Ski Holidays in Selva, Italy
Lying in the heart of the dramatic Dolomites, Val Gardena is famous for its World Cup ski races and Selva is the best known resort in this area, also known as the South Tyrol, with access to much of the Dolomites Superski area as well as the Sella Ronda - a 26km circular tour with well groomed pistes and modern efficient lift systems. A favourite destination for British visitors and affectionately known as the ‘holiday valley of the Dolomite’, Val Gardena is a fantastic ski area situated in the charming alpine region of South Tyrol. With stunning scenery, idyllic pistes and enchanting wooden chalet-style accommodation, the region has all the ingredients for your next superb ski holiday. Visitors to Val Gardena can choose to stay in one of three attractive villages, Ortisei, S.Cristina or Selva and make the most of the 1,200 km of pristine slopes.
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Selva ski resort
Breathtaking scenery greets you as you arrive in Selva, a charming Italian skiing village ideally positioned amidst one of the most extensive and panoramic ski areas in Europe. The resort enjoys a marvellous combination of all that is best of both Italian and Austrian traditions, whilst proudly retaining its local Ladino culture. It offers stunning winter walks, testing cross country trails and ice skating, whilst for those looking to enjoy the apres ski, there are several bierkellers, bars and pubs to entertain.
Skiing in Selva
There is a variety of slopes across the resorts in Val Gardena, advanced skiers will love the Saslong World Cup piste and the Dolomiti Superski area whilst skiers of all levels can enjoy leisurely pursuits on the Sella Ronda circuit.
Snow conditions in Selva
The area has extensive snow making facilities, ensuring excellent cover throughout the season.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Selva
In Val Gardena there are numerous bars and the atmosphere is always lively and informal. Enjoy great music and cocktails from a stylish local lounge bar or admire the striking scenery and indulge in gourmet delights from any of the perfectly placed restaurants. 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.
Other activities include:
- Ice skating
- Cross-country skiing
- Indoor tennis
- Squash, bowling and billiards
- Ice hockey matches
- Indoor hot spring pool in Ortisei
- Ski Boot Bop in Corvara
Eating out in Selva:
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.
Other amenities in Selva:
- Cleared winter walks
- Local art museum open for occasional exhibitions
- Wood carving shops
Transfer time in Selva
There are several airports surround the ski resort for tourists visiting Selva the closest being Bolzano (BZO) which is around a 50 minutes car transfer away.
Ski Hire in Selva
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Selva. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Selva:
|Ski Hire Type||Adult 6 days||Child 6 days|
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£90||£43|
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£113||£113|
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£136|
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots||£156|
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Selva here
Brilliant week in the Italian Dolomites. The area has benefited from continued infrastructure investment. Would highly recommend the Hotel Linder for location, service and food. Italy continues to be excellent value.
Apres Ski: 4/5
We had an incredible week of skiing at this resort. It was our first time to the Dolomites and scenery, skiing, people, and weather [snow on the first day, sunshine thereafter!] were all amazing. The hotel we chose (the Continental) was located on the Sella Ronda which made it easy to get to a lot places and we could cover great distances. The hotel was clean, seemingly quite recently refurbished, very comfortable, with a good mix of extra services (bar, games room, small spa, etc) and the staff were excellent - very helpful, welcoming, and unobtrusive. The multi-course evening meals were lovely, with a nice and affordable local drinks list, and overall it was very good value for money. Those seeking the very ultimate in luxury would look elsewhere but we felt it was pitched just right for a week of skiing! Very highly recommended. The only slight downside was that you trade a location on the slopes for a 10 minute hill walk into the main town area and apres bars. Selva itself is small but we found three good bars offering a mix of apres and evening entertainment - more than enough. We went just before UK half-term weeks so it was still relatively quiet and we barely had to queue for lifts (helped by the massive ski area no doubt!) - the only exception being when we skied out to the Marmolada glacier runs beyond Arabba and the queues seemed enormous. There are some huge and long runs, great for intermediates; several parks; but perhaps not that many super-challenging runs for the hardcore (not us!)? Food on the mountain was seemingly good value, although pretty much the same everywhere we went in the area! Overall, we rated this as one of the very best skiing holidays we've had in the past decade and would recommend not only the area, the town of Selva (great location), but also the hotel. A perfect combination for a fun and relaxed week on the mountains! [also worth noting that Iglu were very helpful throughout, and particularly when one of our group suffered an injury a couple of days before we were due to start the holiday and we had to rearrange some details at the last minute. We'd certainly book through them again in future for the ease and professionalism we experienced. ]
Apres Ski: 3/5