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Ortisei Val Gardena Ski Resort, Italy

  • Resort height: 1236m
  • Highest lift: 860m to 3342m Dolomites
  • No. of lifts: 79 lifts (463 lifts in the Dolomites area)
  • No. of slopes: 73 (668 IN DOLOMITES)
  • Total piste: 175 km ski runs (1220KM in Dolomites)
  • Transfer times: Innsbruck - 2hrs
    Verona - 2hrs 30min

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Overview of Ortisei Val Gardena

Although not the most well-known to skiers, Ortisei is actually the biggest village in Val Gardena boasting a wide range of shops and restaurants along its pedestrian highstreets. Ornate 19th century buildings, meandering streets and pretty squares set the scene for a very relaxed atmosphere in the village. Ortisei provides the last link in the Valley to the Sella Ronda circuit as well as direct access to the smaller ski area of Alpe di Siusi.

Sitting at 1,236m above sea level, the resort of Ortisei is a 2 hour transfer from Innsbruck airport and is neighboured by the other villages in Val Gardena – Santa Cristina and Selva.

Keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Ortisei Val Gardena ski holiday.

3 Things We Love About Ortisei Val Gardena

  1. Streets buzzing with a plethora of boutiques, independent shops and cafes
  2. Direct access to the Selleronda ski circuit and the wider Dolomiti Superski
  3. Stunning scenery including views of Seceda and Pitschberg mountains

Skiing and Snowboarding in Ortisei Val Gardena

The Alpe di Siusi in the Dolomites-Val Gardena skiing area is a great starting point for novice skiers and children. The slopes are wide and gentle, allowing a gradual progression from green to blue slopes. From the village of Selva Val Gardena, you can access the Sellaronda and also experience the longest piste in South Tyrol, the "La Longia" – a 10km run which connects Mount Seceda to Ortesei over 1,200m+ of vertical descent and stunning views.

Lift Passes in Ortisei Val Gardena

A local Val Gardena & Alpe de Suissi pass is available which would be suitable for beginners and families with young children. The area covers 79 lifts and over 175km of runs, which is fairly large.

However, to get the full experience, a Dolomiti Superski full area pass will give you full access to all 12 valleys in the ski area and over 1200km of pisted runs!

Activities in Ortisei Val Gardena

  • Ice skating - Horse riding (yes, open in the winter!)
  • Indoor rock climbing & bouldering
  • Mar Dolomit swimming pool

Après Ski in Ortisei Val Gardena

  • Siglu – Apres and live music with an authentic alpine vibe – as in, dancing on the tables! A real crowd pleaser.
  • Cercia – An atmospheric and rustic wine bar with a fine selection of wines from all over the world as well as a variety of craft beers and cocktails. They also serve bistro-style dishes which are so good they could well ruin your dinner!
  • Café Corso – An opulent café in the centre of town serving a variety of hot beverages including a range of decadent hot chocloates!

Places to eat in Ortisei Val Gardena

  • Vives – An authentic Tyrolean restaurant ‘stube’ dating from the 1700s, serving a wide variety of traditional dishes.
  • Val d’Anna – Perched on a gentle hillside offering great views of town, this restaurant is a great option for an early supper with kids in tow as the menu is varied from the simple to the refined. Only open until 7pm.
  • Genziana – A contemporary restaurant serving local specialities and Mediterranean cuisine. Also a great option if you just fancy popping out for dessert.
  • Tubladel – THE place to go for your alpine meat fix. Premium cuts from across the region, prepared with the finest ingredients and served in cosy, intimate setting. The succulent ribs are a speciality.

Family Features

The Mar-Dolomit swimming centre is a great option for a fun afternoon with the family. A heated indoor/outdoor pool, fun pools and slides for the kids and relaxing areas for parents such as the Turkish bath and hot tub.

A horse-drawn sleigh ride and tobogganing are also really popular family activities away from the ski slopes in Ortisei.

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    Ski essentials in Ortisei Val Gardena

    Organising ski hire has never been easier. Select your preferred departure date and see what discounts we offer when you pre-book. (Please note helmets are not included. Please call if you'd like to hire one).

    Up to
    10% off

    Bronze Silver Gold Platinum Ski Saver
    Adult   (12+ yrs) Skis | Poles £103 £93 £116 £105 £145 £131 Book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass and save an additional
    £20 per person
    Ski | Poles | Boots £136 £123 £152 £137 £177 £160
    Snowboard £103 £93 £116 £105
    Snowboard | Boots £136 £123 £152 £137
    Child   (8-11 yrs) Skis | Poles £51 £46
    Ski | Poles | Boots £75 £68
    Snowboard £68 £62
    Snowboard | Boots £90 £81

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    Ski essentials in Ortisei Val Gardena

    A lift pass is a necessity for every ski holiday and often a sizeable chunk of your holiday budget. As a result, and using our 35 years of experience, we have sought great value prices for you, so browse via resort and date to see how much you can save!

    Six Day Full Area Pass Ski Saver
    Senior   (65+ yrs) £213 Book your ski hire at the same time as purchasing any lift pass and save an additional
    £20 per person
    Adult   (16-64 yrs) £237
    Child   (9-15 yrs) £167

    Find out more about lift pass options we offer

    Ski essentials in Ortisei Val Gardena

    No matter what level you are – first time skier to seasoned pro, everyone can find ski tutorial to suit their level. Browse our ski lessons via date to see our current rates. Prices based on morning lessons – subject to availability.

    Ski School is now available for the 19/20 winter season. Please call our ski experts on 0330 102 8004 for advice and to book lessons.

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