Renowned summer and winter holiday resort, it is part of "Sellaronda" dolomite ski area. From Selva Ferrata Sandro Pertini departed, open until 2014, which crossed Vallunga (Langental) leading directly to Stevìa Refuge. Selva di Val Gardena presents eleven buildings recognized as cultural heritage, including the ruins of Castel Wolkenstein, Castel Gardena, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, several chapels and residential villas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, such as Villa Gardena, Villa Dolomiti and Villa Fossi. In 1908, in Austro-Hungarian age, Kunstschule was founded for professional teaching of wood carving and sculpture; the school then assumed the name of "School of Art". In the area of Selva, the free and Super G downhill races for Alpine Ski World Cup on famous Pista Saslong are held every year. They are native to Selva famous skiers like Peter Runggaldier and Werner Perathoner. At Ice Palace Pranives plays his home games H.C. Gherdëina, ice hockey team already four times champion of Italy.