The nearest resort to Villa Rosa - only 30 minutes drive away - is Cerreto Laghi
(1,350m – 1,890m).
Cerreto Laghi is well worth a visit for a number of reasons. The Cerreto Laghi ski resort is located around a glacial Apennine lake which dates back to the Ice Age. At an altitude of 1344m, the centre of the resort is found at the foot of Monte La Nuda, a short distance from the Passo Del Cerreto. State of the art ski lifts ferry skiers to a variety of slopes, which include slopes for children and beginners to competitive slopes for experts (some of which are host to the National Italian Skiing Championships). The vast range of shops, restaurants, hotels and services which are a match for any town centre is another reason why Cerreto Laghi attracts skiers from all over Italy. Furthermore the resort is home to a modern ice rink with capacity for 3,000 skaters.
There is a Scuola di Sci (Ski School) to book lessons and skis are available to hire.
To see the latest snow at Cerreto Laghi from a webcam visit: http://www.appenninobianco.it/cerretolaghi/webcam_1.shtml
For further info on slopes, weather etc visit: http://www.skiinfo.com/destinations/detail.jsp?product.skiinfo.DESTID=EITCERRETOL
Ski Lifts: Five chair-lifts; three cable lifts
Capacity: 5,500 skiers an hour
Ski Runs: 20 km
Cross-country Skiing: 13 km
Ski Schools: down-hill
Artificial Snow Machines
Ice Skating Rink: capacity 3,000 total, 1,500 seated