Cross-country

Endless distance & cross-country trails

Val Gardena is a special treat for cross-country skiers: the Vallunga in Selva Gardena, the Monte Pana in S. Cristina and the Alpe di Siusi offer a unique, fantastic panorama.
The valley, which offers more than 133 km of well-prepared cross-country ski runs in all degrees of difficulty, can be described as the eldorado for cross-country skiers.

Crystal-clear air, in snow covered meadows and forests, the impressive Dolomite mountains: come and discover a little cross-country paradise!

Cross-country skiing in Selva Val Gardena

The Vallunga offers a great landscape for cross-country skiers in the Natural Park Puez – Odle, just north-east of Selva Val Gardena.

Only 15/20 minutes on foot from the parish church of Selva Val Gardena. You can park your car behind the training centre of the Carabinieri (parking place La Ciajota). In the near vicinity you will find the branch of the ski and cross-country school of Selva Val Gardena, which also serves as a meeting place and as a storage facility. A cross-country ski hire centre is also on site.

In the first, flat part of the Vallunga there are short cross-country slopes, identified by green and blue signs. Ideal for beginners.
For experienced cross-country skiers there is a 5 km red training slope, which has also been approved for national cross-country races.
If you're looking for a longer cross-country hike (black sign), the whole valley can be crossed on a 10 km itinerary until the “Pra da Rì“ field against the stunning backdrop of mountains. 

  • 1,5 Km slope 1 - level of difficulty: easy - altitude difference 23 m - green
  • 3,0 Km slope 2 - level of difficulty: easy - altitude differnece 55 m - blue
  • 5,0 Km slope 3 - level of difficulty: middle - altitude difference 81 m - red
  • 10,0 Km slope 4 - level of difficulty: difficult - altitude difference 210 m - black

At the entrance of the valley lies a biathlon centre: local athletes of the Ski Club Gardena train here as well as the Carabinieri sport group.

At the beginning of the Vallunga there are many opportunities to rest and quench your thirst and hunger.

For further information: Tourist Office Val Gardena Tel. +39 0471 777900 or the ski and cross-country school in Selva Val Gardena Tel. +39 0471 795156.

The DSV Nordic Active Park in Vallunga

The "DSV Nordic Active Park" in Vallunga is born as an innovative concept of the German Skiing Association DSV. The Centre is open all the year: in the winter for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing and in the summer for nordic walking.

From Selva Gardena, Vallunga provides a magnificent backdrop for cross-country skiing. A total of 19 km of trails lead from the Carabinieri Sports Centre to the end of the valley. There is a cross-country Ski School and a ski hire at the start of the trail.

The Vallunga is also excellent for snowshoeing and snow-hiking.

Cross-country skiing in S. Cristina

Monte Pana is an ideal starting point for varied cross country excursions with a spectacular panorama.

For demanding cross-country skiers we recommend the 7,5 km "Val Scura" ski run. For hobby cross-country skiers we recommend the 5,2 km "Palusc" ski run, which leads you up and down to the fantastic "Palusc" meadow.

The Monte Pana cross-country ski runs are characterized by challenging ascents and thrilling descents. The detailed signposting on the over 30 km ski runs allows you to change route at any time and to arrive easily at the starting point.

Start from the stadium of the Cross-country Centre Monte Pana - S. Cristina:

  • 2,5 km Mont Dessot - level of difficulty: easy - altitude difference 89 m - blue
  • 5,2 km Palusc - level of difficulty: easy - altitude difference 191 m - blue
  • 3,3 km Vedl Verzon - level of difficulty: middle - altitude difference 118 m - red
  • 6,7 km La Buja - level of difficulty: middle - altitude difference 205 m - red
  • 7,5 km Val Scura - level of difficulty: difficult - altitude difference 272 m - black
  • 8,0 km Saltria - level of difficulty: difficult - black - connection to the Alpe di Siusi through a very challenging ski trail. There is also the possibility to access the Alpe di Siusi via bus.

Prices:

  • Daily ticket 6,00 €
  • Weekly ticket for the whole area 25,00 €
  • Weekly ticket DNS 30,00 €
  • Season ticket for the whole area 60,00 €
  • Season ticket DNS 80,00 €

DNS= Dolomiti NordicSki

You can get more information at the phone number +39 331 7220927 or at the Tourist Office S. Cristina.

