Val Gardena in Italy is considered to be one of the leading ski vacation resorts in the world, comparable with Vail Resorts in America, Bariloche in Argentina, and Queenstown in New Zealand. One of the reasons for it being ranked so high is because it is constantly upgrading its services and facilities. This picturesque resort is well known for its designated skiing slopes and snowboarding areas for different levels of skill. These are maintained in pristine condition and updated regularly before the beginning of the winter vacation season.
Snowboarding is very popular at Val Gardena and resort officials are also constructing a new halfpipe and a snow tubing hill at Plan de Gralba. ne of the highlights of the winter events calendar at Val Gardena ski and snowboard resort is its traditional Alpine skiing World Cup that will take place over two days in the middle of December. This will be mainly for men’s speed events. Another popular attraction that is eagerly awaited by regulars to Val Gardena is their annual winter carnival in February.
Après-ski is a very important part of any skiing vacation and Val Gardena offers many different pleasures. The choice is an international as the visitors to the valley, although there is plenty of local traditional fare to sample.
Val Gardena has installed three new high speed detachable chairlifts to replace some of the older lifts. Each of the new Paradiso Goldknopf-Seiser Alm chairs will be a high speed six pack, replacing an existing fixed grip double chair lift.