Val Gardena Ski Area

Val Gardena Ski Area visitors will have the chance to access some of the best slopes in the Italian Alps. Found in the South Tyrol region and among the beautiful Dolomites, this lively alpine village and its ski area make up part of the Sella Ronda, not to mention part of the larger Dolomiti Superski network. The Sella Ronda is a connection of four different villages and ski areas, while the Dolomiti Superski includes twelve different zones and is the largest combined ski area in the world. When you're not skiing or snowboarding on the excellent slopes at the Val Gardena Ski Area, there will be plenty of other options for things to do, such as ice climbing, so getting bored is next to impossible.

Italy skiing is renowned the world over, and destinations such as Val Gardena are a big reason why. Together with the nearby village of Santa Cristina, Val Gardena forms the largest resort on the famed Sella Ronda circuit. There are approximately 110 miles of slopes to enjoy when it comes to Val Gardena skiing, and if you want to try some cross-country skiing, there are 60 miles of trails that wait to be tackled. A little more than 80 lift facilities are in place to makes sure that skiers and snowboarders don't waste a ton of time waiting in lift lines, and while the advanced runs are limited in number, there are runs that cater to beginners, intermediates, and advanced riders alike. As for the larger Dolomiti Superski network, of which the Val Gardena Ski Area is part of, it offers 450 lift devices and more than 750 miles of slopes.

Should you be interested in doing some Val Gardena skiing or snowboarding, you can purchase the Val Gardena-Alpe di Suisi Skipass and stick to the slopes near the village, or buy the Skipass Dolomiti Superski and enjoy access to the entire regional network. Both skiing and snowboarding lessons are available at the Val Gardena Ski Area, as are ski and snowboard rentals, so you don't have to know how to ride or bring your own gear if you want to have a good time. If it should be especially cold out or you just want to take a break while indulging in some Val Gardena skiing or snowboarding, you can stop at one of the mountain huts and lodges to get some food and maybe a hot beverage.

The skiing options are virtually endless in the Dolomites, and this is a big reason why ski holidays in Val Gardena Italy are so rewarding. If you aren't a skier or snowboarder, you can always look to do some tobogganing, or some ice skating. Regardless of what activities you choose to enjoy during the day, you can cap things off with some lively apres-ski fun. The nightlife in general is good at Val Gardena should you have energy left in the tank after the sun sets.

Helping to make ski holidays in Val Gardena Italy so enticing are the good lodging options and the all around spectacular scenery. Some of the hotels in and around the village offer ample facilities that include wellness centers or spas where you can rejuvenate both body and mind. Breakfast and dinner is often included in the rates at the area hotels, and you should find the rates to be more friendly than you would in nearby Cortina and some of the other ritzier ski resorts in Europe. Two of the more upscale hotels with spas that can be found in Val Gardena are the Hotel Aaritz and the Granvara Relais & Spa Hotel, so you might start there if you want to be pampered while spending some quality time in the Alps.

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