Italy, The Dolomites Ski Area
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 Sella Ronda 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.
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!
Linked through the Dolomiti Superski area to
115km Val Gardena area.
1 in Plan de Gralba area 1 in Alpe de Suisi
Approx €7 for weekly ticket
|Ski Inclusive – Save up to £103 per person|
Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details.
8-15 yrs ††
|Dolomiti Superski Area Pass||6||SP||£194||£135||£174|
|Local Area Pass||6||SP||£176||£124||£159|
Super Premiere (15 - 21 Dec), Super Sun (16 Mar - end of season), M (5 Jan - 1 Feb), H (22 Dec - 4 Jan & 2 Feb - 15 Mar)
††born after 30/11/02 |†born before 30/11/53 | Free: born after 30/11/2010
|Equipment (6 days)||Description||Blue||Red||Black|
|Snowboard & Boots||-||£105||-|
* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked
Please see here for a description of hire categories.
|Ski||4||2 hrs 45 mins per day||£184||-|
|6||2 hrs 45 mins per day||-||£214|
|Snowboard||4||2 hrs per day||£129||£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
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.
Resort Code: ITOT
Languages spoken: Italian/English
Time difference: GMT+1
Flights depart Saturdays
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