Ortisei, the Christmas village

The Christmas village in the center of Ortisei

Christmas is here and there’s no place like Ortisei to truly experience this merry time of the year with all five your senses. Listen to Christmas carols, be guided to the doors of bakeries and stalls by the sweet smell of Christmas cookies wafting through the village, kneel and ever so lightly touch the wood carved nativity scene figures, gaze in wonder at the advent decorations peppering the village and the landscape covered in snow. At the end of the day sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine. December is that time of the year when the main village in Val Gardena becomes truly magical.

Opening times Christmas Village Ortisei: 29.11.2019 - 06.01.2020 
Opening Ceremony on Friday 29.11.2019 at 5.00 p.m.

Monday – Friday from 4.00 p.m. until 7.00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday from 11.00 a.m. until 7.00 p.m.

2019 Ski World Cup

Gift yourself a memorable event

From 20th to 21st December 2019, a series of ski competitions, music, shows and performances will be rolled out to entertain you within the incredible atmosphere of the Ski World Cup. The legendary Saslong ski run is all set to thrill you and get your adrenaline pumping. The awards ceremony will be held in Ortisei in Piazza Sant'Antonio, practically opposite the Hotel Genziana... an opportunity you simply cannot miss, for our guests only!

Sellaronda Hero & Sellaronda Bike Day

The mountain bike marathon for real heroes

The HERO Bike Festival will be taking place on 15 June 2019 against a backdrop of rare beauty, the Dolomites UNESCO world heritage centre. A tight schedule of events and festivities will be accompanying the HERO Südtirol Dolomites, one of the world’s toughest bike races. The HERO’s 86 and 60 km-long tracks in the Sella mountain range will be offering a world-class performance to indulge your passion or just plain curiosity. The HERO start and finish areas in Selva di Val Gardena are within convenient reach of the Hotel Genziana in Ortisei.

Those looking to experience the thrill of unforgettable moments cannot afford to miss the chance to take part in the Sellaronda Bike Day non-competitive cycling event. Experience pure excitement!

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Val Gardena in traditional costume and Ortisei village fair

Discover age-old traditions

On 4 August 2019 the pedestrian centre of Ortisei will be staging a grand parade of traditional Val Gardena costumes. Learn all about the different costumes, watch traditional dancing and let the music and concerts of bands from the Val Gardena entertain you. The Bernardi family, proprietors since 1928 of the Hotel Genziana, will also be joining in the parade. Celebrations will be continuing with the Sagra di Ortisei, where you can join in the festivities of this characteristic village fair. The Hotel Genziana's central location will offer you a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the action.