Winter in Val Gardena

Other winter activities at a glance

Winter Wonderland Dolomites – it’s no wonder this UNESCO World Natural Heritage site is one of the top winter destinations in the world. After all, the region lends itself perfectly not only to racing down the slopes, but also to fun off the beaten track. All while taking in the breathtaking scenery.

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiers are very well catered for in Val Gardena and the surrounding area. For example on the Alpe di Siusi – with 50 km of cross-country ski runs, it’s a real cross-country skiers’ paradise. You can reach this high plateau by taking the cable car, just a few minutes’ walk from our apartments. A few years ago, a new cross-country skiing centre was set up at Monte Pana in St. Cristina, where you can cross-country ski at the foot of the Sassolungo surrounded by spectacular scenery.

Ski mountaineering

An alternative to classic skiing is ski mountaineering. In Val Gardena, there are many ski tours that are suitable for beginners as well as for demanding mountaineers. Some of the best experiences are the Forcella del Sassolungo, Puez Peak and Forcella di Mesdì – magnificent panoramas included.

Snowshoe hiking

Think hiking’s only for the summer months? Then think again: Here in the Dolomites, you can lace up your hiking boots in winter, too, and set off on your way – on perfectly prepared hiking trails and paths. Savour some serene tranquillity, and then stop off for a bite to eat at an alpine hut.


Val Gardena is tobogganing and sledging heaven. The Raschötz toboggan run, right here in Ortisei, is the perfect starting point for your tobogganing holiday: 6 km long and an experience for the whole family. Or how about night tobogganing on the Alpe di Siusi? Under a starry sky? A very special experience indeed!

Helicopters & skiing

Helicopters and skiing are two completely different things, right? Well, in the Val Gardena mountains, you can combine the two! Take a sightseeing flight to the foot of the only glacier in the Dolomites, the Marmolada, and then put on your skis and ski down to the valley – a unique experience.