Events

All events in Val Gardena with a simple click: sport, tradition, guided excursions and concerts. In the holiday valley of the Dolomites there?s always something going on: every day, everywhere. Simply insert date, location and type of event and hey presto! Great tips for your holiday with an instant click.

December - 2016
Monday
5. December - 2016

ITF Women Val Gardena 10.000 $

until 11.12.2016

For the 14th time the international tennis tournament ITF takes place in Ortisei, this year again with a prize money of 10.000$. You can assists at tennis tournaments between professional athletes in this autumn week. This week is one of the large highlights in our event programme.

Christmas in Val Gardena

until 08.01.2017

You can experience the Christmastime in Val Gardena at:

-the Christmas village, from 1st December to 8th January in Ortisei. Listen to Christmas carols, be guided to the doors of bakeries and stalls by the sweet smell of Christmas cookies wafting through the village, kneel and ever so lightly touch the wood carved nativity scene figures, gaze in wonder at the advent decorations peppering the village and the landscape covered in snow

-the Original Val Gardena Christmas Market, from 2nd December to 8th January in S. Cristina.
The range of goods on offer includes typical products like woodcarved cribs, angels, toys, books, candles, ceramic, honey, Christmas biscuits, mulled wine and last but not least you can taste the traditional culinary delights.

-the "Mountain Christmas", from the 2nd of December to the 8th of January in Selva Gardena.
This Christmas in Selva, an old fashioned cable car of miniature wooden cabins, shining with fairy lights, can be found hanging above a magical Christmas village. A typical mountain hamlet will be brought to life with traditional huts of stone and rustic wood, like those of times gone by.

Exhibition of nativity scenes

until 08.01.2017

Welcome to Val Gardena, the woodcarver‘s valley!
Val Gardena is world renowned for its centuries old woodcarving tradition.The carving of Nativity
scenes plays a central role in that custom.
Gardena Art proudly present their Nativity exhibition where you can admire a varied display of antique
and modern hand-carved Nativities, showcasing the diverse abilities of our acclaimed Master Sculptors.
The Nativity scene, with its figures of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the Manger, the shepherds and
the Wise Men, has a long history of bringing the original Christmas story to life.
In fact, the first Nativities can be traced back to the 16th century where they were found in Italian and
Spanish churches and the courts of their aristocracy, and later also in Germany.
Nativity scenes are still today, like then, a great inspiration for many of our artists, and are sculpted 100% in Val Gardena. A wonderful way to bring some of the art of Val Gardena wood sculpture into your home at Christmas-time.
Especially in time for Christmas, the woodcarving talents of Val Gardena are celebrated in this large exhibition of handcarved Nativity scenes.

Tuesday
6. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Discover the magic of nature: Snowshoe hike with the alpine guides „Catores“

from 09:30 a.m.

Only the gentle crunch of your steps will break the silence and provide you a unique moment during this winter experience: the alpine guides "Catores" leads you on a beautiful snowshoe hike through the wintry mountain scenery of the Dolomites. Take a trip to enjoy nature and the feeling of complete freedom.

Cross country skiing makes you smile! Beginner lesson with ski teacher Arnold

from 2:00 o’clock p.m.

Discover with one of our cross-country teachers the various techniques of this enjoyable sport. The introductory course takes place in Vallunga, one of the most amazing places in Val Gardena.

Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Ski rental: 10.00 €

Wednesday
7. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Mountain Christmas: Christmas Market - Selva Gardena

until 11.12.2016

Selva Val Gardena is getting ready for a very special Christmas.
The idyllic village of Selva, in the heart of the Dolomites, at the foot of the majestic Sella mountain group, is, at 1550 metres above sea level, the highest town in Val Gardena. With its direct connection to the legendary ski tour 'Sella Ronda', it offers 500km of perfectly prepared slopes for every ski lover.
This Christmas in Selva an old fashioned cable car of miniature wooden cabins, shining with fairy lights, can be found hanging above a magical Christmas village. A typical mountain hamlet will be brought to life with traditional huts of stone and rustic wood, like those of times gone by.

