Winter holiday in Val Gardena: alpine idyll in front of a snowy scenery
The mountain village of Laion in Val Gardena is a mecca for winter sports fans. The direct connection to the ski resorts of the Dolomiti Superski network and the nearby Alpe di Siusi turn the small town in winter into a popular place for skiers, cross country skiers and ski tourers. In the clear air at an altitude of 1,100 meters, you can enjoy relaxing hours in a snow-covered landscape. Guided snowshoe tours are offered three times a week in Laion and in your winter holidays in Val Gardena varied ski tours carry in the alpine regions of the Dolomites.
Different free time opportunities in a winter holiday in Val Gardena
Cross-country skiers will find ideal conditions for the exercise of their winter sports around Laion. Fantastic scenes are offered to the followers of this rhythmic locomotion in snow at Vallelunga in Selva, located on Monte Pana in S. Cristina and on the Siusi Alp. In the Val Gardena there are 98 km perfectly groomed cross-country trails for all abilities. Magnificent views of the Gruppo delle Odle, and the peaks of Sasso Lungo are on the routes included. Luge runs offer not only a mood change from every day ski life, some routes also for experienced tobogganing fans are a real challenge. The toboggan run Rasciesa in Ortisei has a length of six kilometers and is the longest route in Val Gardena. More tobogganing runs on the Siusi Alp have a length of up to two kilometers through the white landscape.
Between cross country-ski and Christmas markets
Many pastures are decorated with a superbly groomed trail network around Laion. Lonely trails that lead through a snow-covered winter landscape, you will find on the Villandro Alp. Two routes with a moderate level of difficulty will grant a relaxing moments in the clear mountain air. In the period before Christmas the romantic Christmas markets attract in the resorts and cities. Between the stalls, it smells of roasted chestnuts and spicy mulled wine. The Christmas markets in the cities of Brixen, Meran, Bozen and Chiusa are defined by many visitors as the most beautiful in Italy.