Seeing as this was the first time I'd opted for a ski trip in Italy I didn't have terribly high expectations. I knew there were fewer runs and I'd not heard of the resort until it was booked.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that although there were fewer runs than many of the regular French resorts I'd been to; the sheer amount of space and smaller number of tourists made this a well worth while trip. Coupled with the fact that the locals were much friendlier than the French types pushing in front of already burgeoning queues and the food cost less than half of what it did at the so called French premier resorts this place is a winner.
There isn't a whole lot of night life, but then again if you are in for some full time skiing and a few drinks when you get a moment then this is the place. Certainly not the place to be drinking till 3am.
The only place I can compare it to in terms of size is possible Deux Alpes; but there the comparison stops. Deux Alpes whilst nice in it's own way required you to queue for up to 20 mins at most lifts. Even at peak time I didn't have to wait more then 1 minute anywhere. On the French side you could regularly be expected to pay 10 euro for a soup; that buys you a full meal, dessert and beer in Champoluc.
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