Numerous review portals, ski portals, and organizations have given Gröden / Gardena the highest marks, declaring it to be one of the world's best ski areas and all-around vacation destinations. The reviews emphasize the area's great services, fabulous conditions, and impressive alpine landscapes.
For example, the testers wrote: "Val Gardena Gröden is among the top ski areas in the Alps. The scenic background – including the Langkofel and the Sella Group – has great appeal for skiers. With 175 km of slopes, it also offers a lot of variety – both for beginners and experts. While Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi has gentle slopes and wide pistes to recommend it to beginners, the area of Gröden / Gardena offers ideal conditions for advanced winter sport enthusiasts. Here, they will find legendary slopes like the Saslong or the downhill at the Seceda. From Wolkenstein, you can continue to the Sella Ronda, the famed roundtrip around the Sellastock. But Gröden / Gardena has more to offer than just snow-covered slopes: In the numerous huts, guests can enjoy delicious refreshments and sample hearty Italian / South Tyrolean culinary treats." (Source: skigebiete-test.de)
Skiresort.de, the world's largest review portal for ski areas, awarded the Gröden / Gardena ski area a total of 17 top scores (between four and five stars) in the context of its 2015 test report – comparable to the winning scores it earned in previous years. It thus ranks among the TOP TEN best ski areas throughout the world. Additionally, it was also declared the best ski area in Italy and South Tyrol.
In 2015/2016, the Snowplaza ski review portal launched a Europe-wide survey designed to determine the best ski areas in the Alps. Already, in 2014/15, Gröden / Gardena was ranked among the top 20 ski areas. But in 2015/16, it not only matched, but greatly exceeded this score.
Gröden / Gardena was again recognized as the best Italian ski area. In the overall ranking, Gröden / Gardena won sixth place!
You can find all of the reviews and scores for the Gröden / Gardena ski area here.