Hotels Alta Val Badia

Known all over the world for the exciting ski competitions it hosts, Alta Badia is a popular winter resort situated in Trentino-Alto Adige, in the province of Bolzano. The most famous slope of Alta Badia is Gran Risa, which is part of the Dolomiti Superski District and has been one of the historical stages of Alpine Skiing World Cup for over twenty years.

The 95 slopes of Alta Badia, which have a total length of 130 kilometres, and 52 modern ski-lift facilities give the lovers of winter sports the possibility to spend unforgettable holidays here.
Among the most popular sports activities are skiing and climbing, the latter being performed through some of the most important routes with fixed ropes and iron steps of the Dolomites. Among the most famous ones are Ferrata Tridentina, an exciting path around the rocky walls of the Sella, and  Ferrata Schuster, a quite difficult itinerary which leads to Sassopiatto.

Alta Badia includes three municipalities: Corvara in Badia, Badia and La Valle. The largest one is Corvara in Badia, a tiny village situated 1.568 metres above sea level just in the heart of the Dolomites. The small hamlet of Colofosco is the only approach route to the top of the 2665-metre-high Mount Sassongher, which commands the whole Alta Badia.
Situated just in the heart of Val Badia, Badia is an important tourist resort which nestles on the slopes of Sasso Santa Croce and Gardenazza and is crossed by the stream Gadera. Badia is connected with the Dolomiti Superski circuit through the famous Gran Risa and Santa Croce slopes, tha latter leading to the homonymous sanctuary.

Just across the border with Val Badia is Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, which is crossed by rough footpaths leading to enchanting lakes, wide pastures and outstanding landscapes. Opposite the park is the tiny village of La Valle, which is characterized by a welcoming old town dominated by the picturesque church of St. Barbara.

During the tourist season, the major resorts of Alta Badia arrange plenty of cultural events and recreational activities, such as traditional folk festivals based on good music and dance, genuine local staples and sledge competitions, which are all linked with the Ladin culture. In fact, Alta Badia is part of the Alpine cultural region of Ladinia, where Ladinian is still the mother tongue of over 90% inhabitants.