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anonymous
Such a stunning area, make sure you try the Sella Ronda (its not as hard as some make out as its mainly lifts!) and do the Hidden Valley which is a beautiful run with the amazing Scotini restaurant for lunch.... Full Review
3 years ago
Loved it. The crowds are large at times but the lift lines move once you put your head down and just keep moving forward. They don't use a corral system like in the states so you need to get used to that but once you get aggressive like everyone else the system works.... Full Review
Does not get any better than t...
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5 years ago
mathis.delmarle
Very nice area! Going back this winter.... Full Review
7 years ago
Mike Barrett
We spent 2 weeks in Ortisei at the end of Feb. and beginning of Mar. 2014. It had been snowing consistently before our arrival and even the night of our arrival but very little during our 2 wks. Getting to Ortisei from Venice can be a bit long, 2 train rides and a bus totaling 4 hrs. We thought Ortisei would be an optimum choice for dining and night life as it's the biggest town in the valley but as almost all of the hotels do half board any ways it was pointless to consider. I believe one would be better served as a skier staying higher in the valley (it seems the higher up the valley you go for accommodations the more expensive they get) as that would give you more options for accessing the main Sella Ronda. As it was we had to either ride a couple of gondolas, a tram, a chair lift and an underground train or take a lengthy bus ride in order to access the Sella Ronda proper. The Sella Ronda is a wonderful experience but there will be bottle necks and a few long lift lines, it's almost unavoidable when you have thousand upon thousands of skiers on the same itinerary. The Dolomiti Superski area is unbelievably massive! We would either do the Sella Ronda or pick an area to go to and ski there. I think Val di Fassa and Arabba were our favorites but all of them were fun. Overall the skiing definitely has an intermediate bent to it with not too much to scare a good skier although there are some extremely technical back country descents. The off piste stuff is a little tricky with certain areas being perfectly acceptable for off piste skiing and others being completely forbidden. After seeing many slopes slide to the ground during our stay I can understand some of their concern (especially in Arabba).The big couloirs are best done with a guide although the main one off the Passo Pordoi is easily navigated. The on-mountain food was pretty good but expensive. Not too much for apres ski but the bar at the bottom of the Sassalong was fairly hopping. Tons of Germans so somewhere someone is always drinking. The little outdoor ice bar at the Baita Vallongia (sp?) was always a good time too. The towns of Ortisei, St. Christiana and Selva were all charming and very well equiped unless you wanted to get some laundry done. The town of Canazei in Val di Fassa was super laid back....don't miss an opportunity to ski over in Alba, it takes a bus ride from the bottom of the gondola in Canazei (3 euro for a bus pass for the day) but the slopes above Alba are very high and generally steeper than most of the Sella Ronda and the run back to Alba goes on forever!... Full Review
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8 years ago
I spent a week in Selva in February.I stayed in S.Cristina ,which is the most quiet among the three villages.Although no snow has appeared in the area for 20 days and the temperatures were above 0 all day long snow on the biggest part of the slopes was in good condition except the runs down to the village.The lift system was great so was the food in the mountain huts .Sellaronda is something that u dont want to miss.Simply unbelievable and irresistible.I did it both ways 2 days in a row and i already miss it.Ski schools were great and most of the teachers speak english fluently .In general a great place ,highly recommended. P.s The photo is from Monte pana at 1700m.... Full Review
14 years ago
Val Gardena has the mixture of three cultures, Italian, German and Ladino. The cultural diversity makes this a wonderful and unique ski resort. The skiing: An incredible huge ski area set among the beautiful dolomite mountains. Most intermediate skiing with some advance cruisers. The skiing is not real challenging, but even the most advanced skier will enjoy a week of exploring all that it has to offer. The food is wonderul with all of the countless mountain restaurants. The price is reasonable, and even on the best ski days, you still want to take time out for a wonderful lunch or afternoon gluwein or beer. I recommend Val Gardena for many reasons. A place one should put on there to do list.... Full Review
15 years ago
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