The Santa Caterina ski resort has become synonymous with snow, sun and fun. The favourable climate and an advanced artificial snow system guarantee perfect slopes from late November to April, not to mention its’ high altitude with lifts rising to 2770m. With 35kn of pistes to explore in a quiet, compact and safe location there’s no doubt this an ideal option for school groups. Beginners can benefit, in particular with the virtually empty slopes enabling them to grow in confidence before tackling the range of red runs available.
The village itself is set at over 1700m so you can ski all the way back down at the end of the day. The shops, cafes and thermal baths are just a short drive away (15km) and Sant Caterina itself has a natural ice rink to enjoy. And every week the Santa Caterina Ski and Snowboard School organizes the Guests’ Race and an unforgettable torchlight descent along the Cevedale slope.
Resort Height 2,775m
No. of Lifts 10
No. of Runs 16
Easy Runs 2
Medium Runs 12
Difficult Runs 2
Kilometres of Piste 35 (110km Alta Valtellina ski area)
Longest Run 5km
Inclusive Lift Pass Yes
Coach Transfer Time 17hrs from Calais Flight time 3.5hrs Transfer times 4hrs from Milan
Hotel Milano ****
Nestled 350m from the town of Santa Caterinam The Hotel Milano is on the outskirts of the Stelvio National Park. Just 250m away from the hotel is the Compagnoni lift making this great for doorstep skiing and a real bonus for school groups.
The hotel has 130 beds in 64 comfortable en suite rooms. All rooms have a TV and most offer views of the surrounding mountains and countryside.
A buffet breakfast, hot lunch at either the Hotel Tre Baite or at Bormio 2000, and a typical Italian-style dinner are all on offer to tickle the taste buds. You may be charged a damage deposit on arrival.
- Safe available at Reception
- Coach park opposite the hotel
- Sun terrace
- Lounge area
- Bar area
- Chapel with 100 seats
- Two social areas for visiting groups
- Wi-Fi is available in public areas
- Towels are provided for adults