Cross country skiing in Val Garden & Alpe di Siusi
Being a cross-country skier in Val Gardena Gröden means discover places, which skiers will probably never see, during their holidays in the Dolomites. The different cross-country skiing tracks run through the most hidden and gorgeous places in the valley!
For example the beginner track in Selva Val Gardena, runs through the Vallunga Langental, a part of the natural park Puez-Odles. This quite easy track with a small choice of alternative ways, leads you in one of the quietest and most untouched parts of the Dolomites in winter, a secret valley disclosed to cross country skiers and winter hikers only. It is ideal for the beginners to learn the basics and for the experts to make a relaxing break or a nice warm up. In addition, Biathlon lovers can sharpen their shooting abilities at the open air shooting range.
The Monte Pana track instead, located near the town of Santa Cristina Val Gardena, is a proper track for advanced cross-country skiers and biathlon lovers! It is the practice area of many local pro athletes and offers the right challenge for who wants a bit more. This wonderful and challenging slope runs through the fairy tale like Monte Pana forest and is made of different up and downhills and a shooting range for the biathlon sportsmen.
The most panoramic cross-country skiing slopes, with the most kilometers is on the highest plateau of the world, called Alpe di Siusi / Seiser Alm. You can reach this area from Otisei with the Seisealm cable car of from Monte Pana by bus or directly by connected cross-country slopes. This wide high plateau offers the most different kinds of track, a wide choice of slopes that can entertain you for days and days! The most amazing part is the spectacular view on the Sassolungo with his “little brother” the Sassopiatto Mountain.