I've been to Hotel Palu every other year for a decade and can thoroughly recommend it. The hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the village and the slopes are reached with ease and speed via the hotel shuttle bus.
it's badged as a 2* hotel, but my experience tells me it should be a 3* based on cost vs quality ratio (high quality, low cost).
the food is plentiful and of a decent standard with plenty of variety.
dont be fooled by the distance to the slopes, it really isnt an issue - William, the hotel owner, will drop and pick you up right by the main cable car.
the slopes are not like Val D'Isere, but they are very pretty and offer a good range of skiing for a long weekend or a lazy week. the on slope restaurants and cafes are splendid - the food is awesome and the cost is more than half that in France (perfect for a 2 hour lunch).
write to me if you want more info, it will all be positive...