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S. Cristina in Val Gardena - Santa Cristina

Information for your holiday in S. Cristina

Between Ortisei and Selva on the foot of the impressive Sassolungo lies the village S. Cristina. Surrounded by the summits of the Dolomites and flowering alpine pastures, S. Cristina is a popular holiday destination.

The village is located on an altitude of 1.428 m and has 1.900 inhabitants. It stretches from the Odle group in the north to the Sassolungo group in the south. In summer S. Cristina in Val Gardena is the ideal starting point for hikes and walks and trips to the nearby vie ferrate. Furthermore the village provides an athletics area and a sports center with tennis courts and an indoor climbing hall.

In the winter months it provides well groomed slopes in all levels of difficulty which are all connected to the Sellronda and the Gardenaronda. Col Raiser, Seceda in the north and Monte Pana in the south belong to the famous ski resorts of the village. The Nordic ski center on Monte Pana provides two ski jumps and a cross-country skiing center with more than 30 km of cross-country skiing trails. Moreover the numerous guests benefit from the centrally location of S. Cristina, because all lift facilities are easily reachable and offer best access to the ski area Dolomiti Superski.
The community in the Dolomites is venue of the alpine ski World Cup. A men Super-G and downhill race takes place every year on the Saslong slope.

S. Cristina in Val Gardena offers modern and comfortable hotels as well as lonely located farms nestled in the idyllic landscape of the Dolomites.
Hospitality is one of the uppermost priorities in S. Cristina. The attractive village centre is a favourite place for shopping tours and walks away from traffic. The main road which runs through the village center is converted into a pedestrian zone for various occasions in the season.

The offer for those interested in culture is varied: Among the sights in S. Cristina are the Castel Gardena, the pilgrimage church „Saint Christina of Bolsena“ from the 12th century and the world’s biggest crib which can be seen all year round.
Through the village runs the former railway line of the Val Gardena train which today serves as a promenade and which is a popular route for walkers, joggers and bikers. Since 2012 the promenade is named “Val Gardena train path” and shows the history of the train on clearly arranged information panels.

The wood carving takes an important part in S. Cristina and in whole Val Gardena. Many specialized shops offer handmade sacred and secular wood carving as well as expert advice.

S. Cristina is a versatile South Tyrolean holiday resort, which attracts with many sights and sport activities in summer and winter.


Altitude:
1.428 m
Area: 3.183 ha
Inhabitants: 1.900
Guest beds: 2.730
Overnight: approx. 340.000 per year