July 11 2024

Skiing the Sellaronda is on many people’s bucket list – and for good reason. Set in the heart of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage site this ski tour takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe. Join Collett’s guest Kathie on a day out skiing the Sellaronda.

What's the Sellaronda circuit?


The Sellaronda is a world-famous ski route in the Italian Dolomites. You will ski right underneath the iconic limestone cliff faces of the Dolomites, during this 42km long circuit. You can ski the Sellaronda both clockwise (orange) and anti clockwise (green), allowing you to take in a great variety of runs and views and cover 4 different ski areas, including the Campalongo, Gardena, Sella, and Pordoi.

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A Day on the Sellaronda

On Friday we set off with a small group from Chalet Angelo to ski the Sellaronda green. It was a perfect blue sky day with the sun shining, but the air temperature was still very cold which kept the pistes in great condition. We started by heading up over the Gardena pass and down in to Selva. The runs were long and quiet and we were able to see right over to the Austrian Alps as the visibility was so clear.


First Coffee Stop of the Day

We made our way through the Cittia di Sassi (city of rocks) and headed for our first coffee stop of the morning at the Freidrich August Refugio. Sitting in the deck chairs soaking in the sun, we found ourselves admiring the view of Sassalongo looming over us. The impressive rock face used to be part of a coral reef many thousands of years ago!

To my personal delight, we also encountered 3 very sweet border collie dogs, who were amusing themselves by catching the button lift in their mouths like a Frisbee and being dragged up the hill over and over again.

View of Arabba village and chair lift with skiers on a sunny winter day. Sellaronda, Dolomiti Superski.

Skiing into Arraba

We continued our journey through the Belvadere Bowl and down into Arraba. Everyone still had lots of energy so we decided to extend the day with a few long blue runs on the Prolongia Plateau before finishing with a late lunch at the Arlara Refugio. We sat out on the terrace and watched the sun set over Sella, admiring the huge massif that we had all just managed to ski around.

View of Arabba village and chair lift with skiers on a sunny winter day. Sellaronda, Dolomiti Superski.
Ski the Sellaronda with Collett's

Thank you for a fantastic blog, Kathie!  If you’d like to ski the Sellaronda, join us on a Collett’s skiing holiday to the heart of the Dolomiti Superski.

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