Gran Paradiso in Val Gardena - First 8-person chairlift with heated seats in Italy Once again this winter, Val Gardena is proving that it is one of the most modern ski areas in the Alps and a pioneer in many areas. In the 2016/2017 winter season, the new “Gran Paradiso” 8-person chairlift on Piz Sella in the community of Selva Gardena will replace the existing lift. It is the first 8-person chairlift with heated seats in Italy! But this modern lift has even more to offer. The slightly longer line of the new chairlift will, from this winter, also provide a direct connection to the Sellaronda (anti-clockwise direction - green), the Sella Pass and, consequently, to the famous and mystical "Stone City” (Cittá Dei Sassi). The new chairlift is also a real eye-catcher and absolutely unique in its class. Instead of the traditional grey/transparent weather-protection covers, the Piz de Sella Aktiengesellschaft lift operator has opted for the striking shade of blue. The covers will bring extra comfort for winter sports enthusiasts.