Selva and its satellite village of Ortisei is the biggest name in the Italian Dolomites it deserves its reputation as a world-class ski resort. The resorts are based at 1563m with a ski range between 1440m and 3342m. The local area of Val Gardena covers 175km, in the full area of the Superski area there is an incredible 1220km.
Selva is the bigger of the two resorts, it’s a roadside town, the small village of Ortisei is very much more laid back, it has 3 toboggan runs, one is over 6km long, which could appeal to families.
This area is blessed as one of the most scenic ski resorts anywhere, especially at sunset as the mountains turn pink. The skiing in Selva and Ortisei is suitable for all levels of skiers, it’s a paradise for intermediate skiers with an unbelievable quantity of fast cruising skiing on the doorstep. Beginners love the excellent nursery slopes in Selva.
This area was at one time Austrian, more locals speak German than do Italian but today the area seems to combine the best of both traditions with good food, superb food, wine and hospitality.
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Why Ski in Selva?
The resort of Selva (AKA Val Gardena) is set in the Sella Ronda in a perfect position to take advantage of this impressive ski area and is one of Italy’s most popular set within splendid views of the Dolomites. The area offers good value for money in both bars, restaurants and hotels
The circular tour of the Sella Ronda can easily be covered in a day by even lower level intermediates and if you don’t deviate from the main route it can be done in 3 hours if you push yourself and lift queues don’t cause any delays. The circuit includes Corvara, Arabba, Canazei and Selva.
The village of Selva is located at 1565m with a ski range of between 1005m to 2520 m and remains one of our favourites in this area in which to be based because the local slopes have long wooded runs back to the village. The local pass covers 175 km of piste with 30% blue, 60% red and 10% black and covers skiing in Selva and Alpe Di Siusi only , but upgrading to the full pass opens up over 433 km and cover 179 lifts and allows you to take on the Sella Ronda circular tour
Ski Line offers all of the best hotels which range from 4* to 3* mainly all Half Board, a small selection of apartments and a limited selection of fully catered chalets, sleeping between 9 to 14 persons. For chalets, we strongly recommend early booking, as chalets in Italy are very limited and demand is high.
Selva was in days gone by, part of Austria and the village still retains a Tyrolean charm with attractive church and buildings.
We continually get great feed back from Clients about the mountain restaurants here, many say the food is excellent and great value compared to other well known ski areas.
Based on weekly average snowfall data November 2000 - April 2018
Km of Piste 1220km
Resort Altitude 1565m
Highest Piste 2520m
Beginners skiing in Selva
The village nursery slopes are excellent, convenient, and safe, and normally kept in tip top conditions for beginners to master the basics, but for the best progression slopes you would be better taking a bus to Alpes Di Siusi.
Intermedates skiing in Selva
There is plenty for all levels of intermediate skiers in Selva even some of the black’s wont cause concerns for better intermediates. We recommend taking the full area pass and doing the circuit around the Sella Ronda, this should keep you busy all week long.
Advanced skiing in Selva
The runs you are most likely to enjoy will be the race runs which offer fast decents, that are always kept in best conditions for the Italian ski teams, but can be closed on some days for practices. The off piste skiing is limited in Selva but by taking the full area pass there are some great sections that will thrill.
Après ski in Selva
As the lifts start to close the mountain restaurants get busy with many playing music to help entice you in, some even with live bands. Later on the streets can be quieter but serveral bars will have DJ’s playing until around 1:00 am. The main night Club in Selva is Dali which plays dance music until early in the morning and tends to attract a younger crowd.
Activities off the slopes in Selva
There is a good sports centre but you can also try snow shoeing, Tobogganing and bowling.
Accommodation in Selva
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