I spent a week snowboarding with 5 of my girlfriends some 9 years ago. The decision to choose snowboarding over skiing was purely down to the fact that myself and Lisa could ski well and the other 4 had never skied so we figured we’d all try something different – disaster. Nine years is a…
Feeling very self righteous on New Year’s Day we ventured out at around 10am to almost empty and perfectly groomed slopes. No queues on the lifts, empty bars and restaurants and no queues for the toilets either, so worth going to bed just after midnight.
We are staying in THE posh hotel of the resort, the Grand Hotel Miramonti, it’s about as close as you can get to the slopes, the food at supper is generally fabulous, the breakfast is best described functional.
First day in the resort and the hell that is ski hire shop, doesn’t change, it’s still hell, expect the worst and if it’s better then you have a bonus, nuff said.
Flight from Gatwick to Verona at 6.30am, check in 4.30am, get up at 2am to leave at 2.30am, pretty standard timing for ski holidays. However with the weather forecast of heavy rain and high winds we took a last minute decision to take advantage of Crystal Ski’s day before check in option.
First week skiing as a family ever, in Passo Tonale, Italy with Crystal ski. Days before children we used to spend most of our holidays skiing, usually 2 weeks a year, Christmas and again end of season and a weekend too, so we were pretty good skiers.