High Altitude Resort
Set at 1,700 metres and with predominantly north facing slopes
Championship ski area
Was the venue for the 2005 Alpine World Ski Championships
Our hotel lies just 150 metres from the Paradiso chairlift
Our skiers love Santa Caterina – join us in this picturesque, high altitude resort with an exemplary snow record and where queues for the lifts are virtually unheard of!
Suitable for all skiers
Santa Caterina is a hidden gem. Set at 1,700 metres and with predominantly north facing slopes, this charming resort has an excellent season-long snow record.
Santa Caterina’s 2 distinct ski areas offer plenty of slopes for skiers of all abilities. There’s a well-placed beginner’s area at the base of the resort from where novice skiers can quickly progress to the summit of the resort, and the Santa Caterina Sun Bowl offers spectacular blue and red runs in an amazing landscape. The resort was the venue for the 2005 Alpine World Ski Championships, and has a run named after its local heroine Deborah Compagnoni, a triple Olympic gold medal winter. This piste is also floodlit at night for anyone wanting some picturesque night skiing!
Lying at one end of the Stelvio pass in the stunning Italian Alps, Santa Caterina remains a beautiful and traditional ski resort with its cobbled streets and virtually no traffic. Its quiet and compact nature means that everything is within easy walking distance, but despite its size, it still has a good selection of facilities and après-ski options on offer.
This comfortable, family-run hotel enjoys a peaceful setting in the resort with beautiful views of the Alps. It lies just 150 metres from the Paradiso chairlift and 600 metres from the resort’s new 8-seater gondola which can be reached using the resort’s ski bus.
Hotel facilities include a restaurant, a cosy bar and a wellness/beauty centre with sauna, solarium and hammam.
All the comfortable rooms feature satellite TV, safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi connection.
The transfer from Milan Airport to the hotel is approximately 4 hours, depending on weather and traffic.
You may either take group ski lessons, private ski lessons or form groups to enjoy exploring the slopes together. Whatever you preference your Tour Leader will be available to help organise your skiing.
Poor piste conditions can be hazardous to ski equipment as uncovered rocks and stones can easily scratch and damage skis and snowboards. We strongly recommend you inspect your ski hire equipment at the start of your holiday and agree the state of their condition with the ski hire suppliers, as clients are responsible for the care of their hired equipment and should this equipment be damaged the ski hire suppliers are within their rights to ask for a compensation payment.
This can be hired in the resort where you will be advised about the most suitable equipment for your standard of skiing. It is very important to have ski boots that are comfortable and fit well, so do not be afraid to keep going back and changing your boots until you get a good fit. For your safety, we advise that you wear a ski helmet wherever possible.
Low/medium/High Season – €178/ €189/€221 card (Santa Caterina only)
6 days/2 hours per day: €100 – €120 approx (subject to sufficient English speaking ski school numbers)
6 day ski hire: €110 advanced – €80 intermediate
6 day boot hire: €45 advanced – €30 intermediate
6 day helmet €15
On a skiing holiday, dress is generally very informal, the emphasis being on comfort and warmth. We recommend that you pack a pair of skiing trousers and warm ski jacket or a waterproof shell and separate fleece lining or an all-in-one ski suit. Thermal or silk underwear is recommended. Cotton/cotton mix roll necks, T-shirts or sweat shirts; several thin layers are better than one thick layer. Ski socks, ski gloves or mitts and a hat or headband are suggested. Where temperatures are expected to be well below zero, take a facemask or balaclava. Moon boots or waterproof walking shoes are a “must”. Suntan cream (high protective factor), lip salve, sunglasses and/or goggles are all very useful items to pack. Casual clothes are ideal for the evenings; it is unusual on skiing holidays to dress formally in the evenings.
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on. If you choose to have ski lessons, you may also like to thank your ski instructor at the end of the week with a token of appreciation.
A full 10-year passport is required, valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay.
A visa is not required by holders of passports endorsed “British Citizen” for stays of upto 90 days in any 180-day period.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Italy Foreign Advice
If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company.
Compulsory vaccinations: None.
All clients are responsible for acquainting themselves with up to date health information of the countries being visited and where necessary take the required precautions. We recommend that you check with your doctor prior to departure as this information can change. You can also visit the travel health website for more information; Travel Health Italy
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|March||4 °C||-6 °C|
|April||8 °C||-3 °C|
|May||12 °C||1 °C|
|June||16 °C||4 °C|
|July - August||17 °C||6 °C|
|September||13 °C||2 °C|
|October||9 °C||-1 °C|
|November||3 °C||-6 °C|
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