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“Mighty Sassolungo”
Review of Ciampinoi

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Reviewed August 17, 2012

The top of the lift lands one on a knoll face-to-face with the monolithic Sassolungo, by itself a fantastic Doiomites scene. There are long views to surrounding peaks and valleys, a look down at St. Cristina and Ortisei, easy walking trails for all ages, and a quite passable alpfelstrudel at the self-service cafe. This is not only a ski destination but a wonderful place to visit in summer; don't miss it in good weather.

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Went for a week skiing and thoroughly enjoyed the varied terrain of runs and the way all the lifts were joined up to make a fabulous ski area - the highlight being the Sella Ronda.
The village itself was very clean and the hotels and bars were immaculate. Not cheap to eat and drink, but there was a great atmosphere everywhere in the resort.

Would go again

Thank Simon084
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Skiing was amazing all over Val Gardena, this was one of the best ski resorts.

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

Since I've skied all my life, I've also visited quite a lot of ski locations-mainly in Italy. But Val Gardena is by far the most beautiful of them all.
First, the three little towns-or villages- Ortisei, Selva and St.Cristina are beautiful, just like in a fairytale. I couldn't tell which is the most charming.
In Ortisei you have the pool complex, the old town-pedestrian area and lots of little shops. As for the skiing, from Ortisei you can climb to the Alpe di Suisi which is, for me, the best area in Val Gardena to ski on.The slopes are numerous, wide, neat and not crowded at all. There were some points where me and my boyfriend were the only ones skiing! Recommendation- The Mount Piz hotel and restaurant- nice, cosy, helpful staff and..I don't know why, but had kind of the best vibe.
From St.Cristina you can connect to Sella Ronda complex of ski slopes, which is, for me, overrated. The slopes are narrow, a lot of walking with skis on your shoulder is required and very crowded. But, if you go to Val Gardena, you must make at least one round of Sella Ronda. It lasts around 3-4 hours.
In Selva there are more fancy shops and hotels.
As for the apres sci, there are a couple of bars, but work only from 4-7p.m. The delis and all the shops as well. So, you have to rearrange your time very carefully and plan everything because after the skiing you have only 2-3 h to shop the souvenirs, have a drink at the bar and buy the groceries.
And the restaurants are open only from 12-3 and again from 5,6-8,9. So, if you wanna have a lunch at 2-tough luck :-)
Also, they have a tourist info in St.Cristina which supposedly works 24/7, but doesn't really. The gas station as well.
And all the hotels have wellnesses only for the hotel guests. But in Ortisei there is the pool complex with sauna and indoor and outdoor pool.
All in all, beautiful, charming, people polite, talk a bit strange but that's their dialect, wonderful skiing and- what else can you ask for?

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

We stayed in Val di Fassa and went couple of times to Val Gardena. The first time we did green Sella Ronda so Ciampinoi was at the end of the trip. We selected to go thru slope 5 (red) and it was definitely wrong choice and a disaster. The slope was completely broken. My girlfriend is the beginner and at the middle of the slope she had to take skies off and slide down. We observed a lot of people around us struggling and experincing the problems. So try to avoid slope 5. The second time we crossed the place on the way to St. Cristiano. We were passing on the lift above the slope 5 in the morning and it was already broken too. Then we used first half of slope 3 (black) - that was not bad and after we had a choice to select A (black) and B (red). Both of them used for World cup competition. We selected B - it was fine on the beginning but became very narrow and broken by the end. Lately we have heard the comment to select A regardless it is black as it is less broken. On the way back to Val Di Fassa we selected slope 6 (red) instead of famous 5. That was fine. Overall the place is for intermediary skiers. Have fun!

Thank Magus M
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