In winter, the Dolomites poke majestically up from the snow, against the backdrop of a clear, blue sky. Snow covered woods and pastures create a magical landscape of crystals and small ice stalactites that give off thousands of reflections when struck by the sun. In the Val Gardena, winter is the season of light, of wooden decorations, of outdoor Christmas markets, of huts heated by traditional stove, of mulled wine enjoyed in front of a crackling fire under a starry sky, of unforgettable sunsets that infuse the depths of one's soul with a feeling of immense joy. Decked out for celebration, Ortisei offers the full measure of its exclusive beauty. Come discover the tradition of Saint Nicholas and Krampus, and the magic of outdoor Christmas markets, as well as New Year's and torchlight processions on the snow… We'll be expecting you!