Ski holidays in Ortisei gives you access to the local ski area called Alpe di Siusi as well as allowing you to access the Sella Ronda ski circuit via St Christina and Selva. On one side of the town you will find the lift to access the Alpe di Siusi which is a ski area located within a wonderful and sunny bowl. Most of the runs are cruisy reds and blues and in total there is about 19km of downhill skiing. Its not extensive but very enjoyable on a sunny afternoon. On the other side of the town is where you will find the Seceda gondola which links you into the huge Sella Ronda.
Geographically Ortisei is located within the Gardina Valley, just 5km from Selva. It is the main town within the Gardina Valley and has a thriving community all year round. There are plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and cafes and it provides a good centre for those staying in Selva to head too if they want a day out of the resort.
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Most beginner skiers in Ortisei will learn to ski in the Alpe di Siusi area with a goo amount of easy blue runs to learn to ski on.
Intermediate skiers on holiday in Ortisei will want to get the full area lift pass so as to be able to benefit from the local Alpe di Siusi ski area as well as the full Sella Ronda ski circuit which offers seemingly endless amounts of skiing
Advanced skiers on holiday in Ortisei will love the amount of skiing on offer. The full area plans cover over 1200 km of piste but that big attraction is the link onto the Sella Ronda which is a huge ski circuit encompassing more than 8 different ski resorts (and all linked via piste and lift).
As you might expect from a mountain town there are enough bars on offer in Ortisei to find somewhere for an après ski drink but Ortisei does not really have much of an après ski scene. If you are looking for a week that is more about après ski then ski then Ortisei might not be the place for you.