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Visitor reviews for Kronplatz Ski Resort
March 15, 2013
Dennis A from United Kingdom
Lovely resort. Great snow, good value and very few English people. All staff at resort and in restaurants on pistes helpful and food is relatively good value; plentiful tasty food on slopes. The resort works hard to keep pistes in excellent condition.
I would definitely go again but more advanced skiers will find this one resort more limiting so should get the Superski pass for an extra £30 per week to allow them to go to other nearby resorts as well.
Overall: 4.1. Based on 11 votes and 4 reviews. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Kronplatz.
Public Transport: 4.1
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Kronplatz, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Kronplatz, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.9
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.1
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Kronplatz.
Ski in/Ski out: 3.6
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Kronplatz, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Kronplatz is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Kronplatz relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.7
(1) There are no snow groomers at Kronplatz, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Kronplatz are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Kronplatz is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 3.6
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Kronplatz, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 4.3
(1) Kronplatz usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.7
(1) The staff at Kronplatz are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Kronplatz are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.3
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.9
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.3
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Kronplatz has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Kronplatz, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 4.4
(1) Not even a kicker at Kronplatz, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Kronplatz, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Kronplatz has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.6
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 3.7
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 3.9
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.3
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.1
(1) Overall, Kronplatz is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.3
(1) Overall, Kronplatz is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
January 25, 2010
niiki from Slovenia
I would like to warn all the skiers not to book their holidays at an Apartment Unterberger in Kronplatz. The owner is a fraud. He robbed us for 350 EUR. We made a small damage on the door made from cardboard. I ckecked later and I found out that a new door of that kind should not cost more than 100 EUR. He told us that he will send us a bill when he fixes the door and return us any leftover money, but he never did so. When I called him about that problem he just shouted something at me and then hung up. Nevertheless, his wife is also very unfrendly. We were told, that check out time is at 10 a.m. but she told us, that it was at 9 a.m. and kicked us out even before 9.00 a.m. It is a horrible place to stay.
October 27, 2008
David S from United Kingdom
Went skiing in Kronplatz in the first week of Feb 2008. Snow making in resort is excellent so you will be guaranteed good skiing. Link to Sella Ronda via Alta Badia takes too long for it to be considered a linked resort. However, it is a hidden gem so is never too busy. Note there was only about 20 English people in resort when I was there and as such the language is not widely spoken.
February 19, 2008
Alison Vikis from Italy
Have just returned from Kronplatz where we had an excellent week. Kronplatz is a hidden gem as far as the UK market is concerned. It's not a massive area but there is certainly enough to keep most people entertained for a week, and the more adventurous have always got the option of visiting Alta Badia, via the link, for an away day. It's the best resort I've ever been to for facilities - there are no buttons or t-bars whatsoever and only a couple of chairs, and everything else is gondolas. The snow-making facilities are second to none and the slopes were kept in fantastic condition especially as there was no snow lower down the mountain! There are lots of blue runs and a few challenging blacks, only a couple of red runs, one of which is pretty gentle. It's very difficult to get lost as most of the resort runs are down one mountain with gondolas everywhere. The only problem with the resort is the fighting you have to do in the queues, with most of the other visitors being quite happy to push others around, batter you with their skis and occasionally give your children abuse if they are unlucky enough to get in their way! However, all the staff / locals were lovely and I will definitely be returning.