Selva di val Gardena, deep in the stunning Dolomites of South Tyrol, is a year-round holiday resort with an emphasis on outdoor activities.
The village is at the foot of the Val Gardena valley, with the attractions and facilities on offer spread over the area it shares two other small villages, Ortisei and S.Cristina. The winter sees the opening of the 1220km of pistes in the Val Gardena area, with runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities from beginner to champion, all served by modern lifts and refreshment facilities. There is also a freestyle snowpark with jumps and other features to practice freestyle skiing, along with lessons for learning new moves and tricks.
In the summer months, the same spectacular mountain scenery provides the backdrop for hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking and more, with lush green valleys overlooking the village, and numerous mountain huts serving hearty sustenance in the Tyrolean style. There is a year-round program of events and activities, both in Selva and in Val Gardena, ranging from gourmet evenings sampling the local Tyrolean food and drink, introductions to the local dialect of German that is widely used, trips up the mountains to watch the sunset, live musical performances, and much, much more.
Selva di Val Gardena enjoys a good range of hotels for every budget, including ones with wellness and spa facilities, and B&B and holiday homes are also available, all situated handily for exploring the Gardena valley.