Ortisei (Urtijëi) is a relaxing and yet vibrant main city of Val Gardena. Ideal starting point for skiers and hikers. The attractive mix of colorful crowd and proud tradition and especially the unique scenery of Dolomites make this alpine city the most popular holiday spot for tourists. A wonderful walking area with welcoming cafes, restaurants, pizzerias and great shopping facilities, as well as beautiful forest trails and old farmhouses make your vacation an unforgettable experience. The local museum, house of Ladin language and culture in Ortisei provides interested visitors an insight of the culture and nature of Val Gardena. The medium for preserving the culture is arts and crafts. Sculptors, wood carvers, gilders, painters and decorative sculptors create precious handicrafts since more than 300 years. Yes and during the art festivals in Val Gardena you get the opportunity to watch the artists at their work and you can touch and experience their artwork.
Other Activities: Cross country ski trails, ice skating, sledding, ice climbing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, Nordic walking, alpine golf, mini golf, rock climbing, socce
Golf: The golf course GC Kastelruth - Seiser Alm is in Seis am Schlern. Play golf right under the Dolomites!
The “junge” golf course, opened in early 2007, simply waits to be explored by you. The golf course lies 850m above sea level, between Völs and Seis at the foot of Schlern.
The 18-hole-course spreads over 60 hectares of area and is nestled in a beautiful landscape, amidst ponds, streams and waterfalls.
The course is open from March till November and there are also courses for amateurs and advanced players offered during that period.
There’s nothing like being on a golf course!
Ski: Unlimited skiing pleasures, silken and velvet slopes. Feel the emotions of more than 1000 km fantastic slopes. Due to an elaborated organisation the access of the slopes in Groeden is handy, unproblematic and cost efficient. Chosse between 2 ski passes: Dolomiti Superski (450 ascent facilities & 1220 km slopes in the whole Dolomites) which is part of the largest ski carousel and ski pass Groeden/Seiser Alm (83 ascent facilities & 176 km slopes). The Dolomiti Supeski pass provides the access to the Sellaronda ski carousel: 205 ascent facilities & 510 km slopes which are accessible by ski from every place in the Groednertal. It is the complete rounding of the Sellastock – an unforgettable experience, enjoy the inimitable landscape. The bus ticket costs 3 € and is valid for one week in each ski bus.