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Val Gardena - A ski resort kept secret

Val Gardena, Italy, Landscape

Winter sports enthusiasts and families with children, in northern Italy found less famous resort: Val Gardena. The resort is a destination known for its services and facilities offered to families with children and beginners to practice skiing. Here there are many proofs of an ancient occupation: wood carving.

Val Gardena is located in the Dolomites Alps in northern Italy. The region is known for both winter sports and for wood carving. The latter has a long tradition dating from the seventeenth century.

The resort includes three villages, Selva, S. Cristina and Ortisei, Selva is located at the highest altitude, 1563 meters above sea level. Selva is one of the most famous villages in the Alps thanks to its location, with direct access to the slopes of the Dolomites Superski and many types of accommodation. Ortisei is the largest of the three villages, having also a shopping center. Tourists found in resort shops both local specialties and modern products and wooden sculptures.

In his spare time, tourists can visit several monuments such as St. Jacob Chapel or museums with sculptures and pieces of inlaid wood. In Saint Christopher is the largest made in wood the Nativity scene.
The resort offers various activities and services for various holidays: relaxation and wellness, families with children, nature, economy, tradition, gastronomy and wine tasting, etc.

Val Gardena is part of Italy's famous ski resorts. The area is linked to Superski Dolomites region, an area that brings together over 10 other regions with ski runs, totaling 1220 km. Thus, Val Gardena is a paradise for skiers and winter sports lovers. The resort was included for publication in the Top 3 Travel & Leisure secret destinations in the Alps. Also, the resort was included in a top of the best ski areas for families and beginners.
Season opens in the first days of December and ends in April. The resort has 175 km of slopes and 115 km of cross country tracks. Dolomites lift pass offers tourists the possibility to use the entire region Sella Ronda, which gathers 1220 km.