Ski holidays in Ortisei

The Sellaronda: The biggest names in the Italian Dolomites - genuinely world-class skiing

Ortisei (AKA St Ulrich), the  truly picturesque old community and cultural centre of Val Gardena, can all too easily be overlooked by skiers based in Selva – especially those  intent on ticking off as many resorts as they can on the celebrated Sellaronda tour. But they’re missing out on an intriguing and  delightful location, packed with fascinating architecture, often with ornate wood-carvings, as well as pretty churches, a charming pedestrian precinct, high-quality shops and good restaurants. They usually speak pretty good English which may be just as well as the main language here is Ladin – an intriguing mix of Latin and a regional Romansch dialect! Ortisei’s main ski area is at Alpe di Siusi – a wonderfully scenic area with a good network of lifts in the Punta d’Oro area, serving early intermediates. There are also gondola and funicular links with the Seceda area which itself links with St Christina and onwards to the extensive Selva lift network which includes Dantercepies and its new 10-seat gondola, Ciampinoi, Plan De Gralba and Passo Sella.

  • from£1469pp
  • 110 rooms

The Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti is known as one of the Dolomites best hotels. Five stars of luxury means guests enjoy first class service, delicious food inspired by taste from the South Tyrol area mixed with aromas from the Mediterranean, served across 5 courses. The hotels impressive wine cellar will ensure a good drop to accompany the fine food served each evening. Relax in the cocktail bar or head to the extensive spa and get lost in one of the many facilities or treatments on offer including the heated outdoor pool looking out at the beautiful surroundings.

  • from£839pp
  • 40 rooms

Centrally located in Ortisei, the Hotel Dolomiti Madonna is a great value choice. This family run hotel welcomes you with open arms into a traditional and warm setting where you can enjoy some great homely Italian meals. Guests can take advantage of the leisure facilities at the nearby 'Mardolomiti', a public swimming pool with spa facilities. The pool, whirlpool and  steam room are all free of charge to guests staying at the hotel and should you wish to, you can pay to use the sauna, perfect after a day on the mountain. The great location of the hotel means you are near to the lifts and the town, the perfect spot for your next ski trip.  

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Ortisei

Beginners will progress quickly on the gentle village nursery slopes and enjoy excellent quality tuition from the ski school.

Intermediates skiing in Ortisei

Intermediates are spoilt for choice. Ski the Sella Ronda, explore Corvara and the Alta Badia circuit including the more testing runs around Arabba. Choose to tour a different area every day, with plenty of mountain restaurants to stop and refuel, and no need for a bus!

Advanced skiing in Ortisei

Advanced skiers can experience the famous Men's World Downhill Cup run at St. Cristina whilst nearby Arabba, with its steeper descents leading to the glacier runs of the Marmolada, are sure to thrill.

Snowboarding in Ortisei

Snowboarders can enjoy wide open pistes and inexhaustible mileage!

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Linked through the Dolomiti Superski area to

Mountain facts
Area 175 km
Resort Altitude 1563m
Ski Alt. From 1440m
Ski Alt. To 3342m
Longest run 10 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 42, Cable car 2, Draglifts 26, Gondolas 7
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts77
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Snow Cannon Coverage90%
Cross Country Trails

115km Val Gardena area.

Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, S
Snowpark Info

1 in Plan de Gralba area 1 in Alpe de Suisi

Things To Do
  • Cross country tracks
  • Ice skating
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snowpark
  • Toboganning
Activity Information
  • Bowling
  • Tobogganing
  • Sleigh rides
  • Heli-skiing on the Marmolada Glacier and the Hidden Valley
  • Winter walking with guide
  • Ice skating
  • Selection of designer and winter sport shops
  • Wood carving artisan shops (a local Ladino craft)
  • Ski excursions including day trips to Cortina
  • Casabimbo ski kindergarten located in Santa Cristina available locally for 1-4 yrs. Sun 9am-3pm and
    Mon - Fri 8am-6pm, approx. €50 per day including lunch. Selva mini club located behind hotel Oswald,
    0-4 yrs Sun-Fri 9am-4pm approx. €73.50 per day including lunch.
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £103 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Lift Passes Days Season Adult 
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass 6 L £194 £135 £174
M £249 £175 £225
H £278 £195 £249 
Val Gardena Local Pass 6 L £176 £124 £159
M £229 £159 £205
H £253 £177 £229

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £71 £82 £107
Skis & Boots £109 £113 £138
Snowboard & Boots - £130 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis&Boots - £57 -
Snowboard & Boots - £105 -
Hemet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 4 2 hrs 45 mins per day £184 -
6 2 hrs 45 mins per day  - £214
Snowboard 4 2 hrs per day £129

†Child snowboard tuition from 7yrs 

Adult 5 day beginner option with Sunday start available - all other abilities of adult ski school start on Mon.

Adult Ski School times: Mon & Weds 10am-12.45pm, Tues & Thurs 10am-4pm

Child Ski School times: Sun 2pm-4.30pm, Mon & Weds 10am-12.45pm, Tues, Thurs & Fri 10am-4pm

Snowboard School times: Sun & Mon 1.30pm-4.30pm, Tues & Weds 10am-1pm

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Ortisei
Resort Code ITOT
Languages spoken Italian/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.556309
Longitude 11.755220
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick

Transfer 1¾hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

Approx €7 for weekly ticket

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Dolomiti Superski area is Europe's biggest
  • Sensational Dolomites scenery
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