Alta Badia

This is an excerpt from the book “Südtirol and Dolomites”.

View over Corvara – Photo

Pearl among the Dolomites

Picturesque rural landscapes, idyllic villages, alpine pastures, unspoilt nature and all around the strange magical shapes of the Dolomites. Alta Badia is also one of the world’s finest ski resorts and home to top award-winning restaurants and hotels. The Ladin people have preserved their original language, customs and cuisine in the seclusion of their valleys and offer plenty to fascinate holidaymakers all year round.

Corvara – Colfosco, La Val, La Villa-S.Cassiano-Pedraces

A proud and secular culture

Alta Badia is certainly the kingdom of the bold peaks that incite adventure, but it is also an enchanted land where the mountains are tinged with pink at dusk and where there is an aura of mystery and magic. It is the silence of its solitary summits and the joy of its laughing peoples. Here you can isolate yourself for hours at a time immersed in this unspoiled beauty following the footprints of history or you can dedicate your day to sport or simply to relaxation.

Every winter again Alta Badia presents itself from its better side: During the Winter season Alta Badia means foremost ski and snowboard: 130 km best prepared slopes, 53 modern lifts and a well developed system of snow making facilities
direct ski connection to more than 500 km of slopes in the Sella ski area central position in the Dolomiti Supeski carousel – 450 lifts and 1.220 km of slopes

ideal starting point for some of the most beautiful ski excursions in the Dolomites, such as the “Sella Ronda”, the “Skitour of the Frist World War” and the ski excursion to the Marmolada glacier .

San Cassiano
San Cassiano – Photo ©

Throughout the summer in Alta Badia, get away from it all amidst the unspoiled, natural world of the Puez – Odle and the Fanes – Sennes – Braies nature reserves or walking through the high planes of Pralongio’ – Cherz and Armentara. Sports lovers are spoilt for choice: walks and Vie Ferrate (iron walk ways), fitness runs, golf courses, alpine guide centers, sports fields, paragliding schools , horse riding, cycling routes and more. Dedicated to all the bicycle lovers, is the most important Summer sport event in Alta Badia: the Maratona dles Dolomites that takes place in July.

Where to stay in Corvara – Colfosco

There are high quality hotels, apartments, guesthouses and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Where to stay in San Cassiano

There are high quality hotels, apartments, B&Bs and condo hotels available, check them out and make a reservation here.