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Alta Badia - Ski Area Guide

Alta Badia, Italy

Ski Resort in Dolomiti Superski, Italian Dolomites - 130km81 miles of Piste (1,350m4,429ft to 2,750m9,022ft). Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Comprising six villages, lift linked together, Alta Badia is a key part of the Sella Ronda circuit. Largest and livliest of the six is Corvara, at a good altitude with great intermediate skiing. The village centre is quite compact with plenty of bars and restaurants. Neighbouring Colfosco is a pleasant village made up of large hotels with some shops. Doorstep skiing from most and a good base for sorties along the Sella Ronda and in to the Val Gardena. Just off the Sella Ronda circuit but well placed to reach it on the alta Badia and Dolomiti Superski passes. La Villa is at a good altitude, good intermediate skiing including a World Cup descent. San Cassiano offers excellent intermediate skiing below Piz Sorega. Plenty to entertain more advanced skiers on the Sella Ronda and the valleys radiating off it (all on the Dolomiti Superski pass). A small village in Alta Badia Region and on the Dolomiti Superski Pass. Newly lift-linked by two new chairs to the Sella Ronda circuit, creating a new red descent.

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Alta Badia Ski Area

Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 5 8km5 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
3052km32 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Number of runs
Total Length
130km81 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
35km22 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
Piste and Lift Stats for Alta Badia

Dolomiti Superski Ski Area

Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Number of runs
Total Length
1,420km882 miles
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Piste and Lift Stats for Dolomiti Superski

Alta Badia Ski Area Height

Max Vertical1,426m4,678ft
Highest Lift2,750m9,022ft
Lowest Piste1,350m4,429ft
Resort Altitude (Alta Badia)1,324m4,344ft
Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Alta Badia
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Alta Badia

The Italian Ski Resort of Alta Badia is part of the Dolomiti Superski area with access to 1,420km882 miles of downhill skiing, with 668 individual pistes, served by 488 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Alta Badia itself (130km81 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Dolomiti Superski ski resorts of Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, Alta Pusteria, Arabba, Bruneck-Kronplatz, Civetta, Cortina d`Ampezzo, Marmolada, Obereggen, Predazzo, San Martino di Castrozza, San Vito di Cadore, Val Gardena, Val di Fassa, Val di Fiemme and Valle Isarco.

Alta Badia comprises the villages of Colfosco and Corvara.

There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Alta Badia are perfectly feasible.

Skiing in Alta Badia

Beginners will soon build their confidence on the village runs in Corvara, Colfosco and La Villa as well as the smaller areas at San Cassiano and Badia, soon progressing to the higher, easy slopes of the La Brancia area. Intermediate skiers are in an ideal area and the most difficult decision of the day will be choosing which direction to ski in. San Cassiano, Arabba and Selva all have great intermediate areas. Advanced skiers will find plenty to challenge them in Arabba or Marmolada although the whole area offers plenty of scope.

Adding together the Sella Ronda's own pistes with those of the linked valleys yields a total of about 500km (313 miles) of skiing.

Corvara Ski School was founded 60 years ago by the first nationally certified ski instructors in Italy. It was one of the first ski schools in the South Tyrol and the first in the Badia Valley. The Ski School has a large team of certified instructors and offer the latest techniques and a modern hire service. For children they have the Ski kinderland.

Snowboarding in Alta Badia

There is a snowboard park by the Ciampai slope and snowboard lessons are available at the ski school. There's also a Boardercross Course by the La Para lift in San Cassiano.

Alta Badia Aprés Ski

The large village of Corvara has lively apres ski which centres around the bars and discos in the village. The 'Taverna Posta' is a well known and popular nightlife spot. The other villages are quieter but each with a few bars and restauirants, plus easy links to Corvara.

The most famous apres - ski bar is the Murin by Hotel La Perla (****) in Corvara

Alta Badia in brief

Alta Badia Ski Resort is:
Good for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Very good for Beginners.
Very good for Snowboarding.

Alta Badia Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Alta Badia.

Usual opening - Late Nov May open last weekend of November or first weekend of December depending on how year falls.

Usual closing - Early April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Alta Badia.

Where is Alta Badia?

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Alta Badia Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Alta Badia is able to augment natural snow, on 110km68 miles of ski runs,.

Alta Badia Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 52 Ski Lifts of Alta Badia are able to uplift 78,100 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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