For those travelling from the regions of Molise or Campania, Roccaraso appears like a gateway to the high plain of the Cinque Miglia. Today, Roccaraso with its extensive ski district, represents one of central Southern Italy's most prestigious and best equipped winter tourist destinations.
From the slopes at quota 1000mt to the dizzying heights of Aremogna and Pizzalto where the height above sea level rises from 1500 to as many as 2140 meters, modern ski lifts and perfectly maintained slopes for every level of competence ensure a steady flow of visitors; as do the competitions of national and international importance regularly held here.
From Roccaraso, the ski resorts of Rivisondoli, Pescocostanzo and Pescasseroli are all within easy reach. Roccaraso provides a great number of leisure facilities, from ice skating and hockey rinks to indoor swimming pools, bowling pitches and cinemas. The town's principal shopping streets are lined with boutiques, bars, and restaurants, the latter serving typical cuisine of the Abruzzo.