In Val Gardena the fun in the Dolomites is ensured by the links that were created in the years between this and Alpe di Siusi. The trails that descend from Selva, Santa Cristina and Ortisei offer unique and close views on magnificent Dolomite massifs of trentino. From here you can observe the mountains Cir, Sella and Sciliar. Taken together, the traces of Val Gardena and Alpe di Siusi amounted to 175 kilometres and are served by 83 lifts. From this you can connect to other major ski areas like Alta Badia, Arabba and the Marmolada area, and finally the Val di Fassa. All around the Sella massif winds over 500 kilometres of trails for all the skiers’ needs.
44 kilometres of slopes in this ski area are red, medium difficulty, 30 kilometres are blue, for the less experienced, the black runs are reduced to only 6 kilometres and dedicated to very experienced skiers. Here too, the artificial snow is covered for almost all of the tracks that, however, start from a minimum of 1.015 meters to climb to a height of 2.516. The lifts are very respectable, 3 cable cars are flanked by 19 chairlifts, 29 ski lifts and 7 gondolas.
Val Gardena is famous for downhill skiing. Along the Saslong dispute about Christmas is the “Super G” World Cup men. This track partly due to the Ciampioni ski lift and down to Santa Cristina. Other routes are known: the Cir, tre (Three), Col Raisier, Seceda and Mont de Seura. Along these tracks in 1970 took place the ski world championship.
We should not forget cross-country skiing that here has the chance to take place on 6 different rings for a total of 102 kilometres of tracks.
Certainly the most famous route is Sella Ronda. It was 26 kilometres of slopes around the Sella group. Experts advise starting early in the morning to find not closed the last lift and estimate in 6 hours the total distance of the tour. Selva Val Gardena is considered the entrance gate to the Sella Ronda. Another round noteworthy for the beauty of places and the opportunity to enjoy the breaks in the refuge is Gherdenia Skiring. This tour brings to discover various tracks of the Gröden area. Besides Selva most famous places are Ortisei, from which you access to Alpe di Siusi via gondolas with 842 meters of ascent, and Santa Cristina from which you access with cable car to Monte Pana, to Ciampai, to Seceda and to Col Raisier. At this point it is not difficult to understand how the Val Gardena is a true paradise carousels with skis on.
Alpe di Siusi can be characterized by a large high-altitude pastures in summer and the Europe's largest upland, dedicated to skiing in winter. In an always sunny landscape and surrounded by beautiful mountains you can ski on 60 kilometres of ski runs served by 23 lifts, all with the privilege of not being whipped by the wind. Twice a week there is also the possibility of night skiing along 2 kilometres of track dedicated to the purpose. Alpe di Siusi offers a Funparks facilities for families as well as the opportunities for measuring the travel times on purpose-built tracks. In Alpe di Siusi there are two ski schools.
The second Snowpark of Italy, and among the largest in Europe, is located on the Alpe di Siusi. Measure 1.500 meters divided into two lines with paths for heating up the competition.
The areas surrounding the Alpe di Siusi are three. From Alm to Sciliar a new panoramic cable car runs to high. The village is situated at 1.000 meters above the sea level and is surrounded by woods and meadows. The main town of Alpe di Siusi is Castelrotto, an ancient village rich in tradition. At the foot of the massif rises Schlern Völs, in a panoramic and sunny place.