Selva – Snow Report, 05 Mar 2010

The Purple Mountains, SelvaThere is 240cm snow at the top of the Marmolada and 70cm on the lower Sella Ronda slopes.

The weather in Selva so far this week has been unbelievable! Monday and now through to Friday has been blue skies, warm weather and soft powder. What more could you possibly want on a skiing holiday?

Ok, so the predictions have gone a little wrong this week, with this morning once again expecting the start of some snow showers and instead we have a crisp fresh morning, with blue skies and the promising outlook of once again having another glorious day.

What’s good is that there’s still plenty of powder on the pistes in and around the resort as the warm sun has been keeping it soft throughout the week. It can get slightly icy in the more shaded areas but really, who wants to be skiing there?

The Marmolada has been pretty busy this week as the views from 3250m up are simply breathtaking. The Sella Ronda either skiing clockwise or anti-clockwise, has had no queues for the lifts and the back end of the Dantercepies with its fantastic wide runs has once again got our guests as happy as can be due to the beautiful scenery and generally quite runs down into Corvara.

No one has complained about any moguls over the past few days, which is always a plus side and the superb weather has meant our guests arriving back after a full day of skiing are happily warn out accompanied with the most flattering of goggle marks, supplying fantastic entertainment to fellow guests and members of staff.

Light snow is expected for the next few days, with temperatures dropping away from the warmth that has been hanging round resort. Highs of -9˚ and lows of -15˚ could hit Selva, along with a pretty cold but light wind chill of around -27˚.

The most of the fresh snow is meant to arrive in resort early next week but for the time being, a light sprinkle of fresh powder won’t let the guests down.

Today sees two famous races. Firstly, the final instalment of the Red Bull downhill race in Plan de Gralba, where competitors have endured a gruelling race, which started off in Prato Nevoso at the end of February, then onto Ponte di Legno, then finally finishing off in Selva. It involves running with skis in hand down a massive run, part of it includes skiing of course but as with any Red Bull event, it is never as simple as it’s told on a website or leaflet. After that, it’s the famous late night, Sella Ronda marathon. At 18:40  over 400 skiers will start in Corvara (back end of the Dantercepies) and race in an Alpine ski touring race, in pairs. With head lamps attached, the skiers will pass through the main villages of the area, including Arabba, Canazei and Selva.

Both events, not to be missed !!