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Selva Gardena Introduction

Selva Gardena is part of a huge ski area that offers skiing and boarding for all levels of expertise with lift passes giving access to more than a thousand kilometres of pisted slopes. Located in the Dolomites, at an altitude of over fifteen hundred kilometres, Selva Gardena has good snow cover throughout the season. The village extends along the road, almost to St. Cristina and together they give access to local pistes totalling one hundred and seventy-five kilometres. Set in a spectacular landscape, Selva Gardena offers great skiing for all levels of ability. A modern lift system gives quick and easy access to the slopes. The ski schools offer excellent ski tuition from the age of four and board tuition from the age of seven. There are also crèche facilities for babies from twelve months. Selva Gardena’s hotels, apartments and chalets provide attractive and comfortable accommodation. Its restaurants serve an eclectic cuisine which caters for all tastes and pockets and its nightlife is fairly lively. Selva Gardena has a good number of shops including those which sell the wood carvings for which the area is famous. A Selva Gardena ski holiday offer great facilities at reasonable cost.

Why Go To Selva Gardena?

A Selva Gardena ski holiday offers fantastic scenery, good snow conditions throughout the season, wide open sunny slopes and excellent value for money. Children under seven ski free of charge. Accommodation is good, restaurants cater for all tastes and après ski is lively.

A Selva Gardena ski holiday is popular with a wide range of holidaymakers as its slopes accommodate all ability levels. Groups of young skiers are attracted by the lively nightlife and the comparatively low price.

When To Go To Selva Gardena

The Selva Gardena ski season lasts from the middle of December until the last week of March.

Selva Gardena - The Place

Selva Gardena is an Italian ski resort in the Dolomites and is part of the Dolomiti Superski area which gives access to over one thousand of pisted runs which offer good skiing for all levels of expertise. Lying at an altitude of two thousand five hundred metres, Selva Gardena has good snow cover throughout the season. Free ski buses go from the village to the lifts which then give quick and easy access to the slopes. Beginners have a good choice of nursery slopes and a local ski pass is sufficient for their needs. Expert tuition will soon have novices progressing to the blue runs where they can then enjoy the run back down to the village from the top of the Campioni Gondola. Intermediate skiers have a vast choice of slopes so they can experience different scenery every day. There are many beautiful tree-lined trails including the route to Lupo Bianco. Ten percent of Selva Gardena’s slopes are suitable for advanced skiers and there are also great off-piste opportunities. Experts can try the high speed World Cup run. Selva Gardena is not a great snowboarding area as the terrain does not stretch advanced boarders. The ski schools provide excellent tuition from the age of four years in skiing and boarding from seven years.

Selva Gardena has a good range of attractive accommodation to suit most budgets Restaurants generally serve simple but satisfying food that is fairly inexpensive. Selva Gardena is known for its lively nightlife provided by its bars, pubs and discos. Other recreational facilities include a skating rink, a bowling alley and a fitness centre. Activities include sleigh riding, walking trails and tobogganing.

A Selva Gardena ski holiday offers good value with great skiing in stunning surroundings and plenty to occupy holidaymakers both on and off the slopes.

Selva Gardena Nightlife

Selva Gardena’s bars, pubs and discos provide a lively nightlife. There are also a couple of nightclubs where you can party until the early hours of the morning. For those who prefer more mellow entertainment, there are many venues where you can enjoy relaxing evenings in the company of family and friends.

Selva Gardena Shopping

Selva Gardena has a good number of shops selling a variety of goods. These include small supermarkets supplying essential provisions, sports stores where you can purchase or hire sporting equipment and clothing, and specialist shops. The village is famous for its wooden carvings and there are several shops where you can purchase these locally crafted items which make a perfect gift or a holiday souvenir.

Selva Gardena Eating

Selva Gardena has a good number of restaurants both in the village and on the mountain, serving a wide variety of food that caters for all tastes and pockets. Traditional menus sit alongside fast foods and international cuisine. Pasta and pizza feature prominently on menus and rarely disappoint, especially when accompanied by a good Italian red.