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 main 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 where the men's downhill event on Mount Ciampinoi takes place.

  • from£1009pp
  • Sleeps 26

If you're looking for an authentic chalet experience then Chalet Soldanella's the place for you. Just three minutes’ walk from the lively resort centre, it's the perfect base for your next skiing adventure.

  • from£1519pp
  • 37 rooms

This attractive hotel has an unbeatable location right in the resort centre and directly opposite the Ciampinoi gondola. It's known for its warm hospitality and the elegant interiors are really inviting.

  • from£1099pp
  • 48 rooms

Hotel Antares has a superb location, high standards and excellent facilities, making it a great place to stay. It's only 100 metres from the nearest lift and you'll have everything you need on your doorstep.

  • from£1319pp
  • 30 rooms

Hotel Continental has a prime ski-in/ski-out location in a beautiful setting just above Selva. The spa facilities and excellent food are just a couple of reasons so many people return year after year.

  • from£1169pp
  • 29 rooms

Hotel Mignon is one of our favourite hotels in Selva. We love the family-run service you get and the state-of-the-art spa is fantastic after a day on the slopes. It's close to the gondola and gets amazing views over the mountains and valley.

  • from£1129pp
  • 58 rooms
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Hotel Oswald's central location, gourmet food and elegant interiors make it a great choice for a week in Selva. It's one of the oldest hotels in the area and close to the centre of town and Ciampinoi gondola.

  • from£1049pp
  • 23 rooms

Hotel Pralong has been in our 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. It's close to the lift too so getting on the slopes couldn't be easier.

  • from£1179pp
  • 22 rooms

The panoramic views of the Dolomites and award-winning restaurant make the Hotel Rodella stand out. The owner Giorgio really looks after his guests with twice-weekly guided ski tours and free weekly wine tastings.

  • from£1199pp
  • 20 rooms

The Mountain Home Villa Anna is a rustic Tyrolean retreat which will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated. It's modern meets traditional style creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere; made even warmer by the log fires which you'll find dotted around the hotel.

  • 32 rooms

Hotel Somont is a stylish hotel with a fantastic location. It's ski in / ski out and only 50 metres from the lift. The centre of town is close too and when you get back to the hotel you can expect excellent food, great facilities and comfy rooms.

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 hours per day)
Adult from £388

Learn to ski packs 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 Sundays

Adult ski school times: Sunday to Thursday: 10am - 1pm; Friday 10am - 4pm

Child ski school times: Sunday to Wednesday: 10am-1pm; Thursday to Friday: 10am - 4pm (lunch is included on Thursday & Friday)

A six hours per day option is also available from 10am - 4pm with lunch included

Snowboard school times: Sunday to Wednesday: 9.30am - 12.30pm; Thursday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

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. Up to date prices will be confirmed 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 Mondays in December and Saturdays rest of the season

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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