Many thanks Ashcoop. Having had experience of basing yourself in different resorts within the area, where could you recommend for a small group that likes to party and have pretty quick/easy access to the slopes?
Plus, perhaps my searches weren't as comprehensive as they could have been, but the provision of packages or accommodation for the area appeared to be very limited or nonexistent. (I confess that those searches were limited to Val Gardena/Selva, so that probably did skew results quite a bit). To complicate things further we are based in Northern Ireland so that unless we could use a Dublin departure we would inevitably have a hop across to the mainland (most likely Manchester
for convenience) which always increase the costs and can be a logistical headache for coordinating flights within time constraints.
At the moment it does seem as if it may remain an unrealised aspiration, but I'll not give up without a decent attempt!