The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 5 out of 5
  • Restaurants 5 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 5 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Sella Ronda linked network: Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba, and Canazei and Campitello in Val di Fassa

Key facts

Resort1565 m
Slopes1005-3270 m
Lifts179
Pistes433 km
Price index95

Selva / Val Gardena

Italy

Selva and the Sella Ronda

The upside

  • A key resort of the Sella Ronda region, so it’s good for snowmaking, extent, scenery, mountain huts
  • Spectacular, dramatic setting
  • Excellent local slopes, with big verticals by Sella Ronda standards
  • Mix of open and wooded slopes
  • Excellent nursery slopes

The downside

  • Some of the minus points of the Sella Ronda region apply, too; notably: erratic natural snowfall, crowds on the main Sella Ronda circuit
  • Buses or taxis are needed for access to easy long runs to suit near-beginners, at Plan de Gralba

Latest user reviews

A bit of a love/hate relationship for us! We had…

priceless 16 Mar 2015 

Just got back from a fabulous stay at the Hotel Sochers…

SkiTuscanyCom 27 Dec 2011 

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News – 2016/17

In a radical upgrade, the Gran Paradiso button lift at Piz Sella is being replaced by a covered 8-seater with heated seats – Italy’s first, apparently; seats are in a “striking blue,” you’ll be excited to hear.

Summary

Selva is one of three sizeable resorts near the head of Val Gardena (a name well known to ski racing fans) and one of the main bases for exploration of the unique Sella Ronda region, described in a separate page. Selva is one of the best bases in the area, essentially because of the challenging local slopes, including two race courses through woods to the valley. Beginners and timid intermediates, though, are probably better off staying in Corvara or Colfosco.

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The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 4 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 3 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 3 out of 5
  • X-country 5 out of 5
  • Restaurants 5 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 5 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 3 out of 5
  • Off-slope 3 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Sella Ronda linked network: Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Arabba, and Canazei and Campitello in Val di Fassa

Key facts

Resort1565 m
Slopes1005-3270 m
Lifts179
Pistes433 km
Price index95