Val Gardena 

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Winter sports as never before

 “Winter sports” means may things to many people. One thing is for sure however – you will not be disappointed if you choose Val Gardena for your next holiday. This is a ski resort at the real top level where the amazing landscape and technical functionality come together to offer a holiday in a million. Resist if you can for the slopes on offer are truly superb – areas where you need to master World Cup runs and others ideal for family holidays with the kids sure to take a liking to their new-found sport.

And even for the crazy riders of the slopes seeking a pulsating downhill thrill there are corners of this paradise never to forget.Your photo albums are sure to be collectors’ pieces so full of happiness will they be.

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.
The chairlift will be open from early December 2016.
Length: 1005.71 m, Altitude difference: 231.00 m, Capacity: 2,200 people / h, Journey time: 3min 21’.
Plan and book now your next winter holiday in Ortisei, S. Cristina or Selva Val Gardena.

Meet the culture of Val Gardena

Val Gardena used to be part of a territory called "Ladinia", and the traces of its two thousand years old history are still visible. "Ladin" is a Rhaeto-roman language that is still spoken in the four Ladinian valleys of the Dolomites. Ladin originated from a mix of Latin, spoken by the Roman conquerors, and Celtic (Rhaetian), the language of the territory's first inhabitants. This particular historical circumstance makes of Val Gardena the emblematic meeting point of many European cultures.

The preservation of traditions and cultural patrimony and especially of the Ladin language are a bulwark of this people. "Bën unì" = "Welcome": by listening to this arcane language or watching a day of celebration with the "Gardenesi" dressed in their traditional costumes, it is possible, as if by magic, to rediscover all the shine and glamour of the past.

Val Gardena is quickly becoming an important centre thanks to the many cultural projects that take place here. For example, in the last few years, it has hosted the Music Festival Val Gardena (in July and August), a series of classical music concerts by some of the most prestigious world orchestras. Thus, Val Gardena is becoming one of the major points of reference on the international music scene. 

Winter landscape with Langkofel and Plattkofel

Val Gardena used to be part of a territory called "Ladinia", and the traces of its two thousand years old history are still visible. "Ladin" is a Rhaeto-roman language that is still spoken in the four Ladinian valleys of the Dolomites. Ladin originated from a mix of Latin, spoken by the Roman conquerors, and Celtic (Rhaetian), the language of the territory's first inhabitants. 

The preservation of traditions and cultural patrimony and especially of the Ladin language are a bulwark of this people. "Bën unì" = "Welcome": by listening to this arcane language or watching a day of celebration with the "Gardenesi" dressed in their traditional costumes, it is possible, as if by magic, to rediscover all the shine and glamour of the past.

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Val Gardena Marketing

Via Dursan, 80/c
39047 S. Cristina

Tel.: +39 0471 777 777
Fax: +39 0471 792 235
email: info@valgardena.it
web: www.valgardena.it

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