Had a week at Chalet Traviata on 2nd February 2013. This was the 3rd time we had stayed at this Chalet. Some friends had stayed a few weeks prior and a few complaints had been made about the food. I e-mailed Crystal 2 weeks prior to departure regarding the food complaints, and in fairness to them, they investigated and came back with a detailed reply, and assured me that systems had been put in place to improve standards. During the week we stayed (a group of 6 skiers) the food was very good. The staff as always were great, and the Chalet was very clean and always warm. We used to leave the hotel at just before 8:15 and get the bus to main gondola. Never had to wait longer than a couple of minutes. Yes the main gondola can get busy after 9 in the morning, but if you are there by 8:30 you will not have to wait longer than 5 minutes. If you're moaning about the lift queue, get there by 8:30. Alternatively, get the bus the other way and go to Alba. Get off at the cable car park and have a lovely couple of hours playing. Ski over to Pozza, then back, finishing off with the 2kms black (really a French red) under the cable car. After that, get the bus to Canazei. Canazei is a nice, traditional Italian resort. We used to finish the day with the home run back to resort, then into the Rosengarten pub at about 5 o'clock (which is a couple of hundred metres from the end of the home run, and you walk past it going back into resort) Few beers at 4 Euros a pint, then back to chalet for dinner. I would certainly recommend this chalet. It’s always unfortunate when people have a bad experience on holiday, but personally, all our party had a fabulous time. The ski area is incredible. Mainly suited to beginners up to intermediate standard. Not much for advanced, although Arabba has a few slightly more challenging runs. You will not ski a quarter of the available runs in a week. Locals are very friendly although unfortunately, the eastern Europeans are discovering this area and bringing their arrogant attitude with them. Hope they doesn't spoil this area in the coming years. All in all, I would say this is a great place for families and groups. If you are going to this Chalet, or this resort, you will have a fantastic time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The catered Chalet Violetta is well located for accessing the vast Sella Ronda ski area. In a quieter location in Canazei, they have many facilities and house the Pepi Penguin and Whizz Kids Clubs. ... more less