We booked with Crystal Holidays on a ski package and I must admit I was not sure what to expect. On arrival the hotel looked a little souless but as soon as we got to our room I (took advice from other tripadvisor reviewers and booked a superior room) was really pleased and began to relax. The bar area was really welcoming and the staff absolutely superb; the restaurant staff were fantastic too. The food was much better than I expected; the buffet was especially good and the pasta/soup course excellent which meant that we weren't too bothered that the main courses were not brilliant but certainly not awful. The restaurant made a real effort on Valentine's night with both the decoration and food.
We only used the spa pool once as it was a little cool but nicely done out.
The walk up the metal staircase to the slopes was very tricky in ski boots but that was the only complaint I had so no big deal really. The skiing kept both my sister and I happy (intermediate) and our husbands (slightly more advanced) for the whole week. My sister and I booked the three day intermediate ski school and although the instructor did not speak that much English he was lovely and really helped build our confidence. In fact all the instructors seemed good - my sister accidentally ended up in another instructor's arms (or so she said!) and he was extremely gracious about it.... I think next time I will book a three day set of lessons followed by a one off personal session to help on the steeper slopes. I had told my husband that this was make or break (hopefully not literally!) for me in terms of skiing as I had become frustrated by my ineptitude on the slopes - but guess what I have agreed to go again!
Thank you Crystal Holidays for a great time.
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