Strolling through the village you can stop to try a steaming hot mug of mulled wine or warm mulled apple drink, and you can easily find the perfect Christmas gift such as sweet scented pine pillows, cosy mountain slippers, warm woolly socks, wooden nativity scenes, and many other items to decorate your mountain Christmas.
Thousands of twinkling lights infused with sweet Christmas melodies will be sure to light up the hearts of young and old alike.

Mountain Christmas: Woodturning with the craftsman Simon

from 4:00 o’clock p.m.

After many years as a painter and decorator, Simon Oberbacher decided to look for a new creative challenge. It so happened that he discovered the world of turnery, an activity witch permitted him to exploit an of his curiosity and creativity.

Thursday
8. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Explore the snow covered Nature Park while snowshoeing - Resciesa

from 09:30 a.m.

Accompanied by one of our guides you will walk along a beautiful path and you will enter in the magical silent world of winter mountains, reaching up to the Resciesa hut.

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

Friday
9. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Mountain Christmas: Tasting - The magical world of Loacker

The flavour of our wafer classics has been second to none since 1925 and they have always been extraordinarily popular. The secret of their success is based on the wafer iron, the selected natural ingredients, the loving preparation and the special recipes for the extra fine cream fillings.

Saturday
10. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

"Enrosadira" - a magical mountain experience

from 3:00 o’clock p.m.

Snowshoe walk to Juac

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe and headlamp rental: 15.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: NO

Sunday
11. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Monday
12. December - 2016

Feeling the winter quietness in the Nature Park on snowshoes

from 09:30 a.m.

Accompanied by a guide, you'll immerse with snowshoes in the magical and peaceful mountains along the Odle peaks.The effort will be rewarded with breathtaking views.

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

Romantic torchlight walk through Ortisei

from 5:00 o’clock p.m.

Stroll through the magic centre of Ortisei in the mystic torchlight shine and explore the idyllic winter atmosphere, the picturesque town and the beautiful churches with many traditions of our village.
(min. 2 persons)

Tuesday
13. December - 2016

Skiguiding Gardena Ronda

from 09:30 a.m.

The Gardenaronda, together with the Sellaronda, is one of the most intense and exciting ski carousels in the Dolomites. Ski against the amazing backdrop of the Dolomites where everyone can live a fun-filled day and enjoy the magical experience of skiing down a slope.
Meeting point: Valley station Garden Ronda Express
Duration: day trip
Difficulty: medium
Price: € 50,00 - € 10,00 for "Val Gardena Active" S. Cristina partner accommodations S. Cristina
Registration: within 12.00 am of the previous day at the Tourist Offices of Val Gardena
The lifts and bus rides are not included in the price.

Discover the magic of nature: Snowshoe hike with the alpine guides „Catores“

from 09:30 a.m.

Only the gentle crunch of your steps will break the silence and provide you a unique moment during this winter experience: the alpine guides "Catores" leads you on a beautiful snowshoe hike through the wintry mountain scenery of the Dolomites. Take a trip to enjoy nature and the feeling of complete freedom.

Cross country skiing makes you smile! Beginner lesson with ski teacher Arnold

from 2:00 o’clock p.m.

Discover with one of our cross-country teachers the various techniques of this enjoyable sport. The introductory course takes place in Vallunga, one of the most amazing places in Val Gardena.

Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Ski rental: 10.00 €

Wednesday
14. December - 2016

Downhill training

from 12:15 a.m.

Downhill training for the Ski World Cup downhill on Saturday.

Feeling the winter quietness in the Nature Park on snowshoes

from 09:30 a.m.

Accompanied by a guide, you'll immerse with snowshoes in the magical and peaceful mountains along the Odle peaks.The effort will be rewarded with breathtaking views.

