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Events all year round in Val Gardena

From sporty to traditional, from cozy to exciting – there is always something going on in Val Gardena! From the World Cup race to the costume parade, here are some of the highlights in the annual event calendar.

Since the 1970s, the World Cup races are among the highlights in Val Gardena: The descent on the Saslong is one of the most spectacular races of the World Cup circuit. Be there when the world's top athletes fight for victory in the Super-G or at the men's downhill and then the big World Cup party goes up!

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FIS Ski World Cup
Various music groups and bands, from rock to jazz, play during the day in the alpine huts in the ski resort Val Gardena.

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Rock the Dolomites
This is the longest giant slalom in the world, running from the Seceda Alm to the base station of Col Raiser. Many national and international World Cup ski athletes and ski legends take part in this unique race.

South Tyrol Gardenissima
The Hero Südtirol Dolomites is one of the toughest mountain bike races for professionals and amateur athletes. The competition will take place on two different routes: over 86 km with 4,400 meter difference or over 60 km with 3,100 meter difference.

HERO South Tyrol Dolomites
You can admire the Val Gardena costume at the largest traditional costume parade in the valley, which are among the most beautiful ones in the entire Alpine region.
Val Gardena in the traditional costume
All four Dolomite passes around the Sella Massif will be closed for motorized vehicles on this day from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and are open to all cyclists!

Sellaronda Bike Day
For three days, sculptors and painters from Val Gardena present their latest works at UNIKA. The visitors have the rare opportunity to talk to the artists, to learn more about the long tradition of sculpting in Val Gardena or to acquire a valuable unique piece directly from the artist.

UNIKA - Gardena Sculpture Fair and Art Gallery
During the Advent season, the village of St. Ulrich is transformed into a fairy-tale Christmas village. For several decades, St. Christina has been running the classic Christmas market, with its rustic huts and aromas highlighting the Christmas atmosphere and featuring one of the largest carved Nativity scenes in the world. The Christmas market in Selva shines with countless lights and tasteful decorations. Enjoy the delicious huts scents of mulled wine, hot chocolate and biscuits. Pretty Christmas decorations and the well-known Val Gardena sculptures are a special feature on the Val Gardena markets. In each village, alternating musical events take place in a festive, atmospheric setting.
Christmas markets with various themes in all villages of Val Gardena

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