The geographic centre of Val Gardena, S. Cristina (1,428 m), is on the sunny side of the valley, protected by the Sassolungo - Langkofel rock.
It's the ideal starting point for excursions along the extensive network of trails in the nature park Puez-Odle and at the foot of the Sassolungo and the Sassopiatto.
The Gherdeina Museum (Gherdëina Local Heritage Museum) in the centre of Ortisei constitutes one of the major museums of the Ladin valleys. It exhibits valuable collections related to the cultural and natural history of Val Gardena.
With its direct access to the Sellaronda, the Val Gardena Ronda and the Dolomiti Superski circuit, as well as the cross-country ski centre Monte Pana, S. Cristina is a very popular winter sport resort.
The ski area Val Gardena offers ideal conditions for passionate skiers and snowboarders. 500 km of pure fun on slopes around the Sella Group, connected by state of the art lift facilities and on 1220 km of slopes in the 12 surrounding valleys.