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Ski Resort Val Gardena Gröden (Dolomites) in Gröden: Position on map

Val Gardena Gröden (Dolomites) Ski Resort

Dolomites Val Gardena, Wolkenstein, St. Christina, St. Ulrich

Trail Map Val Gardena Gröden (Dolomites)

News

Ski World Cup:

Host of the FIS Ski World Cup on December 16 & 17, 2022 (Men's Super-G / Downhill).

2 new slopes:

  • The black slope "La Ria" leads downhill from the top station of the Dantercepies cable car over a distance of one kilometre and 310 metres in altitude. Maximum gradient: 52%.
  • The former natural downhill run "Pilat" through rocky woods from the Alpe di Siusi to Ortisei, was elaborately designed and now presents itself as a spectacular, winding 4,703 metre long forest downhill run with unique views over the entire Val Gardena valley. Maximum gradient: 60%.

The Ski Resort

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Gröden is with 181 kilometers of piste (109 mi), the entrance to the famous Sella Ronda and the attachment to the Ski Association Dolomiti Superski an absolute highlight among all the ski resorts in the Alps. More than 110 kilometers of piste are marked as red which gives advanced skiers an incredible selection of slopes. But also beginners and newcomers have more than 50 kilometers of blue marked pistes to chose from. Experts and professional skiers can enjoy an exclusive 19 kilometers of expert terrain and black marked slopes. However, passionate and enthusiastic skiers are most likely to be found on the world famous Sella Ronda.

Beginners find numerous blue marked slopes around the summit Monte Pana as well as below the Sella Joch. The descend from the Col Raiser to St. Christina is definitely worth your time. Shorter blue marked slopes with surface lifts can be found in the area Wolkenstein. The run from Seceda via Raschötz to St. Ulrich is perfectly suited for advanced skiers and snowboarders. Apart from those tips you are free to enjoy and discover the entire ski resort! Professional skiers should attempt the World Cup run from Ciampinoi to St. Christina or the black marked slope from Ciampinoi to Wolkenstein.

For snowboarders and freestylers there is a terrain park called Val Gardena at the Piz Sella. With kickers, snow tunnels and a boarder-cross track everyone can let loose and have some fun. In addition, Wednesdays and Saturdays real professional skiers and boarders show their talent and newest tricks at the “Val Gardena Super Freestyle”.

Gröden and the area within the Ski Association Dolomiti Superski grants a wonderful selection for free-riders as well. You can discover the world of the Dolomites through numerous off-piste freeriding slopes.

The Sella Ronda leads you around the Sella Group discovering the mountain range and the surrounding landscapes for 26 kilometers (16 mi). You'll pass by the ski resorts of Gröden, Alta Badia, Arabba and Fasstal. You can chose to go on the Sella Ronda clockwise or counterclockwise. The easiest way to enter is starting at the valley in Wolkenstein. From there you'll take the gondola “Dantercepies” to the Sellaronda. The Sella Ronda tour should take you about four hours, but we recommend you stop at the other ski resorts and check out some of the most popular slopes there too! To enjoy all the resorts you need to get the Dolomiti Superski Skipass. This ticket will be valid in twelve ski resorts and therefore includes 1.220  kilometersof piste (758 mi).  

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Interesting facts

  • Offering 112 miles of slopes and terrain, Val Gardena Gröden (Dolomites) is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Italy.
  • Val Gardena Gröden (Dolomites) is the the best rated ski resort in Italy.
  • It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Italy.
  • Elevated between 4055 ft and 8333 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 10 highest elevated Ski Resorts in South Tyrol. The vertical drop from summit to base is 4278 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Italy is 2733 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 39 " at summit elevation and 14 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 44 " at summit elevation and 17 " at the base. Therefore Val Gardena Gröden (Dolomites) is among the 15 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Italy.
  • Val Gardena Gröden (Dolomites) features 82 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Italy is 69 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 24 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 10 sunniest in South Tyrol.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
98%
Snow Making Machines: 630
Snowphone+39 0471 777 777
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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On Mountain Dining

Brunchtime in Val Gardena | Grdöen
Brunchtime in Val Gardena | Grdöen © Val Gardena Gröden Marketing

A great suggestion is the “Comici Hütte” mountain hut at the Langkofel. Gourmets will be dazed by the various delicious fish specialties. Exquisite lobster, passionately prepared seafood delicacies... If these descriptions make your mouth water, you should definitely stop by here!

