Val Gardena, also called Gröden, is a genuine Dolomite valley, which is home to the Ladin language just as Val Badia, Val di Fassa, Livinallongo and Cortina d'Ampezzo. Val Gardena is mainly known for the Ski World Cup. About 10,000 people live in the villages of Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva. From Alpe di Siusi, Val Gardena can be reached within 30 minutes. In winter you can take advantage of the ski connection so you can also use all the ski lifts in Val Gardena and enjoy the Sellaronda round tour too.