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- Three Top Events in Val Gardena - 14. to 22.12.2018
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 14 to 22 December 2018 is going to be a really incredible one.
Apart from the Mens Ski World Cup, which for years now has always had a race on the wonderful Saslong slope, this year the mens speed merchants will be racing on 14 and 15 December 2018, the Ladies Word Cup races which were originally scheduled for Val d'Isère) will take place in Val Gardena on 18 and 19 December 2018.
The series of races make for 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 18 and 19 December there will be a Downhill and a Super G on Saslong.
Taking part in races will be Nicole Delago, she recently achieving fifth place in the final race at Lake Louise (CAN). Nicole is the star of the Val Gardena youth team.
Completing this period of wonderful sport, 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, it taking place from 15 to 22 December, and being an International Ladies tennis tournament. It is the 16th year it is being held at Ortisei. Also this year the prizemoney will amount to 15.000 $, and among the athletes competing will be local girl Verena Hofer; another sporting occasion which is not to be missed!
- Fascination Dolomites
First, there was the ocean. Better said, the mother of all oceans, the Tethys Ocean, a gargantuan bay to the west of the Pangea supercontinent whose borders make up today’s modern Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. The Dolomites are a spectacular sight to behold today, and the same applies to their origin story. This mountainous landscape was recognised by UNESCO in 2009 as one of the most imposing World Natural Heritage Sites in the world.
- News slopes & lifts 2018/19
Winter News 2018/19
With the opening of the ski lifts in December, all winter sports enthusiasts can benefit from new infrastructures and new connections in the Val Gardena/Alpe di Siusi ski area:
- The Mezdi chairlift (at Alpe di Siusi) will be replaced by a 6-seater chairlift, comfortable and fast, using the latest and most innovative technologies in the world.
- On Monte Pana, the CHARLY slope will be widened/improved and the snow-making system will be improved and strengthened.
- At Col Raiser, the connection between Seceda and Col Raiser, under the Gamsblut refuge, will be widened.
- Numerous other small improvements on various slopes in Val Gardena
All this to guarantee the maximum possible efficiency and to allow skiing, in the Val Gardena ski area, to reflect the highest standards of comfort, safety and performance.
Val Gardena, which has always been a valley for sports enthusiasts and can be considered as THE skiers' paradise, strives every year to offer the best possible conditions to those who decide to spend a winter holiday in this wonderful destination, one of the most beautiful peaks in the Dolomites.
Val Gardena - Where winter sports are at home
Winter sports and Val Gardena are closely interwoven. The original beauty of the Dolomites and the untiring commitment of its inhabitants, make this valley the perfect winter sports destination. Every day, the people of Val Gardena put all their skills and experience in the careful use of modern technologies at the service of winter sports and thus ensure that their guests enjoy skiing in a carefree manner.
Val Gardena has always been the valley of sports and mountain enthusiasts and the cradle of mountaineers and athletes who have left their mark in their own way and in their particular sporting discipline.
The ideal place to train in perfect conditions and the highest safety standards, or simply to have fun with friends or the whole family.
Whether small or big, beginner or ski racer, with the family or among young people: here everyone experiences unforgettable moments and emotions that they will remember for ever.
- A doorway to other cultures
Tyrol’ is a word of Ladin origin. Its root derives from the word ‘troi’, meaning ‘path’. It’s an ancient language, and the whole Ladin culture in the Dolomites is just as ancient: a good 2,000 years old, to be precise. Religious rituals, rural festivities and processions, music and songs changed more than once over the course of the centuries. Even storytelling, mainly of Dolomite legends, and art aren’t the same as they once were, constantly adapting to the periods they were in.
The Romans influenced the Ladin language and the soon-tofollow Christian period moulded local religious traditions. Over the course of the centuries, the Ladins were also influenced by the German and Italian culture. Yet they’ve always remained true to their spirit. And the best thing is they’re proud to share their cultural heritage with their guests.
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