Hotel Aaritz

  • The Dolomites Ski Area, Italy, Selva

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Located right in the resort centre and directly opposite the Ciampinoi gondola, the elegant Hotel Aaritz is full of character. The grand staircase leading down to the lounge with a log burning fireplace, filled with comfy sofas, stone pillars and archways are just some of the features adding a real touch of class to the hotel. Owner Suzi is always on hand to offer a warm welcome and wants guests to enjoy their holiday in a relaxed atmosphere.

The rooms are beautifully decorated in light and dark tones with great natural light. There is plenty of space and comfortably sleep 2-3 people. All rooms have a balcony and views over the valley or the village. You will be provided with all the comforts you need including bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries, perfect after a nice hot bath.

If you want to take relaxation to the next level, we recommend a trip to the hotel's wellness area. This modern complex has a number of facilities to enjoy, the main feature being the crystal clear swimming pool. You will also find a sauna, solarium, Turkish bath and if skiing wasn't enough exercise for the day, you can also hit the gym. Our favourite, however, was the relaxation area where you can sit back, look directly outside and just watch the world go by, truly bliss.

Don't get too comfortable in the spa however as dinner is not to be missed. The traditional South Tyrolean menu is full of delicious dishes accompanied by a salad buffet. For those with a sweet tooth, you will not be disappointed as the dessert buffet has a range of dishes to satisfy everyone. The hotel also caters for any dietary requirements and allergies, we just need to know in advance. Breakfast in the mornings will not disappoint with both a hot and cold buffet spread to set you up for the day.

If you are looking for a touch of class, this is definitely the hotel for you.

Transfer time: approx. 3 hours by coach from Innsbruck airport.

  • No. of rooms: 37
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 2
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax of €2.50 per person per night payable locally directly to hotel


Twin rooms sleep up to 3 people (third bed is a single sofa bed). Rooms have a bath or shower. All hotel bedrooms have a WC, TV, safe, and hair dryer.

Single rooms sleep 1 person. Rooms have a shower. 

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Room safe
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

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.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 175 km
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
Things to Do

  • Cross country tracks
  • Ice skating
  • Sleigh rides
  • Snowpark


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.

  • Massage (pay locally)
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garage and parking (pay locally)
  • Heated boot room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Lounge area
  • Lift

Meals take place in the hotel's restaurant. Each morning there is an extensive buffet breakfast with hot and cold options available. In the evenings you will be treated to a 4 course meal which is a mix of international and south Tyrolean dishes and a salad buffet.

The hotel hold a weekly gala evening with cocktails for guests to enjoy.

Christmas and New Year gala dinners included.


  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Please notify us at the time of booking any dietary requirements.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.75477
  • Latitude: 46.556809
  • Location Description:
    • Central in Selva
    • Opposite the Ciampinoi gondola
    • Ski school 80 metres

Reviews of Hotel Aaritz

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Hotel Aaritz
Selva, The Dolomites Ski Area,Half Board
19/03/2022 - 7 nights
3 adults
From Bristol
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