The resorts of Ovindoli and Campo Felice in the Apennine mountains would offer a combined ski area of approximately 870km (50 miles) of piste served by around 23 lifts giving an hourly uplift of 30,000 people. The maximum skiable vertical is 600m (1,900 ft) and there is good mix of terrain, backed up by snowmaking coverage which currently covers three quarters of terrain. The well established ski areas close to the Italian capital, Rome, have announced plans to link together at an unspecified date in the "near future" to create one of the largest ski areas in southern Europe. The two areas are about 100km (63 miles) from the Italian capital and are both very popular with Romans, especially at weekends. Ovindoli is the longer established, celebrating 50 years of skiing in 2009. The ski area is above the small but picturesque town, perched on the slopes of the Magnoli mountains There are the remains of local fortifications and a castle. Skiers have four chairs and two carpet lifts accessed by a new eight-passenger gondola. Campo Felice is a very modern and forward thinking resort with the latest snow-making and quad chairs. The wide variety of terrain within and above forested slopes includes an unusually high number of blacks.