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Best for easy access skiing Ortisei or Selva

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Best for easy access skiing Ortisei or Selva

Hi We stayed in Selva last year and loved the easy access to the slopes via the Gondola but our teenagers found the town a little quiet in the evenings Would Ortisei be a better option for nightlife but still giving easy access to the slopes?


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1. Re: Best for easy access skiing Ortisei or Selva

Assume your teenagers not of drinking age so not interested in pubs/apres ski.

What were they expecting to make it more "lively".

If they found Selva quiet then you are in the wrong ski area.

Selva is one of the more lively places on the Sella ROnda circuit.

Ortisei bigger so a bit more going on but the Sella ROnda resorts not really "party" places and Apres ski in Italy is fairly muted in comparison to Austria.

The Alpe di Siusi area is accessable via the Mont Seuc cable car from Ortisei. It is a high plateau skiing area




(again not party central)

Next main village around the Sella ROnda is Corvara in Alta badia. Is also linked to San Cassiano with plenty of easy runs



Bit more going on and you pay for it.

Really easy skiing around the village

3 Direct coach services daily (~ 2hrs) from Venice Marco Polo Airport. Additional 2 servcies at weekends


Purely examples just depends on what you are really looking for in a town and whether or not you are doing a UK Package Holiday (Crystal, nielson etc) or private.

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2. Re: Best for easy access skiing Ortisei or Selva

Thanks for the info and I probably didn't make myself clear

We skiied at Easter last year and many places had shut down in Selva - which I guess may be the same in Ortisei

We don't want a party town (and we are definitely not package tour skiers and will have a car with us ) - just wondered if it was a bigger place for more eat options etc - but I don't want that to be at the expense of easier skiing

My experience with cable cars is that there is usually more queuing to reach the slopes but I may be wrong here

Thanks again

3. Re: Best for easy access skiing Ortisei or Selva

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