Selva Val Gardena
Ski Resort Review

Val Gardena Piste Map

Selva and Val Gardena Ski Resort Review

Selva is located in the Dolomites - South Tyrol region and is part of the Sella Ronda and Dolomiti Superski.

Val Gardena stretches from the autobahn connecting Italy to Austria, ascending through Selva, before disappearing behind the majestic Dolomite range. With beautiful rocky profiles and a fantastic cultural history, Val Gardena has plenty to offer, including varied international gastronomy, rock concerts on the snow in April and the traditional San Giovanni market in October. Hikers can also follow the trail of the Little Train of Val Gardena through the valley from Chiusa to Selva. Worth a visit are the Val Gardena Museum, the Museum Gherdëina, the Selva Castle, and the Gardena Castle.

Apart from a large ski area of its own, the Val Gardena resorts of Ortisei, Selva and Santa Cristina provide a gateway to the Sella Ronda ski circuit. This delightful and not particulary challenging tour can be skiied fairly easily in a day. Allow time for lunch and more time to admire the scenery. You can ski it in either direction.

Selva Val Gardena In Brief

Getting There:
Milan: 300km (187 miles).
Venice: 190km (119 miles).
Verona: 140km (87 miles).
Rail services from Bolzano: 40km (25 miles), Bressanone: 35 km (19 miles) and Chusa: 25 km (15 miles).


Altitude: 1,060 - 2,520m (3,480 - 8,270ft).


No of Ski Lifts: 83; 460 in the Dolomiti Superski area.


Types of Pistes:
30% beginner, 60% intermediate, 10% advanced.


Main Advantages:
Stunning scenery; good food; excellent snow-making and grooming; large number of new lifts.


Drawbacks:
Erratic snow record; limited advanced level slopes.