Monthly Archives: May 2011

Skiing in Val Gardena

Better late than never,  in late February we spent a week skiing in Val Gardena and I just want to describe a couple  of great meals we enjoyed on and off the mountain.

We flew into Venice and spent the night so we could enjoy dinner at “Da Fiore”, it was the season for the thin razor clams found in Italy. The pencil thin clams are stir fried with garlic and just a bit of parsley. You may have to ask Maurizio, the owner to prepare them for you since they often do not appear on the menu.

A second course of ink squid risotto served to the perfect Italian way with just a little crunch followed.  Everyone ordered different main courses from simple white fish to a grand veal chop with small artichokes, the first of the season.

The next day we were off to the village of Selva. We stayed at the Hotel Antares, the food was fine but I would not stay at this hotel again. The skiing was great and the meals on and off the mountain made the trip worth the miles you travel.

First day lunch was at Restorante Oies-Osteria Ladina in the village of Badia. We shared pasta, great fresh asparagus salads and perfect deserts then back on the mountain for a couple more long runs.

skiing on the top

The next night we had a car and driver and went to the village of Corvara for dinner in the most beautiful hotel “La Perla” be sure to make reservations well in advance for the main dining room. Everything about this hotel and their restaurants was beautiful. the place to stay and eat if your budget will allow.

You ski from village to village often riding 15 differnt types of lifts we even took a hors drawn carriage on the mountain to lunch  one day.

a good way to return to the airport is use , we had a van that we shared for 324 Euro and it was great for 4 people.


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