A great selection of wines and the typical Tyrolean specialties are all available at the “Sofie Hütte” mountain hut at the Seceda. Additionally you get to appreciate a wonderful view at 2.410 meters (7906 ft).

The “Almhotel” with restaurant at Col Raiser offers Tyrolean and Italian cuisine as well as an open buffet. Because of the large selection of home-made pies and pastries a stop for an afternoon snack at this mountain inn is definitely worth the couple of extra calories.

Must-Ski Runs

skiing in Val Gardena | Dolomites
skiing in Val Gardena | Dolomites
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A really challenging slope and the most difficult piste in the entire ski resort is the World Cup run Saslong from Ciampinoi to St. Christina. The track is three kilometers long (1.8 mi) and overcomes a difference in altitude of 839 meters (2752 ft). The slope is regarded as one of the best racetracks throughout the history of the Alpine Ski sport events. Each year before Christmas one of the most popular and influential races in the world is held here.

A must when visiting Gröden is of course the round trip of the Sella mountain range. The panorama tour around the Sella group leads you through four ski resorts in total.

The “La Longia” piste from Seceda to St. Ulrich is with a length of 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) one of the longest pistes in the Dolomites.

If you like it fast, you'll find a speed measuring track at Piz Sella. There are also public race tracks with time measuring available to you at the Seceda, Ciampinoi, Col Raiser and Piz Sella.  

Most Difficult Runs

Saslong
Length: 2.1 miles
Vertical Drop: 2752.6 ft

Longest Runs

Seceda-St. Ulrich (La Longia)
Length: 6.5 miles
Vertical Drop: 4209.3 ft

Videos

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Skiing in Val Gardena-Gröden Dolomites
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Sciare in Val Gardena - Winterurlaub in Gröden - Winter holiday in Val Gardena
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Benunì te Gherdëina | Preparazione delle piste | Pistenräparierung in Gröden | snow grooming crew
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Südtirol Gardenissima 2015 - Highlights
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Mountain Christmas | Selva Val Gardena | Wolkenstein

Activities

Val Gardena Active
Val Gardena Active
Keep fit surrounded by nature in Val Gardena and outline your holiday programme with the weekly “Val Gardena Active“ programme this winter. You’ll be spoilt for choice: pick from a night walk with torches, a snowshoe excursion or a climbing course for beginners.
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The Gröden valley, with the communities St. Ulrich, St. Christina and Wolkenstein, invites you to further participate in excursions and activities after skiing. Especially romantic would be the horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy winter landscape. The rides start at the top station of the neighboring aerial cableway Seiser Alm.

In Wolkenstein you can ice skate at the rink of the arena Pranives. The stadium is open different days of the week. For further information regarding operating hours please contact the tourism agency.

From the top station of the funicular railway in Raschötz in St. Ulrich there’s a six kilometer (3.7) long toboggan track leading back to the valley. Even after nightfall you can enjoy good old toboggan fun at this sledding track.

All three locations provide numerous beautiful hiking tracks. In Wolkenstein you should definitely take a stroll on the panorama trail: starting at the Hotel Scoiattolo until you reach the panorama terrace Sai Uedli. From there you have a significant view onto the surrounding landscape. The trail continues to a statue called “Marienstatue” and your tour will end at the Costabella in the Langental valley. The discovery trail Monte Pana “PanaRaida” in St. Christina starts at the base station of the chair lift Monte de Seura. After passing through eight discovery stations you'll end up at the aquatic habitat and from there the same way back again. This trail is especially fun for kids seeing as there is a lot to discover on this tour!

