Good snow is the keyword in the traditional Italian resort of Santa Caterina. Because of its north facing slopes it is holds its snow very well, even better than nearby Bormio; only 10km away.
Beginners will like the ski school and the good nursery runs. They may also be slightly daunted by the abundance of reds and blacks. There is a chairlift down from mid station but the lack of easy long runs to progress to may trouble some beginners. Intermediates will love the challenging long red runs and experts will be able to enjoy the blacks to their hearts content- as well as some stunning through the trees skiing.
The resort itself is quiet and strong on scenery. The aprÃ¨s ski is subdued, however, which makes it great for families and others wishing to get away from the heaving bars found in some other resorts.
The Super Pool lift pass also allows you to ski in the nearby resorts of Bormio and Livigno.