THE NEW BLACK RUN IN VAL GARDENA La Ria
From 2020/21 winter the Val Gardena skiing area in the Dolomites prides itself with a new ski slope: a black run “La Ria", on Dantercepies in Selva Val Gardena.
This is an amazing addition to the 178 km of finely groomed slopes at Val Gardena, surrounded by breath taking nature.
The meaning of 'La Ria' in a local, Ladin dialect is 'stroppy, mean'. The reason for this name choice is the fact that the slope has a few fairly challenging drops, in fact the first one is at the beginning of it with 52% inclination, certainly not for the fainthearted. However, like most of the slopes in the Dolomites, this one too is very wide, so can be equally enjoyed by experienced skiers and those who want to improve their performance.
The starting point of the slope is at 1,985 m height, a beautiful panoramic spot connected to the Cir slopes, stage of the 1970 Ladies' Downhill during the World Ski Championships. The descent ends at 1,675 m altitude, just below the Dantercepies valley stations providing fantastic birds eye view over Val Gardena. The slope is 1,110 m long, it drops in altitude by 310 meters from end to finish and is west facing.
This additional new run is set to be the favourite of those looking for outstanding panoramic views immersed in the forest of the mighty Dolomites, an experience really worthwhile.
The technical details:
Length: 1.110 m
Altitude drop: 310 m
Inclination: up to 52%