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Visitor reviews for Val Gardena Ski Resort
January 08, 2005
Bob Small from United Kingdom
Spent Xmas/New year 2004 in Selva.
Pistes are very well groomed and definately on the intermediate side (reds are on the easy side IMO, blacks weren't overly steep) - although we had a dump before we arrived, the base of artificial snow meant that all pistes were open immediately after the first snowfall in a month!
As mentioned above, the Luis Keller in Selva is a good laugh - but the apres ski is definately on the quiet side for someone used to St Anton! The Umbrella Bar in St Cristina is a good laugh - don't be put off by its smallish size (a good blast down the downhill course prepares you for the WeissBeir!)
On the downside, we experienced the worst hostility to boarders that we've seen for a good few years.
November 23, 2003
bob from United Kingdom
i traveled to this resort in 92 on my third ever week in the mountains and i was not dissapointed, the scenery is second to none and the pistes were perfect for an early intermediate. The sella ronda was the highlight of the week as it was easily within my ability and gave a sense of achievement when completed. We met some good people and shared some good laughs (one skier was unlucky and broke his hip on the first day) the bars are tremendous fun the best being Doug and Dagies and go to the Luis keller to watch mad dancing Austrians still in their ski boots at 11pm ! The only drawback of this resort is its snow reliability but the snow making and piste grooming are very good. It is worth a trip to enjoy the scenery as the dolomites are among the most stunning mountains you will ever see.