Full of typical Italian flair, style and excitement, skiing in Italy is an experience not to be missed! Lunches on the mountain are an event in themselves, the après-ski scene is vibrant and exciting, and the scenery in the Dolomites is amongst the most stunning anywhere in the ski world. Watching the towering rocky summits turn every shade from pink through orange to red with the setting sun is an unbeatable backdrop to the last run of the day.
We concentrate on the north of Italy and the fabulous Dolomite Mountains, just below the Austrian border.
Why Ski in Italy?
The Ski Areas
The ‘Dolomiti Superski’ area lays claim to being the world’s largest single-lift-pass ski network, covering a staggering 1,220kms of pistes! Part of the area makes up the ‘Sella Ronda’ ski circuit, a giant loop, connecting four valleys around the central Sella massif. The circuit, which can be skied in either direction, is a favourite with intermediate skiers, not only for the stunning scenery and great slopes, but also for the sense of achievement of completing the full circuit by the end of the day.
Selva Val Gardena is one of the biggest names in the Superski area, and itself forms part of the Sella Ronda ski circuit. Its après-ski life starts on the mountain, with several lively bars to choose from, and carries on in a wide range of nightspots in the resort itself. Architecturally quite Austrian-looking (this South Tyrol region used to be part of Austria), Selva combines the best of both worlds, with Italian panache combining with Austrian quality.
Our chalets here offer a contrast in styles. The Igloo is small (for eight guests), quirkily triangular in shape, and simply furnished in comfortable. traditional style, while our much larger Chalet Soldanella (26 guests) is one of the best in the resort, with beautifully refurbished bedrooms, en suite facilities throughout, and attractive wood-panelled communal areas in which to relax.