Organized since 1997, the Gardenissima ski race is the longest giant slalom race in the world that attrackts skiers from all over the world.
Every year the Südtirol Gardenissima is held in spring at the end of the winter season. The start of the South Tyrol Gardenissima is on the mountain Seceda in 2.518 m and runs over 6 km down to the finish in the valley at the valley station of the cable car Col Raiser near Selva Gardena at 1.485 m. The athletes overcome a difference in altitude of 1.033 m. There are 115 gates marked out along the route. The start takes place in pairs, divided into categories. The route runs parallel for the first few kilometres and then joins to form a single route.
The number of participants is limited to 650. Since the participation is open to all and both well-known professionals from the FIS Ski World Cup and amateurs of all ages participate, the race offers a unique opportunity to compete with the best. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. For all participants a starting package is planned.
There is also a special category for ski legends, in which every year former World Cup athletes and ski icons take part.
Even children could participate at the race, but of course on a convinient and suitable start point for them.