Selva is a charming village at the head of the Val Gardena and positioned in the midst of a vast ski area with access to much of the Dolomites Super Ski Area. Along with breath-taking scenery it makes a popular ski holiday destination. Val Gardena is famous for its World Cup ski races. The resort also known as the South Tyrol is in the Dolomites region of Italy it has a mixture of traditional Austrian style architecture, with Italian traditions and appeal.
The total kilometres of piste: - Val Gardena is 175kms (whole area 1,180kms) with 80 lifts, there are approximately 98kms of cross country trails in the Val Gardena area. The longest run is 5kms, with 32 blue runs, 23 red runs and 4 black runs.
A photograph is required for a lift pass, a local lift pass covers all lifts in the Val Gardena an area pass covers all lifts in the Dolomite Super Ski area.
Beginners will enjoy the gentle nursery slopes on both sides of the valley and to the runs at Col Raiser. The superb connecting lift system will enable you to try the blue runs at Plan de Gralba.
Intermediates will be spoilt for choice, you can ski the Sella Ronda and with over 175 kms of skiing in the Val Gardena there are some testing runs for you to try. Intermediates have a huge variety of pistes to choose from.
Advanced skiers can experience the thrills of the steep slopes leading to the glacier runs of the Marmolada; and enjoy the famous Menís World Downhill Cup run at S. Cristina.
Snowboarders can enjoy the wide open piste and the board park at Selva; there are some excellent runs to suit first-timers. You will find plenty here to suit all ability levels.
Other resort attractions/activities that may interest you include ice-skating heli-skiing, squash, indoor tennis and bowling. There is an indoor swimming pool in Ortisei and guided winter walks on the cleared pathways. The resort has winter sports shops and wood carving shops. You can enjoy food and refreshment at one of the many cafes/bars and restaurants.
The local cuisine is a mix of Italian and Austrian; a 3 course meal will cost from 20 euros, a pizza about 6 euros. You should try the great pasta dishes around the area. The bars and pubs have a relaxed atmosphere, some offer live music, if you are still feeling energetic there is a disco open till late for you to enjoy.
There are excursions to Cortina from the resort for both shopping and skiing.
Transfer time from Verona Airport to the resort is approximately 2 1/2 hours.