3 big sporting events in Val Gardena
The fact that Val Gardena is the “Valley of sport welcoming athletes from all over the world” is well known. But this year, the period from December 14-22, is going to be a really incredible one.
For years, the Men’s Ski World Cup has taken place on the wonderful Saslong slope, and this year the men will be racing on December 14 and 15. The Women’s Word Cup races, which were originally scheduled for Val d’Isère, will take place in Val Gardena on December 18 and 19.
The series of races result in a vitally important and exciting week for the valley. One should know that the world’s top skiers have been coming to Val Gardena since 1970, the year when the Alpine World Championships were held here. On December 18 and 19, there will be a Downhill and a Super G on Saslong.
Taking part in races will be Nicole Delago, who recently achieved fifth place in the final race at Lake Louise in Canada. Nicole is the star of the Val Gardena youth team.
Completing this period of wonderful sports, an effort which only the incredible strength of the Val Gardena organisational machine would be able to perform, is the Raiffeisen ITF Woman Val Gardena Südtirol, taking place from December 15 to 22 and being an International Ladies tennis tournmament. It is the 16th year it is being held at Ortisei. Also this year, the prizemoney will amount to 15.000$. Among the competing athletes will be local girl Verena Hofer; another sporting occasion which is not to be missed.
The highlights of skiing holidays in Val Gardena
• Dolomites Val Gardena: Highly acknowledged and named the best ski area in the Dolomites
• Part of the largest ski carousel: Dolomiti Superski with over 1,200 kilometers of slopes
• Sellaronda, the most beautiful panoramic ski circuit in the Alps
• 100 % snow guarantee thanks to technically programmed snowmaking
• State-of-the-art lifts for a pleasant and fast ascent
• Ski slopes at World Cup level in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
• Whether beginner or professional skier: Downhill runs for all levels
• More than 60 cozy mountain huts invite to stay and enjoy
• The Südtirol Gardenissima: The longest and hardest giant slalom in the Dolomites