Val Gardena, Italy
Val Gardena is located in the most awe-inspiring part of the Italian Alps, the spectacular Dolomites, now a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. An outstanding ski and snowboarding destination it’s also located in the heart of Europe’s largest interconnected skiing area, the Dolomiti Superski. Val Gardena has not only made history with its winter sports champions, it still hosts the world’s elite every year during events such as the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup and the Südtirol Gardenissima, the world’s longest Giant Slalom race.
Val Gardena is actually made up of three unique ski towns conveniently located within 8 kilometres of each other: Ortisei, St Cristina and Selva Gardena. They all offer stunning scenery, a wide variety of arts and culture, as well as a fantastic range of outdoor activities in both summer and winter.
- Resort Altitude1236m – 2518m
- Resident Population10,000
- Annual Visitor Numbers365,000
- Total Guest Beds16,600
- Restaurants & Bars Bars 80, Restaurants 37 bars
- Nearest AirportsBolzano 40km,Innsbruck 120 km, Verona 190km, Venice 250km
- Ski Seasonearly December to mid-April
- Longest Vertical Drop1282m
- Ski Slopes175km
- Longest Run10.5 km
- Cross-Country Skiing115km
- FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – December
- Südtirol Gardenissima (the world’s longest Giant Slalom race) – March
- Sella Ronda Hero – June
- Sella Ronda Bike Day – June and September
- Val Gardena Musika concert series – July – September
- UNIKA sculpture exhibition – August
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For further information about Val Gardena such as activities, accommodation, webcams, weather and brochure downloads visit Val Gardena’s official website.
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