Selva

Lying in the heart of the dramatic Dolomites, which received UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2009, Val Gardena is famous for its World Cup ski races. Selva is the best known resort in this area, also known as the South Tirol, with access to much of the Dolomiti Superski area as well as the Sella Ronda - a 26km circular tour with well groomed pistes and modern efficient lift systems. The area has extensive snow making facilities, ensuring excellent cover throughout the season. The village is enchanting with traditional Austrian style architecture.

Ski Information

Beginners

In Selva novices will enjoy excellent gentle nursery slopes on both sides of the valley. After a few days the long well groomed runs at Col Raiser can be enjoyed.

Intermediates

The region features unsurpassed skiing for intermediates both in the immediate area and with the link on to the Sella Ronda. With over 175kms of skiing in the Val Gardena intermediates have an enormous range of pistes to choose from.

Advanced

Val Gardena is part of the Dolomiti Superski area which covers 464 lifts and 1,220kms of pistes, many of which are interlinked. Ski the Men's World Cup course in S. Cristina at full tilt or try, with a guide, the amazing Val Mezdi' off-piste route down to Colfosco or the incredible Pordoi Gulley.

Nightlife

In Val Gardena there are numerous bars and the atmosphere is always lively and informal.

· The popular Saltas Bar and the Luisl Keller and La Bula has lively après ski with a DJ. The energetic head for the Dali disco.

Activities

Ice skating, cross-country skiing, heli-skiing, squash, bowling and billiards, ice hockey matches, indoor hot spring pool in Ortisei, Ski Boot Bop in Corvara

Eating out

The local cuisine is a wonderful blend of Austrian and Italian specialities and there is a range of restaurants · The Sal Feur or Miravalle Restaurants, Rino's for scrumptious pizzas and the Scoiattolo for local specialities. The Costabella has a fantastic range of pasta dishes. Pizzas from approx. €6, 3-course meals from €22

Resort Details

  • Resort Altitude: 1563 m
  • Highest Lift: 2518 m
  • Total Piste: 175 km
  • Longest Run: 5 km
  • Directions of Slopes: N, E, S, W
  • Uphill Capacity: 93500
  • Total Lifts: 81
  • Gondolas/Cable cars: 9
  • Chairlifts: 41
  • Drag Lifts: 31
  • Snow Parks: 1
  • Snow Cannons: 400
  • Good for Families
  • Good for Non-skiers
  • Lively Après Ski
  • High Altitude
32 runs
Beginners Gentle village nursery slopes
23 runs
Intermediates Ski the Sella Ronda, explore Corvara and the Alta Badia circuit
4 runs
Advanced Experience the famous Men's World Downhill Cup run at St. Cristina
- runs
Snowboarders Wide open pistes and inexhaustible mileage

Flight info

Approx flight time:
1 hour 45 mins
Time zone:
+1
Airports:

Innsbruck Airport
Calais Ferry Port