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NOZ1972 wrote a review Feb 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom118 contributions184 helpful votes
This was my first ever skiing holiday so I will write this to benefit anyone else who is in the same position. Presolana resort is a 5-10 minute walk up the road (turn right out of the hotel). Look at http://www.presolanamontepora.com/ (Select EN from dropdown to translate to English). You can view the Webcams before you leave home to at least know whether you already have snow. Ski passes and ski hire had already been arranged by Sergio (see Hotel Des Alpes review) and he had already issued us with our ski passes (credit card sized) at breakfast on our first morning. Slip them in a left sided pocket and they will be read by the slope access gates without you having to remove them each time. Skis, boots, helmets and poles are all sorted from the ski shop in front of the nursery slope (first one you get to). This took a little time due to numbers but once you have your stuff you can store them in the room at the back left for following days. Sledge hire also available. People tell me this is a small resort, it has Blue and Red runs, couple of button lifts a 4 person chair lift (right for red run, left for blue) and also a 2 person chair lift (to the top) (red and blue options). Having never skied proper snow (Chill Factore only) we booked a some lessons with instructors (4 hours – 112 Euros). I believe you pay the same no matter the number in the lesson so get a few people and the cost per person drops, the instructors spoke understandable English and improved our confidence enough to convince me to move on to other runs and not just the nursery slope. Glad to say that something clicked after a couple of days and by the end of the week I was up the top of the mountain and also enjoying some of the trails through the trees as well. What I will advise you to do if you are happy to go to the top is the following: Get off the chair lift, take off your skis and walk up the hill in front of you. If it’s a clear day you will be treated to one of the best 360 degree views you are every likely to see at the top. There are a couple of cafes, one right in front of the nursery slope and one by the 2 person chair lift. Spent the most time at the first but the second does have a nice fire going to dry out your gear and warm you up. Lunch options will keep you going until dinner and they are not too badly priced. The slopes are quiet during the week until the point when the schools kick out and then it is busy with kids for an hour or so. Weekends are busier but still no queues as such. There was a heavy snowfall on the Saturday and this seemed to keep the locals away, there was one point sat on the 4 man chair lift when I couldn’t see anyone in front or behind me and I pretty much had the slopes to myself, well worth braving the conditions for.…
Chris P wrote a review Jan 2015
Norwich, United Kingdom51 contributions13 helpful votes
Very quiet except weekends, great place to ski, relaxed lovely cafe and stay at hotel Spampatti, see other reviews. Been coming here for a few years, highly recommend.
Date of experience: January 2015
Vitaliy B wrote a review Jan 2015
Sliema, Malta17 contributions6 helpful votes
Excellent resort for beginners, skiing school is very professional, English speaking instructors. There is very nice lunch -cafe with amazing Italian menu. Fantastic and enjoyable place.
Date of experience: January 2015