Easy Slopes (Blue): 8
Medium Slopes (Red): 12
Difficult Slopes (Black): 6
Nursery Slopes: 5 (2 in la Polsa)
Doorstep Skiing from Accommodation: Yes
Resort Height: 1300m
Top Station Height: 1583m
KM of Skiing: 40
Number of Lifts: 9
Coach from Calais: 17 hrs
Airport transfer (Verona): 1 hr
Your Club Europe lift pass covers San Valentino, La Polsa and Pra’ Alpesina with a combined 40 km of piste runs, mostly on wide open snowfields. The nursery slopes in both areas are in uncrowded snow bowls. Beginners make genuine, speedy progress on the 8 novice runs, whilst several long and wide blue runs give them the opportunity to become familiar with higher altitudes. Intermediates can clock up good mileage on a variety of medium grade runs, while the resort’s black runs (especially the brand new “Rosa del Sole”) are a challenge but not too intimidating.
The Club Europe ski team will help you put together a low-cost, easily supervised après ski programme. This can include instructor-led snowshoe descents, flood-lit ice-skating and a local meal in a mountain restaurant.
Hotel Bucaneve is located directly on the ski slopes, and is equipped with large rooms for evening activities. The indoor swimming pool is accessible directly from the rooms and there is convenient storage for skis and a tavern for musical evenings. Next to the hotel is a skating and skiing school, while the beginner's training ground and the bobsleigh and sledge track are just 100 meters away. The rental for the equipment is on the ground floor of the hotel.
Sarah Whitbread, London