The skiing above Selva links into three different areas:
- down the valley to the ski runs above Santa Cristina
- up to the Passo Sella (Sellajoch) and over to Canazei
- up to the Passo Gardena (Grödner Joch) and over to Corvara
Skiing from Selva to Corvara
The ski area to the north of Selva is the location for much of the beginner ski school activities, with a host of beginner drag lifts and a single chairlift covering the gentle gradients of the snow-covered fields above the village.
These also link to the Dantercepies gondola which rises to the top of the ridge above the Passo Gardena and offers a panoramic view both down the Val Gardena and over into the valley down to Colfosco and Corvara. The two chairlifts underneath the gondola station are also in the "Selva area" and take the skier down to the Passo Gardena and the small selection of buildings there. Any further requires a full area lift pass and is the start of the "Orange" clockwise route around the Sella Ronda.
Heading back down again under the gondola are a number of long scenic and sometimes challenging red runs which are great experiences in good conditions but can be challenging when icy and crowded at the end of the day.
Those in their own car coming from the south and following the directions may be surprised to be skirting the beginners' area on a single lane country road, which can be interesting in busy periods and when meeting ski buses.
However there is an alternate road up once through the village or the car parks in the centre of Selva offer a good solution as the short Costabella chairlift links from the centre of the village to a short run down to the Dantercepies gondola.
More information on the route to Corvara is contained in the Corvara Skiing section of www.skicorvara.com.
Skiing from Selva to Canazei and Campitello
This is the most extensive of the ski areas above Selva. Essentially it consists of taking the Ciampinoi gondola and then turning left and paralleling the road up to the Passo Sella. Of course, that's an over-simplification, and many skiers miss out on some pleasant runs through the trees in an effort to rush the anti-clockwise "Green" route around the Sella Ronda.
From the Ciampinoi a lengthy red run with a few options of route heads to the Plan de Gralba. The spectacular cable car up to Piz Sella starts from here (the top is on the peak above the Ciampinoi and fairly close to it but it is not possible to ski from one to another).
This lift gives access to a number of draglifts and chairlifts serving some easy and shortish intermediate routes.
Those heading for Canazei will however want to take the Piz Seteur chairlift at some point which provides the vital link into the lifts up above the Passo Sella (Città dei Sassi and Sasso Levante). From here it is possible to ski into the area above Canazei or carry on to Arabba around the Sella Ronda. Note that the short lifts in the intermediate bowl above the Passo Sella are all included within the "Selva area".
More information about the skiing over in this area can be found on the Canazei Skiing page of www.skicanazei.com.
Skiing from Selva to Santa Cristina
The ski areas of Selva and Santa Cristina are connected via the Ciampinoi gondola. From here it is possible to ski down under the Sochers chairlift and then take one of the versions of the Saslong run.
There is an alternate way into the Santa Cristina area from the top of the Piz Sella cable car. Skiing from here to the bottom of the Tramans chairlift will enable the skier to link into the long red around to the beginners area at Monte Pana.