Visitor reviews for Terminillo Ski Resort
Ski Resort Rating: Rate Terminillo
December 25, 2011
voitek from United Kingdom
Skiing in Italy. My Terminillo review:
Terminillo is fantastic for families with children. My twins had their first skiing experience age 3 on the slope between La Piccola Baita restaurant and ski school. We kept coming back every year after Christmas. The place is much smaller, cheaper, more relaxed and less overcrowded than resorts in French or Italian Alps. We usually go for a private flat rental. My kids' first skiing lesson (age 5) with the English speaking Italian skiing instructor Massimo delighted them as well as us, parents. After the first day's 10min test when they could barely demonstrate a basic shaky plough the instructor said that they were good enough to go on the red run (not as steep or long as those in France or Austria). He really performed an impossible task - took two kids, without poles, down the red run with just a handful of falls. And promptly repeated this a few times. The success was mainly down to his brilliant instruction and fantastic skill with kids. My twins made absolutely astonishing progress. Learnt basics in 3 days, or you could say in a matter of hours. They consolidated this and took it a few steps further in subsequent years with the same instructor. My wife and me took advantage now and then and had a blast down the higher red and black runs.
Terminillo is just over two hours drive from Rome. You may need chains or a four-wheel drive car with winter tyres to negotiate the last few kilometres of the, often snowy, road (there are police car checks). Park in front of ski hire place with the first kiddie belt ski lift just a short walk away. Hire the skis and boots and up you go to the ticket kiosk. Take the belt lift up. From the top of it you can take shortcut to Carbonaia run. Italians are lovely and very helpful, the food is very nice and not too expensive. Terminillo is a well kept secret, so make sure you don't talk about it. :)
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November 07, 2011
Peter Smith from United Kingdom
Visited this resort along with Ovindoli over Christmas and New Year in 2010-11. Though snow was slightly scarce (about a 10cm base and 25cm of fresh-my old snowboard's base suffered a few gouges). I really liked this small steep resort. Only the Carbonale (which has a nice bowl/natural half pipe running just adjacent/underneath it), Cardito Sud and Terminilluccio lifts were running. Both the Cardito Sud and Terminilluccio lifts had open areas to snowboard in and lower down some trees to snowboard between. It is worth hiking away from lifts to find some fresh snow. Was very disappointed they didn't open the lift to the highest point as that is probably the steepest section of the resort.
January 07, 2011
Filiberto from United Kingdom
Hey folks! still surprised i'm the only comment on this one! haloo hallooo? Is anyone else there? ;)
December 19, 2007
filiberto from United Kingdom
After a very steep drive up from Rieti, you go from 450 metres to 1800 in 15 minutes you get to this resort built by the will of Mussolini some time ago. The mountain looks very alpine and you see above the trees the rocky slopes going up quickly to the 2240 metres of the tops. Some interesting short steep runs makes such a close resort to Rome an interesting skiing trip, mind it can get very windy up on this mountain. When there is fresh snow you can find few lines through the trees and this is probably the best place on the Italian Appennine for cross-country skiing. This makes the very big community of professional sport people of Rieti very happy. There is a keen Italian Alpine Skier Club (Club Alpino Italiano or C.A.I.) climbing the mountain all the time here and few people go away from the pistes to climb the mountain on their skies and descending from the tops through all the snow months. Few restaurants and hotels can accommodate you up here and also a couple of clubs organize some parties.