Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide
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Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide
- Acres of ski:-
- Terrain Parks:3
- X-Country:126 km
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.
- Nearest Airport:Bolzano/Innsbruck/Verona
- Nearest Train Station:Bolzano / Bressanone
- Tourist Office Phone:+39 0471 777 777
- Tourist Office Website:www.valgardena.it
- Slopeside accommodation:yes
Announcements & News from the Val Gardena ski resort manager
Winter novelty in Val Gardena 2016/17
First 8-seater chairlift with heated seats in Italy
Val Gardena proves once again that it is not only a pioneer in the ski industry, but also one of the most modern ski areas in the Alps.
For the upcoming winter season 2016/17 the brand new 8-seater chairlift with heated seats will replace the current “Gran Paradiso” skilift on Piz Sella. It will be the first in Italy to boast heated seats!
Moreover, the modern system will have even more to offer in that the route of the new chairlift will be a little longer than previously so that winter sport lovers will have a direct connection not only to the Sellaronda in the counterclockwise (green) direction but also towards Passo Sella and the mystical “City of Stones”.
The new chairlift is a real eye-catcher, for instead of the classic grey, transparent cupolas blue ones have been mounted and they will provide even greater comfort for skiers.
~ 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.
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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.