Selva Ski Holidays

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Nestled in the famous Val Gardena in north eastern Italy, Selva sits at the foot of the magnificent Dolomites mountain range and offers access to a sprawling ski area. Visitors will enjoy breathtaking scenery, excellent cuisine and long, wide pistes.

The local ski domain has excellent nursery slopes, lovely beginner runs (particularly up on the Plan de Gralba) and a great many pistes well-suited to intermediates. While it’s not the best resort for thrill-hungry experts, there are some nice black runs to push your ability further, including two race courses. There’s a good mix of open and tree-lined slopes and a terrain park for freestyle riders.

One of the main draws for keen skiers is Selva’s place on the popular Sella Ronda circuit, which takes one on a circular route through Arabba, Alta Badia and Val di Fassa, among other areas. Confident intermediates can complete the route in a day if they start early and are prepared to sacrifice a leisurely lunch in the sun!

The town itself is long and quite narrow with a main road running through it and 5 key lifts from which you can start your day. Selva has magnificent scenery and a vast amount of snow cannons for dependable coverage. Combined with the gentle slopes and great childcare facilities, the resort is a wonderful choice for families.

Mountain restaurants in Selva, and the Dolomites in general, are of a high standard – the Alpe di Siusi area is a particular highlight for foodies with almost 50 different restaurants to choose from. While the resort isn’t a notorious après-ski destination, there are some vibrant venues with live music for letting your hair down after big days on the slopes.

Accommodation in Selva is a mixture of catered chalets and hotels, most of which can have flights and transfers included from UK airports, including regional ones like East Midlands and Bristol, for a fairly nominal fee. Holidaymakers can fly into Milan, from which Selva is approximately 4 and a quarter hours away, or Innsbruck, which is roughly 2 and a quarter hours from the resort.

Within the town itself, one can walk between amenities or make use of the free bus service.
Whether you’re craving a quiet drink or a lively venue for partying into the late hours, Selva has some excellent establishments for a variety of tastes.

The Kronestube is well-known for having an energetic atmosphere and, more than that, the place is charming with its traditional decor and staff dressed in national costume. The live local music completes the experience.

Another great place with a lively, traditional ambience is Luiskeller, which has cheap beers between 3:30 and 5pm and is usually hopping until 1:30 in the morning. Yello’s Music Lounge Bar, meanwhile, is very modern with sharp design touches and great cocktails.

For a more laid-back après-ski beverage, Cafe Mozart is an elegant place to sample a vast selection of whiskeys and grappa. Speckeller, housed in the Villa Cesanueva, is a romantic little spot to enjoy a wide selection of both local and national wines.
Selva offers some great non-skiing activities and, better yet, there are some excellent events throughout the season.

In December, the FIS World Cup comes to town – a must see for fans of the downhill. Also in December, the Selva Gardena Snow Sculpture Competition is a charming event featuring some marvels of imagination and ingenuity. Then in March, the Rock the Dolomites music festival lights up the slopes.

On a day to day basis, if you’re looking for non-skiing activities to shake things up in Selva, you can enjoy hiking, tobogganing, paragliding and, that winter holiday staple, ice skating.

A trip to the resort’s tourist office will offer lots of useful information on resort activities, but here are some details to start you off.

Ice skating


+39 0471 794265

Night Tobogganing


+39 335 560 6141



+39 0471 777900 

Like many places in the Dolomites, Selva has a range of exceptional restaurants for different palates.

The restaurant housed in the chalet Gerard has a reputation as one of the resort’s finest. In elegant surrounds, the staff here plate up gourmet dishes that reflect the authentic flavours of the region – and the place benefits from superb mountain views.

L'Muline is a beautiful rustic spot for romantics: a fashionable mountain hut with delectable cuisine and wines. La Stua, meanwhile, is both a brilliant après-ski spot and a fine place to enjoy the local cuisine for lunch or dinner.

Below, you’ll find a just few top restaurants in Selva, including some on-mountain options.

Good for Couples


La Selva Str. 104

Wolkenstein in Gröden


+39 0471 773293

Good for Family

Cafe Mozart

Str. Meisules, 204


+39 0471 795550

Good for Family

Chalet Gerard

Plan De Gralba 37


+39 0471795274

Good for Family

Rifugio Emilio Comici

On Piste Restaurant

via Plan de Gralba


+39 0471 794121

Good for Friends

La Stua

Via Freina 4


+39 0471 795072

Selva is home to some wonderful childcare providers to give parents perfect peace of mind.

The Mini Club Selvi takes children aged 0 to 4 years and is open the whole winter season from Sunday to Friday. They organise fun activities for the kids, and you can book the days you require online for optimum convenience.

In addition to offering an excellent babysitting service, the Ski and Snowboard School 2000 provides top-notch ski tuition for bambinos in a special kids area, which includes a magic carpet and inflatables. Ski races take place at the end of each week with prizes for all the children.

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