Skiing is becoming increasingly popular in this region, Basilicata has three different ski resorts which offer high quality slopes and facilities for all ages.
The resort of La Sellata-Pierfaone situated in the town of Abriola, only 24 km from Potenza, is the most popular resort due to its stunning location, breath-taking views and its well-equipped skiing centres. The resort has ten slopes which offer 8km of runs at an altitude ranging between 1350 and 1740 metres, four t-lifts and two chair-lifts, known as ‘Pierfaone’, which are 1500 meters in length and lead to the most difficult slopes. Additionally, the resort also features a cross-country circuit. ‘La Sellaata’ can be reached on a direct road from Potenza, which goes through Pignola.
Area Sirino is located in Lagonegro in the north of the region, 112km from Potenza. The mountain of Sirino-Papa Massif is the second highest peak in the Southern Apennines, standing at 2005m altitude and Mount Sirino at an altitude of 1900m. Area Sirino includes ski area Lago Laudemio (Lake Laudemio) and Conserva di Lauria. The resort offers alpine and cross-country ski slopes for all levels of experience, with several ski tows and a chair lift that reaches 1800 meters.
For beginners there is a well-equipped ski school. There is also an abundance of good restaurants and nice hotels in the surrounding towns which attract tourists to this resort.