Your views on Santa Caterina

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Santa Caterina

Wed 26 November 2003 by Sime

Definately not the most challenging resort. However, a great place to go to get away from it all.

I did not find the half pipe but did manage to find some decent snow hidden off the beaten track. This resort seems to cater to the weekend family crowd and so you will not find many boarders at all and in fact hardly any people wander off the groomed runs leaving most of the mountain to explore.

The biggest problem would be the button lifts. There is only one, very outdated chairlift which takes you to the mid station, from there every run is serviced by drag lifts which will leave you exhausted by mid day.

Freeriders have some decent terrain whilst freestylers are left with nothing. Carvers are best catered for with plenty of open space and fairly uncrowded slopes.

There are some trees and I can imagine this resport to be quite fun after a decent dump, however, a week will leave you bored.

There are bus services to Bormio and Livigno which is quite nice to break up the monotony.

Night life is almost non existent save for one great bar. Owned by a veteran this place will rise to the occassion and keep you going until you can't take any more. Being the smallest resort I've ever seen this bar was definately the high light of our trip.

Otherwise the resort is fairly cheap, full of charm and an excellent place to get away from it all and do some pretty mellow riding.