Ortisei ski & snowboard holidays take you to the main village in the Gardena Valley, five kilometres from Selva. It lies at an altitude of over twelve hundred metres. The local ski area is Alpe di Siusi and together with the Val Gardena it has over one hundred and seventy kilometres of piste. With links to the Dolomiti Superski, the total rockets to a staggering twelve hundred and twenty kilometres. More than enough to keep everyone happy. There are pistes catering for all levels of expertise. With the highest skiing at well over three thousand metres, Ortisei has a good snow record. In the unlikely event that there is a shortfall, there are snow cannons covering ninety percent of the slopes. This attractive village has a pedestrianised centre with shops, bars and restaurants.
Low cost Ortisei ski & snowboard holidays are popular with a wide range of skier and boarder. It is an ideal resort for those who enjoy long distance skiing. With such a vast area, you can choose a different route every day. Those who are new to the sport can, with the help of excellent tuition, learn the basics on the gentle nursery slopes at village level. They can soon progress to the local ski area Alpe di Suise, where they can practise their new-found skills and gain in confidence on the sunny bowl. Intermediates can have the time of their lives with the many linked resorts providing wide cruising runs as well as testing terrain. The advanced skier has a good number of challenging black runs as well as off-piste terrain. They can attempt the World Downhill Cup run for men. Be warned, this is not for the faint of heart. Cross country skiers have over one hundred kilometres of trails and there are two snow parks for boarders. Ortisei is home to an exciting six kilometre toboggan run, very popular for those looking for an adrenalin rush.
As expected in an Italian resort, Ortisei hotels, apartments and chalets all provide high quality accommodation, a warm and friendly welcome, and good service. The many restaurants and cafes, both on and off the mountain offer a wide range of traditional as well as international cuisine. Pasta and pizza are obviously a prominent and a very affordable feature of the menu. Nightlife is fairly lively with bars and discos. Recreational facilities include ice skating, snow-shoeing, tobogganing, bowling and there is also a leisure centre.
The Ortisei ski season lasts from the third week in December until the beginning of April. Many regional airports have direct flights to Innsbruck and Verona.Transfer times are one hour forty-five minutes and two hours respectively. You can check on the Cheekytrip website to see if your local airport offers ski & snowboard holidays to Ortisei. The summer months are very popular too as visitors come to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the pure mountain air. Hill walkers and mountain cyclists enjoy the stunning terrain.
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