A snow-capped fairy tale: Val Gardena/Gröden in the Dolomites
Fun on the snow of Val Gardena/Gröden
The snow of Val Gardena/Gröden: this is the secret ingredient that makes your winter holidays at Hotel La Pineta di Selva di Val Gardena truly unforgettable. The enviable location of our 3 star hotel in Val Gardena/Gröden shows its full potential when snow falls generously on Val Gardena/Gröden. Because when the land is covered in its shimmering, white blanket, you can reach our hotel directly on your skis from the Saslong run – B variant. The best of the snow in Val Gardena lies literally at your feet, thanks to the skibus service which stops right in front of our hotel. In Val Gardena/Gröden, in particular on the runs of the Dolomiti Superski carousel, snow is granted throughout the whole winter season. No wonder the snowy slopes of Val Gardena are the Eldorado of winter sports in general and ski in particular.
Snow & more snow in Val Gardena/Gröden
Come when you like: in Val Gardena/Gröden snow is guaranteed December to April! If you would like to visit the famous Christmas markets during Advent without missing the chance to swing on the snow, Val Gardena/Gröden is the right place to be, especially if you have kids. There are plenty of facilities here dedicated to children, from fun parks on the snow to ski courses and schools. The Mini Club Selvi at the ski school Selva and the Kindergarten on Snow organised by the ski and snowboard school in Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein in Gröden welcome and entertain children of all ages. This way, kids never get bored and parents can enjoy the snow in Val Gardena. All ski schools employ qualified instructors, whose passion for skiing is absolutely contagious. Skiing, however, is only one of the many activities to choose from here on the snow of Val Gardena. One thick layer of snow, and Val Gardena/Gröden turns into a thrilling adventure park for high-altitude hiking programmes! From ski mountaineering to snowshoeing you will be spoilt for choice and – more importantly – safe, accompanied by expert guides with a deep knowledge of these mountains. Please remember to check out the snow bulletin of Val Gardena/Gröden, to get updated reports on weather conditions and the risk of avalanche.
Snow and more snow in Val Gardena/Gröden
The Dolomiti Superski skipass gives access to 12 different ski resorts and over 1,200 km of runs. Not enough? Then you can get the Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi skipass, for additional 175 km of best-prepared runs and 78 lift facilities. An appealing alternative is represented by sledging: starting at the Rasciesa funicular railway in Ortisei/St. Ulrich, a spectacular 6 km- long sledging run is a fun-packed adventure for young and old, during the day and under the moonlight! Those who prefer to experience the snow of Val Gardena/Gröden in its quiet, romantic side, can choose among several options, such as horse-drawn sleigh rides through the fairy winter landscapes of the Dolomites. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts will find something to seek their teeth in: the facilities in Vallunga/Maseben, not far from Selva di Val Gardena/Wolkenstein in Gröden, feature 133 km of trails as well as four rinks:
- Trail 1 (green): 1.5 km, 23 m drop - easy
- Trail 2 (blue): 3.0 km, 55 m drop – easy
- Trail 3 (red): 5.0 km, 81 m drop – medium
- Trail 4 (black): 10.0 km, 210 m drop, difficult.
Begging for more? The Dolomiti NordicSki is Europe’s most extensive cross-country carousel with 1,300 km of trails, with one single skipass to access them all. The DSV Nordic Active Park in Vallunga offers an interesting menu of activities ranging from cross-skiing training plans to snowshoeing tours during winter, and Nordic walking hikes in summer. The Pranives ice rink and the weekly programme “Val Gardena Active” round up the amazing variety of snow-action in Val Gardena/Gröden.
And when the day draws to an end… don’t miss the après-ski: good spirits, delicious food and lots of new friends!