The community Ortisei is situated 1.236 m above sea level and is with 5.791 inhabitants, the main village of Val Gardena.
Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, the village is picturesquely situated amidst the UNESCO Heritage Dolomites.
Ortisei looks back to an ancient trading activity and a rich history. Since more than 2 centuries the South Tyrolean holiday resort is considered as the international center of wood carving. The artwork of wood, manufactured in Ortisei Val Gardena, is a sign of quality and tradition until today.
With approx. 870.000 overnights, Ortisei is a well-known holiday destination in the Dolomites. It ranks among the mostly known winter sports resorts in the Alps and has been venue of the alpine ski world championship in 1970. Even in summer Ortisei is a popular destination for families and sports enthusiasts thanks to many hiking possibilities, vie verrate and sports activities such as paragliding and mountain biking etc.
The lively pedestrian zone in the village center with many shops and bars is a popular meeting point for a comfortable stay or a shopping tour. A wide range of clothing stores, sports equipment stores and various specialized shops are offered for guests to get inspired by new trends.
If the weather conditions are not the best, Ortisei offers interesting alternatives to the numerous outdoor activities. The public swimming pool with sauna in the village center is the perfect place to spend some entertaining moments with the whole family. You can practice sports in all weathers in the tennis center with boulder possibility. Furthermore the community offers a fitness center with wellness area and a sector to play dart and billiard. Those interested in culture can learn more about the history, nature and culture of Val Gardena in the museum de Gherdëina. A unique collection of wooden toys, a comprehensive art collection, an archeological collection with Stone Age finds and a collection of local fossils which have been found in Val Gardena are some of the attractions which can be seen at the museum. An own area is dedicated to Luis Trenker, the famous son of Ortisei. The well-known mountaineer, actor and director represents his home village until today. He always remained connected with the Dolomites of Val Gardena.
Ortisei in Val Gardena is a paradise for hikers, mountain biker, climber, winter sports enthusiasts, nature lovers and epicures and therefore the ideal place for your holiday in the Dolomites.
Altitude: 1.236 m
Area: 2.423 ha
Inhabitants: 5.791 (including Bulla and Oltretorrente)
Guest beds: 5.770
Overnight: approx. 870.000 per year