A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Val Gardena - Alpe di Siusi: Slopes & lifts
In addition Val Gardena is part of the "Dolomiti-Superki", the biggest "ski carussel " of the Alps with more than 450 uphill transportation devices and more than 1220 km of slopes.
Uphill transportation: 2 cablecars, 6 closed small cablecars, 41 open small cablecars, 32 skilifts
Difficulty level: 10% difficult, 60% medium, 30% easy
Transport capacity: 105.113 people/hour
with artificial snow prepaired slopes: ca. 150 km
The ski resorts of the villages Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva give access to impressive mountains. In the past years the slopes have been linked very well with each other so that the whole Gardena Valley and the Alpe di Siusi can be reached on skis. The main attractions for skiers are the World Championship runs Saslong, Cir, Tre, Seceda and Mont Seura.
In addition, there is connection with the famous Sellaronda, with other 120 lifts and 334 km of skiing slopes. The new cable ways Siusi (Castelrotto/Fiè) and Ortisei and the modernization of the uphill facilities on the Alpe di Siusi area have contributed to the improvement of the family ski resort Alpe di Siusi where you can enjoy great downhill runs, recharge your batteries and relax.
1 skipass 1,220 kms of slopes
Dolomiti Superski ist the wonder of having one single skipass for our 12 regions and 1,220 kms of slopes. The joy of skiing in a unique landscape and a ski pass that is valid for the entire area bring the 12 Dolomite skiing pearls together. There is thus a guarantee of variety, change and fantastic experiences on the slopes.
Dolomiti superski is so unique and huge like the Dolomites itself. A lot of nature, nice people, good entertainment. A big heart for families. Attractive offers. And in 8 of 10 days sunshine.
The snow guarantee for your perfect winter holiday
The Dolomiti Superski region is very large; it includes 1,200 km of slopes and 450 state-of-the-art lift facilities. What counts most, however, is the quality. If necessary, 90% of the slopes are covered by snow making facilities. This ensures that 1,100 km of slopes are always ready, even when snow is in short supply.
Ideal climate for winter sports
Powder snow and blue sky; this is how it should be. In the Dolomites the conditions are nearly ideal. According to experts, 80 percent of sunny days and the very low air humidity are responsible for the extremely powdery snow. Additionally, the slopes are all situated at –‘snow-proof’ altitudes between 1,500 and 3,269 metres.
Many services and one objective: perfect slopes
In the dark of night, whilst hotel guest are soundly sleeping, in excess of 300 snowcats ensure that the slopes are perfectly smooth for the following morning. Engineers look after the state- of-the-art snow making facilities that create the perfect snow on the slopes and 3,000 staff members take care of the guests at the lift facilities.
The skitour of the four Dolomite Passes around the Sella massif, one of the most spectacular of the world. The tour can be done easily in one day, without removing your skis and passing through the four Ladin valleys: Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Val di Fassa and Arabba.
The Sella Ronda offering 26 km of downhill trails in a single day.
The ascents are no problem – with modern lifts and cableways and the convenience of a Skipass Dolomiti Superski! The experts can even add a few more kilometres to the Sella Ronda (perhaps the demanding Porta Vescovo trail from Arabba).
The round trip of the Sella Ronda should be planned properly. It takes a good six hours. So be sure to set off early in the morning. And make sure you get to the last lift in time in the afternoon. The trails are officially closed after 5 p.m. It can be done clockwise or anticlockwise, starting from any of the four valleys. Clockwise the colour of the signposting is orange, anticlockwise it is green. It covers a total distance of 40 km, 26 of which are ski slopes. The Sellaronda tour can be done by skiers of intermediate level.
Warning: It is advisable to reach the final Pass by 3.30 pm, since otherwise reaching your final destination could become difficult. In the event of bad weather (snow or strong wind) some lift facilities might be closed.
A short "siesta" between the downhills...
After all, especially the breaks make skiing so very enjoyable, like a drink of tea or a hot grog in one of the warm and snuggy ski lodges. Then back on your skis, and waltzing down one of the many finely groomed slopes!
Après-Ski "just the way we like it"...
"Après" is the word for an evening spent with new friends in a unique atmosphere, an evening with local dishes and South Tyrolean wine, an evening to let your hair down, with swinging music and songs in the traditional style of the valley and the Tyrol.
Happy-Hour & Nightlife
At the end of a wonderful day there must be a happy hour somewhere! In numerous Val Gardena bars and pubs, there is always a good atmosphere in the evening. Later on, there are also disco and dance music.
