Hotel | Sleeps 2
- Town centre: 50m
- Ski in / Ski out: No
- Piste/Lift: 100m
Exuding the charms of the south Tirol, including the isolated Ladin dialect, a ski holiday to Selva di Val Gardena is plentiful in everything you’re looking for from a ski holiday. Sitting at 1565m, the resort elevation is similar to its nearby big-name Austrian neighbours but with a variety of skiing including tree-lined runs, open alpine and of course access to the majestic Sellaronda, it’s much more than meets the eye.
Selva is the largest, most established and well know of the three villages in the Val Gardena valley. It is also linked to by the beautiful and quaint satellite villages of St Cristiana and Ortisei. These villages still offer skiiers great access to the Sella Ronda but a more tranquil and relaxed experience compared to the bustle of Selva.
As a feature resort of the famous Sellaronda ski circuit, Selva offers stunning views of the Dolomites amidst a combination of tree-lined and high alpine pistes. Famous for its two World Cup ski races – the Downhill and Super G – the resort attracts thousands of enthusiasts every year.
The resort is part of the Dolomiti Super Ski Area, which is the largest in Europe. Selva itself is chock-full of groomed, cruisey pistes of varying difficulty, best suited to intermediate and confident red-run skiers. There’s a lot of pride behind the piste preparation and it certainly shows; you’ll be whooping uncontrollably as you carve buttery turns down the legendary Saslong run and any one of the other pistes in resort.
The Dolomiti Super Ski pass is the daddy of lift passes in this region, enabling skiing across 12 varied resorts (including around the Sellaronda), 450 ski lifts and a massive 1,200km of pisted runs. It’s one of the largest ski areas in the world and value for money (£’s per km) is quite incredible if you like to chalk up the miles on your ski holiday.
Tyrollean cuisine is unique in its subtlety – Germanic ingredients with a touch of Italian flair. A mountain setting is a great environment for the hearty dishes you’ll find throughout Selva’s dozens of restaurants.
With several family-friendly hotels, a wide variety of skiing to suit a range of abilities and a host of non-skiing activities on offer, Selva Val Gardena is a really good option for a family ski trip to Italy. The transfer time is a little longer than some of the other Italian resorts, but it’s worth it once you get there. If you can get into Bolzano airport, the transfer is less than an hour!
If your kids get a bit fed up with skiing, they can get involved in a number of other activities including bowling, indoor climbing, ice skating or just head to one of the kid’s playgrounds in the village…
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Sat 20th Apr 2019