Our Story

i-SKi-SELVA is a small organisation run by two skiing, Selva fanatics who are based in Durban, South Africa. Started toward the end of 2014 out of a passion for telling people about Selva and sharing our experience of the world class ski resort.

We have been skiing in the Val Gardena valley since 1980 and continue to do so for the love of the Dolomiti Mountains and the friendliness of the people who live in Val Gardena.

Around March every year, we start getting calls from friends, and friends of friends enquiring about Selva, looking for information and asking questions and advice on how to go about planning a ski holiday to Selva, How to book and How much it will cost.

  • From accommodation to ski hire, ski passes and ski schools. The slopes, the restaurants, the people, we have been asked every question under the sun about skiing in Val Gardena.

Between the two of us, over the years we have sent hundreds of friends and their families to Selva Val Gardena who have been blown away by the beauty and the quality of skiing that the resort offers. Subsequently, many of our friends are now very familiar with the area too and have sent their friends and friends of friends to this most spectacular part of Italy, known as Sud Tirol (South Tirol).

We decided to create i-SKi-SELVA as a source of practical information that will give people first hand understanding of what goes into planning a trip to Selva. One of our aims is to offer guidance on how to make your holiday an easy, budget friendly and exciting experience for you and your whole family.

Planning a skiing trip is no small expense and can be a daunting task at times. Thatís why i-SKi-SELVA has teamed up with the Selva Val Gardena Tourist Office, who are supporting us to answer every conceivable question about Selva and Skiing in Selva.

So browse around, and get in touch with us if you have any questions. If i-SKi-SELVA can get you excited about your future holiday and make planning the trip a little easier, then we have achieved what we set out to do.

Russell Cleaver

Russell has been skiing since the early 70s and has skied Canada, USA, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Norway, Bulgaria, Russia and locally at Tiffendell and Afriski in Lesotho and is more than qualified to answer any questions regarding comparisons between resorts.

Michael Colepeper

Mike was introduced to Selva in 1980 and has been going back to Selva ever since and has also skied in Austria.