Reviews Ortisei

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Ski resort ratings

Ski resort ratings for Ortisei compared to all other ski resorts. Based on 40 reviews.

Overall 77 Skiing 77Skiregion 76
NoviceAdvancedExpertOffpisteSnow-sure
8.5 7.68.3 7.87.3 7.17.0 7.07.3 7.6
FamilyAtmosphereNatureWalkingLifts
7.7 7.87.5 6.78.3 7.76.3 7.08.1 7.1
Variety slopesSnowparksCrosscountrySlope preparationSlope orientation
9.0 7.38.0 7.5

Good shopping Large ski area Wide slopes Few challenges for experts Limited apres ski

7 Ortisei, Trentino Alto Adige

Novice
8
Advanced
8
Expert
7
Offpiste
6
Snow
7
Lifts
8
Family
5
Ambiance
7
Nature
8
Walking
6

Ortisei is not the best resort for families with (little)children; it's skiarea is divided into two areas (Seiseralm and Col Raiser). It has (indirect) access via Col Raiser to Selva and Sella Ronda, but it takes a few lifts and an underground train to get there. The Seiseralm just above Ortisei is suited for children, but does not provide many challenging slopes. It is however a nice part to learn to ski or enjoy nature. Ortisei itself is a bustling little town with beautiful buildings and some decent shops, restaurants and bars. If you are a couple or love to tour ski then Ortisei is the perfect place for you.

Review by Kevin from Haarlem on Monday Aug 9th. Visited Ortisei in february 2010 as friends

7.8 Ortisei, Trentino Alto Adige

Novice
9
Advanced
9
Expert
8
Offpiste
7
Snow
7
Lifts
7
Family
8
Ambiance
8
Nature
8
Walking
7

Ortisei is a beautiful town with nice shops and restaurants. It is located at one end of the Sella Ronda. Via Col Raiser you can ski down to a underground train station which connects with Selva. From here you are in the middle of the Sella Ronda. Excellent blue and red slopes everywhere with nice small restuarants dotted along the way. Try a local dish with some wine and you feel like a king. Some serious slopes are found above Selva and near Arabba.

Review by Kai Hyssälä from Haapajärvi on Sunday Jan 10th. Visited Ortisei in january 2010 as couple

7.2 Ortisei, Trentino Alto Adige

Novice
8
Advanced
7
Expert
7
Offpiste
7
Snow
7
Lifts
8
Family
7
Ambiance
7
Nature
8
Walking
6

Charming skiresort in the Gardena Valley close to Selva. The Seceda, one of the two skiareas of Ortisei, connects the resort by means of an underground with Selva. From there on you are in the centre of the Sella Ronda circuit. That is, as long as the weather is alright. Be careful with strong winds: the circuit will be shut down. On a sunny day you might want to visit Ortisei's other skiarea Alpe di Siusi. A panoramic bowl with lots of easy blues and reds. The downside of the bowl is that you can't ski down to Ortisei.
I think the Gardena valley is an excellent alternative for the overcrowded skiresorts in Austria and France.

Good shopping Limited apres ski

Review by Jason from Leeds on Tuesday Mar 24th. Visited Ortisei in march 2009 as couple

7.8 Ortisei, Trentino Alto Adige

Novice
9
Advanced
9
Expert
7
Offpiste
8
Snow
8
Lifts
7
Family
8
Ambiance
7
Nature
9
Walking
6

Ortisei’s local Alpe di Siusi ski area is a lovely sunny bowl with a wide choice of cruisy scenic runs, whilst the central Seceda gondola connects Ortisei to the Sella Ronda circuit via Santa Cristina and Selva. The Dolomiti Superski Skipass grants you access to all lift facilities in the Sella Ronda and all other skiresorts Dolomites (12 resorts). The Sella Ronda offers a nice mixture of reds and blues. The Selva and Arabba skiarea have some extreme downhill runs. Ortisei has a characteristic centre, full of pastel coloured buildings, boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants. The Apres ski is fairly boring all around. Ortisei is very popular with the Russians, Polish and the Dutch.

Few challenges for experts Wide slopes

Review by Mark Henry from The Hague on Tuesday Jan 27th. Visited Ortisei in january 2009 as family

Neighbouring ski resorts

Santa Cristina 4.6 km Villnoss 7.6 km Selva 7.2 km Rosengarten 11.3 km Kastelruth 8.2 km