The Majestic Dolomite Mountains - UNESCO World Natural Heritage

When the queen dresses in White . . .

The Dolomites are the crown of the Alps. This is where absolute opposites meet: Rocky mountain peaks growing out of extensive high plateaus, ideal setting for a fantastic ski resort. Since 2009 the Dolomites are part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage sights, the world's highest recognition for a natural site.

Until the 18th century the Dolomites were called the “pale mountains”, for their unique mountain formations and bright limestone rock. They were then named "Dolomites" after the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu (1750 - 1801), who first researched the Dolomite rock.

Ortisei – Heart of the Dolomites

Valgardena valley hosts the three villages of Ortisei, St. Cristina and Selva. Ortisei is the valley's main town with just under 5.000 habitants. Its cozy pedestrian area, small shops & boutiques and its location in the heart of the UNESCO Dolomites make it a popular vacation spot.

Ortisei gives direct access to three of the Dolomite's most famous mountains and skiing resorts:

The Alpe di Siusi, a plateau featuring the world famous view of the Sassolungo mountains, offering great slopes for beginners and intermediate skiers.

The Resciesa, with Puez Geisler natural park, great hiking trails and stunning views.

The Seceda mountain, from where you have a wonderful 360° view of the south and north Tyrolean Alps and direct access to the Dolomiti Superski and Sella Ronda ski resorts.