Cross-country skiing in Ortisei and on the Alpe di Siusi:

The true cross-country paradise of Ortisei lies on the Alpe di Siusi, where the sun shines all day long. An aerial cableway and and a gondola lift quickly take you to the 80 km long cross-country tracks at an altitude of 1.700-2.000 m. Regardless of the level of the individual cross-country skier, everyone can enjoy a breathtaking view and slopes encompassing all levels.

When you come from Ortisei the ideal starting point for all cross-country tracks is the Hotel Sole.

Right near the mountain station of the gondola you'll find a ski hire centre and an information office of the Ski and Cross-Country School Ortisei. They organise private lessons and even day trips.

There is a 4.5 km slope for both beginners and experts on the Passo Pinëi (5 km from Ortisei on the way to Castelrotto).

Further information can be obtained at the Ski and Cross-Country School Ortisei at +39 0471 796153.

Dolomiti NordicSki (DNS)

With about 1.300 km cross-country trails that are already accessible with a single pass, the Dolomiti NordicSki Areal is the largest in Europe.

It offers you:

  • about 1.300 km of cross-country trails;
  • perfect snow conditions guaranteed;
  • a fantastic experience between the breathtaking environment of the Dolomites;
  • common quality standards in each area, part of the organizing committee;
  • daily groomed tracks;
  • fixed prices for the entire area;
  • groups: every 21 people, one is free;
  • children until 14 years are free of charge

Prices:

  • Daily ticket 5,00 €
  • Weekly ticket by zone 20,00 €
  • Weekly ticket Dolomiti NordicSki 25,00 €
  • Seasonal ticket 50,00 €
  • Seasonal ticket Dolomiti NordicSki 70,00€ (Cross-country instructors 50,00 €)

DNS= Dolomiti NordicSki

The mentioned map above is also available in all Tourist Offices.

Situation of the cross-country slopes

Selva Val Gardena
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnCross-country ski run blue - 3 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnCross-country ski run green - 1 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnCross-Country ski run Pra da Rì - 10 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnRed cross-country ski run - 5 km
S. Cristina
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnCentre - 1.2 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnLa Buja - 6.7 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnMont de sot - 2.5 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnPalusc - 5.2 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnTrack to Seiser Alm - 8 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnVal Scura - 7.5 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnVedl verzon - 3.3 km
Seiser Alm
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnBeginners Run - 2.1 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnCol del Lupo - 8.8 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnCompatsch - Ritsch - Compatsch - 5.4 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnGiogo/Joch Cross-Country Trail - 15.4 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnHartl Cross-Country Trail - 12 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnLink trail Ritsch-Saltria - 4.2 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnLink trail Saltria - Monte Pana - 3.9 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnLink trail Sonne - 3.2 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnMöser Cross-Country Trail - 5.5 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnPanorama Trail - 11.3 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnRitsch Cross-Country Trail - 1.4 km
Ortisei-Furnes - UmlaufbahnSaltria Cross-Country Trail - 5.9 km
Val Gardena SuperPremière
From 24.11 to 23.12.2017 great offers! 4 overnight stays, 4 day ski pass and ski equipment hire - you pay only for 3 days!The price refers to the entire stay. You have to deduct the free day/s from the indicated price (if the price is not in green colour).
Fis Ski World Cup Val Gardena-Gröden
Our World Cup package offers our guests, from 16. until 18. december 2016, 2 nights, ski pass and admittance to the World Cup races for men in Val Gardena at a package price.
Val Gardena SuperSun
The SunSkiRun offers are valid from 18.03 to 02.04.2017. If you stay for 6 days, you will receive 1 day free (6+1).
Val Gardena Family Special
From 18.03.2017 children-friendly hotels/guesthouses offer free staying and great discounts for children.
Reductions for children
In all hotels and guesthouses marked with a teddy bear, families with children can avail of special discounts.
Val Gardena Active
This weekly programme is designed to give you an overview of what you can find in the stunning Val Gardena area during the summer and winter. We would be glad to create an individual programme for you in order to enjoy a perfect vacation.For guests staying in Val Gardena Active accommodation (with symbol), all the events and activities are for free or for a reduced price (except children’s programs).
Children's weeks
During the children's weeks, until 30 June 2017, you can take advantage of the particular prices for the accommodation for kids and a rich program of entertainment.
Single & Kids until 07.07.2017
For singles with child in double room, until 7 july 2017, the follow reductions apply to the child. The above reductions are only applied in summer, low season.
Single & Kids from 19.08.2017
For singles with child in double room, from 19 august 2017 until 15 september 2017, the follow reductions apply to the child. The above reductions are only applied in summer, low season.

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