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

Explore the fascinating winter landscape with snowshoes

from 09:00 o’clock a.m.

For our ancestors, using snowshoes was a necessary form of transport. Today, however, ‘snowshoeing’ has become an exciting winter sport. An expert alpine guide will accompany you through the stunning scenery of the Puez-Odle Nature Reserve which is part of the Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage.

Meeting point: 9.00am Valley station Col Raiser cable car
Duration: half day trip
Price: € 30,00 - free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations S.Cristina
Snowshoe rental: € 5,00
Equipment: Suitable winter clothing, mountain boots, spare clothes and drink. Sticks will be provided for free.

The cable car ride is not included in the price.

Registration: Within 6.00 p.m. of the previous day at the Tourist Offices of Val Gardena.

Thursday
15. December - 2016

Downhill training

from 12:15 a.m.

Downhill training for the Ski World Cup downhill on Saturday.

Breath-taking winter hike with the alpine guides „Catores“

from 09:30 a.m.

With the alpine guides “Catores” you will walk effortlessly through the snowy winter landscape of Val Gardena and discover the most beautiful views which the Dolomites have to offer. You will never forget this magic experience!
(min. 2 Pers.)

On the way with the sledge on Alpe di Siusi

from 09:30 a.m.

We will drive from Monte Pana in the direction of the Alpe di Siusi until Plan de Cunfin, where we will start this hike through the untouched winter landscape of the Alpe di Siusi. We will have lunch at a mountain hut and afterwards we will sledge down to Saltria. Then we will return to the starting point along prepared winter hiking trails.

Meeting point: 9.30 am Mont Sëura chair lift
Duration: day trip
Price: € 16,00 - free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations S. Cristina
Equipment: Suitable winter clothing, mountain boots, spare clothes and drink. The sledge will be provided for free at the starting point of the toboggan run.
Registration: Within 6.00 pm of the previous day at the Tourist Offices of Val Gardena
The bus ride is not included in the price.

Friday
16. December - 2016

FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena: Super-G and downhill men

from 12:15 a.m.

The FIS World Cup, which is held annually on the legendary Saslong slope in the shadow of the mountain peak with the same name, has been the most important event in Val Gardena since the 70s. Here, thousands of the world's best skiers have competed over the past 3 decades, racing downhill at tremendous speed (105 mph) and flying over the infamous "Camel Hunches" halfway between start and finish.

Now, Val Gardena is preparing once again for the holding of two World Cup races: the Super-G and the Men's Downhill.

Super-G prize giving ceremony, downhill's athletes presentation

from 5:45 p.m.

This year in December there will take place the 49th edition of the Saslong Classic, valid for the FIS Ski World Cup. The athletes of the Super G will go in scene on Friday 16th December 2014 and the day after, Saturday 17th December, will attempt the star the classic downhill race on the Saslong.
Ortisei has the honour to present, Friday 16th December 2016, like in last editions, the prize giving ceremony of the Super G race and the presentation of the downhill’s athletes. The ceremony will begin at 05.45 p.m. and take place at S. Antonio Square. Don’t lose this amazing event with the stars and champions of the alpine ski world cup.

Programme:
Presentation Prize giving ceremony Super-G FIS Ski World Cup
Pictures of the day
Athletes presentation downhill FIS Ski World Cup
The Ski World Cup at Christmas

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Saturday
17. December - 2016

FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena: Super-G and downhill men

from 12:15 a.m.

The FIS World Cup, which is held annually on the legendary Saslong slope in the shadow of the mountain peak with the same name, has been the most important event in Val Gardena since the 70s. Here, thousands of the world's best skiers have competed over the past 3 decades, racing downhill at tremendous speed (105 mph) and flying over the infamous "Camel Hunches" halfway between start and finish.

Now, Val Gardena is preparing once again for the holding of two World Cup races: the Super-G and the Men's Downhill.

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

FIS Ski World Cup in Val Gardena: Fanparade

from 10:45 a.m.

