Vallunga in winter turns into a valley enchanted by a white snow’s ‘blanket’ covering everything. Walking you can advance to the end of the valley, being amazed by the quiet of the woods.
At the Cross-country ski Center, there is the possibility to rent equipment and do courses with a ski master. Near the Center there are also various comfort places.
Selva is the last and most famous town in Val Gardena. It is situated at 1500 m. of altitude and it is an obligatory point of passage for those who want to walk the Sellaronda, which passes right by the center of the village, between houses and hotels.
Children can learn to ski while having fun in the snow in the fenced park of the Selva ski school. The ski area is well connected to the west with the nearby Santa Cristina and to all the Val Gardena. To the east it borders Colfosco and Corvara in Alta Badia and to the south, Campitello di Fassa and Canazei, in the province of Trento.
At the end of February in Selva passes the Sellaronda Ski Marathon, a mountaineering ski race at night which takes place around the massif of Sella. The pairs of participants must climb the four Dolomite passes Sella, Gardena, Campolongo and Pordoi for a vertical drop of 2700 meters uphill, along a 42 km long path.
For cross-country ski lovers, a slope starts from the Carabineers sports center and leads within the Vallunga for 12 km. In the hamlet ‘La Selva’ there is also a 2 km shorter slope.
Recommended period: from December to April
Place of pleasant walks, with views of the Stevia, Puez, Col Turond mountains and the mountains of Val de Chedul. At the entrance of the valley there is the small and picturesque St. Sylvester's Chapel, dedicated to the animals patron Saint and popular place of prayer. In 1993, during restoration works, frescoes dating back to 300 years ago were discovered.