Alta Badia

Alta Badia, with its lush nature, its centuries old culture, delicious cuisine and the warmth of its Ladin people, is the ideal holiday destination for connoisseurs.
Speaking of cuisine, Alta Badia is the showpiece region in South Tyrol: no other valley in the Alps has such a density of highly decorated restaurants in such a small area, including 2 Michelin-starred restaurants with altogether 4 stars.
Holidays in Alta Badia
Multi-faceted holidays in the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage
The Dolomite valley of Alta Badia stretches out roughly 16 km (9 mi) into a sunny valley surrounded by nature in south-eastern South Tyrol, between Val Pusteria valley, Cortina, Arabba, Val di Fassa valley and Val Gardena valley.
This balance also shows in the the region’s geomorphology and nature: Smooth hills and imposing Dolomite rocks rising up from green forests surround the cosy, sunny valley.
The towns of Alta Badia
Corvara, Colfosco, Badia, San Cassiano, La Villa, La Val.
Alta Badia – home of the Ladins, the oldest Rhaeto-Romanic people in the Alps – has, over the years, become one of the most popular tourism destinations in the Alps and has yet retained its rich natural beauty, nowhere more obvious than in its breathtaking and unique mountain landscape.
If you love mountains and nature, Alta Badia and the Dolomites is among the regions that you must not miss. One holiday trip in the Dolomites of Alta Badia is certainly not enough for anybody who has been here once: There is so much to discover!
In both winter and summer, active holidaymakers get their full money’s worth in the Alta Badia valley. Whether it’s skiing or cycling, cross-country skiing or mountain climbing, tobogganing or horseback riding: The Alta Badia valley’s outdoor activity offers are as multi-faceted and thrilling as Alta Badia itself.
Cosmopolitanism and centuries of tradition, alpine ambience and Mediterranean lifestyle, unspoilt nature and modern touristic infrastructure: Alta Badia’s special appeal lies in the balance of opposites.
Alta Badia: the skiing area in the Dolomites with the very special flair
Due to its position on the sunny side of the Alps where South Tyrol meets Italy, you are able to experience the perfect skiing holiday
Red cheeks and sparkling eyes: the Alta Badia skiing area always ensures endless winter holiday fun for skiing fans. Direct links within the Dolomiti Superski ski carousel afford you unimpeded access to 500 kilometres of pistes where you can ski to your heart’s content.
And this is what makes Alta Badia so special:
Extensive skiing area with superbly prepared pistes
Privileged position directly on the Sellaronda, the world-renowned ski tour around the Sella massif
Skiing against the unique backdrop of the majestic Dolomites
Welcoming mountain huts offering exquisite cooking
The skiing area
The Alta Badia skiing area in the Dolomites is situated between 1,300 and 2,778 metres above sea level, providing optimum skiing conditions from December through to April.
53 fast and comfortable ski lifts, 130 km of excellently prepared ski pistes (subdivided in: 74 km easy/blue, 47 km medium/red and 9 km difficult/black) and its central position in the world’s biggest ski carousel, the Dolomiti Superski, have ensured that Alta Badia is one of the most popular skiing areas in the Dolomites. Thanks to the direct ski connection, you have the opportunity of skiing to your hearts’ content on 500 kilometres’ worth of pistes.
There is no lengthy queuing or crowding at the lift stations and on the ski pistes, which are specially treated every night by a large number of snow groomers and perfectly prepared for the next day.
Furthermore, representatives of the Alpini and Carabinieri police force will guarantee absolute safety and their motorised sledges ensure that when they are needed they can be on hand very quickly.
Alta Badia – excellent for experienced skiers
Ambitious skiers and professionals can have virtually endless fun on the pistes of Alta Badia.
The classic ski round trips such as the Sellaronda or the First World War Ski Tour, the black runs of Gran Risa in La Villa and Vallon-Boè in Corvara as well as the panoramic downhill run from the Lagazuoi Mountain require skill and endurance from the skiers whilst rewarding them with astonishing views and unforgettable moments.
The Sellaronda
The Sellaronda is amongst the best-known ski circuits in the Italian Alps, it makes skiing all the way round the Sella-Massif possible.
Ski circuits in the Dolomites
The First World War Ski Tour, the Lagazuoi Ski Tour or the Skitour La Crusc are among the best ski circuits in the Dolomites. In Alta Badia, you can directly get into the action.
Incomparable atmosphere & exquisite culinary delights
Welcoming mountain huts and gourmet mountain restaurants perched against the captivating backdrop of the Dolomites, framed by an intense blue sky, enhanced by brilliant sunshine, the congenial and sociable local populace, and the successful marriage of typical South Tyrol atmosphere and Italian “Dolce Vita”.
All these make Alta Badia a most desirable skiing area, and especially so for guests who enjoy the good things in life.
Alta Badia – ideal for families
Since around half of the pistes are not too challenging, the Alta Badia skiing area is ideally suited to families and ski novices. Almost all communities in Alta Badia offer lifts and pistes for children, as well as ski kindergartens.
Pleasure-seekers love Alta Badia, its nature and its culture, which they can experience and enjoy with all their senses. Unrivalled views, smooth meadows and snow covers, rolling mountain streams, fragrant flowers and delicious food are the perfect ingredients for delightful holidays. Naturally, a modern and sustainable touristic infrastructure and varied accommodation offers are also part of perfect holidays.
Hotels and guest houses, apartments, bed and breakfast places or farm holidays, mountain huts or camping sites – in Corvara, Colfosco, La Villa, San Cassiano, Badia and La Val in Alta Badia, you will find high-class accommodation in every category.

The numbers of the Ski Area





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