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.
Important news for the winter 2017/18 in Val Gardena
From the beginning of the 2017/18 season winter sports fans will be able to make use of a new modern connection system in Val Gardena with the Sellaronda: the new 10 seater cabin system “Piz Seteur”, is being introduced in Val Gardena and it will adopt new standards of comfort, safety and performance. The cableway, will be made up of two sections and will consolidate Val Gardena’s position of introducing quality transport systems into the area as well as bringing a new look to things. The cabins give both more space to customers inside the cabin and wider embark areas and so making it easier for all to board the cabin.
The system will stand out for another technical factor: thanks to the reduced speed at stations being reduced to 65 seconds with 6 cabins open there will be more time to get in and get out of the cabin in a safer and stress-free manner. With its 77 cabins (each with 10 seater) the “Piz Seteur” system will have a total capacity of 3450 persons per hour. More info and photos here.
The Furdenan skilift in Ortisei/Oltretorrente will be replaced by a newer and longer ski lift. In future it is even easier to ski from Furdenan to the valley station of the Alpe di Siusi cable car. At the same time children and youngsters, always in the Furdenan area, can look forward to a new snow park.
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.
From December to April each year, this marvellous region invites all winter sports enthusiasts to explore its innumerable pistes and descents. Efficient modern lift systems and perfectly prepared slopes ensure a comfortable ski holiday in Val Gardena, world-renowned for its champions. Val Gardena has not only written history thanks to its winter sport champions as 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 sport lovers. Crossing borders on skis is normal in the Dolomites. With the Dolomiti Superski Skipass you can use all uphill lift facilities including 500 km of connected slopes around the Sella Group and a total of 1.220 km of slopes and 12 ski areas.