The most common destination for Athenians and closest to Athens, Mount Parnassos offers two independent ski centres at Fterolakka and Kellaria. It is only a two-hour drive from Athens, which is why it can get very busy during the peak season. The resorts are ideal for both advanced skiers and beginners, with 23 ski runs and courses almost 25 kilometres in length. There are 13 of the 16 downhill ski runs designated blue for beginners, ranging between 600 meters and 4,000 meters long. The three remaining ones are black and for professionals. Overall there are 13 ski lifts in the area, as well as skiing and snowboarding schools, shops, etc.