Val Gardena and Seiser Alm: family-friendly holidays amidst dream-like panoramas
Winter sports enthusiasts, families with children and, above all, the world's skiing elite: just a single glance and everyone falls in love with Val Gardena and its landscapes framed by mountains.
Wearing boots and skis in this beautiful location has a unique flavour. And its slopes are directly connected to Seiser Alm, the largest plateau in Europe.
Skiing in one of the world's best destinations
Val Gardena is part of the so-called Dolomiti Superski, the world's largest ski area.
Experienced skiers will find long, challenging slopes here, while those with less practice can easily choose shorter, easier routes. Are you an adrenaline junkie? Try the Saslong, one of the most classic slopes of the Alpine Ski World Championships today.
A ski resort with big numbers
With 175 kilometres of alpine ski runs and 133 kilometres of cross-country ski trails divided between the towns of Selva di Val Gardena, Santa Cristina and Ortisei, there is nothing but fun to be had in Val Gardena.
Unmissable? The Sellaronda circuit, the most famous and popular ski circuit in the Dolomites. Featuring 40 kilometres of wonderfully groomed ski slopes, it connects four of the Ladin valleys that surround the imposing Sella Massif. If you choose to take this circuit, you will ski for an entire day without ever repeating a run. Sheer paradise.
An adventure amidst snow and mountains
If you feel like taking off your skis for a rest between one slope and another, we suggest visiting the centre of Castelrotto, The old village is home to an imposing Baroque bell tower dominating the town’s centre.
For those in the mood for some shopping, we instead suggest the pedestrian centre of Ortisei,full of delightful shops.
From Ortisei, you can get back on the snow by reaching the best family ski area in South Tyrol: Seiser Alm, with its 60 kilometres of groomed slopes.
To the south is the Ciampinoi area famous for the 1970 World Championships, descending to Selva di Val Gardena, Santa Cristina and Plan de Gralba.
Val Gardena and fun
Fun is guaranteed in Val Gardena and Seiser Alm, and not only for winter sports enthusiasts.
This area is full of refuges where you can enjoy excellent local cuisine. Its gastronomic specialities have been handed down from generation to generation, fully exploiting basic ingredients.
The specialities include Crafuncins, ravioli filled with spinach, and Puessl, a sweet spiced omelette, as well as the indispensable South Tyrolean speck.
Val Gardena, paradise in every season
And if you think that winter is the only time of year to book a break in Val Gardena - Sesier Alm, you are quite mistaken. Whether it is summer or autumn, you can enjoy a perfect mini-family holiday full of relaxation and harmony here. The offer is quite varied and full of opportunities that can satisfy every whim. What’s more, its wonderful child-friendly family hotels and romantic chalets make it a destination like no other.