I spent 10 days skiing in and around Val Gardena staying in Ortisei/St. Ulrich. We caught a cab out of Bolzano up there. The exploring is endless. Talk about getting lost. The ski rental options sucked when I was there so I was glad to have my own gear with me. This was 6-7 years ago so things may have changed. Really cool there. Have fun.
"We're gonna need a bigger boat"