The longest Giant slalomSüdtirol Gardenissima

The longest Giant slalom in the world


If you didn’t make the deadline to sign up to Südtirol Gardenissima this year then you’ll have to be patient and wait until 30 March 2019. That’s when the next longest giant slalom in the world will take place … for the 24th time. The Giant slalom over the course of the last years has turned from a simple ski event to a sports event that attracts thousands of visitors to Dolomites Val Gardena every year. Up to 650 participants can take part in the race which means that the places are coveted. If you’d like to test your skills with other ambitious amateur skiers and celebrated professionals, then you should be constantly in the loop to not miss out on the start of registrations.

During this event, participants and onlookers alike have the opportunity to meet World Cup skiers and skiing legends! The Südtirol Gardenissima covers 6 km and starts on the Seceda at an altitude of 2,518 m, dropping down to the valley station of the Col Raiser near Selva Val Gardena at an altitude of 1,485 m. The athletes are called to overcome an elevation gain of more than 1,000 m and to ski through 115 goalposts. The participants start in pairs. The most successful skier will be rewarded by attractive prizes in different categories.

The Südtirol Gardenissima Kids


In 2016, someone came up with an idea that has become a tradition ever since: the day following the regular Giant slalom is dedicated to children and their very own giant slalom. This competition will lead the stars of the future across 1.9 km and an elevation gain of 350 m. It starts on the Seceda and the finish line will be the valley station of the Fermeda chair lift facility. Every child will receive a start hamper with plenty of nice surprises revolving around skiing and healthy eating.

All physically active children from the age of eight are invited to take part in this competition after registering in advance. You also have the possibility of adding the result of an adult with that of a child to a family valuation.