 mins. The road leading up to it was also full, so be warned. We went back this year in Feb when everyone was at work, and it was great, we had the whole place to ourselves. If you're in the area it's definitely worth a visit. If you want more serious skiing in the area, try Roccaraso.
April 06, 2008
toby jones from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Some really good skiing to be had. Absolutely ideal for families with young children. Views are magnificent from the top piste and on a good day you can see the Adriatic sea. Try it, you will love it.
January 02, 2008
Gal from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Small but perfectly formed. All skiing is done through the trees and a lovely blue run should have most beginners skiing / boarding from top to bottom within a day or so. There are more challenging reds that will get your thighs burning between the three man chair lift and the blue but the most challenging run is the cleared path under the chair lift itself. There is a nursery slope at the top of the three man chair covered by a short drag lift. Also at the top is a small board park and at the bottom there is a snow park for the tots. There are a couple of hire shops at the bottom of the lifts and a number of bars and cafe's. This being Italy the slopes empty at 12.30 and the bars fill up. Weekends get busy but on weekdays you will the share the entire resort with a couple of hundred people. Very child friendly, all runs end up in the same place so very difficult to get lost. After a couple of runs my kids spent more time crashing about in the trees than they did in the piste. Not a week long destination but if you're in the area well worth a visit
December 17, 2007
Marc Woodward from Ski United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great skiing down through the beech trees with the leaves copper coloured against white snow and a blue sky! Nice gentle off-piste too.