Discover the resorts in Val Gardena
A valley bursting with tradition, culture and character
Selva Val Gardena
Placed directly below the Sella massif, the plateau-shaped mountain which appears as though it’s carrying the weight of the heavens on its shoulders, lies the picturesque village of Selva Val Gardena. Opposites create a true harmony in Selva Val Gardena which attracts countless visitors to Dolomites Val Gardena every year: modernity meets a bucolic setting, sport goes hand-in-hand with recovery, the perfect infrastructure alternates with leisurely and isolated meadows and paths. Dive into a world that will sweep you under its spell within a couple of seconds. Selva Val Gardena is located at the heart of a beautiful natural landscape, a picturesque valley surrounded by the Dolomite mountain ranges which have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During winter, Selva Val Gardena is the training ground of skiers, snowboarders and sleighs. Even snowshoe hikes have become popular. Anyone wanting to be part of the live audience of a World Cup race at least once in their lives should jot down the dates for both races in Dolomites Val Gardena.
A place to find your inner peace, while the time away, and one village which will keep you coming back: these qualities – or similar ones – always crop up when talking about the sun-kissed village of Santa Cristina in Dolomites Val Gardena. The village is surrounded by verdant, blossoming meadows and interesting rocky shapes and forms, making this beautiful village a location where hospitality and traditions go hand-in-hand. S. Christina has fewer than 2,000 inhabitants and most of them work in tourism and are always delighted to welcome the countless hikers, cyclists, skiers and families that spend their holiday in this magical location.
The cross-country ski centre on Monte Pana is just as famous as the Sellaronda, which skiers in S. Cristina can directly access.
Together with the smaller villages of S. Cristina and Selva Val Gardena, Ortisei is located in Dolomites Val Gardena, South Tyrol. Ortisei became famous thanks to its artfully decorated and carved wooden sculptures, which have been prepared by the deft hands of woodcarver families for generations now. The Dolomites Val Gardena craftsmanship continues to this very day to be a main driver of woodcarving offering a lot more than the world-famous nativity scenes. The Seceda, Pic mountain and the Resciesa are just some of the most important mountains that define the beautiful view from Ortisei.
In 1970, the Alpine Ski World Cup took place in Ortisei. Today, Ortisei is a pocket of heaven on earth for winter athletes of all disciplines.