Selva Travel Guide
Selva Ski Resort
- Nearest town: Ortisei
- Resort Altitude (metres): 1565m (5134ft)
- Ski Season: December to April
- Mountain Range: The Dolomites Dolomiten.
- Number of Lifts: 22
- Highest Lift (metres): 2454m (8051ft)
- Lowest Lift (metres): 1565m (5134ft)
- Number of Slopes: 1
- Snowboarding: yes: half-pipes and excellent snowboarding terrain.
- Cross Country (km): 52km
Selva Ski Information
Selva's location is magnificent, at the foot of the majestic Sella Massif and connected to the Sella Ronda. Views are spectacular and an attraction in it's own right. Non-skiers can indulge in a range of alternative facilities, including a hot tub/jacuzzu, libraries, massage facilities, sauna, an indoor shooting range, 2 snooker halls, tennis, and Winter Walks (105km prepared tracks). There is also a swimming pool and an ice rink to cater for the entertainment needs of the younger visitors. Selva offers a variety of about 80 different shops, both general and specialty. Popular among these, are the workshops of the regions world-renowned woodcarvers. Visitors can visit these workshops purchase some really good woodcraft in memory of their trip to The Gardena. Frames, utensils, ornaments, nativity scenes, childrens toys, and sculpture are some of the most popular souvenirs of choice. A visit to the nearby town of Ortisei will prove well worth it. There is some spectacular natural and man-made monuments on view. The Crucifix of Seurasas and St. Jacobs Chapel have been set in the beautiful countryside of Val Gardena and it is a must-see attraction for just about everybody.
- Languages: English German Italian.
- Temperatures: 39 - 61°F
- Driving: Drivers drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Emergency contact numbers: Emergencies: 112
Mountain rescue service: 118
- Population: 2500
- Religion: Roman Catholic 98% other 2%.
- Local custons: Advent is the traditional time for processions, for St. Nicholas ("San Miculau") and the "tleca nocht".
Those are the Thursday evenings when youngsters in disguise go from house to house, playing their music and singing the old songs and receivi
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In Selva the most fashionable place to go after skiing, is Luisi Keller's. With good music and cocktails, it is the place where everyone meets. Skiers looking for a hopping apres-ski scene should base their adventures in Selva. Bars and clubs line the villages streets, all within easy walking distance of the resort accommodations. Numerous beer halls, with a German flavour, conjured by oompa bands and huge mugs of beer, keep things lively. Favourites include the Laurinkeller, Luislkeller, and the Speckkeller. If you are looking for a lively dance club, you might want to try Dali, Heustadl, or Savoy Tanzkeller. LIgloo also comes highly recommended for its potent schnapps and tiger-shots. For the hungry visitors, the casual Pizzeria Rino can be recommended for delicious wood-fired pizza. Des Alpin Stuben is the place to visit for chateaubriand and fondues, and for delicious fish dishes, there is the up-market Hotel Laurin. In the direction of Passo Gardena, near Selva, there is Gerard, which offers typical Upper Adige specialties like "strangolapreti" (spinach gnocchi), "canederli" (dumplings) and game when in season.
Selva Gardena, which lies at an altitude of 1,563 m above sea level, is one of the leading ski resort in the Alps. With crystal-clear air, snow covered meadows, and an impressive view over the Dolomite mountains, it is a little cross country paradise. It is ideal for winter sports and for mountain hikers. The location is magnificent, at the foot of the majestic Sella Massif and connected to the Sella Ronda, guests can even arrive at their door without taking their skis off. The ski resort with a highly efficient lift system, is part of 120km of snowmaking coverage, and generally good value. German is spoken here and many locals call Selva 'Wolkenstein'. There is a wide range of accommodation, while eating on and off the mountain is first-class. The ski school at Selva has received mixed reviews, but most are positive. Overall, Selva an excellent family venue, with plenty of beginner and intermediate slopes. It offers good apres-ski and lots of non-skiing stuff to keep everyone amused.
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