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Selva & Val Gardena Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Selva, Val Gardena and area
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  Resort Information
Season Dec - Mid April
Nearest Airport Innsbruck or Brescia
Ski Area 175km or 1220km whole Dolomite area
Ski Lifts 82
Ski Runs 59
Longest Run 13km
Resort Height 1560km
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 3.5 / 5
Intermediates 5 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4.5 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 3.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Selva in Val Gardena lies in the heart of the famous Dolomites superski area, which is actually the largest interconnected ski network in the world. With its dramatic scenery, traditional Tyrolean style architecture (it was under Austrian rule for many years) with Italian charm it is bound to please skiers and non skiers alike. It is a long roadside large village or small town, with traditional architecture and is famous for its woodcarvings. Selva continues along the valley and almost merges with its neighbour St Cristina. The local scenery is dramatic and awe inspiring you’ll certainly spend lots of time admiring the wonderful views across the whole area. The area is good value and is probably one of the liveliest places to stay on the Sella Ronda circuit

Selva ski resort 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 fairly good value for money in both bars, restaurants and hotels but certainly compared to many overpriced French resorts. Selva is located at 1565m with a ski range of between 1005m to 2520 m and remains a firm favourite for many 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 

Dare2ski offers all of the best hotels which range from 5* to 3* mainly all Half Board, a small selection of apartments and a limited selection of fully catered chalets, sleeping between 9 to 20 persons. For chalets, we strongly recommend early booking, as chalets in Italy are relatively limited,compared to France and demand is high.They are mainly confirned to Arabba and Selva but we also have many great value half board options in hotels and for a more traditional base with Italian charm check out Campitello as well as neighbouring Canazei.We also get great feed back from people about the mountain restaurants in the Dolomiti area with many confirming that the food quality is excellent and great value compared to France.
 
Après ski
 
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 (the Selva Dali) plays dance music until early in the morning and tends to attract a younger crowd.
 
Activities off the slopes
 
There is a good sports centre but you can also try snow shoeing, tobogganing and bowling.
 
Beginners
 
The village nursery slopes are excellent, convenient, and safe, and normally kept in pristine conditions for beginners to master the basics, but for the best progression slopes you would be better going over to Alpes Di Siusi.
 
Intermediates
 
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
 
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 and you cant be in a bigger ski area.
 

 

 

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