Selva Gardena set in the suggestive landscape of the Dolomites, among the mountains Sassolungo, Puez and the Sella massif, it is one of the most popular vacancy destinations. Placed in the heart of the skiing carousel of the "Sella Ronda", Selva offers kilometres of runs for exciting ski descents and a lot of fun and enjoyment thanks to ice-skating, sledding, snow-shoeing, ski mountaineering, ice-climbing and so much more.
Val Gardena is a special treat for cross-country skiers: the Vallunga in Selva Gardena, the Monte Pana in S. Cristina and the Alpe di Siusi offer an unique, fantastic panorama. The valley, which offers more than 98 km of well-prepared cross-country ski runs in all degrees of difficulty, can be described as the eldorado for cross-country skiers.
Crystal-clear air, in snow covered meadows an forests, the impressive Dolomite mountains: come and discover a little cross-country paradise!
From Selva Gardena, Vallunga provides a magnificent backcloth for cross-country skiing. The Vallunga valley is in the nature park of Puez-Odle, to the north east of Selva. It can be reached from the central parish church of Selva di Val Gardena in about 15 to 20 minutes. Car parking is available behind the Carabinieri training centre. The local branch of the Selva Alpine and Cross-Country Skiing School is nearby, with cross-country ski rental and a convenient meeting-point and source of materials. This is also the starting point of the cross-country skiing route of the Vallunga valley. The first level section contains cross-country routes of one, two and three kilometres, indicated by blue and green signs and highly recommended for beginners! Skilled cross-country skiers might like to try the five-kilometre “red” training route, which is approved by the National Cross-Country Skiing Association. A longer cross-country skiing route (signposted in black) runs through the entire valley in a ten-kilometre loop, passing in front of fantastic mountain slopes of the Stevia and Chedul range, right up to Pra da Ri meadow.
A 50x50 m biathlon centre is located at the entrance to the valley, next to the cross-country skiing school and ski-rental point. Further information: Selva Alpine and Cross-Country Skiing School – Tel.: +39 0471 795156
Plenty of walks pass meadows, bring you along small rivers to idyllic farms, until reaching tranquil benches ideal for relax. There you can admire the beautiful landscape, the villages, the woods and mountains. You will be enchanted.
From the parking lot to the entrance of Vallunga, we start in direction to the Saint Sylvester’s Chapel. Passing the chapel, we continue along the gravel path that conducts to Pra da Rí, where we find a hut on a marvellous lawn that offers us the possibility to rest and enjoy the fascinating alpine world of the Nature Reserve Puez-Odle. We refresh us with the water from the wooden fountain and start the way back on the same path.
This path, one of the most ancient of Val Gardena, leads under the wall of the Stevia mountain, in an angle of nature indeed delicious. It begins on ‘Daunëi’ and it conducts to the Saint Sylvester’s Chapel in Vallunga. It is also a path of meditation, with 15 Stations of the Cross, which were created by a group of local artists in 1983. The single stations of the Passion of Christ have been carved into tree trunks. An explanation booklet is available at the parish priest’s house.
The ruins of Wolkenstein Castle
Can be reached by a steep path that branches off to the left at the Carabinieri training centre in Vallunga. The path can also be reached from St. Silvester’s Chapel. The return route is via Daunëi to the centre of Selva. (The path can sometimes be used with caution in late winter).
The "DSV Nordic Active Park" in Vallunga is born as an innovative concept of the German Skiing Association DSV. The Center is open all the year, in the winter for cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing and in the summer for nordic walking. From Selva Gardena, Vallunga provides a magnificent backcloth for cross-country skiing. A total of 12 km of trails lead from the Carabinieri Sports Centre to the end of the valley. There is a cross-country Ski School and a ski hire at the start of the trail. The Vallunga is also excellent for snowshoeing and snow-hiking.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides on snowy, wintry paths, making your holiday a romantic winter fairy-tale. Starting points for horse-sleigh rides: the mountain station of the Alpe di Siusi cabin lift. What about a toboggan run? From the top station of the Rasciesa chair lift in Ortisei, a well-prepared toboggan run (4 miles long) takes you down into the valley. The Alpe di Siusi also offers numerous beautiful toboggan runs. Attention: It is not allowed to toboggan on the ski slopes.
NEW: Night-tobogganing on Alpe di Siusi or Rasciesa with bus-transfer, snowmobile and dinner.
Ice-skating and Hockey
Paraski and Paragliding
Selva Apartments is a proud partner of Selva Active, which will give you access to great discounts and free services.
Enjoy your holiday in Val Gardena and discover here a wide range of experiences and services that are included in the program. Don’t miss out on the chance to spice up your holiday by participating at some of the many guided tours and activities that you can discover through this wonderful program.