Val Gardena skiing holidaysSkiing & snowboarding in Val Gardena
Val Gardena ski holidays - one of the 3 valleys coming off the Sella Ronda in the Italian Dolomites comprising the pretty villages of Selva, S.Cristina and Ortisei. Each year, Val Gardena kicks off the ski season with the exciting FIS Ski World Cup race on the famous "Saslong" course. So if you are skiing in Val Gardena and feel comfortable on blacks, this is one not to miss. For skiers who are keen to enjoy the snow in a quieter environment, there are 40km of cross-country slopes on Monte Pana and Vallunga.
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The ski area enjoys exceptionally good snowfall from late November to the end of April, with an average of nearly 7m of powder every year. Like many other valleys in the Dolomites, Val Gardena combines the best of Italian and Austrian traditions especially when it comes to the food and wine!! With access to over 1200km of piste, it is an ideal starting point for skiers and hikers.
The world famous Sella Ronda is a 24km circular tour of the Gruppo Sella taking in resorts such as Cortina, Arabba, Corvara and Canazei is on your doorstep and suitable for all levels. With great food and stunning scenery, ski holidays in Val Gardena or hiking & biking in the summer are perfect for family holidays.
Featured ski resorts in Val Gardena
Things to See & Do in Val Gardena
Val Gardena offers so much variety in terms of what do see and do for all ages. From day trips to one of the nearby lakes to visting one of the other valleys and areas such as Alta Badia, Cortina and Val di Fassa.
From cultural events to places of natural beauty, Val di Fassa and the surrounding valleys are a treasure chest of surprises and waiting to be explored. With towering Dolomiti peaks, countless lakes and not to mention the Ladin culture and heritage, the choice is as wide as gets. However there are a few things that you shouldn’t miss during your stay such as...
Spa & wellness
Try out the new Dolaondes, Aquapark Vidor in Canazei which is now part of the state of the art spa and wellness centre spanning 2,400sqm. The treatments follow the ancient philosophy of bioclimatology used in Roman Baths and include hamman, hydromassage, frigidarium, tepidarium and Finnish sauna.
Pozza has just opened a new thermal center called QC Terme Dolomiti. This amazing spa is spread over 4,000sqm on 3 floors and includes swimming pools and sensory pools fed from the sulphurous Aloch thermal spring - the only one in Trentino.
Skiing on the Marmolada is not to be missed - from Arabba it takes around 40 mins skiing to the base cable car and then a further 2 cable cars to get to the top. The best known run is the Bellunese from Punta Rocca at 3300m down to Malga Ciapela, a vertical drop of 1800m and 12km long - truly amazing and stunning scenery all the way.
Also on the Marmolada, you can ski the Great War Tour. Between 1915 and 1918, Austrian and Italian troops fought on and around the Marmolada. They dug ice caves for shelter which can still be visited today.
Our view on Val Gardena
We think the ski resorts in Val Gardena are perfect for family summer or ski holidays. They are steeped in history and tradition and very welcoming to all guests. With the largest ski area in the world on your doorstep, the resorts of Val Gardena are waiting to be explored.
Not forgetting the stunning scenery, amazing food and family friendly facilities, Val Gardena is definitely worth trying out at any time of year. If this is your first look at ski holidays in Val Gardena and the Dolomites, we dont think it will be your last....
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