The two new chairlifts will replace the Sochers ands Sotsaslong drag lifts. In addition a new six-seater chairlift, only Val Gardena's third, will replace the old double chairlift at Paradiso in Alpe di Siusi. Finally the famous Saslong ski slope will be enlarged for next winter.

Val Gardena's impressive statistics include 175km (110 miles) of prepared piste, 85% of which has snowmaking cover. It is one of the few areas in the world to offer in excess of 100,000 skiers per hour combined uplift power from its 83 lifts, 115,553 skiers per hour to be exact.

The resort is lift linked to the Sella Ronda sector of the Dolomiti Superski pass. The Sella Ronda is probably the world's second or third largest lift-linked ski area with over 500km (315 mils) of lift linked ski runs. The Dolopmiti Superski pass is one of the world's largest lift pass areas with over 1200km (750 miles) of maintained piste served by nearly 500 lifts on one ticket.