Val Gardena (Italy Skiing)

Winter Sports Holiday in South Tyrol’s Scenic Dolomites

Join us in the scenic Dolomites, an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site in the South Tyrol region. Our hotel, the Passo Pinei, is a high-quality 4-star hotel with spectacular views of the area, particularly from the aptly-named Panorama Bar and Terrace. The hotel offers modern comfort combined with traditional charm, letting you experience South Tyrol’s outstanding hospitality in newly-renovated lounge areas and a restaurant offering both South Tyrolean and Italian cuisine and wine. Spacious and comfortable rooms with hairdryer, fridge, safe deposit box, flat screen TV, telephone, ensuite bathroom with shower or bath and often a balcony or patio. The hotel also has an indoor pool and spa area where you can relax with the children after your day out on the slopes. There is a large kids’ room with toys and TV as well as a football table and table tennis to keep children of all ages occupied in the evening.

Situated in a uniquely picturesque location between the towns of Castelrotto and Ortisei, our hotel is within easy reach of a number of different ski areas throughout the Dolomites ski region. Here you will find the largest ski carousel in the world, connecting over 1,200 slopes and offering endless opportunities for skiers of all abilities.

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Skiing/Snowboarding: Val Gardena, at the heart of the Dolomites, is part of the largest connected skiing area in the world. With over 110 miles of slopes to choose from in Val Gardena alone, there is something here for every ability level. The hotel’s free ski shuttle will take you directly to the lifts in Ortisei, which are a mere 10 minutes away. From there you can access several ski areas: beginners and intermediate skiers can take the big gondola up to the sunny bowl of Alpe di Siusi, also known as Seiser Alm, with its scenic blue runs, while more advanced skiers can use the two gondolas up the northern side of Ortisei to the skiing area above Santa Cristina and Selva Gardena, with its wide choice of blue, red and black runs.

Other activities on offer: The hotel has its own ice rink, so guests can enjoy skating and curling, even taking part in a weekly curling tournament. Those happier to spectate have the option to watch the event whilst enjoying mulled wine by the camp fire. Ortisei also offers horse-drawn sleigh rides and a thrilling 4-mile toboggan run which is great fun but not for the faint hearted! If you prefer cross country skiing, Ortisei also has a huge amount to offer: The resorts of Alpe di Siusi, Vallunga, Selva Gardena and Monte Pana offer more than 70 miles of cross country trails. If you prefer to enjoy the beautiful winter landscape, then you can try a walk on snowshoes with a tour guide, who will lead you through a seemingly endless series of untouched Alpine spaces.

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The Dolomites were originally named after geologist Déodat de Dolomieu. The region’s unique beauty was recognised by UNESCO in 2009, when it designated them a World Natural Heritage Site. The inhabitants are fiercely proud of their dramatic ‘pale mountains’ and not merely since they achieved this global status: The South Tyrol region has long been characterised by its distinctive light-coloured rocks, and is a region of fascinating contrasts.

The Dolomites are commonly divided into the Western Dolomites and the Eastern Dolomites, separated by the Gardena Valley, or Val Gardena. Ortisei, also known as St. Ulrich, is the principal village of Val Gardena. Its charming village centre is full of pastel-coloured buildings, boutiques, cafés and restaurants. With its ancient mercantile tradition and rich history, the village blends in harmoniously in with the landscape. The centre and pedestrian zone are worth visiting for an afternoon stroll, tea and shopping.

The Passo Pinei, also known as Panider Sattel, is an Alpine pass 3 miles from both Ortisei and Castelrotto. Situated at an altitude of 1,440 metres above sea level, it offers spectacular views of the Gardena Valley and the surrounding Dolomites. It is a quiet and romantic place, ideal for unwinding and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

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"Wow - You did it again! Great skiing holiday again with SPOH and many thanks to Sandra and Tennessee for hosting and looking after the whole group in Selva. My family had a great time and are already asking about 2017 skiing holiday with you. Many thanks."
- Mark, Francesca (13) & Dominic (10) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2016

"Thanks again for a wonderful ski holiday. Your organisational skills are second to none aligned with the fact that you do it in such a friendly and professional way.
I did not see one unhappy face throughout the whole trip whether it be adult ,child or teenager. You make a good team and look after your clients to the highest standards possible whilst being cheery and upbeat at all times.
In particular the way you managed our individually booked transport to and from the slopes every day was exceptional. Ski hire delivered to the hotel and other in house trips were all done with a smooth efficiency. Also ensuring a quality hotel was secured for the vacation was much appreciated.
I would not hesitate to return again for a third time to one of your well put together packages and look forward to what may be in store for us next year.
You guys are the best."

