About Ortisei Resort
The Italian resort of Ortisei is one of the oldest in the Val Gardena Valley. It is a magical town in the heart of the Alps, an ideal place for beginners, professionals and families.
Ortisei is situated at 1,235 m in the gentle part of the valley in Trentino-Alto Adige and is part of the Santa Cristina and Selva Gardena area. All towns are linked by a common network of elevators and shared trails, the ski area extends to 2,500 m. The season begins in early December and ends in April.
There are 1,200 kilometers of perfectly groomed slopes in Ortisei. There are never queues and crowds of tourists. This is the ideal place for a relaxing and comfortable holiday.
In the vicinity of the town is equipped with 25 trails of varying difficulty level. Of these:
- 12 routes for beginners;
- 11 – for intermediate level of training;
- The two most difficult trails.
For those who are just learning to ski, the more relaxed Alpe di Suisi is suitable. Sella Ronda and Mont de Seura are the routes for the confident skiers. For professionals and connoisseurs of the downhill is intended a black trail Saslong, the length of which is about 3,000 meters. Those who love adrenaline should go up Ciampinoi and Marmolada – the highest peak of the Alps.
There are a few ski schools in the town, where professional instructors will not only teach you how to stand and ski, but also master the skills of snowboarding.
All routes are serviced by 12 elevators. There are 12 lifts:
- 4 gondola;
- 3 rope tow lifts;
- Underground cable car;
- 3 chairlifts.
Passes vary in price depending on the ski area.
The resort provides discounts:
- Children ages 3-8 ski for free;
- The tourists from 65 years old and children at the age of 8-16 years old have the discounts.
For lovers of active recreation
For fans of outdoor activities the resort has a snowpark Furdenan, where everyone can ride a tubing. For children a small slope is equipped, slides are installed and playgrounds are open.
Freeride is not very popular in the region. Fans should go down to the lower station in the area of Seceda. The slopes are often covered with ice crust, off-piste descents are safest in the first days after a heavy snowfall.
If you want to take a break from active skiing, at the disposal of tourists in the resort town are open:
- Wellness centers;
- Tennis courts;
- Squash courts.
Lovers of shopping will be interesting to stroll through the local boutiques and stores. It is worth noting that the town is not one of the cheapest, so for good things you will have to spend a pretty penny.
In Ortisei you can buy sportswear and equipment, equipment and inventory. If you want to give a gift to your loved ones, you should buy some souvenirs.
Ortisei will please gourmets and those who simply like to eat well. The town has a huge number of restaurants, bars and cafes with mostly Italian and Tyrolean cuisine. Some creative owners offer gourmet drinks at the bar, made of pure ice.
Several restaurants specializing in fish menus are open in the resort. There is also a chain of pastry shops with exquisite Italian desserts.
Where to stay
In Ortisei everyone can choose an accommodation according to personal preferences and financial capabilities. There are hotels, apartments, guest houses, chalets and hostels for tourists. The town has two kindergartens for children from 2 years old.
How to get there
Ortisei is located 350 km from the international airport of Malpensa. It is more convenient to get to the resort town by shuttle from the company Elite Royal Cars. Tourists will spend on the road only 3.5-4 hours.