One of the most beautiful places of South Tyrol, Val Badia is world famous for its high quality Ladin cuisine and the friendliness of the locals.
We are wrapped in a unique landscape, lying between the national parks of Puez-Odle and Fanes-Senes-Braies, surrounded by the majesty of the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site, which turn pink at sunset due to the natural alpenglow phenomenon. We are also 10 minute walk away from Lake Lalung, amidst woods of firs and Swiss pines, and alpine meadows where our cattle graze free.
It is the ideal place to relax and regain inner balance in contact with nature, but it’s also the pefect base camp for an active holiday, both in summer and in winter.
There are over 400 kilometres of paths for treks that anyone can undertake or climibing for the experts; it’s also a boon for bike lovers, with events in the good season that attract thousands of participants, like the Maratona dles Dolomites (starting from La Villa and ending at Corvara) or the Sellaronda Bike Day which touches the area’s four passes (Sella, Gardena, Pordoi and Campolongo) free from cars and exhaust fumes.
But even the winter season here in Alta Badia has its attractions, being one of the world’s most famous skiing locations thanks to the Sellaronda (i.e. the tour of the four mountain passes which surround the Sella mountain range) which enables you to go, on your skis, along a 500 km ski slope, starting from Badia or San Cassiano, La Villa, Corvara and Colfosco.
Furthermore, in Alta Badia you can enjoy the thrill of panoramic ski slopes like the one in Lagazuoi, and black diamond pistes like the Vallon-Boè one in Corvara, or the Gran Risa in La Villa, where the World Cup men’s giant slalom has been taking place for over 30 years.
Thanks to its central location within the Dolomiti Superski (an area counting 12 skiing resorts and pistes for over 1200 km), if you make your base in Alta Badia, you can explore some of the most scenic slopes in the world, like the First World War ski tour, the one on Plan de Corones or on the Marmolada glacier, or even the Sellaronda, also touching upon interchange stations like Arabba, Malga Ciapela, Canazei and Val Gardena.
Cross-country skiers won’t be disappointed either, with 9 piestes and over 35 km available to them!