Selva Gardena is located in an ideal position: starting from the village centre you can get in just a few minutes to the most beautiful slopes of the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel or ski the so famous Sella Ronda.
Selva Gardena is situated at an altitude of 1563 m above sea level and counts 2600 inhabitants. Surrounded by the mountains Sella and Sassolungo it’s one of the most famous and popular villages in the Alps. One of Selva’s characteristics is surely its great hospitality.
From the village, gondolas rise in two directions. The Ciampinoi gondola goes south from near the centre of the village to start the anticlockwise Sella Ronda route. The Dantercëpies gondola, for the clockwise Sella Ronda route, starts on the opposite side of the village and slightly above it, at the top of the nursery slopes (but accessible via a central chairlift and a short run down).
The slopes are not high – there are few above 2200m and most are between 1500m and 2000m. Natural snowfalls are erratic, but the snowmaking is exceptionally good. Selva’s groomed slopes host the FIS Ski World Cup races where thousands of the world’s best skiers have competed, racing up to speeds of 105mph. The races take place on the legendary Saslong slope in the shadow of the mountain peak and have been an important event in the area since the 1970s.
Winter sports are the purest art form here, with perfect powder for skiers and snowboarders to plow through.
- RegionS: South Tirol
- Base: 1,150 m
- Peak: 2,450 m
- Elevation: 1,300 m
- Longest Run: 9 km
- Gondolas: 7
- Chair Lifts: 37
- Surface Lifts: 36