Learnt by trial and error over the years, our tips are just suggestions we hope you will find useful when planning your trip.

  • Your cheapest option is to book in and out of Selva on a Saturday. Simply Ski Saturday to Saturday.
  • iSKi plus,add a few days either side of your ski holiday to spend time exploring your gateway city.
  • Flying mid-week it could be cheaper if you want to go the iSKi plus route.

In the Village

  • Make sure you have warm shoes with a good track. You will be walking on cobbles and ice.
  • Keep warm walking around the village at night.Be prepared for -15 °C.
  • Baby sitters are available for small children. Contact the tourist office for more info


If you need anything in selva the Gardena centre is where you need to go , check out the website www.gardenacenter.com, the service in the supermarket is outstanding.

Ask them about their famous chocolates, Dolomites Chocolate to bring home as gifts , visit www.dolomites-italy.com

On the slopes

  • Be warm, be waterproof, ensure you have all the right kit.
  • Wear a Helmet. Keeps your head warm and protected. You may think you look strange at first, if you hit your head you will be feeling strange, rather look strange than feel strange.
  • Helmet’s are compulsory for children.
  • Goggles are handy. Sunglasses don’t work if it starts snowing.
  • Lip balm and sunscreen are useful.
  • Take a roll or two and a bottle of water in your back pack.Skiing is thirsty work and the rolls will keep the kids happy before lunch.
  • There is an app in Selva that you can download to your phone that will track and record your route and determine your fitness level.
  • Ladies long nails may not last the trip
  • Important tip:Take insurance for your ski hire. You never know.
  • Take the Superski pass option
  • Ski Passes cannot be shared, if caught the pass will be confiscated, every pass that is 6 days or more carries your photo.
  • For 6 Euros per week,take the ski bus pass, the penalty for no bus ticket is 20 Euros.

Gone skiing

If you live in Johannesburg you could save your self two days of precious skiing time by getting you and your family kitted out before you go. Go to Gone Skiing for everyting you need from ski suits to helmets and everything in between. www.goneskiing.com

Gone Skiing

Visit us at Shop 8 showrooms on Leslie, CNR William NIcol and Leslie Road, Fourways Johannesburg

Cape Union Mart

Great country wide store for Ski kit, Ski Jackets, ski pants, gloves, scarves, beanies, winter socks, boots for walking around the village and other winter accessories to keep you dry and warm, a warm family is a happy family. www.capeunionmart.co.za

Cape Union Mart