15° Snow sculpture competition in Val Gardena.
Icy and majestic the works of the artists in Gardena, carved in huge blocks of frozen snow. The snow sculpture contest was held December 27 to 30 in Selva di Val Gardena and is now in its 15th edition. This year's winner is Gustav Perathoner of Ortisei with the figure of the very successful "rocking horse".The Tourism Association of Selva in cooperation with the Association of artistic art of Val Gardena are the organizers of this 15th edition of the "snow sculpture competition. This year’s theme: the "games".
Photo - 1st place
Photo - 2nd place
Photo - 3rd place
The 15th Südtirol Gardenissima, 3 April 2011 Enrolments stars now!
The Val Gardena cult race celebrates its 15th anniversary. Counting 620 skiers, more than 1000 metres of slopes, 6 km in length and 110 gates, Südtirol Gardenissima is the longest giant slalom event in the world and the skiing event par excellence which closes off Val Garden's skiing winter season. World cup champions are not the only people who take part in this legendary race as ambitious amateur skiers participate also: loads of fun to be expected, with a good possibility of winning! The excitement before the race couldn't reach higher peaks, not even during World Cups or World Championships. Athletes drop from an altitude of 2518 metres from the starting gate on Mount Seceda.
After many months of intensive preparation by a dynamic working group and highly related to the memory of Karl, on Town Hall Square in Selva, on two consecutive days was held with great success the “Karl Unterkircher Award”.
On July 9 came together in Selva Val Gardena: Simone Moro (Italy) Markus Prezelj, Rok Blagus and Luka Lindic (Slovenia), Ueli Steck (Switzerland) Robert Jasper (Germany), Roger Schäli (Switzerland) Samuel Anthamatten and Michael Lerjen (Switzerland) as well as members of the award jury Ines Papert, Hans Kammerlander, Rolando Larcher, Carlo Caccia and Volker Leuchsner , not at least two chief editors of alpine magazines "Alp" "IBoderline" and "Klettern”.
Foto 1 - Award
Foto 2 - Alpinists
Foto 3 - Kurt Diemberger
KLAUS FONTANA IS THE HERO OF THE SÜDTIROL SELLARONDA HERO
The ASC Olang representative, Klaus Fontana, is the ultimate leader of the Suedtirol Sellaronda Hero who puts Georg Piazza in second place and Riccardo Milesi in third place of the podium. In the women’s category, Anna Ferrari, from Vicenza, is the winner. On the 50-kilometre track, Andrea Zamboni is the winner in the men’s category and Andrea Tasser is the winner in the womens’ category. Good performances of the Italian athletes who competed on the short track: Florian Eisath (12°), Peter Fill (23°), Christoph Innerhofer (39°).
Südtirol Sellronda Hero 2010 - The podium men (Foto V.G.M.)
(f.l.t.r. Georg Piazza, Klaus Fontana and Riccardo Milesi)
Südtirol Sellronda Hero 2010 - The podium women (Foto V.G.M.)
F.P.= Freddy Planinschek
V.G.M. = Val Gardena Marketing
The Val Gardena Active project was initiated by the three tourist offices in order to also offer the guest a wide range of activities during the summer months and to organise these efficiently and individually.
For the first time, exceptional mountaineers are awarded on July 9 and 10 in Selva - Val Gardena, Dolomites.
The extreme mountaineer Karl Unterkircher died on July 15, 2008 during an expedition on Nanga Parbat. Family, friends and colleagues have decided to create an award in honour of Karl to keep his name alive in the world of mountaineering. The 'Karl Unterkircher Award' will be given in Selva on the 9th and 10th July 2010.
A paradise for summiteers, connoisseurs and culture lovers.
Summer in Val Gardena/Gröden valley offers new attractions and sports offers.
Legendary 3000-metre high mountains in the UNESCO world heritage site of the Dolomites, paths with panoramic views over wide expanses of alpine meadows with famous huts and mountain restaurants, fantastic cycle tours for sportspeople and amateurs and extreme sporting events with cult status entice visitors to South Tyrol. In summer, Val Gardena/Gröden offers a tremendous variety of leisure activities. Together with the charm and traditions of the people in the valley, a holiday here becomes an unforgettable experience.
A new sports event whose true essence is the Dolomite mountain bike. Next June 26 the SELLARONDA HERO MTB MARATHON will be presented, the first edition of a mountain bike competition on two tracks (50 and 82 kilometres) in one of the Alps’ most fascinating settings, the Dolomites.
Two routes, one long Irony and one Medium, which will cross the four Dolomite passes: Gardena, Campolongo, Pordoi and Sella, as well as the Duron Pass, around the magnificent Sella (3152 m) and Sassolungo massifs (3181 m). A unique natural spectacle that, with the typical Alpine refuges and the delicious typical gastronomic specialities, will certainly reward the MTB fans who cross the finish line. In particular, the two tracks include the IRONY route, 82 km and a 4200 meter difference in altitude, whereas the MEDIUM route, 50 km and a 2600 meter difference in altitude, was designed for those wishing to enjoy the spectacular panorama of the Dolomites. Both races will depart from Selva Gardena at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 26.