Val Gardena, here you have a plenitude of slopes, interconnected lifts and an active nightlife. This ski village is a ski paradise. It possesses one of the largest interconnected lift system in the world. The Gardena Valley has three main villages, the first and largest is Ortisei, the second Santa Cristina, and the third Selva Val Gardena. A free shuttle service links these three towns, making them easily accessible. The local language is actually a derivative of latin called ladin, but residents speak fluent Italian and German. Another unique aspect of this area is the food; it is a wonderful marriage of Italian pastas and wines with German meat and potatoes.