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3-5 Pigadia Ski Center - Vermio

Last Update: Nov 2013
Ski Center 3-5 PIGADIA , NAOUSSA , GREECE
Tel.: +30 23320 44981 , Fax: +30 23318 00688
Mobile: +30 6987-211766, 6947-935875, 6930-383850
E-mail:   , URL: http://www.3-5pigadia.gr
Operating period: 23Dec - 30Mar  

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Mountain: Vermio

Altitude: 1430 m up to 2005 m

3-5 Pigadia Ski Center is located on the western side of Vermio Mountain.

Slopes

Height difference: Minimun: 160 m Maximum: 575 m.

10 downhill slopes, of 8,6 km total length, out of which:

  • 1 black:
    • Filippos: Its length is about 2000 m and is considered to be the leading black slope in Greece. Of course, only the first 1300 meters of the total 2000 m is difficult, the remaining 700 m is blue. That slope isn't covered by artificial snow.
  • 4 red
    • Aristotelis 1: Great red slope 1900 m in length, certificated by the International Ski Federation (FIS) for performing European and World Championships. In this one the Greek Ski Federation commits of the Panhellenic Downhill Championships in all categories for the last 10 years. Artificial snow cover that slope in its total lenght.
    • Aristotelis 2: Red slope 750 m in length, served by sliding lift and located just below of the mountain’s top. Artificial snow cover that slope.
    • Aristotelis 3: This is the last part of Aristotelis 1, as it uses the last 850 m. Although, is considered as separate one because it has its lift. Artificial snow cover that slope in its total lenght.
    • Louki: This red slope 800 m in length lies to the right side of Aristotelis 2. Owes its call to its shape, is a real gully, starting from the top of the mountain and ending in the middle of the Paradise slope. After a recent widening, this is an excellent slope, with slight traffic. Thus, the total length is 1800 m.
  • 2 blue
    • Paradise: The real paradise for moderate skiers. Blue slope, 2500 m in length, the largest in Greece, in a oaks’ forest. Pleasant for most of the skiers. Entirely covered with artificial snow.
    • Philippe Back: Blue slope, 650 m in length, at the end of the Filippos’. Caution is needed in the start point because it is red, but after "paves" in a blue one. Served by its lift and artificial snow is used also ath that slope.
  • 3 green
    • Paradise Plateau: It is the last 400 m of Paradise slope, but is considered as separate one, because it has its lift. Excellent slope for beginners, as called green (easy). Advantage of this one is the artificial snow.
    • Beginners’: Two slopes right next to the parking lot, 180 m. in length each. One baby lift ensures the safe transfer of the beginners at slopes. It is worth to note that these two have a system of artificial snow, so they have snow throughout the ski season despite their low altitude.
  • Cross-country ski slopes:
    3-5 Pigadia Ski Center is also famous for its cross-country ski slopes. These are certificated by the International Skiing Federation (FIS)- Several International Championships took place here in the past. The elevation difference between them is 95m.
    • One of 3 km length.
    • One of 5 km in length.
    • One of 10 km length.

Lifts

  • 1 double seat aerial lift, 1500 m in length.
  • 4 one seat sliding lifts:
    • Aristotelis 1
    • Aristotelis 2 
    • Filippos 
    • Plateau
  • 1 baby-lift, 200 m in length.

Other facilities/services

  • 3-5 Pigadia Hotel, with 15 comfortable will operate soon within the ski center.
  •  Shelter of Hellenic Alpine Club of Naoussa, with a capacity of 30 beds, which is available only for teams.
  • Lift bar, is located close to double seat aerial lift.
  • Barbeque, operates beside the lift bar.
  • Chalet alt. 2005m, is located at the top of ski center and the acces is only by the double seat aerial lift.
  • Restaurant, will operate soon at the ground floor of the hotel.
  • 2 Ski schools.
  • Ski equipment rental stores.
  • Snowmobiles.
  • Football field, sized 100x64 m on turf.
  • Parking lot.
  • Parking lot for 85 trailers (with electricity).
  • Heliport.
  • Medical center - First-aid.

Operation period

3-5 Pigadia Ski Center facilities operate daily from December to March, 9 a.m to 4.00 p.m

Useful notes

  • The company Naousa Develompent of Ski S.A. has the exploitation and operation of the ski center for the 2012-2014.
  • Due to its excellent infrastructure, 3-5 Pigadia ski center, offers, except winter sports, a variety of activities (hiking, trekking, mountain biking, hang gliding, paragliding). It has also been established as preparedness center for many sports clubs, federations and national teams.
  • Artificial snow system: established on 2002, and allows continuous and uninterrupted snowing of slopes throughout the winter period, regardless of weather conditions. So for at least five months in winter there is the insurance that there will be permanent snow, which allows programming tourism and sports ski event.
  • Slopes’ formation & covering machines.

Executives & Departments

  • Managing Director:
    • Mr Alexnadros Noulikas

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