Lift count : 2 x Cable-cars 7 x Gondolas 42 x Chairlifts 25 x Drag-lifts 2 funiculars
Pass (Low/High Season) : £35.97-40.06 Day, £181.51-206.04 Week
Val Gardena is located in the northern area of the Dolomites and forms a collection of resorts and mountain slopes that is said to be the largest snowboarding area in the world. There is a staggering 600 miles of marked trails that are serviced by some 460 lifts of all shapes and styles, all can be utilised by the Dolomiti Superski pass. A limited pass called the 'Val Gardena' still covers 175km of piste with 82 lifts.
Val Gardena has the unfortunate history of being the place where a particularly sad Brit with a Russian name achieved a so-called top ski result (who gives a toss?). However, this is not a sad place to snowboard, it’s actually very good with something for everyone. Val Gardena is a huge valley housing three main villages and a handful of satellite hamlets. And truly, if you can’t ride here and enjoy yourself, then you must be a closeted synchronised swimmer - or worse, a downhill skier with a nice shiny medal!
The main villages here are Ortisei (the biggest town in the area), Oritsei and Selva. Wherever you choose to stay, you can move around the resort via a regular shuttle bus service. The well set-out mass of lifts don’t always connect up everywhere, but with a piste map you can get around a very large portion of the area without too many problems.
Try the circuit ride known as the Sella Ronda, which takes you around 15 miles of lift-connected runs.
The Trigger is designed with team rider Chris Grenier's style of riding in mind which is anything from minipipe to park line to street spot to snowdome to whatever you want really! With the softer more jib focused flexible joints in the baseplate you get dynamic suspension and more lateral freedom t