The highlight of the fan festival consists of the traditional and very popular Fan Parade. Equipped with the many banners, drums, bells and other fan club paraphernalia, the fan clubs will parade through S. Cristina and make their way to the fan stands at the finish. A jury has been appointed to select the most impressive and expressive fan club.

Sunday
18. December - 2016

Mountain Christmas: Woodturning with the craftsman Simon

from 4:00 o’clock p.m.

After many years as a painter and decorator, Simon Oberbacher decided to look for a new creative challenge. It so happened that he discovered the world of turnery, an activity witch permitted him to exploit an of his curiosity and creativity.

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Monday
19. December - 2016

Feeling the winter quietness in the Nature Park on snowshoes

from 09:30 a.m.

Accompanied by a guide, you'll immerse with snowshoes in the magical and peaceful mountains along the Odle peaks.The effort will be rewarded with breathtaking views.

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

Romantic torchlight walk through Ortisei

from 5:00 o’clock p.m.

Stroll through the magic centre of Ortisei in the mystic torchlight shine and explore the idyllic winter atmosphere, the picturesque town and the beautiful churches with many traditions of our village.
(min. 2 persons)

Tuesday
20. December - 2016

Skiguiding Gardena Ronda

from 09:30 a.m.

The Gardenaronda, together with the Sellaronda, is one of the most intense and exciting ski carousels in the Dolomites. Ski against the amazing backdrop of the Dolomites where everyone can live a fun-filled day and enjoy the magical experience of skiing down a slope.
Meeting point: Valley station Garden Ronda Express
Duration: day trip
Difficulty: medium
Price: € 50,00 - € 10,00 for "Val Gardena Active" S. Cristina partner accommodations S. Cristina
Registration: within 12.00 am of the previous day at the Tourist Offices of Val Gardena
The lifts and bus rides are not included in the price.

Discover the magic of nature: Snowshoe hike with the alpine guides „Catores“

from 09:30 a.m.

Only the gentle crunch of your steps will break the silence and provide you a unique moment during this winter experience: the alpine guides "Catores" leads you on a beautiful snowshoe hike through the wintry mountain scenery of the Dolomites. Take a trip to enjoy nature and the feeling of complete freedom.

Cross country skiing makes you smile! Beginner lesson with ski teacher Arnold

from 2:00 o’clock p.m.

Discover with one of our cross-country teachers the various techniques of this enjoyable sport. The introductory course takes place in Vallunga, one of the most amazing places in Val Gardena.

Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Ski rental: 10.00 €

Wednesday
21. December - 2016

Explore the fascinating winter landscape with snowshoes

from 09:00 o’clock a.m.

For our ancestors, using snowshoes was a necessary form of transport. Today, however, ‘snowshoeing’ has become an exciting winter sport. An expert alpine guide will accompany you through the stunning scenery of the Puez-Odle Nature Reserve which is part of the Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage.

Meeting point: 9.00am Valley station Col Raiser cable car
Duration: half day trip
Price: € 30,00 - free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations S.Cristina
Snowshoe rental: € 5,00
Equipment: Suitable winter clothing, mountain boots, spare clothes and drink. Sticks will be provided for free.

The cable car ride is not included in the price.

Registration: Within 6.00 p.m. of the previous day at the Tourist Offices of Val Gardena.

Feeling the winter quietness in the Nature Park on snowshoes

from 09:30 a.m.

Accompanied by a guide, you'll immerse with snowshoes in the magical and peaceful mountains along the Odle peaks.The effort will be rewarded with breathtaking views.

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

Discover Val Gardena through your own camera - photo workshop

from 2:00 o’clock p.m.

Enjoy Val Gardena's landscape and nature through the lenses of your own camera:
on Resciesa you will learn to catch the breathtaking and multifaceted scenario of
Dolomites – UNESCO World Heritage.
A professional photographer will show and assist you.

