Val Gardena ski resort information
Val Gardena not only has a rich history due to its winter sports champions, but today it is still the annual meeting point of the world's elite. With its connection to the Dolomiti Superski, the world's largest ski carousel and the nearby Alpe di Siusi, it is the ultimate resort for all winter sports lovers.
With the Ski pass Dolomiti Superski you have access to all lift facilities in the Dolomites with 500km interconnected slopes surrounding the Sella Group and a total of 1220 km slopes in 12 zones. Low and steep piste, easy and extreme downhill runs. The most modern lift facilities and romantic alpine hut experiences. There are many surprises and offers waiting you!
Selva and Santa Cristina are virtually joined to make up the largest resort on the Sella Ronda circuit with 175km of runs. It is a big domain, with a highly efficient lift system, 120km of snowmaking coverage, great scenery and generally good value. Children get a good deal here with under-eight going free. German is spoken here and many locals call Selva 'Wolkenstein'.
Selva Val Gardena (1563 m a.s.l.)
One of the most popular winter holiday destinations, a very nice village located among the mountains Sassolungo, Puez and the Sella Group. Placed in the heart of the skiing carousel of the "Sella Ronda", Selva offers kilometres of runs for exciting ski descents and a lot of fun and enjoyment thanks to ice-skating, sledding, snow-shoeing, ski mountaineering, ice-climbing and so much more. It is a very lively resort with a lot of shops, restaurants, pizzerias, bars, mountain huts and more.
Santa Christina (1428 m a.s.l.)
A very attractive ski resort that lies on the sunny side of the Val Gardena, in front of the Sassolungo. It is a pleasant location for winter holiday as it offers easy access to all ski slopes, being at the base of the Monte Pana, Ciampinoi, Col Raiser and Seceda lifts. Santa Christina is famous for its charming centre, good eating and après-ski entertainment.
Ortisei (1236 m)
Ortisei is the hub of activity in Val Gardena and an ideal location for lively and varied holidays with full entertainment value. It combines magnificent scenery with fine sports amenities, culinary delights with cultural highlights, and so many things to do that a holiday always seems too short. Direct connections to Seceda, Alpe di Siusi, Rasciesa and the skiing circuit Sella Ronda. In the surroundings of Ortisei, there are three small villages: Bulla, (1481m, 5 km from Ortisei on the road to Castelrotto) a unique spot , which is embedded in a dreamy landscape, San Giacomo (1433 m) the small idyllic mountain village on the sunny side above Ortisei, with a wonderful view to the Sassolungo, and Roncadizza (1 km from Ortisei) at the valley entrance.
"Fun" possibilities for snowboarders Val Gardena and Alpe di Siusi offers the following "Fun" possibilities for snowboarders:
- Boarder Cross at Passo Sella (chair lift Grohmann-Cavazes);
- Boarder Cross in the area Comici/Piz Sella (from the middle of January);
- Natural Half Pipe at the ski lift Sotsaslong;
- Half Pipe on Alpe di Siusi (chair lift Laurin)
- Fun Park for children on Alpe di Siusi (chair lift Euro
Cross country skiing located in Monte Pana, this is a centre designed to meet the most modern requirements of cross-country skiing. For those interested purely in the enjoyment of excursions, the 8-kilometre scenic route, which departs from the cross-country stadium next to the ski-jumps (1640m.), is ideal. Our centre also offers countless other possibilities, with trails of 1km, 2.5km, 3.3km, 3.75km, 5km and 7.5km. Thanks to the excellent sign posting, skiers can change route at any time, in response to the needs and sensations of the moment, with a total trail distance of 30km at their disposal. From Selva Gardena, Vallunga provides a magnificent backdrop for cross-country skiing. A total of 12 km of trails lead from the Carabinieri sports centre to the end of the valley. There is a cross-country ski school and a ski hire at the start of the trail. On the Pinëi Saddle (5 km from Ortisei on the road to Castelrotto) there is a fine 5 km long trail for beginners and advanced skiers. Nearby Alpe di Siusi is a real paradise for the more ambitious cross country skier, with over 60 km of prepared trails.
Culinary abundance with an extensive international guest list in Val Gardena, we offer varied international gastronomy. The combination of Italian and local dishes is really good news. Prepared with style and know-how, our cuisine offers the best of the best for every taste bud. From selected dishes to traditional specialities - one feast for all senses!