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Val Gardena

Val Gardena Ski Resort Guide

Val Gardena, Italy

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Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length176km
Highest Lift2,518m
Resort Height1,236m
 Nearest AirportsBolzano and Innsbruck Airport
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Val Gardena

The Italian ski resort of Val Gardena is in the Italian Dolomites at an altitude of 1,236m, with 176km of marked runs.


Val Gardena is part of the Dolomiti Superski area with access to 1,420km of downhill skiing, with 668 marked pistes, served by a total of 488 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Val Gardena itself (176km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dolomiti Superski ski resorts of Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, Alta Badia, Alta Pusteria, Arabba, Bruneck-Kronplatz, Civetta, Cortina d`Ampezzo, Marmolada, Obereggen, Predazzo, San Martino di Castrozza, San Vito di Cadore, Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme and Valle Isarco.

With ski lifts as high as 2,518m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Val Gardena offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Val Gardena.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Val Gardena is 9km long and the most difficult run is the 'Nogler'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Val Gardena?

The next notable snow forecast is 5cm, expected on 8 December, with around 7cm forecast over the next 7 days.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Val Gardena

Ski Area Stats

Val Gardena Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Dolomiti Superski Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Val Gardena Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,518m
Lowest Piste1,236m
Resort Altitude (Val Gardena)1,236m
Max Vertical1,282m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Val Gardena
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Val Gardena

Ski Hire Shops in Val Gardena.

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Ski Lessons in Val Gardena

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Val Gardena Ski Schools and Val Gardena Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Val Gardena?

This ski resort is in the Italian Dolomites in Sëlva, South Tyrol.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Val Gardena is Bolzano, 60 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Verona, Brescia, Treviso, Venice, Bergamo and Salzburg airports are all within three hours drive.

Bolzano is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 84 ski lifts are able to uplift 115,553 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 165km of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Val Gardena open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Val Gardena, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

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