Val Gardena Selva

The Best Boarding in Europe


Take the tour from Cortina to Selva to orient yourself. Next, head for Val de Tita, which has wider steeps with lots of rocks to jump off and a large wind-lip further down the run. For awesome chutes, head to the Piz Boe. Powder junkies should head for Marmolada, which has long, open runs accessible by gondola. In Arabba, all the pistes from Porto Vescovo offer different types of terrain, which provide an unforgettable experience. In Cortina, the most popular area is the Cristallo-Faloria.


The half-pipe and fun-park are situated on the Seleda Plateau, accessible from both St. Christina and St. Ulrich. The half-pipe, made by hand and snowcats, is 80 m (262 ft) long and best for intermediate riders. There are various parties throughout the season, such as in mid-March when the Snow Countdown hosts a weeklong party with live music, bands, and DJs.


There are many long, wide pistes for carving and any gondola-accessed area is sure to be a leg-burning experience for speed freaks. Try Ciaminoi, Sas Lonch, or Dantercepies for a screaming good time.

The Nitty Gritty

Mountain chain: Dolomites

Vertical meter range:

Cortina: 1,224—3,243 m (4,016—10,640 ft)

Arabba: 1,602—2,550 m (5,256—8,366 ft)

Belva: 1,225—2,530 m (4,019—8,301 ft)

Length of season: December—April

Number of lifts: Four cableways, 23 chairlifts, 47 drag-lifts

Snow-making facilities: Portable and fixed snow cannons can cover 90 km (56 mi) of piste.

Safety: Avalanche indicator boards at the bottom and top of the lifts.

Lifts to avoid: None. They all offer good terrain and great views.

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