A popular preserve of walkers and climbers in summer, in winter the Dolomite massif beckons skiers with the challenge of rounding it in one day.
Name: Sella (German), Sella (Italian), Sela (Ladin)
Summits: Piz Boè (3,151m - 10,338 ft) ), Sass Pordoi (2,952 m - 9,685 ft), Pisciadù (2,985 m - 9,793 ft), Piz da Lec de Boé/Boèseekofel (2,910 m - 9,547 ft).
Location: The Sella-Stock massif is situated between the Alta Badia and the Val Gardena/Gröden valleys. The massif can be hiked around in summer or "circum-skied" in winter via the four passes Sella/Sellajoch, Passo Gardena/Grödner-Joch, Campolongo and Pordoi. Of course super-energetic skiers round it using touring skis and skins, while most prefer to avail themselves of the various lifts and well-groomed runs. The circuit is called the Sellaronda.
Secured climbing routes (Vie ferrate/Klettersteige):
A selections of walks and hikes:
-> Across the Sella (7h)
-> The Naturonda trail (45 min.)
-> Sella "Ring-Band" (ledge running around the massif) (3 h)
-> Lichtenfelser path up to the Piz Boè (4 1/2 h)
Boè hut (2871 m), Comici hut (2,224 m), Pisciadù hut (2,583m), Lec de Boè hut (2,198 m), Fassa hut (3,152m)
Alta Badia Freeriding in February
Sella Ronda Ski Marathon in March
Sella Ronda Bike Day in July
All resorts around the Sella massif form part of the DolomitiSuperski association, meaning that the legendary Sellaronda circuit is skiable in its entirety with a single ski pass valid for all lift systems. The circuit can be completed on skis in one day.
The Val di Mezdì/Mittagstal valley leading into the Sella-Stock at Colfosco/Kolfuschg is a great favourite among Freeriders (off-piste skiers).