 

Val Gardena Active - Keep fit during winter!

Keep fit surrounded by nature in Val Gardena and outline your holiday programme with the weekly “Val Gardena Active“ programme this winter. You’ll be spoilt for choice: pick from a night walk with torches, a snowshoe excursion or a climbing course for beginners.

On the homepage of “Val Gardena Active“ you’ll find a comprehensive table detailing individual programmes. On the respective pages, you’ll find further information on individual events. Guests of participating Val Gardena Active hotels (designated symbol) are entitled to a discount our free event participation.
For further information head to the Val Gardena Active-Infopoint in the three Val Gardena Tourism Associations or to participating hotels. We are looking forward to discovering the wintry landscape of our valley together with you.

For further information www.valgardena-active.com

Number toboggan runs: 1
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

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To put a relaxing and fun end to your exhausting ski day stop by the Après-Ski bar Saltos. Here rustic characteristics and modern elements combine within this gorgeous mountain hut. On a regular basis there are live bands playing and the bar hosts different theme parties every now and then.

Yello's Music Lounge Bar in Wolkenstein provides more of a party atmosphere with a wide range of delicious cocktails. For wine fans there is an even greater selection of white and red wines available. The DJ plays a fun mix of old and new hits to make sure the whole crowd is pumped up and ready to party!

Number of Bars and Pubs: 18
Number of Clubs: 2

Dining and Restaurants

Huts, Après-Ski and dancing
Huts, Après-Ski and dancing
After all, it is the breaks which make skiing even more enjoyable, like sipping a mug of hot tea or grog in one of the warm and cosy ski lodges. Then it is back on your skis, and waltzing down one of the many finely groomed slopes!"Après" is the word for an evening spent with new friends in a unique atmosphere, an evening with local dishes and South Tyrolean wine, an evening to let your hair down, with swinging music and songs in the traditional style of the valley.At the end of a wonderful day there must be a happy hour somewhere!In numerous Val Gardena bars and pubs, there is always a good atmosphere in the evening. Later on, there are also clubs where to dance until dawn breaks.
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A culinary highlight would be dinner at the “Alpenroyal Gourmet Restaurant” were renowned chef and Michelin star awarded cook Felice Lo Basso conjures up a creative cuisine which combines hearty Mediterranean and full-flavored Alpine influences to create a tasty and flavorsome mix.

For exquisite dining definitely check out the Ciampac mountain hut. Here you'll be served traditional and local produce as well as international dishes and Italian specialties. The restaurant is only open twice a week in the evenings. Make sure you are aware of the different operating hours and definitely make a reservation beforehand!

Number of Restaurants: 28

Infrastructure & Rental

Skischools

Number of Skischools: 12
Number of Snowboard Schools: 12
Freeride Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Getting here

Christmas feeling in Val Gardena
Christmas feeling in Val Gardena
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By car

If you're traveling by car, take the Brennerautobahn highway until you reach the exit Klausen/Gröden. Via the SS242 you'll reach St. Ulrich and just a couple of kilometers further on you'll arrive in St. Christina and Wolkenstein.

Public Transport

If you're traveling with the train, ride until you reach Brixen. Once you're there, take a regional train to Waidbruck. You need to switch to the bus system now and line No. 350 will take you all the way to Gröden.

Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • 4 days or 6 days lift pass Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi (value of lift pass up to €347) Exceptions see booking process
  • Access to public swimming pool (as per description)
  • Christmas and New Year's Eve menu
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Mountain Stats

Elevation4055 ft - 8333 ft
Opening DayDec 3, 2022
Closing DayApr 11, 2023
Capacity 124894 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Lifts

79
24
40
10
2
2
1
Total 79

Skiable Terrain

112.5 miles
Easy
Moderate
Advanced
Ungroomed
Overall Slope Length 112.5 miles
Number of Slopes 179

Weather (8268 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails

Rates

€69
1 day adult €69
1 day youth €37
1 day child €37
All rates & fees