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Alta Badia skiing from modern, comfortable lifts.
Alta Badia skiing from modern, comfortable lifts.
Ski Alta Badia on perfect piste.
Ski Alta Badia on perfect piste.
Ski directly into beautiful Corvara at Alta Badia.
Ski directly into beautiful Corvara at Alta Badia.
Ski the world famous Sella Ronda from Alta Badia.
Ski the world famous Sella Ronda from Alta Badia.
Fine dining at the top of the Boe gondola is a must.
Fine dining at the top of the Boe gondola is a must.
Glorious Alta Badia food.
Glorious Alta Badia food.
Alta Badia, and the entire Dolomites, are primed for great après ski!
Alta Badia, and the entire Dolomites, are primed for great après ski!
Corvara is the main centre of Alta Badia.
Corvara is the main centre of Alta Badia.
Alta Badia's ski school and childrens facilities are excellent.
Alta Badia's ski school and childrens facilities are excellent.
A visit to Santa Croce high above Badia is an interesting day.
A visit to Santa Croce high above Badia is an interesting day.
Spectacular views across to the Lagazuoi and other peaks in Alta Badia.
Spectacular views across to the Lagazuoi and other peaks in Alta Badia.
One thing better than aprèss then ski, après then download on gondola!
One thing better than aprèss then ski, après then download on gondola!
Early morning skiers will find the slopes deserted at Alta Badia.
Early morning skiers will find the slopes deserted at Alta Badia.
Try the best Calimeros in Italy at Alta Badia.
Try the best Calimeros in Italy at Alta Badia.
Alta Badia's mountain huts set a very high standard.
Alta Badia's mountain huts set a very high standard.
Great children's facitilites on sunny slopes at La Villa, Alta Badia.
Great children's facitilites on sunny slopes at La Villa, Alta Badia.
Complimentary gourmet nibbles with drinks, L'got bar in Alta Badia.
Complimentary gourmet nibbles with drinks, L'got  bar in Alta Badia.
Corvara in Alta Badia has style and shopping to satisfy any itch.
Corvara in Alta Badia has style and shopping to satisfy any itch.
Cocktails at L'got bar in Corvara are memorable.
Cocktails at L'got bar in Corvara are memorable.
Don't forget to go and enjoy the skiing at Alta Badia.
Don't forget to go and enjoy the skiing at Alta Badia.

Alta Badia

Alta Badia Ski Resort Italy

Nestled between the Sella massif and the looming Sassongher, Alta Badia ski resort provides the traditional Italian alpine experience in an exquisite setting. Offering classic Dolomites piste terrain and a veritable moving feast of bars, mountain huts and restaurants, Alta Badia is far more than just a ski or snowboard experience.

Alta Badia is fantastic thanks to fast and comfortable ski lift connections, sensational snow making, wide and well groomed slopes, plus traditional Ladin, Mediterranean and South Tyrolean eating (and drinking) experiences that are hard to match. Beginners, intermediates and gourmands alike will enjoy all this region has to offer.

Skiing & Snowboarding Alta Badia

Alta Badia has over 130km of piste trails serviced by 53 lifts. The resort's efficient lift system provides direct access to the famous Sella Ronda and Alta Badia's signature advanced slope, the World Cup run, the Gran Risa. 

Most of the terrain in Alta Badia is gentle and perfect for beginners and intermediates, but the surroundings are quite spectacular and more challenging terrain is close by in surrounding resorts or in the off piste. 

For more detailed information see the Skiing & Snowboarding Alta Badia page.

Where is Alta Badia, Italy?

Alta Badia ski resort is made up of the villages of Badia, La Villa, San Cassiano, Corvara, and Colfosco. It is located in the centre of the Dolomites, 36km south of Brunico (Bruneck), and 170km north of Venice. 

Gateway international airports are Munich, Milan Malpensa and Venice.  Airports at Verona, Treviso and Innsbruck (130km) are options for travelers from the UK or within Europe. Bus and private transfers are available from each airport.

Train travel to Alta Badia is possible from all of the airports to Brunico railway station and then a short bus ride is required into the heart of the Dolomites.

For more information on how to get to Alta Badia, see the Travel to Alta Badia page.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Alta Badia is of course part of the Dolomiti Superski area and is directly lift and piste interlinked with the massive ski resorts of Val Gardena, Val di Fassa and Arabba Marmolada. The huge and modern Kronplatz is 30km north toward Brunico, providing an easy day trip via local buses (the number 460).  Cortina d'Ampezzo ski resort is a short taxi ride away up to the spectacular Lagazuoi.

Alta Badia Accommodation

The choice of hotel, apartment, guesthouse and rifugio accommodation options at Alta Badia can be daunting. A number of villages are within the resort and each has its merits. From the Powderhounds perspective, Corvara, with its central location, sunny disposition and range of services and facilities, is the best place to stay. La Villa and San Cassiano area a close for different reasons. 

For more information see the Alta Badia Accommodation Info page.

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Summary of Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Superb on piste trails for intermediates and families.
  • Modern interconnected lift system.
  • Huge number and quality of mountain huts and rifugios.
  • Central access to all major Dolomites ski resorts.
  • Part of the Sella Ronda and Great War ski circuits.
  • Some of the best bars and restaurants in the Dolomites.
  • Exceptional snow making system covering all piste trails.

Cons

  • Very little advanced and no expert terrain.
  • Some villages in total shade for much of winter.
  • Natural snowfalls are less reliable than in the past.  

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective)

  • With some notable exceptions, apres ski tends to be a little quieter and more refined than in other ski resorts. 

Tours in or near Alta Badia:

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Skiare GOLD Packages DETAILS
PRIVATE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
Hotel & Apartment Options
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Price p/p
USD 3,991
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a private guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
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Skiare SILVER Packages DETAILS
MIXED GROUP GUIDED INSTRUCTIONAL PACKAGES
Hotel & Apartment Options
From price based on twin/double-share in a 3-star hotel room during medium season (Dec 1 - 23, Jan 6 - Feb 2, Mar 10 - 24).
Base/invoice currency is in AUD inc taxes.
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Price p/p
USD 2,960
Ability: Beginner to Expert
Make the most of your Dolomites ski holiday with a MIXED GROUP guide / instructor who will show you many of the great sights & ski areas whilst helping you to improve your skiing. Whilst this example package is based on 7 nights, packages are fully CUSTOMISABLE from 3 days plus and can start from any day of the week.
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Dolomites Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED POWDER SAFARI | DOLOMITES
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Skiing
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Price p/p
USD 1,960
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
This is the ultimate guided Dolomites ski safari incorporating lifts & touring to access the best the area has to offer. Experience a night in a mountain huts & ski up to 2,000 m vert descents. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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    Alta Badia Ski Trail Map
  • Alta Badia Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,433m – 2,778m (1,345m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (53)
    11 Gondolas / cable cars
    30 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Late Nov to early April
    8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 130km (Alta Badia only)
    Longest run – 7km
    Advanced - 7%
    Intermediate - 25%
    Beginner - 68%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Alta Badia only
    Adult - €49 - 54 
    Child - €34 - 38
    Child under 8yr - Free

    Dolomiti Superski
    Adult - €59
    Child - €41
    Child under 8yr - Free