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Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide

Ski Italy

Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide

Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide

Amazing Langkofel, Val Gardena photo

Val Gardena

Photo credit: Gabriela

Val Gardena Ski Resort Photo photo

Val Gardena

Photo credit: Patrick Stuflesser

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

Photo credit: Gabila

Slope Stats

  • 2518m

  • 1282m

  • 1236m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:90
  • Snowmaking:98%
  • Halfpipes:2
  • Terrain Parks:3
  • X-Country:133km
  • beginner30%
  • intermediate60%
  • advanced10%

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.

Travel

  • 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
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Lifts

  • Season opens:6 Dec 2018
  • Season closes:7 Apr 2019
  • Lifts:46 (inc 2 cable cars, 40 chairlifts, 23 surface lifts, 1 telemix & 2 cable railways)
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  •   40
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Announcements & News from the Val Gardena ski resort manager

Winter News 2018/19

With the opening of the ski lifts in December, all winter sports enthusiasts can benefit from new infrastructures and new connections in the Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi ski area:

The Mezdi chairlift (at Alpe di Siusi) will be replaced by a 6-seater chairlift, comfortable and fast, using the latest and most innovative technologies in the world.
On Monte Pana, the CHARLY slope will be widened/improved and the snow-making system will be improved and strengthened.
At Col Raiser, the connection between Seceda and Col Raiser, under the Gamsblut refuge, will be widened.
Numerous other small improvements on various slopes in Val Gardena

All this to guarantee the maximum possible efficiency and to allow skiing, in the Val Gardena ski area, to reflect the highest standards of comfort, safety and performance.

~ Fis Ski World Cup Val Gardena Gröden 15-16.12.2018
Infos at www.saslong.org

~ Rock the Dolomites 16-24.03.2019
The musical event in Val Gardena

~ Südtirol Gardenissima 30-31.03.2019
The longest giant slalom of the Dolomites...
Information at www.gardenissima.eu

~ 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.
www.valgardena-active.com

Information supplied 13 Sep 2018

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:15 Oct
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Today’s Weather (1877 m)view full snow forecast

AM
light rain
5 SSE5
6 °CF-Level
2750m
PM
light rain
5 S5
7 °CF-Level
2850m
night
rain showers
5 SSE5
5 °CF-Level
2850m

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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.

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