Val Gardena info please

Val Gardena info please

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Oscarbigfeet
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posted 20-Nov

We had our first visit to the area last Feb and loved it, lift system is superb. as already said the Ronda is something to do but its certainly not the best of the skiing available. I'd recommend a trip down to Poza, easy access by following the green route to the cable car at Belveder go down in it to Alba 20 paces across to the gondola up to Ciampac and two chairlifts later your skiing down into Poza on one of the best runs(there are red and black options-red is superb) in the entire area, from Bufffaure into Poza. Simply follow the orange route back to base. Enjoy.

Wanderer
reply to 'Val Gardena info please'
posted 20-Nov

oscarbigfeet wrote:We had our first visit to the area last Feb and loved it, lift system is superb. as already said the Ronda is something to do but its certainly not the best of the skiing available. I'd recommend a trip down to Poza, easy access by following the green route to the cable car at Belveder go down in it to Alba 20 paces across to the gondola up to Ciampac and two chairlifts later your skiing down into Poza on one of the best runs(there are red and black options-red is superb) in the entire area, from Bufffaure into Poza. Simply follow the orange route back to base. Enjoy.
While the Buffaure/Pozza area is good, it might be a bit of a struggle to get over there from Val Gardena and back before the lifts close without putting yourself under too much pressure. However, it is an excellent example of the numerous small (connected) ski areas that you can easily reach off the Sella Ronda. Because they typically have only a very small number of runs, they tend to be very quiet and you will often have them practically to yourself .

Dellaga
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posted 22-Nov

Hello,
I have been going to Val Gardena for best part of 10 years now so will give you my 2 cents (of Euro )
The valleys are very well connected, so wherever you stay, you can easily access the neighbouring valleys via Sellaronda.
Personally, I don't like to ski the full Sellaronda because of the overcrowded runs and long queues at some of the lifts.
If you stay in Selva, the best runs are Dantercepies (red - do it in the morning as it's part of Sellaronda and it gets quite choppy late in the afternoon). Cir (black) and the famous Saslong (red/black).
There are a couple of lovely reds up Ciampinoi, in the Sochers area. Oh, and of course you can get back down to Selva via black number 3 or the red (I can't remember what number it is, but it's lovely, through the woods).
Another option is to go to Seceda via underground train. Seceda is very open, so if it's windy...........you ill definitely feel it. There are a couple of long reds, a couple of blacks (the one on the right hand side, just as you come out of the cable car requires a bit of a push to get back. It is short but steep)
From the top of Seceda, you can do La Longia, 10km run that will take you all the way down to Ortisei. You can then come back via cable car.
Alternatively, you go over to the other side of town (5 mins walk) and you take the gondola to Alpe di Siusi. Long easy reds and lovely views (like everywhere in the region, really). To get back you can get the bus to Monte Pana (€5 or €6) and from there a chairlift into Santa Cristina.
Alternatively, from Monte Pana you can get up to Ciampinoi and get back into Selva on skis.
If you want to go to Val Badia, don't be put off by the first bit, with short busy runs (Sellaronda) and lots of lifts an gondolas. Once you're on the other side I'd recommend the runs behind Colfosco (Col Pradat) and a visti up Boe' for the Vallon. And of course you cannot miss the Gran Risa (red and black).
NEXT TIME.....
Will cover Col Rodella, Arabba and the rest of Val Badia

Flat country skier
reply to 'Val Gardena info please'
posted 22-Nov

Great info. We've been going to the Dolomites in the past 10 years at least for one week ..this season, after 5 weeks skiing there last year have made a conscious (difficult) decision to go somewhere else.
Just the Dolomiti Superski offers so much in terms of skiing, food, scenery,service, enjoyment that it is hard not to return. There are many wonderful skiing areas in Europe/world I'd like to try...but once hooked by the Dolomites it's hard not to return
And the more you ski there, the more you discover great skiing away from the crowds and about the best times to be where

Dallega, looking forward to your further report, need to fill a void this season somehow

Flat country skier
reply to 'Val Gardena info please'
posted 22-Nov

Sorry, Dellaga

Andymol2
reply to 'Val Gardena info please'
posted 22-Nov

What's it like for beginners?
It will be the first time for my daughter's partner and I don't want to get it in the neck if it's not suitable or the ski school is no good.
Andy M

Flat country skier
reply to 'Val Gardena info please'
posted 22-Nov

Whereabout you are staying at?

Dobby
reply to 'Val Gardena info please'
posted 22-Nov

I get the impression that Alta badia is good for beginners

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