Val Gardena is one of more than 180 ski resorts in Italy. It is located in the province of South Tyrol of the Trentino-Alto Adige region in the West Dolomites range of the Alps at an altitude between 1,236 and 2,518 m with a difference of 1,282 m. It is the nearest ski resort to Selva, Santa Cristina, and Ortisei villages in the namesake valley. The main feature of Val Gardena ski resort is that it is the biggest of 12 resorts of the Dolomiti Superski, the biggest ski area in Italy and the second in the world with more than 500 km of connected slopes after Les 3 Vallées in France (600 km. The particular resort has more than 170 km of slopes and more than 80 ski lifts in total. It is also incredibly famous for the Sellaronda ski route around the namesake Sella Group, which is 40 km or 6 hours long, of which about 1/3 is actually skiing. The resort is best suitable for intermediate and easy skiing — most of its slopes are red and blue. However, for advanced skiers as well, the resort has more than 20 km of black slopes. The most common type of ski lift is a chairlift. The Val Gardena season is from early December to mid-April in general.