Sun Valley - Founder & History

Hans Nogler

„Who higher rises, further sees.
Who further sees longer dreams”
Quote: Walter Bonatti (alpinist)


It was 1956 when our beloved father opened the Hotel Sun Valley.

As multiple ski champion in Italy and abroad, Hans Nogler left his beloved mountains to become a respected ski instructor in the American resort of Sun Valley – Idaho.
With his home at heart, he returned to Selva di Val Gardena in 1956 and fulfilled his dream of opening a hotel in one of the most beautiful places in the Dolomites.
A little paradise of hospitality, warmth and sympathy.

“From his mountains he got the love for the sport and the desire to create something great and to be passed on to us”

Even today, our dad is the soul of the Hotel Sun Valley, you can feel his strength, passion and vision.