Hotel Aaritz

  • The Dolomites Ski Area, Italy, Selva

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Hotel Aaritz has an unbeatable location right in the centre of Selva directly opposite the Ciampinoi gondola. We love the elegance of this hotel - a grand staircase leads down to the lounge with a log-burning fireplace and comfy sofas. The rooms are beautifully decorated and they all come with a balcony and views over the valley or the village. 

Great location

You couldn't ask for a better location. Set on the main high street of Selva, the Ciamponoi gondola station is just opposite the hotel so you can easily get onto the fabulous Dolomiti Ski Area. If you are wanting to ski the clockwise circuit of the Sella Ronda, the Costabella chairlift is around a five minute walk which takes you to the Dantercepies run - from here you have access to the lovely red run heading back towards Selva or can drop down into Colfsco and Covara

Unwind and relax 

After a strenuous day of skiing, make the most of the wellness area - have a dip in the pool, unwind in the steam bath or have a moment of peace in one of the saunas. For a local fee, book a massage or treatment to thoroughly revitalise. If you are wanting to stay active, even off the slopes, there is also a fitness room with a range of equipment. 

Enjoy a drink or two in the lovely lounge area, with plenty of seating, and a generous fireplace, it is the perfect spot to catch up with friends and family. 

Added value

Save £100pp on your 2024/25 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (Book by 3 June 2024)


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.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 175 km
Runs 56 99 13
Longest run 10 Km

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

Lifts Drag lifts 24, Chairlifts 43, Cablecars 2
Slope direction N,S
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 36
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 2
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tourist tax approx. €2.50 per person per night, payable locally (for guests 14 years and over)


Standard Twin Rooms are around 24m² and sleep up to two people.

Comfort Twin Rooms are around spacious at around 32m² and sleep up to three people. These rooms have an additional single bed.

Single Rooms are around 20m² sleeping one. These rooms are on request, please give our Reservations team a call to book.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Balcony with valley or village views
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Minifridge
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathroom with bath or shower 
  • WC
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Ski Extras Offer

Save £100pp on your lift pass & ski hire - Save £100pp on your 2024/2025 ski holiday when you pre-buy your lift pass and equipment hire/carriage (offer ends 3rd June 2024).

Valid on all departure dates between 1st December 2024 and 30th April 2025. Buy any lift pass (found within the 'Extras' tab on checkout) and add either ski/snowboard hire or ski/snowboard carriage at the same time, for the same person to receive the discount.

Lift Passes

Lift Passes

6 days Season Child
8 - 15 years
16 - 65 years
66+ years
Dolomiti Superski Area Pass Low £235 £335 £302
High £261 £372 £335
Val Gardena Local Pass Low £224 £317 £286
High £248 £352 £317

Season dates

  • Low Season - 07 Jan - 27 Jan 24 & 02 Apr - end of season
  • High Season - 24 Dec 23 - 06 Jan & 28 Jan - 01 Apr 24

Lift pass information

Featuring a linked ski area of 1220km on one lift pass, the Dolomite Superski Pass is worth every penny. Walker's pass available & purchased locally. Children born after 01/01/2016 can collect a free ski pass in resort. Proof of age will be required. 

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

6 days Description


13+ years

Skis Blue £94
Red £122
Black £154
Skis & boots Blue £141
Red £167
Black £199
Snowboard & boots Red £186

Equipment information

  • Free equipment hire for all children 12 years and under - must be pre-booked before departing on holiday
  • Free helmet hire for children 3 - 5 years

Please see here for a description of hire categories.

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.



Ski tuition


4 - 12 years


13+ years

6 days £291 £238


Snowboard tuition


6 - 12 years


13+ years

6 days £238 £238

Tuition information

  • Guests staying at the Chalet Soldanella tuition may differ to website, please call to confirm duration and prices.
  • Adult ski tuition runs Sunday - Thursday 10am - 1pm, Friday 10am - 4pm
  • Child ski tuition runs Sunday to Wednesday 10am-1pm, Thursday & Friday 10am - 4pm (lunch is included on Thursday & Friday)
  • Snowboard tuition runs Sunday - Wednesday 9.30am - 12.30pm, Thursday & Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Group tuition need a minimum number of guests to take place. Very occasionally these numbers aren’t reached. If you have pre-booked tuition and this happens, the ski-school will do their best to offer private tuition to the value of what you had originally booked.

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner - never skied before
  • Level 1 - advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 - low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 - good intermediate, parallel turns 
  • Advanced - fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Longitude: 11.75477
Latitude: 46.556809

  • Central location in Selva
  • Opposite the Ciampinoi gondola
  • Ski school meeting point 550 metres
  • Ski hire shop 110 metres
  • Local ski bus stop 20 metres
  • Spa with indoor swimming pool, solarium, steam bath, whirlpool, solarium and three saunas - Finnish, infrared and hay
  • Massages and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Free Wi-Fi 
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Parking (payable locally)
  • Heated boot room

The Hotel Aaritz is on a half board basis.

Fuel up for the day at the varied buffet breakfast including hot and cold options. Each evening you can enjoy four courses with a mix of international and South Tyrolean dishes, along with a generous salad buffet. 

There's a weekly gala evening with cocktails and Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners included.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

The Hotel Aaritz can cater for special dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free) on request. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £1739
Includes £50pp discount
14/12/2024 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Aaritz
The Dolomites Ski Area, Selva
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