Dan and I snowboard, I am not the greatest but I try LOL. I can stay up, turn and fall on my behind to stop. We thought we'd take the kids on a ski trip. I feared it would be a disaster. I was wrong! My kids have no fear, the girls picked up snowboarding instantaneously and the boys skied like they've done it a million time. It's a great location for families, only about 2 hours from the vicenza area. There is a few cafe's to grab a bite to eat, many runs from green to black and a perfect learning area for newbies!