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Request your dream vacation now In the fascinating town of Ortisei in Val Gardena
Request your dream vacation now In the fascinating town of Ortisei in Val Gardena

Winter vacation in Val Gardena, in the heart of the Dolomites

The 4-star hotel is located in the immediate vicinity of the cable cars of the fabulous ski resort
Val Gardena - Alpe di Siusi with connection to the world famous Sella Ronda

We are the winter! Val Gardena/Gröden, Ortisei/St.Ulrich with its Sassolungo/Langkofel and the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm present themselves as a real winter paradise. Between relaxing in the snow and highly active days spent skiing and snowboarding on unique slopes, there is still lots of room for the magic variety of the winter. The season already begins at the beginning of December and snow is guaranteed till Easter. The Hotel Alpenheim – Charming Hotel & SPA is one of the most popular houses when it comes to spending a relaxing and unforgettable winter holiday in South Tyrol. In the last years Val Gardena/Gröden has been frequently declared to be one of the most beautiful ski areas worldwide. Val Gardena/Gröden is the venue of alpine ski races in the FIS World Cup and our guests are in the midst of it all and not just part of it.

Skiing in the World Heritage -Natural Site of the UNESCO

The fun of skiing in South Tyrol has no limits. In Val Gardena/Gröden alone there are 175 kilometres of slopes and 83 lifts which comfortably and safely take you to great heights and from one slope to the other. Furthermore, more than 500 km of connected slopes around the mountain range of the Sella open up numerous additional possibilities. But still not enough! Val Gardena/Gröden is part of the world-famous Dolomiti Superski, the biggest ski circus in the world. More than 450 lifts and more than 1200 slopes are offered. This is unique in the Alps. Val Gardena/Gröden attracts with its steep and flat slopes, family and world cup slopes, very easy and extreme slopes. The area between Seceda on the one side and Alpe die Siusi/Seiser Alm on the other offers lots of space for both skiers and carvers. Overnight ultramodern snow groomers make sure that every day of your holidays offers perfect conditions and slopes as smooth as a carpet.


In Val Gardena/Gröden snowboarders can truly enjoy themselves looping in the snow; the slopes are very long; about 500 km of slopes in an incomparable unit of lifts offer unexpected possibilities. This is fun as it is meant to be - either alone or in a group of peers. Every year new attractions are built for snowboarders in Val Gardena/Gröden. Fun parks and Boarder Cross Slopes, Half Pipes and crazy jumps for adventurous turns – Val Gardena/Gröden has by now also become a paradise for snowboarders.


Six kilometres on two runners till the foot of the valley. In Ortisei/St.Ulrich this is no problem at all. Because if we say “good for skiing and tobogganing”, that is what we mean. From the station at the top end of the brand-new Raschötz funicular railway there is a 6000 –metre- run down to Ortisei/St.Ulrich. Tobogganing becomes immense fun for the whole family. The Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm and some other areas of Val Gardena/Gröden also offer various possibilities for great tobogganing runs. It goes without saying that tobogganing on ski slopes is forbidden for security reasons. Another possibility to enjoy the snow is to do a romantic trip on a horse-drawn sleigh. Pulled by steaming horses you are taken to places of incredible beauty.

Snow shoeing

Who would like to experience the winter’s peaceful and lonely character should take a pair of snow-shoes and walking sticks, prepare a small rucksack with some hot tea, put on warm clothes and start on one of our marvellous snow-shoe tours. These are unforgettable hours far from all hassle and alone in our magic winter landscape. You do not need any special prerequisites for a snow-shoe tour, just the wish to experience something different and moderate fitness (the fitness you need for a normal hiking tour). You will learn the technique in some minutes. The rest is a combination of fun, lasting impressions and unforgettable moments in the snow. There are plenty of possibilities for snow-shoe-tours in Val Gardena/Gröden.

Snow-shoe tours in Val Gardena/Gröden
In Val Gardena/Gröden there are many possibilities to undertake a snow-shoe tour. The Hotel Alpenheim – Charming Hotel & SPA offers guided snow-shoe tours to the most beautiful spots. The hiking guide of our hotel knows the Dolomites and the mountain world around Val Gardena/Gröden inside out. He is able to interpret the tracks of the animals and shows our guests the most beautiful tours. From Raschötz or the top station of Col Raiser there are, for example, wonderful possibilities to do an excursion into the reign of Mother Hulda and King Winter.

