The ski circuit around the Sella massif in the Dolomites
The Sellaronda, the circuit around the Sella massif on skis and using ski lifts, is probably the best-known ski tour in the Dolomites. In just one day, you can ride some 40 kilometres (24 mi) of runs without ever having to take your skis off and without ever riding the same slope twice.
The one-of-a-kind ski circuit embedded in the breathtaking landscape of the Dolomites takes you over 4 Dolomite passes - the Campolongo Pass, Pordoi Pass, Sella Pass and Gardena Pass - and to five villages - Arabba, Canazei, Selva Gardena and Corvara and Colfosco in Alta Badia.
The runs are suited for fairly experienced skiers who are in normal physical condition.
If you like it more sporty, you have the choice of some recommendable detours such as the giant slalom run Gran Risa in La Villa/Alta Badia or the downhill run Saslong in St. Cristina/Val Gardena.
It is important to leave at 10 am at the latest so that you can get back to your starting point in time before the lifts close.
In total, you have to allow for about 6 hours including runs, ascents and breaks to tackle the Sellaronda.
Technical data of the Sellaronda:
Tota lenght: 40 km (Lifts and slopes)
Ski slopes: 26 km
Estimated time for the lifts: ca. 2 hours – waiting times are possible
Estimated time for the descents: ca. 1,5 hurs, depending on one's ability.
• It is recommended to start the tour before 10:00 am
• It is very important to pass the last mountain pass before 3.30 pm. Otherwise you risk to miss the last lifts to your starting point.
• In case of bad weather (heavy snow or wind) some lifts can be closed.
When spending your skiing holidays in Alta Badia, you should not forget to plan one day for the Sellaronda - you won't regret it!