Selva is a ski area in Val Gardena, hence the name Selva di Val Gardena. Val Gardena itself is a 25km long valley of Val d’Isarco and is located north-west of the summits of the dolomites. It stretches from the Sella mountain range to Ponte Gardena and Passo Sella and Gardena. The place boats a purely natural landscape and beautiful scenery and several activities suitable for the young as well as the old. Selva Gardena is set among the mountains,
Puez, Sella massif and Saaolungo, in the Dolomites landscape. Winter sports, particularly skiing and snowboarding, are the purest art form in Selva Gardena.
In German, Selva Gardena is called Wolkenstein, and is located 1,564m at sea level. The area comprises of not only a village of about 2,700 inhabitants, but also offers some natural highlights including Chedul, Cri Towers in Puez-Odle Nature Park and Stevia. Other natural landscapes that tourists can enjoy are the Sassopiatto and Sassolungo mountain backs, as well as westerns areas of the Sella alpenstock and the Passo del Sella and Passo Gardena passes.
Selva di Val Gardena offers large areas for ski runs and snow boarders during winter time. They offer tourists enjoyment and fun with their sledding, ice-skating, ice climbing and ski mountaineering. Apart from the amazing skiing area in and around the area, the village also offers a number of leisure time activities, including skating, ice stadiums, skateboard grounds, a large and miniature golf course, tennis courts and horse riding stables as well as the chance to play squash, inline skating, bowling and billiards.
Selva di Val Gardena also has various attractions and activities for tourists during summertime, including breathtaking climbing routes, sunny walks, and innumerable exciting hikes as well as the chance to explore the infinite mountain paths, mountain bike tracks and an opportunity for adventurous Nordic walking in their Nordic active park.
For tourists who wish to explore Selva di Val Gardena and its roots, the place also boasts having a number of religious and historical attractions, including a commemorative chapel for the mountain’s victims, S. Maria ad Nives parish church, the ruins of Wolkenstein castle as well as the mighty, although small, San Silvestro chapel located in Vallunga valley. Moreover, it offers places that cater to different types of tourists and their tastes, including après-ski and pizzerias as well as bars, pubs and dance clubs for those who like to party.
The neighboring villages near Selva di Val Gardena are also worth a visit, like S. Cristina, which not only offers more skiing and other leisure activities but also features the castle of Fischburg and S.Christina di Bolsena Church. Another village that also attracts a lot of attention is Ortisei, its highlight being its lift system that enables tourists to get a beautiful view of the mountains.
Selva di Val Gardena is the perfect place for tourist looking for fun and entertainment as well as some relaxation, while being surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes.
Tourists planning to spend their vacation in Selva di Val Gardena can make reservations at Rifugio Passo Sella. The hotel is conveniently located near a lot of tourist attractions. It features all the essential amenities as well as impeccable service to make their guests feel comfortable. It also boasts the use of 32 rooms that will leave their gusts with a feeling of peace and harmony.