So what’s so great about Selva anyway? Here are i-SKi-SELVA’s reasons why Selva should be considered as your next ski destination.

The Place / Awards

Selva Val Gardena is located in northern Italy in the Dolomiti Mountain range. The breathtaking scenery of the Val Gardena area is listed by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges on earth.

World Ski Awards: Val Gardena is Italy’s Best Ski Resort .

Top 10 Ski Resorts in the World 2013: Val Gardena placed in the Top 10.

Award: Most Improved Resort Award

Click here to See the full list of Selva’s most recent awards on the www.valgardena.it,here you can also check out the weather, webcams and what else you would need to know about Selva

The Practicality

Transfers from the nearest gateway airports to the village are short. Milan 310km, Munich 270km, Venice 250km and Verona 190km. Travelling by bus, car or train, all distances are shorter than 4 hours.

Selva is positioned at 1563m. Not too high, not too low, not too cold.

It’s a child friendly resort, with playgrounds, kids clubs and organised activities to keep the little ones busy and happy.

Selva is in a narrow valley and there is no need to catch a bus to the slopes. Choose accommodation from
i-SKi-SELVA’s recommended list and you are guaranteed to stay walking distance from the slopes.

There is also a bus service if you want to catch a bus. For 6 Euro per week, you get unlimited use between Selva and neighbouring villages, St Ulrich and St Christina. This is an add on when buying your Ski pass.

If you are staying in self-catering apartments, there is an incredible Spar for groceries, where you can also stock up on vino, beer and an assortment of local drinks. For further convenience, Spar grocery delivery to your apartment can be arranged.

The Skiing

Because of it’s positioning at 1563m, you are guaranteed snow in season and therefore guaranteed skiing. Hugely important to us all!

Locally, there are 83 lift facilities, giving you 175km of slopes to ski in Selva alone but don’t just ski in Selva, we encourage you to get out there and explore the whole area.

Val Gardena is located on the world’s largest ski circus; the Dolomiti Superski pass area. This is why we love it! For an extra 2 Euro per day, a Dolomiti Superski pass will give you access to 450 lifts in the surrounding areas, approximately 1200km of slopes to ski, enables you to ski through 3 Provinces. You could then take a day trip to Cortina and Ski some of the runs made famous by the 1960 Winter olympics & The James Bond "For Your Eyes Only" movie filmed in 1981, Google it for fun, look on YouTube & go to "Greatest James Bond chase ever".

Click here to read more about the Dolomiti Super Ski Area. Check out the weather and live cams here

  • With so many slopes to choose from, Selva is suitable for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers.

The lift systems are modern and fast so there is rarely any lift congestion. The slopes are immaculately groomed every evening.

The Adventure

Val Gardena is host to the annual FIS Alpine World Cup circuit which is held in December. If its adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find it on Sasslong, Selva’s World Cup black run which is rated one of the world’s top 10 ski slopes. By the end of your trip make sure you ski it at least once.


The snowparks at Plan De Gralba and Alp de Suisse are loads of fun for the whole family. On a sunny day you might find locals showing off with some of their pro tricks. It’s exhilarating to watch!

The Xmas Market

If you are in Selva between 2nd of December and the 8th of January don’t miss the Xmas market its fun for the whole family , while mum and the kids are shopping the dads can enjoy some fine local food and drink, check out the link www.mountain-christmas.com

The Night Life and People

Pick your Après Ski bar according to your mood on the day. People are generally up for a good time and the friendliness of the locals and holiday makers add to the festive spirit and atmosphere. If you want raucous, head for the Luis Keller & sing & dance along to some old favorites Alice, Alice who the f#*! is Alice comes to mind as one of the songs that gets everybody going.

For fun go to Luislkeller.com go on this site, page down to the street view and take a trip through the village.

The La Stua is also a Great spot to meet as you come off the slopes to share your days war stories. La Stua Selva take a look at their winter pictures.

The Corona above the Luis Keller is also a nice place to meet for Pre drinks, slightly quieter than the Stube & much quiter than Luis Keller.

At night, choose from a variety of restaurants. From fine dining to casual take-away, you won’t go wrong with food. It’s Italy.

Don't miss the - Night ski show & The ice hockey

If you’re looking for a party, the night clubs start to pump around 11pm, every night of the week.