Ice climbing

They are masters of the vertical line. Ice climbing on deeply frozen waterfalls is the youngest and perhaps also the most spectacular Alpine sport. With climbing irons and ice tools that have no longer anything in common with the former ice axes, you start into the vertical ice. Ice screws, rope, climbing harness and helmet provide a high degree of safety. Accidentally walking by such a scene, some might, however, find their blood freeze in their veins just by looking at it. But there is also the easier, playful version for beginners. As unbelievable as it may sound, the technique is easy to learn. Following the expert explanations of a “Catores” mountain guide from Val Gardena/Gröden, the ice-cold dance on the top of the climbing irons soon leads to passion and obsession. There are special test days where you can try climbing some metres up the ice and find out what it is like when the deep frozen beauty underneath you crunches and crackles.

Ice climbing in South Tyrol and Val Gardena/Gröden
Would you like to try the exciting alpine sport of ice climbing for once? No problem! We’ll organise a qualified mountain guide from Val Gardena/Gröden for you and off you go! The initial feeling of fear and uncertainty is soon overcome. Then this ice-cold sport on the iced waterfalls quickly develops to fun including varied activities. The experience showed: hours spent ice climbing pass in a flash. Under competent instruction ice climbing is rather safe and in the evening your rucksack will definitely be full of great experiences.


Doing ski tours is considered the royal discipline of the Alpine sports. Ski tours in the Dolomites are among the most amazing mountain experiences in the Alps. In Val Gardena/Gröden deep snow lovers will simply love the wide slopes covered in deep snow offering untouched powder snow throughout the winter. To feel as safe as possible, our guests like putting themselves into the expert hands of the mountain guides of the “Catores”, who know best where and when to find the best conditions. After applying the skins on your skis and checking the equipment, off you go towards pure nature to experience unforgettable und incomparable hours during a ski tour in Val Gardena/Gröden with the majestic Dolomites as a background.


What does the mountaineer do in winter? He climbs mountains, what else! To do so, he uses special aids like snow-shoes or skis with skins and he equips himself with ice axes and climbing irons. Mountain climbing in winter is a completely different story. But incredibly exciting. As the mountain faces of the Dolomites are very steep and vertical, snow does not last long on them and that’s why it is even possible to sometimes climb some face of the Dolomites in the middle of winter. This can become a unique experience if you put yourself into the expert hands of the mountain guides of the “Catores” from Val Gardena/Gröden. You use the skis to get to the assault. If the mountain face is already warm (like under the spring sun) you climb up some pitches. Then it is time to rope up and afterwards to ski down the steep slope to the next hut. And that’s where the après-ski starts, which is a must after such an adventure!

Dolomiti Superski

The following numbers speak for themselves: more than 1200 kilometres of slopes, about 450 lifts, 12 ski areas, 1 single ski pass for it all and lots of fun on the many huts. That is Dolomiti Superski – the biggest ski circuit in the world, the biggest ski circuit in the Alps. You can’t but come to your money’s worth and have a good time! No offer could be more varied! Ski runs of all levels of difficulty offer both beginners and experts equally good conditions. The preparation of the slopes over night has been praised very often and even been awarded with prizes. Val Gardena/Gröden is part of Dolomiti Superski. And this is one of the reasons why Val Gardena/Gröden has been given awards again and again. The valley belongs to the best ski resorts in the world and offers manifold possibilities for the sporty and demanding guest. In the Hotel Alpenheim – Charming Hotel & SPA you can purchase your Dolomiti Superski pass at the reception without needing to queue in front of the ski pass cash desk.

Sella Ronda

The world famous Sella Ronda belongs to the most beautiful and varied ski safaris in the Alps. On one single day you experience more than other ski tourists in a week. The Sella Ronda leads through four ski areas and the four valleys of Val Gardena/Gröden, Alta Badia, Arabba and Fassa Carezza. You can either do this fantastic and very rewarding tour leading through the World Heritage of the UNESCO in clock-wise direction following the orange signposts or anti-clockwise following the green signs. This unforgettable day in the Dolomites counts 37 kilometres of slopes and lifts and overcomes about 15,000 m of altitude. You should be quite fit for this tour. The slopes are of medium difficulty, some even easy. And your eyes should never tire in order to take in all the marvellous scenery and to fully enjoy this unique ski excursion.

Ski school

The ski schools in Val Gardena/Gröden can look back to a long tradition. The ski and snowboard school in Ortisei/St. Ulrich, for example, has been around for more than 75 years. The well-trained and qualified ski instructors are highly competent and teach skiing in a way that you will find fun and see quick progress. The material of the skis and the by now extremely cut carving skis have seen enormous change in the last years. Skiing has become fun if you know how to control the speedy planks. Even advanced skiers like booking a ski lesson now and then with one of the ski instructors from Val Gardena/Gröden in order to polish up their skills and improve their technique. A day with a ski instructor is even more of an adventure if you can start on one of the big ski routes in Val Gardena/Gröden straight from your Hotel Alpenheim – Charming Hotel & SPA.

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