Ortisei (1,236 m), the relaxing but buzzing main village of Val Gardena in South Tyrol. Here blends the potent silence of the mountains with the bustling gaiety of a hub of culture and events.
The ideal starting point for skiers and hikers. An interesting mix of colourful bustle and proud tradition. In particular, the unique Dolomites backdrop makes this "little Alpine town" the most popular holiday destination.
The beautiful pedestrian area with cosy cafés and great shopping opportunities will make the holiday an unforgettable experience.
The flowering meadows and Alpine greens of the nature parks Puez-Odle and Sciliar-Catinaccio present you all you need for easy and more challenging hiking tours.
Ortisei and the three hamlets Bulla, San Giacomo and Roncadizza, with a direct lift connection to the ski and hiking areas in Seceda, Alpe di Siusi, Resciesa and to the ski circuit Sellaronda are the right place for a recreational break in the Dolomites.
Here are the roots of famous local personalities like Luis Trenker and Giorgio Moroder, hence the town looks back on a long cultural tradition.
The Ortisei Mar Dolomit swimming pool offers absolute quiet and peace, but also a lot of fun times. There are swimming pools, massage pools, water slides and spring boards, as well as many saunas, with steam rooms and relax areas.
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 access to Seceda, Alpe di Siusi, Resciesa and the ski circuit Sellaronda, Ortisei is a very popular winter sport resort in the Dolomites.
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.
Pinei Pass provides learners and advanced cross-country skiers with a 4 km long piste. It is located just 5 km off Ortisei, towards Castelrotto.
Bring your sledge along: the 6 km sledge slope from Resciesa to Ortisei is a family and kid favourite. The toboggan run starting from the upper terminus of the funicular railway Resciesa has been equipped with snow-making facilities. As there is an intermediate terminus, it is possible to enjoy the first part of the run several times in a row.
Climbing in the best known and spectacular mountains in the Alps
The highest plateau in Europe, situated in the middle of the Dolomites
Cycle paths, lake Caldaro and lake Monticolo, the castles
The path 24 encompasses the reserve of the Tessa mountains