The Dolomites - a winter tale

Candid white snow blankets the woods and meadows, while the snow-capped peaks glisten in the sunset. The magic of the Dolomites in winter warm the heart and fill all those who watch this spectacle with wonderment, delighting them, just like children. The queen of the snow welcomes you!

An active winter:

  • The largest skiing district in the world: Dolomiti Superski
  • 1,200 km of pistes and 450 ski-lifts and cable cars
  • 115 km of cross-country pistes
  • well-kept itineraries for excursions on the snow
  • traditional refuges to share a cheery, convivial moment
  • ice skating, snowshoe excursions, sledding, ice-climbing... and so much more

A passion for snow

Nature is wonderful when it becomes a giant “fitness trail”: incredibly blue sky, breathtaking views on the surrounding peaks. Enjoy an outing in Val Gardena, under a blanket of snow, savour the thrill of a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh, or explore the well-kept cross-country pistes on your skis.

And what about a snowshoe excursion, with a jovial break at a refuge?

Winter activities:

  • excursions
  • snowshoe excursions
  • cross-country skiing
  • ski-mountaineering
  • sledging
  • ice-climbing


The Dolomites: a UNESCO world heritage site

In 2009, UNESCO included the Dolomites on its list of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. We offer our guests a lavish weekly program within this setting, who can take part in the “Val Gardena Active” program - either for free or upon payment of a fee - and enjoy a thrilling, calming, adventurous, and relaxing experience, surrounded by the natural spectacle of the Dolomites.

Summer activities:

  • Nordic Walking & excursions
  • climbing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • horseback riding
  • golf
  • tennis

Amid the hills…

... discover nature! Explore the fascinating world of the mountains on foot along a well-signposted network of paths and trails, high altitude roads, mountain dairies, and climbs. Palmerhof is the ideal starting point for brief, as well as challenging, excursions.

Explore the landscape… on foot

Idyllic alpine summer pastures, powerful rock walls, and green woods... Hit the road - either alone or in the company of an expert guide - with our "Val Gardena Active" program

Notice: with a Valgardena Card you can take advantage of all the ski-lifts and public transport that is available.

Interactive hiking map


A day on your bike

Get on your bike, shape up, and have fun. You do not necessarily have to enter the Transalp Challenge. We have a multitude of different cycle-tourism itineraries that are guaranteed to interest everyone. Ride the Dolomite passes on a racing bike or climb up and down the mountains on the seat of a mountain bike. Val Gardena offers something special for everybody, be they professional cyclists or just simple enthusiasts.

Sella Ronda Bike Day

More than 15,000 people were present at this event … all pedalling away! The four Dolomite passes around the Sella mountain range (Sella, Gardena, Pordoi and Campolongo) are all set for the arrival of the cyclists at the next edition of the Sella Ronda Bike Day.


Summer in the Dolomites

Summer in Val Gardena’s mountains is fabulous. The skies are remarkably clear, the air is limpid, the meadows are covered in sweet-smelling flowers, and the woods are enchanting. Above all, the Dolomites - the so called "Monti Pallidi” (Pale Mountains) - are majestic. Summer in the Gardena Dolomites is also bursting of dynamism: golf, horseback riding, tennis, acrobatic parks...


The main peak of the Sassolungo mountain range in the Gardena Dolomites is a renowned climbing attraction and a great challenge for climbers. Sassolungo (3,181 m) - with Punta delle Cinque Dita, Punta Grohmann, Dente, and Sassopiatto - is a truly unique range as well as being a veritable symbol of Val Gardena.