Half term in Italy doesn’t have the same meaning as half term in the rest of Europe... Where in some resorts you get the mad morning crash at the lifts, the nearly running people over on the slopes and the squeeze to find a space at the restaurant for lunch, it tends to be on the calmer side here as Italians don’t have a half term. The ski schools run a sound and well-thought out program with a kid’s week sometimes being held by St Cristina Ski School over in Monte Pana. Morning meeting places can usually be found adjacent to the nursery slopes.
If you have children not yet at the age to fit into ski boots, there are various childcare options available. Selva’s Mini Club Selvi runs a day care and likes to do the odd outdoorsy activity. Over at the Iman centre, there’s a program for children older than 2 years; an establishment owned and run by the St Cristina ski school. There’s also a Miniclub over at Ortisei running a kindergarten and childcare.
You’ve got loads of activities across the valley; swimming at Ortisei, ice skating in St Cristina and Selva, horse-riding in St Cristina, tobogganing and a snow kids park over at Piz Sella for an afternoon of fun and games. The Witches Tour for children over at Alpe di Siusi is something different and there are various historical and scenic guided tours designed for the adults.
For those travelling without children and looking for a bit of peace and quiet, St Cristina is one of the smaller resorts; perfect for a quiet drink or meal out. You also have access to the Saslong world cup run and Ciamponoi skiing leading you to a vast amount of skiing if you have the Dolomiti Superski pass.