Winter holidays in Val Gardena

The snow falls gently and, before you know it the green turns to white. The Pra Palmer Hotel B&B is the ideal location to enjoy the crystalline splendour; we are a peaceful haven for snow-fans, and a comfortable and relaxing base for skiers and all lovers of the winter months.

Glittering snow, winter sports, the magic of the mountains: You can share in it all directly from your balcony.


A box-seat view

The Green B&B Pra Palmer has another front-row seat: The ski lifts and beginners’ slopes are right behind our hotel. Your kids can practice their first snowploughs here, and you can get back up to speed before tackling the harder slopes in Val Gardena!  


Outstanding location

The Pra Palmer is an excellent choice for experienced skiers too: Just set off on your skis from the hotel door, and the nearby ski lift will take you up to the sunny Seiser Alm. A 10-minute walk will also take you to the ski lift facilities for the Seceda skiers’ paradise, including an escalator ramp and conveyor. And as if that weren’t enough, the valley ski bus to Selva stops right in front of the Pra Palmer Hotel Bed & Breakfast.

New: Winter Special. Explore nature. Also in the winter.

On the undiscovered path with Val Gardena Active.

Let others organize something for you and take part in one or the other activity of the Val Gardena Active weekly program. There is something new to discover every day: from a taster course in Ladin to photo workshops and adventure hikes. As our Pra Palmer guest you can participate for free or at a reduced price! Ask us or take a look at the website.


And it’s not all about the skiing: The perfect marriage of Val Gardena and winter offers a host of fun activities. Here are just a few of the most popular winter pastimes in Val Gardena:

  • Skiing and snowboarding

    If you love skiing and snowboarding then Val Gardena will be your dream come true, whether you’re a novice on a board or want to thunder down the World-Cup pistes of the legendary Saslong: Val Gardena has the perfect slope for every level of ability.   

    The gentle slopes directly in front of our hotel are perfect for kids and beginners. Was your first ski course a success? Then you can put your skills to the test and weave and carve your way down the world-famed Sellaronda, a 40km-long ski route around the breathtaking rocky towers of the Sella mountains: The undisputed highlight of a skiing holiday in Val Gardena.

    When this adventure is over, if you’re not quite ready to lie back and enjoy the spa treatments at the Mar Dolomit, where, as our guest, you enjoy free entry, then we have some good news for you: Val Gardena is part of Dolomiti Superski, the world’s largest interconnected ski area, covering 12 ski resorts and 1,200 km of skiing fun! And with a Dolomiti Superski pass, you have unlimited access to all of them.

  • Cross-country skiing

    The valley station of the Seiser Alm /Alpe di Siusi gondola is right in the middle of Ortisei, just a 5-minute walk from our Green B&B. This sun-blessed mountain plateau is home not only to downhill slopes, but also to a full 80 km of cross-country trails leading through the snow-blanketed Alpine meadows. There are trails for all levels of ability, and they all share one feature: The breathtaking, mountain views.

    You can find many more cross-country trails in Val Gardena, S. Cristina and Selva, in the hushed beauty of the Vallunga valley. Exclusively for nature-lovers

  • Tobogganing and sledging

    What would a winter holiday be without the fun of sledging, especially for the younger folks (and young at heart…)? A cable car will take you straight from Ortisei to the Raschötz Alm/Alpe Resciesa with its spectacular views and equally spectacular several kilometre-long sledge run. The ultimate in downhill fun!

  • Snowshoeing and ski-touring

    Not all winter sports take place on the slopes. Snowshoeing and ski touring are the ideal alternatives for all those who want to steer clear of the crowds and discover the quiet, peaceful side of Val Gardena. A number of trails lead through snowy pine forests, and reward you for your efforts with magnificent views of the most enchanted spots in the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. If you want to see the very best routes and hear the most fascinating tales of Val Gardena, you can also avail yourself of the services of a local mountain guide.

  • Spas and Wellness

    A skiing holiday in Ortisei can be demanding at times: The memory of the black slopes lives on in your thighs, and the wintry temperatures can make themselves felt. Never fear though, help is at hand in the form of an extensive massage and wellness programme. As our guest, you receive free entry to the Mar Dolomit swimming and sauna complex. Log cabin sauna, stone sauna, hay sauna, traditional “Brechelbad” herbal sauna, Vitarium, aromatherapy sauna, steam baths,  Kneipp pool, hot tub, sports pools, children’s pools and much more… And all just 100 metres from our Pra Palmer Hotel B&B!

If you need more tips, we’ll be delighted to help – just call up and ask for your hosts, Carolin or Alexander.