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Winter activities in Selva di Val Gardena.

From the Hotel Jägerheim you can start directly with your skis on your feet to enjoy the slopes or practice numerous other winter sports, such as snow-shoe hiking or ski touring.

Val Gardena is renowned as one of the top ski-resorts in the world. Being part of the Dolomiti Superski, with its almost unlimited kilometres of pists, the Sellaronda attracts and hosts millions of skiers every year.
What most people don’t know (or just start caring about on bad-weather days) is the variety of other sports- (or entertainment) activities offered in the valley, beside of the crowded lifts and slopes. Why don't you try something new – wouldn't cross-country skiing or snowshoeing be something for you?

Ski- and snowboard gear at great prices

Skis, snowboards, boots, sticks and helmets can be booked in advance, online, from our trusted partner INTERSPORT RENT at www.val-gardena.ski and entering the promo code iloveskiing our guests will get a 15% discount on the entire order!


Unlimited fun on skis is waiting for you in Val Gardena, whether you like carving, telemark or freestyle skiing. In the ski area Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi alone, there are 175 kilometres of interconnected ski runs on your disposal. Moreover, the valley is part of the Dolomiti Superski, the world's largest ski carousel, with more than 1200 km of slopes in 12 skiing areas with a single ski pass, the Dolomiti Superski Skipass. Moreover, given the modern lifts and cable ways, the transport is fast and there are no long queues you have to wait in. There are, of course, also many inviting mountain huts on the slopes, which offer a great cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. And to be always up to date with your equipment and technique, there is a huge variety of ski rentals and ski schools waiting for you.


Doesn’t matter if you prefer race- or freestyle boarding, in both cases there’s tons of fun waiting for you in Val Gardena! The Gherdëina Skiring (within Val Gardena) and the world famous Sellaronda are a must, but the expert snowboarders among you have the possibility to extend the Sellaronda trying out various slopes in the connected skiing areas. Around the entire carousel and especially in Val Gardena you will find boarder cross runs, half pipes, snow- and fun parks that are groomed daily. You’ll find numerous rentals and schools focused on snowboarding around the valley.

Ski touring.

It's superb! This peacefulness, this landscape. The ski touring itineraries in Val Gardena are simply awesome. The early rising will be compensated right away by healthy movement, which also brings good mood, and by stunning views on the breath-taking world of the Dolomites. The morning sun shines in a clear sky and when you arrive at the top, you will feel free as a bird. After a beneficial rest on the summit, you can enjoy a spectacular descent in fresh powder snow. Please ski tour always cautiously and well equipped, don't underestimate the avalanche risk and respect the mountain world!

Cross-country skiing.

Alpe di Siusi-Val Gardena is one of 11 areas belonging to Dolomiti Nordicski, Europe's largest Nordic skiing carousel. In the heart of the Alps, you can use about 1300 km of cross-country ski runs with a single ski pass. In Val Gardena there are various places to practice cross-country skiing:

  • in Vallunga in Selva Gardena (12 km of runs),
  • on Monte Pana in S. Cristina (37 km of runs),
  • on the Passo Pinei above Ortisei in the direction of Castelrotto (4 km of runs) and
  • there is also a direct connection from Ortisei and from Monte Pana to the cross-country skiing paradise Alpe di Siusi (60 km of runs). Perfectly prepared cross-country skiing runs and a spectacular mountain panorama are awaiting you. You will keep this fantastic experience in your heart forever!

Cross-country Ski Schools and rentals are also available in Val Gardena.


Whether at daytime or at full moon under an enchanting starry sky, whether romantic or action-packed. If you spend your winter holidays in Val Gardena, you should definitely experience a sledding outing on one of our fantastic natural runs. It is great fun!
Check out the 6 km long sledding run of Rasciesa. You can enjoy a fantastic view during the ascent with the funicular railway opened in December 2010. The intermediate terminal enables to sled down the first part of the run several times one after the other.
Sled rental: at the lower terminus of the funicular railway Rasciesa or in the various sled rentals in the three villages of the valley, in Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena.


The gorgeous landscape and the crystal clear mountain air of Val Gardena. Experience the snow-covered valley off the ski runs and the noise. Enjoy the peacefulness and the quiet beauty around you and look out for animal traces, when you snowshoe through the breath-taking nature of the Dolomites on your own or with a guide. Everybody can snowshoe. An adventure that you won't forget. To get to know more about it refer to the Mountain Guides “Catores” or directly at the reception: the Val Gardena Active Programme offers weekly guided snowshoeing-tours.

Ice skating.

The words “figure skating” and “Val Gardena” recall at once Carolina Kostner. Carolina comes from Ortisei in Val Gardena and has already won several times the Italian championships. She has also earned some medals at European and World championships and has, moreover, participated at the Winter Olympic Games.
In all three villages of Val Gardena (Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Gardena) there are ice skating possibilities. The choice ranges from an indoor ice rink to natural ice rinks under the sky. You can, of course, rent ice skates at the rinks, if you don't have your own. Furthermore, also ice skating lessons are offered.
In the valley you can not only ice skate but also play curling.
All the young and the young at heart among you should not miss the ice skating nights with disco music.

Ice climbing.

Besides the possibility to climb and boulder also in winter in the various climbing and bouldering gyms of Val Gardena, ice climbing courses and outings are offered.

Val Gardena Active.

Our guests can enjoy a rich weekly programme, both in summer and winter, for a reduced price. Most of the listed activities above can be booked straight from us! Not only sport activities, but also many different classes about the culture, traditions and the history of the valley.

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