Ski holidays in Selva

The biggest name in the Italian Dolomites - world-class skiing

Set in the Südtirol’s charming Gardena valley, Selva is a gateway to the famous Sellaronda skiing circuit, where you can ski around the gigantic limestone monoliths of the Gruppo Sella. This delightful and not particularly challenging 25 mile tour can be achieved fairly easily in a day. Selva, part of Dolomiti Superski, the largest lift system in Europe, combines the best of Italian and South Tyrolean traditions for a unique ski holiday experience. It offers unbeatable quantity and variety of skiing right on its doorstep, a paradise for dedicated skiers of all levels. The picturesque old town of Ortisei, the principal community and cultural centre of Val Gardena, with its own small ski area, is both chic and traditional, with a picturesque town centre. Ortisei links easily with Selva’s pistes whilst its local Alpe di Siusi ski area is also well-known for its cross-country trails and a thrilling six kilometre toboggan run. Val Gardena is the venue for one of the early World Cup meetings each season. The Saslong downhill run to Santa Cristina - with its famous "camel bumps" - is the scene of the men's downhill on Mount Ciampinoi.

  • from£689pp
  • Sleeps 26

We're proud to say that the Chalet Soldanella is one of our Ski Total by Inghams chalets. Offering an authentic chalet experience with greater choice and quality in Italy.

The chalet is conveniently located, just 3 minutes’ walk from the lively resort centre.

  • from£1479pp
  • 37 rooms

This attractive, traditional hotel has an unbeatable location right in the pretty resort centre and directly opposite the Ciampinoi gondola and is known for its warm hospitality.

  • from£1099pp
  • 48 rooms

Hotel Antares superb location, high standards and excellent leisure facilities make this a great place to stay. Just 100 metres from the nearest lift, you have everything you need on your doorstep.

  • from£1099pp
  • 30 rooms

The Hotel Continental occupies a prime ski-in/ski-out location with a picturesque setting just above Selva. The spa facilities and culinary delights are just a few of the many reasons the hotel is so successful and guests return each year.

  • from£1169pp
  • 29 rooms

The lovely interior and state-of-the-art spa at the Hotel Mingon are just some of the great aspects of this hotel. A prime position looking over the valley and a 5 minute walk to the nearest gondola, this is a great choice for your next ski holiday.

  • from£969pp
  • 58 rooms
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The central location of the Hotel Oswald along side its gourmet restaurant and attractive spa make this a popular hotel a firm favorite with Inghams guests. Dating back to 1896 this Alpine hotel has true character the staff deliver first class service. 350 meters from the hotel you will find the nearest lift with a free shuttle bus every morning to get you there. Free welcome drink, spa credit and afternoon tea and cake, this hotel has a lot to offer.

  • from£799pp
  • 23 rooms

The Pralong has been in the Inghams programme for many years thanks to the Denicolo family who provide a high standard of service and cuisine as well as a family atmosphere where you can quickly feel at home.

  • from£569pp
  • 11 rooms

Comfortable self-catered apartments within easy reach of the lifts and Selva’s amenities, plus optional upgrades to include meals. Guests can also use the pool free of charge at the Hotel Antares and pay locally for other spa facilities. 

  • from£1009pp
  • 22 rooms

The breathtaking panoramic views of the Dolomites and award winning restaurant at the Hotel Rodella make this place stand out. Hotel owner Giorgio really looks after his guests with twice weekly ski guiding and free weekly wine tasting. The hotels spa and setting truly make this a place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.

  • from£1199pp
  • 32 rooms

Recently renovated, this stylish four star alpine hotel in the heart of Val Gardena offers ski in, ski out access with a pool, spa area and gourmet food in stunning Selva.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

Beginners skiing in Selva

Beginners will progress quickly on the gentle village nursery slopes and enjoy excellent quality tuition from the ski school.

Intermediates skiing in Selva

Intermediates are spoilt for choice. Ski the Sella Ronda, explore Corvara and the Alta Badia circuit including the more testing runs around Arabba. Choose to tour a different area every day, with plenty of mountain restaurants to stop and refuel, and no need for a bus!

Advanced skiing in Selva

Advanced skiers can experience the famous Men's World Downhill Cup run at St. Cristina whilst nearby Arabba, with its steeper descents leading to the glacier runs of the Marmolada, are sure to thrill.

Snowboarding in Selva

Snowboarders can enjoy wide open pistes and inexhaustible mileage!

Mountain facts
Area 175 km
Resort Altitude 1563m
Ski Alt. From 1440m
Ski Alt. To 3342m
Longest run 10 Km
Lifts Chairlifts 43, Cable car 2, Draglifts 24, Gondolas 10
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts79
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants40
Snow Cannon Coverage90%
Cross Country Trails

115km in the Val Gardena Area

Off-piste OptionsNo
Slope DirectionN, S
Snowpark Info

1 in Plan de Gralba area and 1 in Alpe de Suisi

Things To Do
  • Cross country tracks
  • Ice skating
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snowpark
Activity Information
  • Bowling
  • Tobogganing
  • Sleigh rides
  • Heli-skiing on the Marmolada Glacier 
  • Winter walking with guide
  • Ice skating
  • Selection of designer and winter sport shops
  • Wood carving artisan shops (a local Ladino craft)
  • Ski excursions including day trips to The Hidden Valley 
  • Selva mini-club located behind hotel Oswald,
    0-4 yrs Sun-Fri 9am-4pm approx. €75 per day including lunch at midday at Ski School Selva.
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £57 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we'll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 

Learn to Ski/Board Pack
6 days local pass, 6 days 'Blue' ski/board hire & boots, 6 days tuition (3 hrs per day)
Adult from £388

Learn to ski pack must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.


Lift Passes Days Season Adult
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass 6 L £194 £135 £174
M £249 £175 £225
H £278 £195 £249 
Val Gardena Local Pass 6 L £176 £124 £159
M £229 £159 £205
H £253 £177 £229

L (12 Dec - 19 Dec), M (10 Dec - 30 Jan & 21 Mar - end of season), H (20 Dec - 9 Jan & 31 Jan - 20 Mar)

Equipment (6 days) Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £87 £113 £142
Skis & Boots £126 £153 -
Snowboard & Boots - £132 -
Youth (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots - £64 -
Snowboard & Boots - £72 -
Child (3-5yrs) Skis & Boots - £47 -
Helmet - Free* -

* Free helmets for children up to 12yrs when ski/board are pre-booked

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 6 3 hrs per day £184 £233
Snowboard 5 3 hrs per day £184 £184

Tuition starts on Sun

Adult Ski School times: Sun - Thurs 10am-1pm, Fri 10am-4pm

Child Ski School times: Sun-Weds 10am-1pm, Thurs & Fri 10am-4pm (lunch included on Thurs & Fri).

6hrs per day (10am-4pm) option also available with daily lunch included.

Snowboard School times: Sun- Weds 9.30am - 12.30pm, Thurs & Fri 9.30am - 3.30pm

Please note: Group ski lessons need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked lessons and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private lessons to the value of the lessons you had originally booked. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Useful Information
Information about Selva
Resort Code ITSV
Languages spoken Italian/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 46.556309
Longitude 11.755220
Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturdays

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick

Transfer 2hrs by coach
Flight supplements may apply.

Private transfers and Self drive are available.

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services: <p>Bus: approx. €7 for weekly ticket</p>

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Ski bus info:

approx. €7 for weekly ticket

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Dolomiti Superski area is Europe's biggest
  • Sensational Dolomites scenery
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