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Santa Cristina Valgardena

  • Degustazione di prodotti tipici a Santa Cristina

Among the resorts of Val Gardena, Santa Cristina is probably not as famous as Ortisei and Selva di Val Gardena. Surrounded by Monte Pana, Col Raiser and Secede, located at the end of the Saslong ski run, it is an idyllic and romantic village appreciated by families for its relaxing and quite environment. Ancient tourist resort with many accommodation facilities, such as luxury 4 and 5 star hotels, Santa Cristina is located in the center of the valley, a perfect destination for practicing skiing in winter and trekking, mountain biking or climbing in summer. Moreover, Santa Cristina has many cultural attractions.

The old town is quite picturesque, with its many silent alleys, and is strategically located near the ski lifts of the Sellaronda ski tour. In summer the sunny, gentle slopes, the lush meadows and the green pastures of the Puez-Odle Nature Park are a paradise for trekkers, mountain bikers and climbers.

One of the most interesting trails takes to Gardena Castle, ancient hunting residence in renaissance style. On Monte Pana the equatorial sundial reads the local time of Santa Cristina and of other 60 towns in the world. Worth a visit is also the biggest nativity scene in the world at the Iman leisure center, with sculptures by the carvers of Santa Cristina.

Foto credits: A.p.t. Val Gardena

Top events in Santa Cristina Valgardena

  • Südtirol Gardenissima

    The longest giant slalom ski race. The run is 6 km long, starting up on the peak of Seceda and finishing at the bottom station of Col Raiser with an altitude difference of 1.033 m. Many athletes and famous skiers take part at the event. To take part at this competition, medical certificate and FISI card are required.

  • The original Christmas market in Val Gardena

    The beautiful village of Santa Cristina hosts an original Christmas market showing local crafts, typical local sweets and many traditional, local and delicious specialties between the end of November and December.

  • Fis Ski World Cup in Val Gardena

    Val Gardena hosts two international races on the legendary Saslong slope in December: the Super-G and the Men's Downhill. Here, thousands of the world's best skiers have competed over the past 3 decades, racing downhill at tremendous speed and flying over the infamous "Camel Hunches" halfway between start and finish. In the evening parties and entertainments in all the Val Gardena.

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