Skiing in Ortisei Val Gardena and the Dolomites

Val Gardena and skiing – this connection is timeless and legendary.

The strategic location of Residence Villa Aquila-Adler, allows you to reach in just a few minutes walking all lifts in town, the ski school as well as the ski busses for other valley resorts.

To the top of Alpe di Siusi, all you need is 2 minutes walking and 8 minutes with the cable car. In the sun from dawn till sunset, Alpe is a true peaceful paradise for gentle slopes seekers. Plenty of huts are spread around the thirty slopes and can be reached by walking trails or romantic horse drawn sleds, for a family lunch – skiers and non skiers – all together. Free riders can enjoy the longest snowpark in Italy, fully equipped with kickers, boxes and rails for all levels.

Rascesas’ funicular, in addition to a ski slope in the forest, offers a sled run, often used during full moon, by locals.

Just a few steps walking, and than, thanks to an escalator and a conveyer belt, you arrive at Secedas’ lifts. After a 14 minutes cable car journey and a further gongola, you will reach the highest peak in Val Gardena 2519 mt (8252ft). One side is connected to the world cup famous run Saslong, and further continues towards Sella Ronda. You can continue and explore the largest ski carousel in the world, Dolomiti Superski, 1200 km of slopes 460 lifts. The other side brings you back to Ortisei, with a 12 km run La Longia, one of the nicest slopes in the Dolomites. Should you be intimidated to face it alone, or you desire to discover the secrets of skiing, the house theacher Paolo Latronico could be of help – paolo.skiteacher@gmail.com