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Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide

Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide

Amazing Langkofel, Val Gardena photo

Val Gardena

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Val Gardena Ski Resort Photo photo

Val Gardena

Photo credit: Val Gardena-Gröden Marketing Dr. Pitscheider

Around the Sellaronda., Val Gardena photo

Val Gardena

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Sellaronda views, Val Gardena photo

Val Gardena

Photo credit: rd smalley

Val Gardena photo

Val Gardena

Photo credit: Clive Warren

Evening moon, Val Gardena photo

Val Gardena

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 1 Apr

  • Last Snowfall: 26 March 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 90 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 10 cm
  • Piste: Good
  • Off-piste: Varied

Today’s Weather (1877 m)

snow showers
20 WNW20
-5 °C F-Level
light snow
10 WNW10
-4 °C F-Level
snow showers
0 NNW0
-6 °C F-Level

Val Gardena includes the ski areas Selva, Castel-rotto, S.Cristina, Ortisei and Siusi. The area is connected with the Dolomiti Superski area and the nearby Alpe di Siusi. There are slopes etc to appeal to all abilities here.
Val Gardena not only has written 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 Dolomiti Superski, the world's largest ski carousel and the nearby Alpe di Siusi, Val Gardena is the Eldorado for all winter sports lovers.
With the Skipass Dolomiti Superski you have access to all lift facilities in the Dolomites with 500km interconnected slopes surrounding the Sella Group and a total of 1.220 km slopes in 12 zones. Low and steep pistes, easy and extreme downhill runs. The most modern lift facilities and romantic alpine hut experiences. There are many surprises and offers waiting for you.

Resorts close to Val Gardena include: Santa Cristina (1 km), Ortisei (5 km), Campitello (10 km), Canazei (10 km), Colfosco (Alta Badia) (10 km),

Val Gardena Location Maps

Val Gardena Location Map

All Val Gardena Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 90
  • Beginner: 30%
  • Intermediate: 60%
  • Advanced: 10%
  • Cross-country: 126 km
  • Snowmaking: 95%
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 3
  • Halfpipes: 2


  • Restaurants: 52
  • Bars: 18
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1282 m


  • Chairlifts: 46
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 3
  • Toplift: m


NEW! Announcements & News from the Val Gardena ski resort manager

Selva-Gardena logo
  • Season opens: 5 Dec 2014
  • Season closes: 12 Apr 2015

~ Südtirol Gardenissima
The longest giant slalom of the Dolomites...
Information at www.gardenissima.eu

~ Fis Ski World Cup Val Gardena Gröden
Infos at www.saslong.org

~ Val Gardena Active
This weekly programme is designed to give you an overview of what you can find in the stunning Val Gardena area. We will happily create an individual programme
for you in order to enjoy a perfect vacation.

Information supplied 13 Aug 2014

Visitor Reviews of Val Gardena

Pete M from United Kingdom writes:

Just back from a fabulous week's ski holiday. First time in the Dolomites; we have been used to Three Valleys and Porte Du Soleil in France. This is another huge 'linked' ski area with something for everyone (over 110 miles skied in 6 days). The geology means that the mountain panoramas were breathtakingly different and more wild west Colorado than Alps.

In a low snow winter, the quality of pistes were outstanding; snow-making capabilities are famously good here.

Particular favourites were over Dante Cepies into Colfosco and then up over Corvara. The big sunny motorway pistes down into St. Cristina were also a lot of fun. Lifts were generally excellent, but queues on key Sella Ronda lifts were horrific. However, given it was UK school half-term, most slopes were generally not too busy (Sella Ronda excepted). French half-term overlaps with UK, meaning French resorts are jammed during this week.

Sella Ronda tour was fine, but more as an introduction to the area, to identify areas to return to, and ski more comprehensively.

We did a Crystal day tour over to 'The Hidden Valley' We started with some ski-ing in Cinque Torri area (Cliffhanger filmed here) before moving over to a vertical tele-cabine up to La Gazuoi. The Fanes range, to the right of the run is majestic. The valley walls to the left are smaller and scattered with frozen waterfalls. The run twists and turns for 7 km, creating a mysterious, secret ambience. At the bottom of the trail, you have the option of taking the horse drag, a great experience, where you hold on to ropes pulled by a pair of horses as they take you along the flat frozen river bed to the next lift.

Food and drink are all very reasonable, cost-wise, compared to Meribel, Courcheval etc. The whole area feels incredibly Austrian, although pizza and pasta are always high quality. As others have said, Luis Kellar was lively, but euro-apres-ski-pop was irritating after not too long.

Best bar, in Selva, by far (avoiding 'Stars on 45' apres-trash) was Goalies further down the main road. They have the coolest Rock playlist, and a friendly atmosphere. Run by ex-ice hockey Goalies, Alex (dad) and Andreas (son). We stayed in Hotel Pineta, in Selva; very reasonable 3*, clean, good food.

All in all, just a fantastic area, and one to which we will definitely be returning.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Val Gardena

city forecasts
Bolzano, Italy 28 km
Belluno, Italy 60 km
Trento, Italy 72 km
Vittorio Veneto, Italy 78 km
Innsbruck, Austria 84 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Val Gardena

surf forecast
Punta Sabbioni, Italy 137 km
Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's), Italy 146 km
La Diga (Sottomarina), Italy 154 km
Adria, Italy 226 km
Marina Romea, Italy 226 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Val Gardena

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Val Gardena

mountain forecasts
Langkofel, Italy 4 km
Grohmannspitze, Italy 5 km
Plattkofel, Italy 5 km
Sass Rigais, Italy 5 km
Cirspitzen, Italy 6 km