Winter holiday in Val Gardena

Snowy scenery in the Dolomites

A magical winter wonderland at your fingertips

Val Gardena is one of the premier winter holiday destinations in Europe. This natural paradise offers a variety of landscapes and activities to suit all interests, whether you are looking to spend a relaxing getaway in the mountains or want to spend your winter holiday practising your favourite sports.

There is always something to see and do during the winter season in this exceptional area. Dolomiti Superski, the world's largest ski area, is within easy reach of Hotel Savoy in Selva di Val Gardena. In this vast snow-blanketed paradise you can take your pick among 12 different ski areas that will take your through awe-inspiring landscapes. Take the chair lift up to Gardena Pass and head on an exciting all-day-long ski adventure around the Sellaronda massif. For an exhilarating day out on the pistes, there's nothing better than testing your skills at the challenging World Championship circuit, where downhill slopes like Ciampinoi and Saslong have average gradients of 28%.

Val Gardena is also home to a world-class network of cross-country skiing trails, boasting over 130 kilometres of well-groomed runs that can take you as far as the mythical Marmolada, also known as the Queen of the Dolomites. Other highly recommended itineraries include skiing excursions to Alpe di Siusi, the Gardenaronda circuit, and the fabulous Puez-Odle Natural Park.

Winter activities and events in Val Gardena

The valley's towns and villages in Val Gardena are dotted with mountain huts and refuges serving the very best of the local gastronomy, and there are many upscale restaurants too offering fine international cuisine. But there is a lot more on offer during a winter holiday in Val Gardena. Try something different this winter and go on a scenic horse-drawn ride around magical Alpe di Siusi with the family, or prepare for a fun-filled day at Val Gardena's funparks or ice skating rinks.

Other popular winter holiday activities include snowboarding, ice climbing, telemarking, and sledding. Wherever you go, you will have plenty of opportunities to admire the breathtaking views of the majestic Dolomite peaks and to enjoy the crisp and clear mountain air of this idyllic valley.

Val Gardena's towns and villages get dressed up for the festive season with their charming Christmas markets and winter festivals, where you can sample sweet traditional treats like the spiced Zelten cake or the local version of gingerbread. Need more inspiration?

Other interesting events and activities include the winter golf tournament in Alpe di Siusi, the folk music festival at Seiser Alm and indulging in the luxurious beauty and wellness treatments available at the valley's first-class spa facilities. There are hundreds of reasons to spend your next winter holiday in Val Gardena. Which one will you choose?