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Santa Cristina Valgardena

From S. Cristina, situated in the heart of the Val Gardena valley, the lifts start up to the high plateaus of Col Raiser and Monte Pana.

S. Cristina in Val Gardena, Santa Cristina Gherdëina in Ladin, is situated in the sunny centre of the Val Gardena valley, framed by the mighty peaks of the Odle group in the north and the Sassolungo group in the south. From here, the cable cars take you up to the high plateaus of Col Raiser and Monte Pana with their highlights such as the sundial and the Zip Line amidst the Dolomites. In addition, there are countless hiking trails. Several of them are themed trails, such as the PanaRaida nature discovery trail with its interactive stations.

The village consists of many small houses and several shops and bars, with the Gothic parish church of St. Christina of Bolsena towering above. The numerous accommodation establishments in between show that tourism is the most important economic sector here. In the middle of the village are also the sports facilities of the Iman Centre, next to which the largest hand-carved nativity scene in the world has been set up: It is a testimony to the traditional and world-famous woodcarving of Val Gardena.

Where the St. Jacob Legend Trail, the Stevia Hut or the Zallinger Ensemble are popular destinations in summer, the slopes of the Val Gardena Ski Area spread out in winter. S. Cristina is the location of both the FIS World Cup slope Saslong and the Val Gardena Ronda Express, the first underground funicular in South Tyrol, which connects the two ski areas Seceda-Col Raiser with the Ciampinoi. Once you arrive at the mountain station, 115 km of perfectly groomed slopes await you on the Sella massif, with numerous huts for refreshments. On the other hand, there is a cross-country skiing centre on the Monte Pana adventure mountain: the tracks extend to 1,600 m a.s.l.

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