What a great time we had in Arabba, in the Dolomites, last week. The snow, which is really the most important thing, was perfect! In many kilometres of skiing I only saw one very small spot of icey snow, at the bottom of a long run in a valley. Apart from that, the pistes were perfect, with new snow when we arrived, new snow on the Tuesday, which was the only day we didn’t ski, and new snow on the Friday, which lay on a good solid base and was quite good fun to ski on. We only found it tough going late one afternoon on a churned up red, which I ended up side slipping down.
The Dolomite ski area is extremely extensive, and there are several interesting trips you can do.
Our hotel was excellent, and the food fabulous.
My skiing technique is not good, but that doesn’t worry me apart from the fact that I have to force my turns on steep slopes, and this can be tiring. At the top of steep reds some people just launch themselves, and their technique is good enough for them to zoom down without much effort. When it’s my turn I have to plan the route down, sometimes going from one side of the piste to the other, and taking several breaks.