- Josh and Herbie (16) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2016

"Had a great skiing holiday with our group led by Sandra & Tennessee to Val Gardena this year. Being the only parent with 3 children was not a problem on this trip as everything was organised so well. Have been with other Companies for single parents with children and SPOH is by far the best! Would highly recommend and will definitely book again. Thank you SPOH and the Val Gardena 2016 group. "
- Sam, Jake (14), Ben (12) and Joe (12) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2016

"Just come back from our third SPOH holiday. As always we had a great time. It’s wonderful how the adults and children combine to become something which feels like a happy extended family."
- Ben & Jessica (12) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2014

"Many thanks to Sandra and Tennessee for being such wonderful hosts. They really do make these hassle free holidays. See you again soon."
- Kowkchee & Neve (15) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2014

"Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. It was a wonderfully well organised, fun holiday. My kids loved it and I got some me time."
- Ruth, Harry (13) & Sophie (11) (Val Gardena, February 2014)

"It was our first time with SPoH and both myself and my son thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Well organised and good attention to detail by our host ensured a successful holiday."
- Tony & Daniel (10) (Val Gardena, February 2014)

Flights are not included in this price:

At Single Parents on Holiday, we do not restrict you to fly from a particular UK airport – we let you choose your most convenient departure point. This means you can travel from any airport in the UK, Ireland or anywhere else in the world.

Please check Opodo or your preferred travel website for competitively priced fares to Innsbruck or Verona, or call Sandra on 0333 370 3701 for a flight quotation. Your transfer from and to Innsbruck or Verona airport on the advertised holiday dates at designated times is included in our holiday price.

For airport parking, airport hotels, travel insurance and other travel essentials, please check out our useful links page.

Our Financial Protection Insurance:
Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. are a company committed to customer satisfaction and consumer financial protection. We are therefore pleased to announce that, at no extra cost to you, and in accordance with “The Package Travel, Package Tours Regulations 1992” all passengers booking with Single Parents on Holiday Limited are fully insured for the initial deposit, and subsequently the balance of monies paid as detailed in your booking confirmation. The policy will also include repatriation if required, arising from the cancellation or curtailment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of Single Parents on Holiday Ltd. This insurance has been arranged with MGA Cover Services Limited with the trading name Affirma (registered address Farren House, The Street, Farren Court, Cowfold, West Sussex RH13 8BP, company registration: 08444204, authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 678541, and insured under binding agreement with CBL Insurance Europe DAC (registered address 13 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland, company registration: 218234), who are authorized and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland (membership: C33526) and registered with the Financial Conduct Authority registration number 203120.
In the unlikely event of Insolvency you must Inform MGA Cover Services Limited immediately on +44 (0) 20 3540 4422. Please ensure you retain your booking confirmation as evidence of cover and value.
Policy exclusions: This policy will not cover any monies paid back to you by your Travel Insurance or any losses which are recoverable under another insurance or bond.

Your Travel Insurance:
We advise all our customers to take out adequate travel insurance to cover them in the event of illness, injury or other unforeseen events which may prevent them from travelling as well as for transfers back to the UK in case of illness, hospital treatments abroad, lawsuits brought against any responsible party in case of injury as well as other reasons such as the loss or theft of luggage or travel documents. Please check our Holiday Extras if you need to take out travel insurance.

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"Wow - You did it again! Great skiing holiday again with SPOH and many thanks to Sandra and Tennessee for hosting and looking after the whole group in Selva. My family had a great time and are already asking about 2017 skiing holiday with you. Many thanks."

− Mark, Francesca (13) & Dominic (10) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2016

"Thanks again for a wonderful ski holiday. Your organisational skills are second to none aligned with the fact that you do it in such a friendly and professional way.
I did not see one unhappy face throughout the whole trip whether it be adult ,child or teenager. You make a good team and look after your clients to the highest standards possible whilst being cheery and upbeat at all times.
In particular the way you managed our individually booked transport to and from the slopes every day was exceptional. Ski hire delivered to the hotel and other in house trips were all done with a smooth efficiency. Also ensuring a quality hotel was secured for the vacation was much appreciated.
I would not hesitate to return again for a third time to one of your well put together packages and look forward to what may be in store for us next year.
You guys are the best."

− Josh and Herbie (16) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2016

"Had a great skiing holiday with our group led by Sandra & Tennessee to Val Gardena this year. Being the only parent with 3 children was not a problem on this trip as everything was organised so well. Have been with other Companies for single parents with children and SPOH is by far the best! Would highly recommend and will definitely book again. Thank you SPOH and the Val Gardena 2016 group. "

− Sam, Jake (14), Ben (12) and Joe (12) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2016

"Just come back from our third SPOH holiday. As always we had a great time. It’s wonderful how the adults and children combine to become something which feels like a happy extended family."

− Ben & Jessica (12) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2014

"Many thanks to Sandra and Tennessee for being such wonderful hosts. They really do make these hassle free holidays. See you again soon."

− Kowkchee & Neve (15) - single parent ski holiday in Val Gardena, February 2014

"Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. It was a wonderfully well organised, fun holiday. My kids loved it and I got some me time."

− Ruth, Harry (13) & Sophie (11) (Val Gardena, February 2014)

"It was our first time with SPoH and both myself and my son thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. Well organised and good attention to detail by our host ensured a successful holiday."

− Tony & Daniel (10) (Val Gardena, February 2014)