The famous Sellaronda
Skiing from Alta Badia all the way around the Sella-Massif
Enthusiastic skiers spending their winter holiday in Alta Badia must on no account leave out a ski trip all around the Sella-Massif. The Sellaronda is well-known far beyond our borders and is amongst the most impressive ski circuits in South Tyrol and indeed in the whole of the Italian Alps. The well connected lifts and superbly prepared pistes will allow you uninterrupted skiing on almost 30 kms of ski runs in one single day. On the Sellaronda, there is really no need for you to take off your skis and you will never have to cover the same stretch twice.
This unique ski circuit offers you breath-taking views of the astonishing mountain range that is the Dolomites and will take you across four Dolomite passes: The Campolongo Pass, the Pordoi Pass, the Sella Pass and the Gardena Pass. The Sellaronda also skirts five communities: Corvara and Colfosco in Alta Badia, Arabba, Canazei and Selva (Wolkenstein).
If you are a reasonably competent skier with some degree of fitness, the Sellaronda will be ideal for you.
If you like a bit more of a sporting challenge, several destinations are on offer for a worthwhile detour. You might like to try the Gran Risa giant slalom piste in La Villa/Alta Badia or the Saslong downhill piste in Santa Cristina Valgardena.
Please note: If you intend to tackle the entire Sellaronda, you will need to make a start before 10 am in order to be able to return to your point of departure before the lifts close for the day. To ski along the entire Sellaronda, you will have to allow about six hours, including descents, ascents and breaks.
Technical data for the Sellaronda:
- Total length: 40 km (lifts and ski pistes together)
- Ski pistes: 26 km
- Approximate travel time in the lifts: about two hours, allow for a bit of waiting time
- Approximate time for descents: about one and a half hours, depending on skiing proficiency
We recommend the following:
- Try to set off for the Sellaronda before 10:00.
- It is very important to have crossed the last pass by 15:30. If not, you will risk missing the last lift back to your starting point.
- In adverse weather conditions (heavy snow or squally winds) some of the lifts might be out of operation. Click here to see which lifts are operational.