Thursday
22. December - 2016

On the way with the sledge on Alpe di Siusi

from 09:30 a.m.

We will drive from Monte Pana in the direction of the Alpe di Siusi until Plan de Cunfin, where we will start this hike through the untouched winter landscape of the Alpe di Siusi. We will have lunch at a mountain hut and afterwards we will sledge down to Saltria. Then we will return to the starting point along prepared winter hiking trails.

Meeting point: 9.30 am Mont Sëura chair lift
Duration: day trip
Price: € 16,00 - free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations S. Cristina
Equipment: Suitable winter clothing, mountain boots, spare clothes and drink. The sledge will be provided for free at the starting point of the toboggan run.
Registration: Within 6.00 pm of the previous day at the Tourist Offices of Val Gardena
The bus ride is not included in the price.

Breath-taking winter hike with the alpine guides „Catores“

from 09:30 a.m.

With the alpine guides “Catores” you will walk effortlessly through the snowy winter landscape of Val Gardena and discover the most beautiful views which the Dolomites have to offer. You will never forget this magic experience!
(min. 2 Pers.)

Explore the snow covered Nature Park while snowshoeing - Resciesa

from 09:30 a.m.

Accompanied by one of our guides you will walk along a beautiful path and you will enter in the magical silent world of winter mountains, reaching up to the Resciesa hut.

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

Friday
23. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Learn more about wood sculpting

from 3:00 o’clock p.m.

Schnitzereien von Grödner Künstlern sieht man in vielen Kirchen weltweit und dieses traditionelle Handwerk ist im Tal auch heute noch stark verbreitet. Erleben Sie, wie aus einem Stück Holz ein Kunstwerk entsteht, welche Werkzeuge dabei verwendet werden und welche Arbeitsschritte notwendig sind, bis eine Holzfigur fertiggestellt ist.

Preis: 25.00 €
8.00 € für Val Gardena Active Partner (Wolkenstein)
*Kostenlos für Val Gardena Active all inklusive Partner (Wolkenstein)

Saturday
24. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Mountain Christmas: Christmas tunes of the music band Selva Val Gardena

from 5:00 o’clock p.m.

Music Band Selva:
The foundation of the music band Selva dates back to 1925. Today, the music band of Selva is a cornerstone of the country's cultural life, their performances are very popular, both in concerts and in the processions. It deserves to be mentioned that the music band Selva, in 1971, was the first band from South Tyrol to admit the girls in its ranks.

Christmas Carols

from 6:00 o’clock p.m.

Musical entertainment by the famous Val Gardena Men’s Choir 'Raetia' and the youth choir of Ortisei

Sunday
25. December - 2016

Explore snow covered forest paths with snowshoes

from 09:30 a.m.

Plesdinaz - Rif. Firenze - Selva Val Gardena

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

Monday
26. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Tuesday
27. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Snow sculpture competition: "Nëif - Snow"

until 30.12.2016

Also this year it will be a snow sculpture competition „Dolomites - UNESCO World Heritage“ in Val Gardena.
A commission have chosen 6 drafts (3m x 3m x 3m), which will be realized in front of the municipal house square on Nives field that will be properly illuminated for the occasion.

The sculptures will be illuminated in the evening for the whole winter time in order to create a magical and fascinating atmosphere.

Wednesday
28. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Evening adventure in the woods for kids

from 8:00 o’clock p.m.

Children having fun in winter!
Enjoy a unique evening, together with Diego and Marion and explore the Puez Geisler also in the dark. Come and let yourself surprise!

Price: 15.00 €
Kids 6-12 years age

New Year's Skishow by the Snowboard & Skischool 2000

from 9:30 p.m.

"The Ski and Snowboard School 2000" is composed by a selected staff of young and qualified ski instructors using a modern teaching method. With professionalism, experience, kindness and energy they'll transmit passion and fun for skiing and snowboarding.
Three times during the winter the Ski School 2000 organizes a "Snowboard & Ski Show by Night". Our instructors demonstrate the different techniques in skiing and snowboarding. You will be impressed by the cool jumps and crazy tricks! During the show we offer you hot drinks and good music as well as a little surprise.

