Winter escape Dolomites
Activities and events in South Tyrol

Winter in Selva Gardena is a true natural spectacle that can be admired from the spa of the Hotel Sun Valley but also actively explored in a variety of sports

For many the cold season means sports and entertainment, others love to wrap themselves in thick blankets and watch the falling snowflakes while they are wrapping everything in a marvelous white dress.
Quite a few people whish that winter in Val Gardena would last forever. The numerous sports facilities and the tantalizing scents from the inside of the huts inspire us and create the perfect mix for the vacation of our desires.
With its 1200 km of slopes, which you can access with just one ski pass, the Dolomiti Superski area is a dream come true for skiers and snowboarders, but also for "non-skiers" the Vallunga, Monte Pana and Alpe di Siusi offer countless activities and hiking trails. Yet going on an active holiday in Dolomites Val Gardena means a lot more than just skiing! You can discover the valley from a completely new side. Try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing hikes, sleigh rides, romantic horse-drawn sleigh deep into the woods: the Dolomites offer you a raft of possibilities to be outdoors and enjoy the snow-covered landscape.

Here you find the Val Gardena Active Programm and the winter highlights in our region

Free for our guests: Val Gardena Active Programme in winter

Free for our guests: Val Gardena Active Programme in winter

Keep fit surrounded by nature in Val Gardena and outline your holiday programme with the weekly “Val Gardena Active“ programme this winter. You’ll be spoilt for choice: pick from a night walk with torches, a snowshoe excursion or a climbing course for beginners. On the homepage of “Val Gardena Active“ you’ll find a comprehensive table detailing individual programmes. On the respective pages, you’ll find further information on individual events.

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The highlights of a winter escape in the Dolomites

The highlights of a winter escape in the Dolomites

  • "Val Gardena Active" – Because it is entertaining to be active in Val Gardena
  • Skiing in the largest ski carousel in the world: Dolomiti Superski
  • The Sellaronda - unique in the world
  • World Ski Championships slopes 1970 – Skiing at World Cup level
  • Snow- & Funparks and Funslopes
  • Winter hiking and walking in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
  • A cross-country skiing paradise in the heart of the Dolomites
  • Romantic sleigh rides in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites

The best events for your winter holiday in the Dolomites

Christmas Valley in the Dolomites

Val Gardena is the place to be if you want to experience that special feeling in the air which comes right before Christmas. Nowhere other can you live the excitement of the advent period like at the heart of the Dolomites. Part of the magic lies in the countless attractions which make Val Gardena just that bit more christmassy.

  • Ortisei - 27.11.2020 to 06.01.2021
  • S. Cristina - 06.12.2020 to 30.12.2020
  • Selva - 05.12.2020 to 06.01.2021

Special Alpine Nights -
Besondere Berg-Nächte in Gröden

  • Ready – FATBIKE – go! With modern fat-e-bikes you can cycle even in winter!
  • Moonlit cross-country skiing
  • Evening snowshoeing with dinner in a mountain hut
  • Night-time sledge on the Alpe di Siusi
  • Night-time sledge on the Resciesa
  • Treat yourself to a special mountain dinner

FIS Ski World Cup

17.12 until 19.12.2020

For a few days a year, the skiing slopes of Dolomites Val Gardena attract the creme de la creme of skiing. And you, as our guests, will have the opportunity of following the skiing stars live from the edge of the slopes as they battle for a place on the podium of the FIS World Cup.

Val Gardena Ski Caching


Val Gardena Ski Caching is an outdoor treasure hunt on the slopes with skis. The participants have to find as many ski caches as possible in the ski area Val Gardena / Alpe di Siusi. This requires a sense of orientation and a clear strategy.

Dolomites Val Gardena
Xtreme Up


The "Dolomites Val Gardena – Xtreme Up", a race where the aim is to conquer in the shortest time possible the summit of the Ciampinoi, along the "3" track. With its 2320 meters lenght and with a difference in height of 720 meters, the track represents a challenge that not anyone can face.

Rock the Dolomites
The musical event in Val Gardena

20.03. until 28.03.2021

Rock the Dolomites is a music festival many won’t expect in peaceful Dolomites Val Gardena. Rock bands from the region will enthuse the audience with their tunes for a whole week. Instead of folk music and unique sounds you’ll only hear virtuoso guitar riffs, drum solos and passionately sung rock lyrics.

Spring Race Party
The great winter sport celebration in spring


Every year, Dolomites Val Gardena invites passionate winter sport athletes in March to the Spring Race Party. The participating teams always come up with funny costumes, be it bathrobes, a swimming costume or funny hats and wear them as they ski. During the Spring Race locals and guests mingle in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The highlight of this phase of dexterity is the massive party which takes place at the end of the sport event. Cult personality DJ Ondy and DJ Simon will create great vibes with their music.

Sellaronda Skimarathon
A race peppered with challenges


One of the most extraordinary ski races. To this very day, the twinkling stars in the sky and the helmets of the around 1,000 participants are the only sources of light that illuminate the way ahead. Skiers compete in teams of two across 42 km featuring a good 2,800 m elevation gain uphill making this a veritable athletic challenge. Even the dizzying descents of the most famous night-time ski alpine race are legendary.

Südtirol Gardenissima
The longest Giant slalom in the world


During this event, participants and onlookers alike have the opportunity to meet World Cup skiers and skiing legends!

The Südtirol Gardenissima Kids
28.03.2021: the day following the regular Giant slalom is dedicated to children and their very own giant slalom.

Offers, Breaks & Highlights

Christmas Magic
10% discount from 4 nights

19.12.2021 - 26.12.2021

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Sun & Fun
10 % reduction

15.01.2022 - 22.01.2022

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Ski fun
Ski pass for 1 day free of charge

29.01.2022 - 05.02.2022

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Val Gardena SuperSun
7 days at the price of 6!

19.03.2022 - 15.04.2022

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