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Luxury Ski Chalets in Selva Gardena

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Although this resort is directly on Italy's most famous ski circuit, the Sella Ronda and it is widely recognised as being one of the four compass points on this 40km ski route, the resorts vibe and residents are more Austrian than they are Italian. Once belonging to Austria, the resort retains this Tyrolean charm and Austrian hospitality. Multi-coloured, window-box adorned traditional buildings displaying the areas proficiency for wood cutting and carving line the main road that passes through the bustling village with plenty of fantastic chalets and lodges dotted on the mountain slopes that cascade down to the village. Though virtue of geographically being in Italy, the food as you would expect of any Italian resort is supreme. There are numerous mountainside huts serving outstanding local food and with no less than four Michelin starred restaurants being within 4km of Selva (accessible on foot, skies or wheels!), this really is a fantastic foodie's destination. The skiing here sells itself. Anyone fortunate enough to have completed the Sella Ronda, will wax lyrical to you about the abundance of blues and reds capable to almost all levels of skier (not advised for first time skiers) that you will find on this route. All played out against the staggering backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage site of The Dolomites and sitting in the northeast corner of this circuit, Selva Gardena's local area of slopes is perhaps the best in the area. And host to the fearsome Saslong Downhill race every December, this resort is ideal for families with varying levels of skier.


Selva Gardena

Although this resort is directly on Italy's most famous ski circuit, the Sella Ronda and it is widely recognised as being one of the four compass points on this 40km ski route, the resorts vibe and residents are more Austrian than they are Italian. Once belonging to Austria, the resort retains this Tyrolean charm and Austrian hospitality. Multi-coloured, window-box adorned traditional buildings displaying the areas proficiency for wood cutting and carving line the main road that passes through the bustling village with plenty of fantastic chalets and lodges dotted on the mountain slopes that cascade down to the village. Though virtue of geographically being in Italy, the food as you would expect of any Italian resort is supreme. There are numerous mountainside huts serving outstanding local food and with no less than four Michelin starred restaurants being within 4km of Selva (accessible on foot, skies or wheels!), this really is a fantastic foodie's destination. The skiing here sells itself. Anyone fortunate enough to have completed the Sella Ronda, will wax lyrical to you about the abundance of blues and reds capable to almost all levels of skier (not advised for first time skiers) that you will find on this route. All played out against the staggering backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage site of The Dolomites and sitting in the northeast corner of this circuit, Selva Gardena's local area of slopes is perhaps the best in the area. And host to the fearsome Saslong Downhill race every December, this resort is ideal for families with varying levels of skier.

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December

  • Chirstmas Markets
  • Christmas on Ice

January

  • New Year in Gardena Celebrations

February

  • Carnival procession
  • Ice Skating Carnival

March

  • Winter Open Air Party
  • Rock the Dolomites festival

Bowling

  • If the weather isn't at its best for being up on the mountain, head into the sport centre and have a friendly competition of bowling. With 4 automatic lanes, everyone can join in!

Ice Skating

  • The outdoor Ice Skating Rink is the perfect place to practice those pirouettes at the end of a hard day on the mountain. You can hire your skates and skate until supper.

Hot Spring Spa

  • The perfect way to warm up after a day skiing. Many of the hotels in the resort will allow you to book and use the spa to treat those weary legs.

Heli-Skiing

  • With many resorts not allowing the dare devil sport a tick off the bucket list is something that can happen here. Soaring up in a helicopter and skiing down untouched snow is something to really get the adrenalin pumping.

Nightlife

  • There is a little bit of everything for everyone here. There are bars that are open into the early hours, small chic boutique bars and also bars full of live music.
 

TIME ZONE:
GMT + 1

LANGUAGE: Italian

CURRENCY INFORMATION: The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

MONEY MATTERS: Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
AVERAGE COST OF SKI PASS:

Full Day
Adult
- €60, Child (aged 14 and under) €40, Senior (65-75 years) €40 Family (2ad + 1Child) €170
6 Days
Adult - €290, Child (aged 14 and under) €210, Senior (65-75 years) €210 Family (2ad + 1Child) €800
7 Days
Adult - €300, Child (aged 14 and under) €230, Senior (65-75 years) €230 Family (2ad + 1Child) €900

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS: Tips in restaurants are usually added on at 10/15 % of the bill. However, it is often a subject of controversy whether this amount actually goes to the waiter or not, therefore it is your choice whether to tip more.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES: Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
NEAREST AIRPORT: The nearest airports to Selva Gardena are:

  • Bolzano Airport (64km)
  • Venice Marco Polo (194km)
  • Bergamo (290km)

WEATHER: The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH:
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.


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