Thursday
29. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Explore the snow covered Nature Park while snowshoeing - Resciesa

from 09:30 a.m.

Accompanied by one of our guides you will walk along a beautiful path and you will enter in the magical silent world of winter mountains, reaching up to the Resciesa hut.

Level of difficulty: medium
Price: 25.00 €
8.00 € for Val Gardena Active partner (Selva Val Gardena)
*Free for Val Gardena Active all inclusive partner (Selva Val Gardena)

Snowshoe rental: 11.00 €
For the use of snowshoes good footwear is required!
Use of cableway: Yes

On the way with the sledge on Alpe di Siusi

from 09:30 a.m.

We will drive from Monte Pana in the direction of the Alpe di Siusi until Plan de Cunfin, where we will start this hike through the untouched winter landscape of the Alpe di Siusi. We will have lunch at a mountain hut and afterwards we will sledge down to Saltria. Then we will return to the starting point along prepared winter hiking trails.

Meeting point: 9.30 am Mont Sëura chair lift
Duration: day trip
Price: € 16,00 - free of charge for Val Gardena Active partner accommodations S. Cristina
Equipment: Suitable winter clothing, mountain boots, spare clothes and drink. The sledge will be provided for free at the starting point of the toboggan run.
Registration: Within 6.00 pm of the previous day at the Tourist Offices of Val Gardena
The bus ride is not included in the price.

Friday
30. December - 2016

Magic town - The Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families

from 10:00 o’clock a.m.

The blue and wintry light of the ice world meets the cosy and inviting light of the huts and creates a perfect Christmas atmosphere and a special winter experience. Magic town - the Val Gardena Christmas Market for children and families is worth seeing. The thoroughly decorated and traditional huts offer local and sustainable products, here you will surely find an ideal Christmas present for your loved ones. Jokki, the auspicious little tree, invites all of the children in his magic world and enchants all the visitors. Meanwhile qualified animators entertain the children on the square; the adults can unwind with great company, while keeping their children under surveillance. S. Cristina accomplishes a magic Christmassy world, which goes beyond the borders of the market and affects the whole town.

Saturday
31. December - 2016

New Year in Val Gardena

until 02.01.2017

31.12.2016
-6:15 pm Torchlight descent in Ortisei
-From 7 pm New Year’s Party in Ortisei with music entertainment by the band "Urtijëi Brass"
-From 10 pm New Year’s Party in Selva Val Gardena
-Partyhopping with the nightbus until 4 am.

01.01.2017
-7 pm Musical entertainment with Marion & Gregor on the Christmas Market in Ortisei
-9:30 pm Torchlight descent and fireworks in Selva Val Gardena

02.01.2017
-9:15 pm Laser Show and Torchlight descent in S. Cristina

New Year's Party

from 10:00 o’clock p.m.

Let's have a party!
For the second time the New Year's party is organized by young people of Selva.

Torchlight descent by the Ski & Snowboardschool Ortisei

from 6:15 p.m.

The Ski & Snowboard School Ortisei invites you to the breath taking torchlight ski show of New Year’s Eve. The ski teachers will introduce you in to the world of alpine ski and show you various techniques of skiing and gorgeous freestyle jumps.
After the torchlight descent take place the traditionally firework.

Sunday
1. December - 2016

New Year's Skishow with fireworks by the Ski & Snowboardschool Selva

from 9:30 p.m.

The 120 ski and snowboard instructors of the Ski School Selva pass on their knowledge and their enthusiasm and passion for skiing. Furthermore they show you the best technique for a safe driving style. To the team belong former world cup athletes, coaches, cross country and freestyle instructors and coaches who are specialized in children and people with disabilities.

December - 2016