The Campo Imperatore “Lo Zio” hostel, at an elevation of 2115 meters, is the highest hostel in the entire European continent and deserves to be visited.
The Campo Imperatore “Lo Zio” hostel is a totally restored historical building that boasts the latest technologies and is situated right beside the arrival point of the new cableway.
A museum including old cable cars pays tribute to the funicular arrival station that, prior to 1988, had been at the site where the hostel is today.
The main entrance of the hostel is directly connected to the funicular station by a tunnel leading to the recently restored ski resort.
Once you here, you can wake up and take your skiing equipment right outside your door and find yourself on breathtaking trails that can satisfy the taste of any alpine skier.
In the summertime, the landscape is more easily traversed and luxuriant and there are trails leading to many peaks along the massif: Corno Grande, Corno Piccolo, Monte porcella, Monte Aquila, Monte Scindarella, Monte S. Franco, Pizzo Cefalone, Monte Corvo, Pizzo d’Intermesoli, Monte Brancastello, Monte Prena e Monte Camicia.
Furthermore, it is possible to reach two of the main shelters in the surroundings: The Duca degli Abruzzi (2388 MASL on the top of Monte Portella, close to the main peaks of the massif and Corno Grande) and the Garibaldi (2230 masl on the borders of Campo Pericoli in the area called The Golden Basin).