Six awesome day tourswith skis in Val Gardena

Daily ski trips on a skiing holiday

Here are some suggestions of daily ski excursions to undertake during your stay in Val Gardena. Start from Ortisei, S. Cristina or Selva Val Gardena. Why not stop by one of the local and family-run mountain huts for a bite to eat? Open the door to the sweet smell of local dishes welcoming you.

1970 World Championship Skiing Tour

It’s been 40+ years since the Ski World Championship took place in Val Gardena, making this valley and its slopes famous the world over. Ski pros such as Karl Schranz and the young Gustav Thöni achieved great wins surrounded by unique scenery. The total difference of altitude of the 1970 World Championship was 6,893 m including 14 lift facilities and no repeat circuit on any slopes.

  • Women’s downhill: Dantercepies / Selva Gardena „Cir“-slope
    Length: 2,750 m, Altitude difference: 675 m, average slope gradient: 27,76%
  • Men’s downhill: Ciampinoi / Ruacia „Saslong” slope
    Length: 3,750 m, Altitude difference: 830 m, average slope gradient: 24,95%
  • Giant slalom Women / Men: Ciampinoi / Selva Gardena „Ciampinoi“ slope no. 3
    Length: 1,490 m, Altitude difference: 447 m, average slope gradient: 28%
  • Reserve slope for giant slalom race Women / Men: Mont Sëura / S. Cristina: „Bravo“ slope
    Length: 1,980 m, Altitude difference: 420 m, average slope gradient: 27%

Val Gardena Ronda

The Val Gardena Ronda, 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.

From Ortisei to:
Alpe di Siusi cable car > Monte Piz > Bullaccia > Panorama > Saltria > Monte Pana (by skibus) > Mont Sëura > Ciampinoi > Ruacia > Gardena Ronda Express > Seceda > Ortisei

From S. Cristina to:
Col Raiser > Seceda > Ortisei, „La Curta“ escalator > Alpe di Siusi cable car > Saltria > Monte Pana (by skibus) > Mont de Sëura > Tramans > Ciampinoi > S. Cristina

From Selva Gardena to:
Dantercepies > Ciampinoi > Piz Sella > Monte Pana > Saltria (by skibus) > Punta d’Oro > Monte Piz > Sanon > Alpe di Siusi cable car to Ortisei - “La Curta” escalator > Seceda > Col Raiser > Gardena Ronda Express > Saslong cable car > Ciampinoi > Selva Val Gardena

„Culturonda“: ski excursion programme

Starting from the three towns in Val Gardena, you can also admire some of the cultural sights next to the imposing Dolomites at the edge of the slopes.

Selva Gardena 1,563 m > Ciampinoi > Piz Setëur > through the Città dei Sassi past the “Culturonda” information boards > Sella Pass with breathtaking view on the Sassolungo, Cinque Dita and the Marmolada > back to Piz Setëur > Piz Sella across the 1,000 m tall north face of the Sassolungo > Tramans until you reach Monte Pana, where you’ll find a spherical equatorial sun dial (2m in diameter) displaying the mid-European time > head back over Mont Sëura > Tramans to Ciampinoi > slope B Saslong, passing by Fischburg Castle (a Renaissance style summer residence and hunting lodge built by Engelhard Dietrich von Wolkenstein-Trostburg between 1622 and 1641) > S. Cristina 1,428 m > Gardena Ronda (the oldest snow cannon by the “Hedco” company, 1981, can be seen on the roof) to Col Raiser (the mountain station also serves as a small, private mountain museum with some very interesting landscape paintings of the Dolomites - ticket upon entry) until Seceda in the middle of the Puez-Odle National Park, which is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site, and take the Fermeda chairlift to reach a view point where you can look upon all of the valleys > over the 10 km long “La Longia” slope (making it the longest slope of the Dolomites) across the Canyon, passing by the ice waterfalls and the renovated “Costamula” farm > Ortisei 1,236 m > from Seceda across the 6 km Gardenissima slope > Gardena Ronda > Saslong > slope no. 3 > Selva Gardena 1,563 m.

Ski excursion on the Alpe di Siusi (“Witches Skitour”)

(ladin: Mont de Sëuc) - (5 hours, 20 km of slopes) Ortisei 1,236 m > Mont Sëuc cablecar > Mezdi chairlift > chairlift Sanon - Steger Delai chairlift > Bullaccia chairlift > Kompatsch > Laurin chairlift > Paradiso chairlift > Goldknopf chairlift 2,210 m > Florian chairlift

  • Alternative 1: take the skibus (ticket required) from Saltria to Monte Pana/S. Cristina > Selva Gardena or
  • Alternative 2: return journey to the Mont Sëuc cablecar > Ortisei (check Gardenaronda from Saltria)


Clockwise or anticlockwise (5 hours, 26 km of slopes) following the orange or green indications. You will be skiing in both directions on the famous Sellaronda, around the Sella Group, across four Ladin valleys and three Italian provinces (Bolzano, Trento and Belluno).

Ski excursion to the Marmolada, the Queen of the Dolomites

(7 hours, 35 km of slopes)
Ski over the Passo Gardena or Passo Sella passes, until reaching Arabba and take the Porta Vescovo cable car > to the Marmolada.

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