Selva Snow Report, 24 Mar 2010

SelvaWe have 40cm of snow in resort and 218cm on top.

96% of runs are open in the Sella Ronda.

Temperatures in resort at the moment are keeping the pistes as soft as one would want.  The trick in Selva at the moment is to reach the highest points you can get to, as that’s where the best conditions are. So, on you go up to the beautiful scenes at the top of Marmolada or maybe over to Val di Fassa with their challenging runs or for the more adventurous skiers, a full day skiing in an area called Kronplatz (about an hour past La Villa), they will certainly give the best conditions around the Dolomites this week.

In Selva itself and the Val Gardena runs, patches of snow are slightly sticky but nothing to worry about as there is much more snow than sticky patches to enjoy skiing on and the sticky patches are easily avoidable.

As much as the piste bashers try to flatten them, there are still some moguls dotted about the place but even if you are snowboarding (use them as little jumps) or skiing (think of it as a slalom), moguls can be a lot of fun and it gives you something different than just your normal, perfectly pisted runs.

The wind-chill from last week has now left us and we are left with some warm conditions to ski in, so all you need at the moment is the single layer and a jacket

The next few days will see the same conditions as the previous two, so a little cloud and sunshine mixed in. A light dusting of snow is due to arrive on Thursday night with snow showers to follow the day after.

As for wind-chill, it will be moderate throughout the week meaning temperatures in resort will be between -4˚ and 0˚C.

Ice hockey is the main focuses in Selva at the moment as Val Gardena are currently in the finals of the play-offs. The 4th match comes to Selva on Friday and with the whole town expected to turn out to show their support. On Thursday there is an ice show on at the local stadium.