Val Gardena is well-known to fans of ski racing as the home of Saslong, the challenging downhill and Super-G course, which is a regular fixture on the World Cup circuit. Boasting 3 resorts and 500 kms of slopes, Val Gardena offers terrain for every standard of skiier and is another great base for exploring the vast Dolomiti Superski region.
Some of our favourite restaurants and runs can be found amongst the villages and mountain refuges of Val Gardena, also known by its German name, Gröden. Prior to World War 1, this area was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire so German and Italian are both widely spoken and the cuisine and culture have a distinctive South Tyrolean flavour.
The three main towns in Val Gardena are Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva. Selva is in a fantastic location to make the most of the Sella Ronda circuit. We offer a choice of ski in-ski out hotels here so please contact us for package details, including accommodation, lift passes and transfers to/from Bolzano.
Val Gardena Ski Facts
- Elevation: Top 2,452m. Base 1,200m.
- Vertical: 1252m. Longest run 11km.
- Slopes: Beginner 30%, Int. 60%, Adv. 10%
- Ski Hire: Skis, boots & poles $150 for 6 days
- Lessons (private): $60 an hour.