Val Gardena has been rated'Top Ski Resort' in the Alpine skiing category by ADAC travel magazine. ADAC tested the most beautiful and best-known ski resorts in the Alps. Among the nominees were the most renowned ski resorts in Austria, France, Switzerland, and Italy.
The magazine reported that Val Gardena had "versatile slopes and unique scenery" and awarded it first place for Alpine skiing. In second place was France's Three Valleys and, in third, was the Swiss resort of Zermatt. Another triumph for the Dolomiti resorts: Alpe di Siusi (belonging to the ski resort Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi) achieved third place in the family category.
Val Gardena is also off to a winning start in terms of snowfall this season, with one metre of fresh snow already reported in the valley. Almost all lifts in Val Gardena are open and the slopes are in perfect conditions. The Sellaronda also opened in both directions Dec. 6.
Val Gardena is connected to the Dolomiti Superski area, which offers access to 500 kilometres of slopes, modern lift facilities, and romantic alpine restaurants. Val Gardena put itself on the map in modern times by staging the Alpine Ski World Championships in 1970, but it was already long famous as one of the early classic centres for skiing.