Unesco World Heritage Dolomites
The paradise of Val Gardena
They are also a genuine paradise for nature lovers, hikers, mountain climbers, sports buffs and aesthetes. They provide what is still a protected natural environment for many wild animals and a large variety of rare flowers and plants.
On 26 June 2009 UNESCO declared the Dolomites a World Nature Heritage Site, and above all because of their geological origins: 250 million years ago they formed an immense coral reef in the ancient sea of Tethys. Today, the jagged peaks of the "Pale Mountains" tower over green meadows and woods. The Dolomites are named after the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu, the first to recognise that the petrified coral reef was geologically unique and different from the rest of the Alps.
The Val Gardena ski district
The Val Gardena-Alpe di Siusi ski district is part of Dolomiti Superski, the Alps' most extensive ski area - with more than 460 lifts and more than 1220 km of slopes - some of Europe's most beautiful and well prepared pistes. All skiers know about Val Gardena's renowned slopes of Saslonch, Ciampinoi, Piz Sella and the Seceda. 175 km of slopes and 84 lifts guarantee nothing but the best fun on the snow, together with the famous Sella Ronda circuit (1 km from the SASLONG SMART HOTEL).
Here you'll find the perfect conditions for downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.
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The hiking paradise of Val Gardena
The Val Gardena hiking area, in the Dolomites, offers always different views of incredible scenic beauty. Here you can hike among majestic peaks and rocky towers, shady woods and green mountain pastures, in direct contact with truly enchanting nature. Val Gardena is a real paradise for all hikers, mountain climbers and nature lovers.
A vast network of well-marked trails, striking iron paths with all levels of difficulty, demanding high-altitude itineraries, pleasant walks on level paths amongst sweeping meadows and near crystalline lakes - here all mountain lovers will discover something new every day, for a truly unforgettable hiking vacation.