A cross-country skiing paradise on your doorstep

A cross-country skiing paradise on your doorstep

Glide silently through the peaceful environment of the Gsies Valley. Gradually find your own rhythm. And sense how your thoughts become as calm and clear as the healing winter air.

Astonishing variety.

The Gsies Valley offers the right cross-country skiing trails for all requirements and wishes: from easy and flat routes to sporty and challenging ones, everyone can find the right trail. Over the years, the valley has become a real insider’s secret for cross-country skiers and elite athletes thanks to its diversity and daily maintenance of the 42 km of pistes. A very wide range of awards and events also contribute to this. 

The Gsies Valley is also part of Europe’s largest cross-country skiing carousel with more than 1,300 kilometres of trails and twelve areas covered by one pass. Our cross-country skiing teacher, Barbara, will tell you about the right techniques and the proper equipment in her cross-country skiing classes. She also knows the best spots to take a break and the best stop-off recommendations for your activity holiday in the Dolomites.
“The valley seems as if it has been made for this sport.”

Cross-country skiing events in the Gsies Valley & surrounding area

  • The Gsiesertal Lauf in February: this has been one of the most well-known and popular races in the entire Alpine region for 40 years.
  • Biathlon World Cup in Antholz: with top teams from all over the world at a location which enjoys some of the richest traditions in the international sport and biathlon world. 
  • FIS Tour de Ski & FIS World Cup Race at Nordic Arena in Toblach
  • Gsieser-Knödel-Marathon in January: a unique combination of a sporting meetup, visual cross-country skiing experience and culinary enjoyment.

Hotel Quelle

The source of calmness. Diversity. Joie de vivre. The unique 5-star wellness hotel in the South Tyrolean mountains – at the source of wellbeing.

Chalet Salena

Somewhere to recharge your batteries in the Alps; a place dreams are made of. Your own Mountain Spa Chalet in the Gsies Valley: enjoy peace and cosiness in perfect harmony.


Noble design, pure well-being, unconditional luxury – enjoy a sublime stay at Fontis.