Just spent 2 days skiing in this delightful resort. We stayed in a quaint and very picturesque village called salardu in the hotel Deth Pais. Very friendly staff, warm, clean and cosy with an open fire in the bar/restaurant, free wifi, free parking right outside the door and only 4 km to the slopes. Good breakfast with homemade tortilla, hams and cheese etc. coffee of your choice, juice,fruit and a selection of pastries. We had a fondue one evening which was delightful with pan con tomate and a plate of hams and pate.
Salardu offered a selection of restaurants and bars. Our first night we thought we would go to the TA number one, Borda Benjamin. We walked in to a cigarette smelling, cold restaurant, and walked out without ordering, much to the confusion of the woman serving us. We explained why and she just looked surprised. So we headed into a delightul little square and equally walked out of the next restaurant (can't remember the name but it's right next to the pizza place, on the corner of the square). We walked out of this one because the owner stood drinking out of a bottle behind the bar the tables and toilets were filthy and the food looked disgusting. By now we were getting annoyed that such a nice place couldn't come up with a decent place to eat. We went across the square and discovered Restaurant Eth Bot. The atmosphere was wonderful, and after a nice G & T we had a great evening. The restaurant had lots of character, the food (fixed menu for 30 euros inc. drinks) was excellent, especially the wild boar casserole. They even brought out an extra course of local cheese and salad. Suffice to say, we ate there twice.
The ski resort itself was well organised with a quaint little motorised train that takes the skiers from the out of town carpark, right to the telecabin. The slopes overall were well groomed but some of the more difficult blue runs needed bashing, they were quite steep in places. A few of the lifts also weren't operating which would have bypassed some of the bad blue runs. The resort has done well to produce snow on the upper slopes and overall we skied hard for 2 full days. Plenty of nice cafes and bars on the slopes and even a moet chandon bar with DJ an free massages! We expected the drinks and food to be expensive for this upmarket resort but they were very reasonable, br of course the Moet (2.65 for a can of beer and around 5 euros for a sandwich). We will definitely come back as it's only a 4 hour drive from home.