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):
Pisciadù Klettersteig, Tridentina Klettersteig, Piz de Lech Klettersteig, Pössnecker Klettersteig, Cesare Piazetta-Kletterstei.
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)
Shelter/refreshments: Boè hut (2871 m), Comici hut (2,224 m), Pisciadù hut (2,583m), Lec de Boè hut (2,198 m), Fassa hut (3,152m)
In winter: 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).