Had a great ski holiday here in Feb 2010 with my son (adult, so he says) when the snow was at its best.
The hotel is comfortable and provides adequate food in the restaurant with plenty to choose from in a buffet style, so eat as much as you want and what you like.
There is a bus service from the front door of the hotel which also picks you up at the dropoff point. This said you can ski back to the hotel when conditions are good, it is though off piste and should only be attempted if yhou are confident, although it is short and not difficult. (Glyn the rep had been there 10 weeks and was unaware of this route). We did this every day after finding it on the first day - many followed after we laid tracks. Walk across the road from the bus stop towards the ski kindergarden then skis on and bear left through the trees and around the other buildings (stay close to them), cant really get lost.
Glyn was efficient in delivering Crystal info which had been prepared for him, but to think outside that box was impossible for him it would seem.
Lets get out of the way that walk to the first ski lift in Sansicario - its a pain. Bus drops you off on the main road then you walk up a snowy ramp onto the lower piste then WALK UP THE SKISLOPE to the lift. (I hate walking in skiboots). Rucksack and trainers for me. I would say that it is 150 yds at least of uphill trek, never seen the like before.
Having said all this dont be put off its a good skiing base for the Milky Way as you are placed in the middle of the system and benefit from quiet lifts to the other places. The skiing was great in all directions, although iot is quite a trek to Montgenvre and back but still better than the organised trip. One point, watch the closing times of the last couple of lifts back down to the valley (ride down) before linking upto Sansicario.
Nice rooms, good swimming pool, hot tubs and secure locker room.
We experienced problems getting our flight home due to snow, incompetent bus driver and decisions made by 'our Glyn'. We ended up in Newcastle instead of Bristol, oh dear.
Very difficult to get provisions for the week, such as drinks, chocolate and snacks as there is only a small tobaconist in the village with very limited supplies. Skiing times did not suit going into the shops of the other resorts to get such things. Nothing happens in Sansicario in the evenings but we were not looking for or expecting that. Low cost cards for internet connection at the hotel. Pay for however minutes and use at anytime ie hour today, 5 mins next day etc.
Good value ski holiday.
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